#22 How Victorian Acid Drop Candy is made, using equipment from the 1800s

  • Published on Jan 17, 2016
  • On our equipment from the late 1800's we make a batch of Victorian acid drops otherwise known as sours. We are using equipment from a candy store that opened in 1848, and closed 150 years later in 1988. You can buy our candies at www.pd.net
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Comments • 327

  • Raider 86
    Raider 86 9 days ago

    I would help with the whole process if I knew what the Frick I was doing

  • Stephen LeMaster
    Stephen LeMaster 14 days ago


  • Joji The Buttered Salami

    5:55 - 5:57 rekt

  • Matt Gallagher
    Matt Gallagher 20 days ago

    1848 + 150 = 1988??????????

  • Ken Simpson
    Ken Simpson 21 day ago

    Can't wait to try these! I Ordered some a couple days ago

  • l ironface53 l
    l ironface53 l 21 day ago

    I was mistaken

  • Jeff Watkins
    Jeff Watkins 22 days ago

    The level of care and craft that goes into this reminds me of Japanese soba making. We're in danger of losing the skills and equipment to make things like this.

  • Drunky
    Drunky Month ago

    I find printing ACID on candies distasteful

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      The rollers were made in about 1890 and the type of candy are called acid drops because that's what makes sour, sour.

  • Bri Angel
    Bri Angel Month ago

    this candy is very yummy, but not all that sour to me. maybe im too used to modern sour candy?
    nice video though 💕

  • Steph EGro
    Steph EGro 2 months ago

    Oh man. I need a video of you just cooling, rolling and breaking candy. That’s it. I’d be relaxed in SECONDS!

  • Brandon Pack
    Brandon Pack 2 months ago

    5:50 Poor kid ended up with no candy. ;_;

  • Elaina Eberz
    Elaina Eberz 2 months ago

    I just gave in and ordered a bag of these 🍬

  • Phill Ken 7
    Phill Ken 7 2 months ago

    I love it when the background music is a live recording. it makes it really hard not to picture a live band in the candy shop. 🤔 You know, I'm not entirely sure there _isn't_ a stage in that candy shop.

  • HelloSunshine
    HelloSunshine 3 months ago

    My mouth was watering this whole video😛

  • Alison Byrne
    Alison Byrne 3 months ago +1

    This was always my favourite flavour when I was a little girl. Clear, see through acid drop spangles, loved them. X

  • josh reynolds
    josh reynolds 5 months ago

    So this is what it's like to drop acid

  • Etrigan
    Etrigan 5 months ago

    God that would be a dream job for me lol

  • notta brat
    notta brat 5 months ago

    I wonder if they would be willing to do a batch of just lemon and if so how much would they charge me for tge entire batch?

  • Victoria Comeau
    Victoria Comeau 6 months ago

    Ooh, could I volunteer to stand at the table and drop and mix all the candies? That's the most satisfying part!

  • Tyiler Hanks
    Tyiler Hanks 6 months ago

    Had a acid drop candy as a science experiment in school. We put it in our mouth and taste it. Some say it is sour some say they don’t. Then we mixed them in baking soda, then we put it in our mouth and it had a foul taste and was very salty.

  • Zom Bee Nature
    Zom Bee Nature 6 months ago +2

    How about clear on top and white underneath

  • Carebear Lyn
    Carebear Lyn 6 months ago

    This makes my mouth water just thinking about the BlackBerry acid drops!

  • WestWard Pomona Gyrl
    WestWard Pomona Gyrl 6 months ago

    So amazing to watch, i won’t have any teeth. Every time i watch a video,i want to order mor candy🤦🏾‍♀️🍬🍭

  • Random guy
    Random guy 6 months ago


  • BadW01f 2
    BadW01f 2 6 months ago +6

    Would be cool if you would make a sour candy with malic acid in it (most sour substance in the world) and call them Mega Acid Drops. it would fit right in since there's already an M on the drop mold.

  • kirbyman1kanden7pf
    kirbyman1kanden7pf 7 months ago +1

    I don't know how you keep the ants out of a business like that.

  • faroshscale
    faroshscale 7 months ago

    Oooh I really need to get the blackberry ones

  • dankmem
    dankmem 7 months ago

    That M stands for molly

  • The Tardis
    The Tardis 7 months ago

    Some frank Sinatra in the background very nice I see you have good taste (for those who want the song it frank Sinatra L.O.V.E)

  • Isawthe Sign
    Isawthe Sign 8 months ago

    My niece and nephew gave up creepy kids TVclip videos for an hour to watch you make candy. Thank you for saving me and their mom lol.

