The jelly gummy manufacturing process is complex, and the nature of this multi-step procedure can create some interesting situations if not dealt with properly. That’s what we’re here for! Our team of expert chemists is well-versed in all aspects of this procedure, allowing us to improve efficiency and reduce production costs. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a high-quality product while keeping your costs as low as possible. Let’s look at what happens as the raw materials are transformed into delicious jelly gummies.
Developing the Recipe
Jelly gummies are made using gelatin, glucose, and water. These three ingredients are heated and then cooled to create a gel. The gel is then poured into molds to set.
The first step in creating jelly gummies is developing the recipe. The recipe is made up of three main ingredients, which include:
Water – Water is one of the most important ingredients in jelly gummies. It makes up about 80% of the product’s weight. It also acts as a binding agent for all other ingredients in the recipe, allowing them to combine into a solid mass that can be molded into shapes.
Gelatin: Gelatin is another ingredient used in jelly gummies. It provides texture and structure to the finished product by forming a gel when mixed with water at high temperatures (about 145 degrees Fahrenheit). This gel can be formed into any shape or size needed by pouring it into molds after cooling down to room temperature again.
Glucose: Glucose provides sweetness and flavor to jelly gummies because it’s naturally sweet without adding additional sweeteners during preparation. Glucose also helps add moisture to the product after it has been baked in an oven.
Mixing and Cooking
First, we mix the ingredients. The mixture is then cooked on low heat until it reaches a certain temperature. This step is very important because it determines the quality of the final product. If the temperature is too high, the gelatin will be overcooked and may not be set properly. If the temperature is too low, it will take a long time to cook and may not set properly either.
Cooling and Setting
Once the mixture has cooled down enough to reach its desired texture, we pour it into molds and let it sit until it sets completely. This final step can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how thick your candy is supposed to be.
Cutting and Forming
Once the candy is made, it needs to be cut into pieces. This is usually done by hand, with a machine that can cut the candy from a sheet. The most common tool for this is a guillotine cutter, which trims off the excess material on all sides of the jelly gummy.
The next step in the process is forming. Jelly gummies typically come in various shapes, including cubes, spheres, and rectangles. You can use different molds to shape your jelly gummies before or after cutting them out. An extruder is a popular tool for this, which uses pressure to push out jelly gummies from a long nozzle called an auger barrel. The barrel can be heated to melt the entire piece of candy and then push it out through tiny holes (known as dies).
Jelly gummies are coated with sugar syrup, which helps them retain their shape and gives them a shiny appearance. The coating process is carried out using continuous frying machines with rotating trays where the coated product is fried under controlled conditions. The coating material may be sugar or sugar syrup, depending on the desired taste of jelly gummies. In some cases, other coatings such as chocolate may also be used for coating jelly gummies.
Sorting and Packaging
After the jelly gummies are made, they are sorted, packaged, and stored for sale. Sorting ensures that all gummies are uniform in size and color. The packaging process involves placing the gummies into bags or boxes to be sold in stores.
The final steps of jelly gummi candy manufacturing are packing and storage. In this step, the manufacturers place each bag or box into a cardboard box with a label on it so they can easily be shipped off to stores around the country. Once they arrive in stores, they will be unpacked and displayed on shelves for customers to purchase.
Now that you’ve seen how a jelly gummy is made, you may realize that the process is pretty involved. It requires hours and dozens of highly-trained employees to do it right. As a result, only a handful of companies have the technology and ability to produce these treats on such a large scale. And perhaps most importantly.