Hi, the following is a quote from Bulk Wholesale Sweets. Boiled sweets are delicious candies that are often made in copper pans and still use traditional recipes that have stayed within companies for many decades! Some of the most popular hard boiled sweets such as sherbet lemons and rhubarb and custard now come in both unwrapped and wrapped varieties. Wikipedia and some dictionaries say that "hard candy" and "boiled sweets" are the same thing (just AmE vs BE), but I can't help wondering if "hard" and "boiled" are really the same. If they are, why does the quote above says "hard boiled sweets" instead of just "boiled sweets"? Are there also "soft boiled sweets"? Would a question "What soft boiled sweets do you have?" make sense if I asked it in a sweets shop in the UK?