  • benaldo138
    benaldo138 8 months ago +3

    Little did they know, a century later their favorite candy would take on a whole new context.

  • boss hogg24
    boss hogg24 8 months ago

    Why don't you make super long strips more candy in less time

  • Jack The Nintendo kid
    Jack The Nintendo kid 9 months ago

    I salivated the whole time

  • Oil.
    Oil. 9 months ago

    now put some acid on em

  • Cass P
    Cass P 9 months ago

    I've always wondered, what happens to the little bits that you sift out? Do you use it as ice cream topping?

    • KC Outcast
      KC Outcast 5 months ago

      I think in one video they said they use it for their sugar cookies????? I might of heard it wrong tho

  • 100 Subscribers?
    100 Subscribers? 9 months ago +2

    "the heat will take out the wuter."

  • Madison Hasse
    Madison Hasse 9 months ago

    Can you try to make a pig candy

  • Raven Paw
    Raven Paw 10 months ago

    Am I the only one that found the satisfying

  • The apples Are coming
    The apples Are coming 10 months ago

    Ahh i love how you have clarinet in the background music a lot. It’s my favorite instrument, since i play the beautiful thing :)

  • Grape Potatos
    Grape Potatos 10 months ago

    lol acid pops from Harry Potter

  • StarGirl134
    StarGirl134 11 months ago

    Can you make more videos about the stuff you have in your store that is not candy

  • Alex Kaplan
    Alex Kaplan 11 months ago

    I love dropping acid.

  • Chris Venter
    Chris Venter 11 months ago

    What’s the songs name in the background

  • Chris Venter
    Chris Venter 11 months ago

    What’s the songs name in the background

  • Noah Hastings
    Noah Hastings Year ago

    We.....we droppin acid bru?

  • Joseph
    Joseph Year ago

    You understand that you could sell those to drug addicts for the price of a video game if you're gonna print the word "acid" on it, right?

  • S T R E S S強い痛み_

    Dam i thought it was LSD acid😓😓

  • Christine Verreault

    I just love seeing old soda shops back up and running down States I wasn't born in the 1950s or 60s I was born 81 but seeing how my parents had fun back then its history and I love history.

  • Noeru Parisu
    Noeru Parisu Year ago

    I would love to try these!! I love sour candies!!!

  • NKextras K.F.
    NKextras K.F. Year ago

    You know, you don't have to hunt for these ancient machines. You can have reproductions made.

    • Garrett Monie
      Garrett Monie 11 months ago

      Lofty Pursuits you could get a local machine shop to come in and talk measurements of the equipment to reverse engineer to machines to make duplicates and the rollers could be 3d and machined out with a 5-axis CNC mill

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      There's a company in India that still makes these but I have no idea what the quality is but I'm sure they will work. The real question is why do you want to do this to learn. All the handwork I do is often easier than using these darn machines they're quite finicky

    • NKextras K.F.
      NKextras K.F. Year ago

      Well, if not having an original machine means not being able to make a certain kind of candy, then getting a replica would be wiser.

    • Bengan McRoger
      Bengan McRoger Year ago +3

      Yep, but where’s the fun in that?

  • 800lb Gorilla
    800lb Gorilla Year ago

    Might be able to quickly cool the rollers by spraying them with alcohol. It'll quickly evaporate, leave no residue/flavor/odor, and pull that heat out to prevent sticking.

  • Sir Shotty
    Sir Shotty Year ago

    I love the old machines you use, it makes watching your videos interesting and unique unlike watching a production line

  • Kartoffel Puffer
    Kartoffel Puffer Year ago

    Would love to see them again in the shop, they look very tasty

  • Meme Biologist
    Meme Biologist Year ago

    3:45 im a simple man, i hear "Nat Cole King", i press like

  • Parker W
    Parker W Year ago

    I heard acid drops and clicked

  • IzJusMe
    IzJusMe Year ago

    OMFG! I LOVE sour candy. This makes my tongue tingle.

  • Immortal Hedgehog

    When I saw "acid drops" I was like, "DRUGS!!!"

  • darcipeeps
    darcipeeps Year ago

    How sour are they? What do they compare to?

