Although the term is trademarked by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, most people use it to refer to any small cinnamon candy. The generic industry term for cinnamon hard candy is "cinnamon imperials." Ferrara Pan's Red Hots are built using the panning process, which starts with a small candy center that is placed into a revolving pan where flavor, color, and other candy ingredients are added until the piece is the desired size.

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