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Sugar crystals are widely used in India with aniseed as a mouth freshener, especially after meals. The two are often served alongside the check or bill in Indian restaurants. In Thailand, sugar crystals served the function of money, being easy to weigh and divide into small increments. Sugar crystals were also used to make Sugar Skulls in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Mexican children would make rock candy in the shapes of skulls by special strings and then decorate them with icing and jewels.