I have become addicted to watching a candy making family on YouTube. The channel is Hercules Candy and if you click that link, you can watch their intro video which tells the history of the company. The company is owned by Steve and his wife Terry Andrianos and their son Craig records all of the videos for the channel. He also has his own channel called NoEggCraig.
Why do I watch their videos you ask? Well, my life partner is quite curious to know as well. Every time he walks in my room and he sees them on the tv he says “OMG are you still watching them?” Well, here’s why I watch their videos. Because I want to. Don’t argue with me!
I honestly don’t need a reason. They are funny and more entertaining than any reality show on TV, and it’s educational. I mean, I don’t need to know how to temper chocolate, but just in case I ever want to make my own chocolate covered cherries, now I know how. If I ever wanted to make my own pretzel sticks covered with peanut butter and then covered in chocolate and then rolled in potato chips, now I know how. If I ever wanted to make chocolate covered potato chips or chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate covered nuts, now I know how.
They actually sell bags of different types and colors of chocolate at Michael’s and they even have chocolate molds, so all I need is a small enough double boiler, which I’m pretty sure I can get away with using a small saucepan for the hot water and a small glass bowl on top and let the chocolate heat up enough to melt. The chocolate has to be around 85-87 degrees to cover things then just cover it, put it on wax or parchment paper and put it in the fridge.
I would love to buy some of their candies and I hope that one of these days I might be able to afford a trip to New York because I’ve always wanted to visit. For now I can just watch their videos because they have so many.