What are sugar crystals ?
I was so very wrong . You see Rock candy is a type of confectionery composed of relatively large sugar crystals. The candy is formed by allowing a super saturated solution of sugar and water to crystallize onto a surface suitable for crystal nucleation, such as a string or stick. Heating the water before adding the sugar allows more sugar to dissolve thus produces larger crystals. Crystals form after 6–7 days. Food coloring may be added to the mixture to produce colored candy. Therefore making sugar crystals or in this case rock candy.
What's a crystal
Crystal - A piece of a homogeneous solid substance having a naturally geometrically regular form with symmetrically arranged plane faces.
What is sugar ?
Some people might not know what sugar is . Sugar is the generalised name for a class of sweet-flavored substances used as food. They are carbohydrates and as this name implies, are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. as food is sucrose, a disacchairde. Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose.