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FOOD ADDITIVES FOR CONFECTIONARY

Hard Candy

Hard candies are typically made from sugar, water, and flavorings. Additives may include:
  • Colorants: Used to achieve vibrant colors in candies.
  • Flavorings: Flavors, whether natural or artificial, are added to enhance the taste.
  • Acidulants: Such as citric acid, impart a sour taste in sour candies.
  • Glazing agents: Like shellac or carnauba wax, to give candies a shiny appearance.

Chocolates & Chocolate-based Products

This category includes chocolates, chocolate bars, truffles, and chocolate-coated candies. Additives may include:
  • Emulsifiers: Ingredients like lecithin stabilize the blend of cocoa butter and cocoa solids.
  • Flavorings: Including vanilla, mint, or fruit extracts.
  • Sweeteners: Besides sugar, alternative sweeteners like maltitol or stevia may be used.
  • Stabilizers: Employed to impede the rapid melting of chocolate.

Gummies and Jelly Candies

These confections typically boast a fruity flavor and a chewy consistency. Additives may include:
  • Gelatin: Derived from animal collagen, used to give gummies their chewy texture.
  • Pectin: A plant-based gelling agent used in vegan or vegetarian gummies.
  • Colorants & flavorings: Similar to thos used in hard candies.
  • Acidulants: Citric acid or malic acid for a sour taste.

Marshmallows & Marshmallow-based Treats

Marshmallows are made primarily from sugar, gelatin, and water. Additives may include:
  • Stabilizers: Gelatin provides the characteristic fluffy texture.
  • Sweeteners: Usually corn syrup or glucose syrup in addition to sugar.
  • Flavorings and colorants: Vanilla for flavor and food dyes for color variety.

Caramel and Toffee

These candies are made by heating sugar to create a caramelized syrup. Additives may include:
  • Stabilizers: Cream or butter to stabilize the caramel mixture.
  • Flavorings: Vanilla, salt, or other extracts for taste enhancement.
  • Colorants: Caramel coloring to achieve the desired hue.

Licorice and Chewy Candies

These candies feature a chewy texture and are commonly available in a variety of flavors. Additives may include:
  • Gelatin or starch: Used to create the chewy texture.
  • Sweeteners: Sugar, corn syrup, or high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Flavorings and colorants: Various natural and artificial options to enhance taste and appearance.

FOOD ADDITIVES INVOLVED IN CONFECTIONARY

Colorants

Thickeners

Preservatives

Emulsifiers

Sweeteners

Flavour Enhancers

Acidulants

Antioxidants

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