Pectin vs. Gelatin in Candy Making: What's the Difference and When to Use Each

Pectin vs. Gelatin in Candy Making: What's the Difference and When to Use Each

Exploring the Candy Landscape

Join us on a sweet journey into the heart of candy making, where pectin and gelatin play starring roles. But what makes them distinct, and how can you use them to create mouth-watering candies?

Pectin: The Plant-Based Wonder

Pectin is a plant-based agent, ideal for vegan and vegetarian treats. It's great for softer, jelly-like candies. It works best with acidic and sugary mixtures, perfect for fruit-flavored treats.

Pectin Candy Recipe:

  • 2 cups fruit juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pectin
  • Dolce Foglia oil-soluble flavor (e.g., strawberry) for enhanced taste

Gelatin: The Go-To for Gummies

Gelatin, derived from animal collagen, is the secret behind chewy, elastic candies. It's versatile, allowing for a range of textures.

Gelatin Candy Recipe:

  • 2 cups water or fruit juice
  • ½ cup gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Dolce Foglia oil-soluble flavor (e.g., mango) for a robust flavor profile

Dolce Foglia: Your Flavor Partner

Dolce Foglia offers a variety of oil-soluble flavors, ideal for withstanding high temperatures and providing an exceptional flavor profile in both pectin and gelatin-based candies.

Launch Your Product with Confidence

Planning to launch a new candy product? Dolce Foglia is here to support you with custom flavors and expertise in candy making.

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This wasn’t exactly helpful in deciding which is better to use.


Do you have any “Client Choice” bundles for oil based flavorings? Like a 6 pack, 9 pack, 12 pack, etc?

Jean Clement

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