Yesterday Mel, her DBF, my DBF and I went off to Blackpool for the day and we came across a rock shop that did demo's and we caught one of them just after they had started.
The start of a stick of rock, there are two colours there but the darker one is hard to see.
To the right of the man (out of sight) is the machine that adds in the flavour, we were at the other end to him and there was a brick wall in between it and us but we could hear it :)
Keeping it moving
Making the letters
All the letters made.
Those white lumps are the mix with the flavour added
Wrapping the letters up
Adding the outer layer, it then going in the machine in the background which keep the main lump moving as he works the smaller bits.
Starting it off
Cutting sweets which were put in a bucket and passed around the crowd watching
The piece I got, it was still warm and chewy
Making the lengths
A better view of the lump being drawn out
Cutting the lengths into sticks of rock
Sticks of rock
The measure/ scissor thing used to cut the lengths.
All the lengths were then put into boxes to go off and get wrapped