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How is Jelly Candy Made in a Factory?

You may have heard of jelly candy. You might be wondering how they are made. This article will discuss the ingredients, manufacturing process, and environmental impact. After reading this article, you’ll be able to make your own jelly candy at home. The first step is to mix an enzyme into a fondant. This enzyme breaks down sucrose to invert sugar, and is highly dependent on moisture, temperature, and pH levels. Jelly candy is produced with a very low moisture content, usually between twenty-five and thirty percent. It is then cured at 140 degrees F. before further drying. If the filling contains water, invertase action is inhibited.

Process of creating liquid-centered jelly candy

In a manufacturing facility, a hard candy pellet is made from dry crystalline fructose. It may come in the form of a compressed tablet or a hard paste. A partial blend of fructose with other sugars may be used. Dry crystalline fructose is melted using a steam jacketed kettle at a temperature of 240 to 270deg F. Once melted, it is mixed with color, flavor, and acidulant. The mixture is then placed in starch molds. The hardened pellets are then allowed to set.

Once the mold is filled, the candy pieces are cured at 130 to 140 deg F for 24 to 48 hours. During this time, water from the jelly migrates into the sugar paste, liquefying it and forming liquid-centered jelly candy. In a candy factory, this process is done several times to make the most popular types of jelly candies. Here are some of the steps involved:


A factory produces jelly candy from three basic ingredients: glucose, fructose, and saccharides. These three sugars are linked in an endless number of ways to make candy. In a candy manufacturing factory, these ingredients are incorporated to create a variety of types of candies, including jelly beans. Sugar cane and crystalline sugar are two sources of sucrose, the main ingredient in jelly candy. These sugars are absorbed by the mold during the production process and can be recycled to make new molds.

The temperature at which jelly candies are produced is important. Various processes are used to create jelly candies, varying the gelatin content, and regulating acid content. Food grade acids such as fumaric, lactic, and malic acid are often used to maintain the right level of acidity in candies. Confectioner glaze, coloring, and flavorings are also added. Some candy manufacturers also use a cooling tower to cool the candies, which allows them to remain as firm as possible.

Manufacturing process

Jelly candies are made using the manufacturing process of agar and agaroid. These agar-based solutions contain a higher sugar content and are viscous, making them difficult to mold. Agaroid solutions are also more viscous than sugar solutions and gel at higher temperatures. The jelly candy manufacturing process involves cooking and cooling the syrup, then dosing it into starch mogul systems. Once the candies have been molded, they are dried in curing rooms and finished with oils.

The manufacturing process of jelly candy mass involves combining a mixture of fruit puree and sugar. The amount of sugar to fruit puree is typically 10%. Once mixed, the mixture is boiled in a vacuum apparatus or an open steam digester. Sodium lactate is used to reduce the temperature of gelation. However, a higher concentration of sodium lactate can lower the temperature and produce a more viscous candy.

Environmental impact

The Jelly Belly Candy Co. makes popular candies like gummy bears, boiled peanuts, and jelly beans. These are distributed throughout the country and have an impact on the US food system in two ways. Despite the high cost of production, the company saves money on transportation by using intermodal transport, which matches four-day transit times by road. The main factory is located in Fairfield, Calif., while its main distribution center is located in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The company reports that by using intermodal transport, it saves approximately $500k annually. It also saves on travel expenses, since rail matches four-day road travel times 95 percent of the time.

While many jelly candy manufacturing machines look similar to gummy-making machines, their production levels are different. Jelly candy production lines require a different set of equipment and molds. Instead of using spot welding or electro welding, these machines require a mould-fall detection device, which prevents molds from falling into the machine. The final production capacity of these candies is dependent on their weight. Most jelly candy production lines are fully automated. The machines require only two to three workers to operate and complete the production line.

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