Krumplicukor is a ‘quick energy’ candy made from potato-starch. It has been used by athletes for hundreds of years, because it gives you energy so quickly.
For it is made from potato, it is harder than normal candies and has a unique taste, which you either love or hate. The process how it is made is similar to the one of the making of szőlőcukor, which is also a Hungarian candy. Szőlőcukor is softer and much sweeter and is mainly used by students, because it gives you energy and freshens your mind.
burgonyakeményítő – potato-starch
burgonya; krumpli – potato
keményíteni – to harden
keményítő – starch; farina
kemény – hard (resistant to pressure)
2) candy (also as ‘cukorka’)