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How long do homemade gummies last?

Typically, homemade gummies can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge due to the low temperature that helps maintain its structure. This is due to the fact that homemade gummies tend to be created with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. Around the two-week mark, the all natural gummies tend to grow mold. 

What liquor goes well with gummy bears?

Here is a list of the 5 best booze to infuse your gummies. 

  1. Vodka
  2. Tequila (best paired with orange flavored gummies)
  3. Campari
  4. Aperol (best paired with cherry flavored gummmies)
  5. Bourbon (best paired with peach flavored gummies)

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What is the best flavor of gummies?

According to the thrillist, the top 2 gummy flavors from Haribo brand are the orange and pineapple flavor. 

What do I coat my gummies with?

Typically, gummies are coated with sugar and encapsulated acids. If you try to just use citric acid, its hydrophilic properties will cause the gummies to melt as they will attract water to the product and separate the gelatin. 

What is an encapsulated acid?

Encapsulated citric acid is a hydrogenated cotton seed oil coating paired with citric acid that inhibits the hydrophilic properties of citric acid by itself. 

When do you apply the encapsulated acid or sugar coating to the gummies?

Once the gummies have had 2-3 days to cure in a room temperature room, you can take a mixture/ratio of 1:3 of encapsulated acid to sugar mix. 

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How to cure gummies

To cure gummies, it's vital to place the just cooked gummies into a room where the humidity level is 35 or below. This will help firm up the gummy and stabilize it's structure. 

Can you melt and remold gummy bears?

At a medium heat, place the gummy bears in a pot over the stove until the bears lose their structure and reflect a consistency of a syrup. Get your mold ready by spraying some pam or mct oil so the syrup doesn't stick to the mold. Once the syrup is very thin and unburnt, pull your coated mold out and carefully pour the syrup into the mold cavities.

Now, refrigerate and serve once the gummies are cooled. 

What temperature do gummy bears melt?

Since most gummy bears contain gelatin, their melting point remains to be around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. 

What is the largest gummy ever made?

The largest gummy candy weighs in at a whopping 2,673 pounds which was created in Tehran, Iran. This remains to be the largest gummy ever made. 

What ingredient keeps gummies from melting?

The best way to prevent melting due to heat is to add an oil coating or wax coating to the gummies after they've been cured. However, almost all gummies will melt under high heat as their structures are not capable of withstanding hot temperatures. 

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How do you make gummies harder?

A great and simple way to harden your gummies is to place them in the fridge or freezer or anywhere that has a cold temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour.

How do you flavor homemade gummies?

Dolce Foglia toots their flavors to flavor gummies as they're super powerful and require very little flavoring to create a deliciously appetizing candy. We have flavors that range from fruit, herbs, sodas and even spice products like habanero.  

What does bloom mean in regards to gelatin?

Gelatin strength is often referred to as 'bloom' which is a measure of strength and stiffness of the gelatin. 

A bloom of 150 or less is considered a low bloom. The average bloom ranges from 150-220 and a high bloom ranges from 220-300. 

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What is gelatin?

Gelatin is a protein that is derived from meats such as, cows or pigs through a process of boiling skin, ligaments, tendons and or bones with water. Gelatin's flavor profile is typically flavorless, colorless and its physical appearance is translucent. Clearly, gelatin is not vegan. 

What is the healthiest gelatin?

Whole-protein gelatin is considered the best version of gelatin as it is easier for the gut to digest and actually improve gut health. This whole protein gelatin assists the digestive track carry fluid through the intestines and even helps coat the lining of the digestive tract for a more lubricated digestion.

What can I use instead of gelatin?

  1. Agar Agar
  2. Carrageenan
  3. Pectin
  4. Cornstarch
  5. Vegan Jel
  6. Xanthan Gum
  7. Guar Gum
  8. Arrowroot
  9. Instant Clear Gel
  10. Kudzu

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