Applications - Confectionery

From gummy bears and marshmallows to hard-boiled and chewable sweets, Healan Ingredients’ gelatine (and gelatine alternative) products are perfect for your confectionery manufacturing needs.

In chewy sweets, gelatine acts as an excellent emulsifier, but also as a gelling, foaming and stabilising agent, giving products a pleasant texture in the mouth, a feeling of indulgence and a long-lasting flavour release.

Being water-soluble, gelatine is totally digestible and compatible with most other hydrocolloids, including agar, alginatescarrageenan and pectin, as well as sugars and flavours – all popular within confectionery.

Benefits of Gelatine in Confectionery

Gelatine is a popular ingredient in confectionery for several reasons. Here are some key benefits of using gelatine in confectionery:

Texture: Gelatine is a protein that can form a gel-like structure when mixed with liquid and cooled. This property is useful in confectionery, where it can be used to create chewy, gummy, or jelly-like textures in candies like gummy bears, marshmallows, and fruit snacks.

Flavour: Gelatine is in itself flavourless, which means it does not alter the taste of confectionery, making it an ideal ingredient for adding texture without changing the flavour profile.

Shelf-life: Gelatine has excellent stability and can help extend the shelf-life of confectionery products. It can prevent water migration, which can cause sweets to become sticky or hard over time.

Versatility and Nutrition: Gelatine can be used in a variety of confectionery products, including sweets, mousses, and desserts. It can be flavoured and coloured to create a wide range of textures and tastes. It is made from animal collagen, which is rich in protein and contains important amino acids. It is also low in fat and calories.

For those who are unable to consume gelatine due to dietary restrictions or personal beliefs, such as vegans and vegetarians, Healan Ingredients provides gelatine alternatives like agar, carrageenan, or pectin as a gelatine replacement. 

Why use Healan Ingredients in your confectionery?

Healan Ingredients is a family-owned and operated business that specialises in producing high-quality ingredients for the food and beverage industry, including confectionery. The company’s main selling points include:

Custom Solutions: Healan Ingredients works closely with manufacturers to develop customised solutions that meet their specific needs. They offer a range of ingredients that can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of each product.

Quality: Healan Ingredients is committed to providing the highest quality ingredients, using state-of-the-art facilities and processes. They conduct rigorous testing and quality control measures to ensure that their products meet the highest standards of purity, safety, and efficacy.

Innovation: Healan Ingredients is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the food industry, offering new and innovative ingredients that can help manufacturers create better products. They work closely with food scientists and researchers to identify new trends and opportunities.

Customer Service: Healan Ingredients prides itself on providing excellent customer service, working closely with manufacturers to ensure that their needs are met. They offer technical support, product samples, and formulation assistance to help manufacturers create the best possible products.

Overall, Healan Ingredients is a trusted supplier of high-quality ingredients for the food industry, offering customised solutions, exceptional quality, and a commitment to sustainability and customer service.

Contact us for samples and further information regarding your confectionery needs.

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