Watch hard candies get made on a candy press from 1871

Producing hard candy in bulk still required a lot of skill in Victorian times, as Lofty Pursuits demonstrated by making cinnamon hearts on this hard candy press from 1871.

They have a whole bunch of cool old candy machines for ribbon candy, snap sticks, pillow mints, and even rare humbug candies:

Victorian Heart red hot Candy or why do hearts not look like your heart? (YouTube / Lofty Pursuits)