“Back to the roots” is probably the remark that fits the current thinking best. Comparable to the withdrawal from social media as a “digital detox”, the trend is also back to purity in the food and confectionery sectors. Organic, natural confectionery without artificial additives and long list of ingredients on the back of the packaging.
According to a study by the NCA and 210 Analytics, 10 million Americans have form of food allergy. That’s roughly 10% of the total in the United States. This makes wine gum the only form of candy that gluten or milk intolerant people can eat. Krüger & Salecker does not want this 10% to be caused.
A new development by the German machine manufacturer Krüger & Salecker can do just that: produce sweets from natural ingredients without using the chemical laboratory. “With our new technology, manufacturers can use pectin from apples and pears, for example, to make delicious fruit gummies from pure fruit puree,” says Managing Director Jörg Maskow. The pectin provides the necessary consistency of the end products, which have a unique soft bite and an intense fruit taste. Gelatin or other animal products are no longer necessary. “That makes the fruit gums from our machines vegan. Even halal and kosher confectionery can be produced in this way”.
The cooked fruit mass is fed into the machine via a hopper, which uses a tempered molding process to produce individually shaped sweets. The integrated, cooled discharge belt picks up the fruit gummies and cools them down immediately after shaping, thus ensuring the stability of the product. And all this without long production and cooling times or the conventional dust from corn starch. “With this new development in our portfolio, we are responding to the customer needs of natural and organic candy for the confectionery industry,” said Jörg Maskow. Depending on the product size, up to 233,000 fruit gums can be produced per hour.
Comparable machines require a lot of dust and storage space for molds. The Hot Fruit machine continuously produces wine gums and does not require an Atex zone as no starch molds are used. This also prevents cross-contamination. Krüger & Salecker is convinced that this line of machines can meet the demand for healthier wine gums and nutritional supplements.
More about the machine: https://kands.org/machines/hot-fruit-moulding-machine/
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