An Overview of Sugar-free Gummies Recipe & Production Processes

Sugar-Free Gummies Recipe & Production

Sugar-free Gummies Recipe & Production Processes (3)

1. What is Sugar-Free Candy?

Sugar-free candy, sugarless candy is a type of candy that is made from non-sugar ingredients and processed through a series of processes.

2. What are the Benefits of Sugar-Free Candy?

It can meet people's demand for sweetness, but it can also be metabolized in the human body without the influence of insulin, and will not increase the blood sugar concentration in the human blood.

Therefore, sugar-free candy is the ideal candy for diabetic patients.

3. Types of Sugar-Free Candy

There are many types of sugar-free candy, which can be broadly divided into sugar-free hard candy, sugar-free soft candy, sugar-free chocolate, sugar-free chewing gum, etc.

Sugar-Free Hard Candy

Sugar-Free Soft Candy(Gummies)

Sugar-Free Chocolate

Sugar-Free Chewing Gum

4. Types of Sugar-Free Soft Candy (Gummies)

Gelatin Type

Agar-Agar Type

Agar/Gelatin Type

Pectin Type

5. Quality Indicators of Sugar-Free Gummies

(1) Sensory Indicators

Color and appearance: uniform color and luster, block shape is intact, no corner cracks.

Structure: soft and crisp, not sticky teeth, with good elasticity and toughness.

Taste and odor: moderate aroma, pure taste.

(2) Physical and Chemical Indicators: moisture ≤22%

(3) Health indicators in line with the provisions of GB9678.1-94

Due to the length of the article, this article only briefly introduces several sugar-free gummies recipe, processing technology and Critical Control Point, for the reader's reference.

6. Sugar-Free Gummies Recipe



Gelatin TypeAgar TypeGelatin-Agar TypePectin Type
Sorbitol %64.4996.5294.2974.93
Xylitol %///19.80
Stevia % (1% solution)0.50///
Gelatin Solution (1:1.5) %34.10/2.40/
Agar %/3.572.4/
Pectin %///3.96
Citric Acid %0.400.400.400.40
Trisodium Citrate %///0.40
Colors %
Flavors %0.500.500.500.50

*Note: The number of colors and flavors added can be adjusted according to actual needs. Please feel free to contact us for extra sugar-free gummies recipe.

7. Process Flow and Critical Control Points

7. 1 Gelatin Type Sugar Free Gummies

Dry Gelatin + Water (1:1.5) Sorbitol (Concentration 70%)Critical Control Point

1.Dry Gelatin:Water=1:1.5

2. Soaking time: 12 hours or more

3. Stewing temperature:50-60℃

4. Sorbitol boiling temperature: 135-140℃

5. Cooling 1 final temperature: 100-115℃

6. Cooling 2 final temperature: 95-100℃

7. Pouring molding temperature:80-90℃

8. Starch mold temperature: 20-30℃, the highest cannot exceed 35℃

9. Resting final temperature: 2-3℃ above room temperature

10.Product moisture:18-22%




Soaking Boiling
Stewing Cooling 1
Gelatin SolutionMixing
  Cooling 2
Flavor, color, citric acid, stevia 1% aqueous solutionMixing
  Pouring and molding
  Demoulding, Brushing
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7.2 Agar-Agar Type Sugar Free Gummies

  Agar + WaterCritical Control Point

1. Agar soaking time: more than 24 hours

2. Final temperature of boiling agar and sugar alcohol: 105-107℃

3. Final temperature of cooling 1: 80-85℃

4. Final temperature of boiling sugar alcohol: 135-140℃

5. Final temperature of cooling 2: 80-85℃

6. Pouring molding temperature:75-80℃

7. Final temperature of starch mold resting: same as gelatin type

8. Product moisture: 17-21%




Sorbitol (concentration 70%) Boiling
Cooling 2Cooling 1
Flavor, color, citric acidMixing
  Pouring and molding
  Demolding, Brushing
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7.3 Agar-Gelatin Type Sugar Free Gummies

  Agar + Water  Critical Control Point


2. Gelatin soaking time: 12 hours or more

3. Agar soaking time: more than 24 hours

4. Temperature of gelatin stewing: 50-60℃

5. Final temperature of boiling 1: 135-140℃

6. Final temperature of boiling 2: 105-107℃

7. Final temperature of cooling 1: 90-95℃

8. Final temperature of cooling 2: 90-95℃

9. Pouring molding temperature: 80-85℃

10. Starch mold temperature, resting final temperature: the same as gelatin type

11.Product moisture:16-22%






Sorbitol (concentration 70%) Boiling 2 Gelatin + Water
Boiling 1Filtering Soaking
FilteringCooling 2 Stewing
Cooling 1MixingGelatin Solution
Flavor, color, citric acid  
  Pouring and molding  
  Demolding, Brushing  
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7.4 Pectin Type Sugar Free Gummies

Pectin powder + Xylitol WaterCritical Control Point

1. Hot water temperature:90-95℃

2 boiling temperature:110-115℃

3 The final temperature of cooling:80-85℃

4. Pouring molding temperature:75-80℃

5. Starch mold temperature, resting final temperature: the same as gelatin type

6.Product moisture:15-22%





Mixing Heating
  Hot Water
Sorbitol (concentration 70%)Simmering
Flavors, color, citric acid, trisodium citrateMixing
  Pouring and molding
  Demoulding, Brushing
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8. Sugar Free Gummies Side Effects

Sugar alcohols are the main ingredient in sugar-free candy. They are awesome as sweeteners, tooth-friendly and relatively low in calories, but they can also be a bit troublesome when eaten in large doses, namely diarrhea and gas production (that's farting ==).

The reason for this discomfort is that these sugar alcohols are not easily digested and absorbed, so they all stay in the intestines.

The result of this on the one hand is that the osmotic pressure of the fluid in the intestine is increased, and as we all know on both sides of the semi-permeable membrane, water runs to the side with higher osmotic pressure, so there is more water in the intestine, causing osmotic diarrhea.

On the other hand, the bacteria in the intestine also metabolize these sugar alcohols to produce gas, and farting occurs.

Some other oligosaccharides and whatnot can have similar problems, but this is usually benign and only occurs when eaten in large quantities, so there's not much to worry about.

In short, just don't eat too much at once. (There are so many cases of diarrhea here perhaps because the sugar is really delicious ==)

There are some differences in the degree of these unabsorbed sugars causing diarrhea and flatulence depending on the type.

Candies that use sucrose should not have this problem because sucrose is easily digested and absorbed by the body and does not remain in the intestines in large quantities.

In fact, there are also laxatives made according to this principle, using lactulose, which is not digested and absorbed in the small intestine and can relieve constipation and is sweet tasting oh~.

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