Potato candy is sugary sweet for a good reason: It contains a lot of sugar - confectioners' sugar.
There are potatoes in there, and they're the real deal.
In other words, instant potatoes have no place in potato candy, Alsetta Broadway said.
And she ought to know. Broadway has been making potato candy for 13 years, selling it at Hagerstown's City Farmers Market on West Church Street. She uses an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe that has been handed down via word of mouth.
Betty Smith has found lots of people enjoy potato candy, which is a mix of potato dough with peanut butter spread on it. It's rolled up and sliced.
"Children go crazy about it," said Smith 78, of Hagerstown.
Smith buys 15 packs of potato candy every week from Beverly Faith, who also sells potato candy at the City Farmers Market. For about 10 years, Smith has given the candy to waiters, busboys, the mail carrier, nurses - people who do nice things for her, she said.