Jawbreakers are the generic name for these hard candies, particularly those made with the panned process. They come in a variety of sizes, from the miniature (and fairly easy to chew) version, which are a bit smaller than marbles, to those that are nearly as big as apples and certainly not suitable for the unsuspecting novice. One must work their way up in the world of jawbreakers. And sadly, science has yet to come up with a truly everlasting version. But surely if they can put a man on the moon, they will eventually accomplish this Willy Wonka-esque feat as well. In the meantime, a good-sized Jawbreaker is sure to keep your mouth busy for hours on end.
And all those hours of practice on these sugary treats should give your jaw muscles a workout of Olympian proportions, all while keeping a smile on your (and your dentist’s) face. Of course, he is secretly hoping that you will throw caution to the wind and aggressively chomp down on your beloved jawbreaker. Dentists have bills to pay just like everyone else.