sweets, chewing gum
Gummy candies are a kind of soft candy. It is candy with a very high percentage of sugars. Because the flavor of the gummy candy derives from flavoring agents and because they are cast into shapes there are endless varieties of this type of candy. Generally, the gummy candies are made with fresh fruity flavors. The shapes are often little and cheerful objects like cars or faces.
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Chewing gum is a type of confectionery which is designed to be chewed, not swallowed. Traditionally, it was made of chicle, a natural latex product, although for reasons of economy and quality many modern chewing gums use petroleum-based polymers instead of chicle. Chicle is nonetheless still the base of choice for some "upscale" gum brands, as well as some regional markets, such as in... go to >> Chewing gum
Liquorice is a very popular confectionery. Annually 32 million kilo liquorice is consumed in the Netherlands, but the production is even much higher. Dutch liquorice is exported to all over the world.
Dutch liquorice is distinct from liquorice of other (European) countries because of the use of the salt ammonium chloride (old Latin: sal ammoniac which became salmiak). Therefore, the German... go to >> Liquorice
Caramel is very concentrated sugar produced by means of heating of the sugars. There is soft and hard caramel. Soft caramel, like toffee, has higher moisture content, contains fat and usually some milk substances. Below you will find the composition of both caramel species:
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The marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern form, consists of sugar or corn syrup, beaten egg whites, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic and flavorings, whipped to a spongy consistency. The traditional recipe used an extract from the mucilaginous root of the marshmallow plant, a shrubby herb (Althaea officinalis), instead of gelatin; the mucilage performed as a cough... go to >> Marshmallows