  • Korynn Pace
    Korynn Pace Year ago

    These videos are so fascinating! I love the vintage equipment being used. Thank you for sharing your art☺

  • Noreen's Kitchen
    Noreen's Kitchen Year ago +1

    I have to tell you I am addicted to your videos! I love how much care you put into your creations. I also love how much respect you have for the process and the old ways of candy making. It is so refreshing to see someone who had dedicated their life to creating such a joyful thing as candy. Your collection of antique equipment and your restoration and use of it are truly incredible and something that I am so happy to see! Thank you for sharing everything that you do AND your music is the bees knees!

  • Glitch Scripted Code

    You seem and sound like a nice person

  • Star Lord
    Star Lord Year ago

    I love the Domino's on the wall lol

  • Crystal and Greg Kuld

    My favorite song was on at the beginning

  • CiaHao Zhang
    CiaHao Zhang Year ago

    300 degree celcius or farenheit

  • Ande Henson
    Ande Henson Year ago

    Why does that song sound so familiar??

  • Kawaii Cow
    Kawaii Cow Year ago

    Seems therapeutic to squeeze the candies together to break them apart lol

  • Squad Fam
    Squad Fam Year ago

    when you say degrees do you mean c or f? i assume f as you're in america but you don't specify.

  • [sic]
    [sic] Year ago

    I was hoping for some funky coloured ones transitioning between the colours.

  • Valandar2
    Valandar2 Year ago

    How do you clean the rollers?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +Valandar2 soap, water. Put them in a sink of sanitizer, just like you do for dishes in a commercial kitchen. Dry completely. Oil and wax.

  • Gabriel Silva
    Gabriel Silva Year ago

    How come the plastic spoons bone melt when u mix the colers

  • AGM
    AGM Year ago

    I love seeing these videos! Im officially obsessed

  • Babou Bortmandu
    Babou Bortmandu Year ago

    Just placed an order for these on your website, I have a very big weakness for sour candies. I can not wait to try them.

  • hollywood cheater

    Honestly who dislikes this?

  • Fetus Jungkook
    Fetus Jungkook Year ago

    I would give anything to be able to go to lofty pursuits every single day

  • Charred Lion
    Charred Lion Year ago

    It's on my bucket list to come here.

  • Yoachan
    Yoachan Year ago

    I really dig the song in this video.

  • The Raddest Chad
    The Raddest Chad Year ago

    Candy Daddy always delivers.

  • Renee Copher
    Renee Copher Year ago +11

    Wish I could try some of these candies, sadly I'm allergic to citric acid! Still great to see their making nevertheless.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +10

      Only the fruit flavors and sours get citric acid. So Root Beer, Peppermint, Nectar, coffee, the flower flavors, cinnamon and cotton candy don't. (there are a few others, but their names escape me)

  • TwiTchy WiTch
    TwiTchy WiTch Year ago +24

    I was JUST thinking.. "hmmm.. I wonder how they separate the candy pieces from the candy scraps on the sides & edges?" When he put the candy in a fry basket to shake them out. LoL What a neat & very practical & simple solution. I love these videos & they always make me wish we did a whole lot more now, like our ancestors did way back when. I ordered some of this candy & I can't wait to get it! There's just something special about knowing small batches are made with such love & care but also in knowing exactly where your candy (or anything we eat) came from & that it wasn't mass produced in a plant.

  • DaCheeseblarg
    DaCheeseblarg Year ago +2

    I'd love to see a filled drop, like a sherbet lemon or those goo-filled strawberry drops some day. Do you ever make anything like that?

    • Scary Lary
      Scary Lary 9 months ago

      Lofty Pursuits can't go wrong with liquor

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +3

      +DaCheeseblarg I can do it from a technical end. I've never found a fill I really like.

  • Jeff Mcfarlane
    Jeff Mcfarlane Year ago

    Anything stopping you from taking this process and mixing it a bit with how you do the image candy to make multi colored drop candy or something to that effect? as someone else suggested a rainbow drop candy could be interesting.

    • Jeff Mcfarlane
      Jeff Mcfarlane Year ago

      Ah, I see what you mean. Thanks I don't remember ever seeing that video.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago +1

      +Jeff Mcfarlane the presses distort a lot. You can see how stripes go with the thill mint video.

  • Beccy Arnold
    Beccy Arnold Year ago +30

    Can you show us how you package your candies please? Like so they see!!

  • Caitlin Cox
    Caitlin Cox Year ago

    why didnt you make purple grape

  • M. Ann
    M. Ann Year ago

    i want to order this cause i love sour candyyy!!

