Okay, I'm making candy canes, but the problem is that the sugar syrup is discoloring before it hits 295F. Am I heating it too fast? The canes are turing out to be yellow and red instead of white and red....any tips? I'm pulling it enough, so that's not the problem, but while it's still in the pan before I even get to the pulling stage it turns the yellow-y color. The sugar syrup isn't burning, it doesn't have a funny taste or anything. Oh, and does anyone know where I can get peppermint oil flavoring? Do they sell it at like Michaels or something? Thanks!