Jelly & Gummies
Weighs and mixes up to 16 dry and liquid confectionery ingredients into a homogeneous slurry. Individual ingredients are fed via a weigh hopper into the mixer and mixed during the fill cycle to produce a consistent slurry. Batches are fed from the Autofeed mixing tank to two reservoir tanks to facilitate a continuous feed to the cooker.
A plate pack heat exchanger dissolves sugar and hydrates the starch. The product passes to a jet cooker which subjects the flow of candy to a sudden drop in pressure.
Incorporates colours and flavours into the cooked syrup via a gravity split feed system. Each colouring and flavouring system is specified to match the level of automation required by the customer and the characteristics of the depositing system.
Syrup is deposited at final moisture into silicone or metal moulds, then cooled. Products are deposited at final solids, so no drying is required. 3D jellies are deposited into clip-in moulds that allow rapid, low-cost product changes.
- Jellies & Gummies
Baker Perkins' starchless systems for the production of jellies and gummies deposit high-solids syrup into silicone rubber, plastic or metal moulds rather than starch moulds. No starch is required anywhere on the line and drying time is significantly shorter or eliminated altogether.
Capital and running costs are substantially reduced as less floor space, drying capacity, energy, labour and consumables are required.
Starchless depositing is completely hygienic, with no cross-contamination risk from recycled starch or excessive cleaning of airborne dust. In addition, Baker Perkins' ServoForm™ depositors have a fully automatic wash-down function.
Baker Perkins has worked closely with ingredient suppliers to develop quick-setting formulations using high-performance gelling agents including pectin, gelatin, carrageenan and starch. These enable confectioners to benefit from starchless depositing across the full range of jelly and gummy textures.
Products have excellent weight and dimensional accuracy, no shrinkage and enhanced definition for intricate shapes. Striped, layered and filled products are all possible and high levels of fruit pulp or pieces may be included.
Moulds may be silicone rubber, metal or plastic with either mechanical or non-contact air ejection methods. The final choice depends on product characteristics and would normally be selected after testing in our Innovation Centre. Moulds can be supplied for conventional flat or contoured shapes as well high-value full-form 3D shapes.
- Functional & Medicated
The hygienic and accurate nature of Baker Perkins’ ServoForm™ starchless depositing process makes it ideal for producing confectionery for the functional, medicated and other healthcare markets, including nutraceutical, sports nutrition and pharmaceutical.
Product types include jellies, gummies and hard candy. Depositing into solid moulds at final or very high solids ensures consistently accurate weight and dosage control, while the smooth surface and consistent shape with no shrinkage convey the high-quality image necessary for the healthcare sector.
Jellies and gummies can be used to deliver a variety of functional ingredients including vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre, Omega-3, probiotics and energy supplements. The healthy positioning may be enhanced with the inclusion of fruit pulp or pieces. We work with suppliers of high-performance pectin, gelatin, carrageenan and starch to develop quick-setting formulations for the full range of jelly and gummy textures.
Some medicated products are more suitable to a hard candy delivery system, particularly where slow release of the active ingredient is required. These include antiseptics, menthol and eucalyptus oil to alleviate the symptoms of minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sore throats and nasal congestion.
Unlike starch moguls the process adheres to the principles of GMP and is readily capable of validation to FDA/EMEA standards.
A pilot scale depositing line is available for customers to develop new products in the Baker Perkins Innovation Centre at Peterborough, UK.
- Required Equipment
Weighing & Mixing Cooking Depositing
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View some of the jelly and gum products that can be made on Baker Perkins' ServoForm™ process lines.
View some of the functional and medicated confectionery that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.
Baker Perkins offers all its customers facilities to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.