What is Freeze Dried Candy?

Aaron Roberts
What is Freeze Dried Candy? - Candy Mail UK

Freeze drying is a technique for preserving the structure of foods by removing water from it.

We are going to delve into how exactly do you freeze dry candy and what are the best candies to freeze dry.

Freeze dried candy is exactly like the name implies - candy that's been freeze dried. The process involves freezing the candy and then removing all of the water and moisture from the candy, leaving only pure sugar crystals behind.

The resulting sweets look similar to the candy you started with, but they usually expand in size and are lighter in colour. Their texture becomes a lot crunchier too, that's because there's no moisture inside to keep everything soft and chewy.

How do you freeze dry candy?

The scientific procedure for removing water from food this way is known as lyophilisation, but we'll stick with the easy term freeze drying. The first step is to buy a freeze dryer, these are big machines that first freeze the food inside and then it creates a vacuum chamber which removes all the moisture. The resulting dried food can be stored for long periods of time without refrigeration and without spoiling, making it ideal for astronauts or military rations.

Luckily we've done the hard work for you; you don't need to buy a huge machine to get this delicious treat, we have a huge range of freeze dried candy available here at Candymail ready for you to devour!

What does freeze dried candy taste like?

It’s true that the texture and appearance of freeze dried candy are different from their original state, but how does freeze dried candy taste?

Freeze dried candy has a more intense and sweeter flavour, as once all the water is removed the sugar and flavour is exceptionally concentrated making for a  delicious sweet taste explosion.

These sweets are great for livening up ice cream and yogurts for an extra sugary treat. They are also great travel sweets too as they can be less sticky.

What are the best candies to freeze dry?

Now that you know how freeze-dried candies are made, let's take a look at some of the best candies to try out.

Top of the list of must try freeze dried sweets are Skittles, these are one of the most popular sweets to freeze dry and for a good reason! They turn from an already flavourful chewy treat to a puffed out crunchy ball with an even more intense sweet and fruity flavour. Next up is saltwater taffy, usually chewy and sticky, after freeze drying have a light and airy texture that melts in your mouth. Let's not forgot how good freeze dried marshmallows are, these taste very similar to the marshmallows that come in Lucky Charms cereal, so you can create your own cereal/marshmallow concoction! Or why not sprinkle a few on top of hot chocolate for an extra yummy treat. 

Whether you want to try freeze dried candy for the first time or it’s one of your favourite sweet treats, you can get a variety of different freeze dried candy at Candymail delivered to your door here in the UK.

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