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What is Freeze Dried Candy?

Discover the world of freeze-dried candy! Learn about the process and its benefits, find out what it tastes like, and explore different types of freeze-dried candy. From Skittles to fruits,...

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Preparation:

Select the candy you'd like to freeze dry. Ideally, choose candies with a higher moisture content, such as gummy bears, fruit jellies, or marshmallows. Avoid candies with low water content, like hard candies or toffees, as they won't freeze dry properly.

Freezing:

Place the candy on trays or racks in a single layer, ensuring they aren't touching each other. This allows for even freezing and drying. Put the trays into a commercial or home-use freeze dryer or a deep freezer that reaches temperatures of -40°F (-40°C) or lower. Allow the candy to freeze for several hours or overnight.

Primary Drying (Sublimation):

Once the candy is frozen, place it in the freeze dryer chamber. The freeze dryer reduces the pressure inside the chamber and heats the shelves that the candy is on. This encourages the frozen water in the candy to sublimate, turning it from a solid (ice) directly into a gas (water vapor) without passing through the liquid phase.

This primary drying phase can take anywhere from 12-48 hours, depending on the type and size of the candy. Monitor the progress of the drying by checking the weight loss of the candy, as this indicates the amount of water removed.

Secondary Drying (Desorption):

After most of the water has been removed through sublimation, the freeze dryer will enter the secondary drying phase. During this phase, the temperature inside the chamber is increased to remove any remaining bound water molecules. This ensures that the candy is thoroughly dried, extending its shelf life.

Storage:

Store the freeze-dried candy in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. The candy can be stored for several months or even years, depending on the packaging and storage conditions.

Enjoy your freeze-dried candy as a lightweight, crunchy, and unique snack!

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