The cooking step is an elemental part of the traditional production process of chewy sweets. It serves primarily the purpose to completely dissolve all ingredients and to evaporate the excess water to obtain the desired solid content.
Quick Mixx is a new texturiser that allows for the production of chewy sweets or toffees without a cooking step. Leaving out the cooking process offers new benefits especially to manufacturers of chewy sweets as well as chewing gum producers.
Firstly, eliminating the cooking step reduces energy consumption during the production process. Secondly, the production of uncooked chewy sweets promises a simple but effective product line extension: it enables the production of chewy candies on chewing gum pillow production equipment.
Quick Mixx is simply loaded into a z-kneader and with the addition of water and mixing energy, it is possible to obtain a typical chewy toffee mass which can be further shaped or processed on any existing chewing gum production line. The finished chewy candy can either be packed directly or used as a centre for making a pan-coated product.
The mono-functional use of production lines such as for chewing-gum is quite often a critical point in industrial cost-benefit analyses. Norevo’s Quick Mixx enables a poly-functional use of such production lines as it offers the possibility to produce different products on the same equipment.
For chewing-gum manufacturers, this new ingredient means a higher degree of capacity utilisation of their production lines and optimised machinery park amortisation, as well as an extension of their product range. For chewing-gum manufacturers, the simple processability of Quick Mixx is an interesting and yield-enhancing alternative use or extension of their existing chewing-gum production lines.
Strategic manager at Norevo Alexander Wolff said: “Quick Mixx opens the door to an easy production of uncooked chewy sweets for basically everyone who owns a z-kneader. This is something completely new and can be a chance to tap into new market segments”.
Quick Mixx is based on natural raw materials from vegetable origin such as gum arabic and other hydrocolloids. It is applicable in combination with or without gelatine and suitable for polyol-based products.
Quick Mixx belongs to the professional line of confectionery performers, which is developed and produced by Norevo.