High quality chewy candy now can be produced cost-effectively and rapidly with a production line design that reduces the heating steps yet delivers a tasty product.
The line from Bosch Packaging Technology, Waiblingen, Germany, reduces energy
consumption, processing time and required floor space, the company says, by
eliminating an energy-intensive cooking stage and the need for intermediate
storage during crystallization.
The continuous dosing and mixing unit, BDK 2000 A, makes it possible to
produce a sugar-glucose syrup solution without adding water. The unit’s
integrated mixing system produces a homogeneous mix by dissolving the sugar
into the glucose syrup.
The dissolving process in the heat exchanger guarantees a crystal-free
solution, which also allows production to be stopped and started without
product loss. The mass is heated as it flows around a pipe bundle containing
steam. In the case of machine stoppages, the mass is not damaged due to the
small steam volume and quick steam release. As the required moisture level
already is reached after dissolving, cooking is not necessary to reduce water
content. Gelling agents can be gently added after the dissolving process.
Cooking Not Needed to Make Chewy Candy
July 28, 2011