This is How Jawbreakers are Made


The first time I saw the movie Jawbreaker, it terrified me. The premise of choking to death on a jawbreaker kept me away from the rock-hard candied treat for at least a decade. For anyone who's wondered what makes a jawbreaker so tough, it's thanks to layers upon layers of colored sugar. Every kid's dream, right?

The multi-layered sweet, also known as a gobstopper, is coated over and over again with differed degrees of sugar and compressed into a ball. They can last for minutes or hours depending on how much one sucks. One could say they're damn near everlasting.


How It's Made posted a video detailing the tedious process behind creating a single jawbreaker. We won't spoil much, but it's super fascinating seeing all the work and ingredients that go into making the hard candy: