Taffy and other soft candies are hard to cut. They are stretchy so they need to be cut and torn to cut into pieces. That is what this machine does. The taffy or caramels are fed in from one end, cut with the big knives that only touch the candy to cut it (avoiding sticking) and then the brass fly device in the front spins and tears the candy. At this point we are concentrating on hard candies, so this machine has not yet been used, but we hope to go there at some point. This machine came from a candy shop in Michigan.
PLEASE READ: We have been received a truly humbling amount of orders this season.
We are still back logged on shipping. Actual shipping time depends on what has been ordered, although we are trying to ship in the order received. Some items are harder to make than others. In December we started a new batch of apprentices, and they are up to doing the simpler items, so we are getting out orders that we can ship complete. We are over the "hump" of orders so we hope to catch up soon. I hope to have more updates as soon as we can.
Thank you again for enjoying what we do as much as we do. You make it possible for us to do what we love. Thank you from all of us here at Lofty Pursuits.