For your candy buffet, nothing makes an impression like rock candy sticks planted in bowls of bright jelly beans and mounds of sixlets, or built into an exotic centerpiece.
These odd-looking rock crystals are as close as it comes to truly "natural" candy, since rock candy sticks are formed when a colored sugar and water solution crystallizes onto a collecting surface like a string or stick.
The longer they crystallize, the larger the rock candies "grow," just like plants in the garden.
This accounts for their striking, jagged, and wholly organic appearance that contrasts to the the polished gumballs, sixlets, and peanut drops that make up the bulk of most candy buffets.
Party City offers a dozen colors of rock candy sticks in packages of eight or in big party tubs of eighteen pieces.
Kids love them because of their unusual shape, but more than anything these rock candies are edible display items, the undisputed stars of the candy buffet and the specialty candy most likely to draw admiring looks and clucks of appreciation.