  • Craig Chastain
    Craig Chastain Year ago

    drop that acid and watch Dr. Who and play role playing games.

  • Maso24k
    Maso24k 2 years ago

    ORDERED some of these acid drops,hopefully thry taste as good as they look

  • The Crow
    The Crow 2 years ago

    omg Acid candy is GREAT Oh so i was on your website and me and my family LOVE your candy? just one thing you dont sell Acid drops on there may i ask wh??

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago

      +Djcool111323 AKA Amy they are there under drops . www.pd.net/node/63

  • Kat Rina
    Kat Rina 2 years ago

    Are those plastic spoons? Is it safe to put plastic in the hot, hot sugar. Doesn't plastic release chemicals when it heats up.

    • Kat Rina
      Kat Rina 2 years ago

      Thank you 😸

    • Codanine
      Codanine 2 years ago +1

      katrina hinkle They're wooden

  • Peach Leche
    Peach Leche 2 years ago

    would you be willing to do a video on making cough drops if you haven't already

  • Eddie MacDonald
    Eddie MacDonald 2 years ago

    what are the spoons you stir the molten sugar made of plastic or wood? i was wondering if plastic would melt at 300°

    • Eddie MacDonald
      Eddie MacDonald 2 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Great channel. You got a new subscriber.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      They are wood. No idea if plastic would melt, I guess it would depend on what plastic the spoon was made from. Silicone can take heat into the 400's. Polystyrne melts in the mid 400's also (all F) but decomposes at a lower temp. can't remember what that is. A thermoplastic in general is a bad idea. Metal spoons get hot. Most candy makers use tong depressors. I have lots of wooden spoons from the ice cream side of the store to use.

  • Josh
    Josh 2 years ago

    Such an awesome youtube channel!

  • david james
    david james 2 years ago

    In the U.K. we have traditional sweets called 'pear drops' from their shape. Are they basically the same? They sound very similar.

  • ToasTy Butters
    ToasTy Butters 2 years ago

    Doesent all your candy taste the same? If your only adding food colouring to your candy?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +2

      +Kinetic Gold everything has different players. The flavor is added before the candy is port on the table and most candies. For these acid drops the flavor is in with the food coloring when we apply it.

  • Jacob Stienburg
    Jacob Stienburg 2 years ago +5

    My only problem is using plastic spoons on 300 degree molten sugar.
    Everything else looks great

    • Korynn Pace
      Korynn Pace Year ago +1

      I wondered about the spoons, too. But in this video it seems easier to see that they're wood and not plastic.

    • Jacob Stienburg
      Jacob Stienburg 2 years ago +11

      Then everything looks great!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +19

      +Jacob Stienburg The spoons are wood.

  • FindMe354
    FindMe354 2 years ago

    Anyone know how sour these are in comparison to Warheads? Thanks!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  2 years ago +1

      +FindMe354 more traditional dour. Warheads use a different type of acid.

  • Derpy Grenade
    Derpy Grenade 2 years ago

    I wish they just left left it on the candy table and sold that...

  • ToastedBagelBaconJam
    ToastedBagelBaconJam 2 years ago +65

    have yall tried making black currant acid drops? sounds like a winner to me

    • FireFist
      FireFist Month ago

      +Callum Fretwell the growing of blackcurrant is banned in certain parts of America, you can have blackcurrants in most of the US now and in the places you can't, blackcurrant flavourings are still allowed.

    • IA Hunter
      IA Hunter 2 months ago

      Cant have the fruit (its to protect our native plants), but you can buy flavorings.

    • faroshscale
      faroshscale 7 months ago +1

      Whoops that's literally the exact same thing

    • benaldo138
      benaldo138 8 months ago

      You can get the fruit you just can't grow the plant.

    • Whoops
      Whoops 11 months ago

      It's banned, not illegal

  • Caryn
    Caryn 2 years ago

    I can't wait til I get my order of these

  • dark angle slate
    dark angle slate 2 years ago

    have you ben to Milton Florida

  • greg king
    greg king 2 years ago

    Hey lofty pursuits, love your videos. I'm not much of a sweets fan, but I love my sours. Do you know what altoid sours are? If you can make anything like those, you would sell out so fast.
    Also with hard candy I find if it has a lot of air pockets sometimes it cuts my mouth. How do you eat candy with air pockets in it without getting cut? Thanks.
    And does your candy have air pockets? I'm debating on buying a batch, but I'm worried about those damn air pockets. And long live altoid sours.