Freeze Dried Candy- the latest craze.

We see freeze dried candy everywhere! Freeze dried skittles, freeze dried Laffy Taffy, gummy worms, freeze dried EVERYTHING. It’s all-over social media these days and with good reason. We know the value of a good, freeze-dried product, so we too love freeze dried goodies. Recently the candy market is booming with freeze dried entrepreneurs freeze drying every type of candy they can get their hands on and sharing it with an online presence. It's fun, it's light, it's freeze dried.  

WHY is it so fun? Because it puffs up larger than its normal size! Making it a playful dessert that still tastes wonderful. So why does is expand so much? There's a lot of fun science behind the process.  To break it down in layman's terms, it expands due to the pressure in the machine. Because most candy is considered semi-solid, when the sublimation occurs and the moisture gasifies, there is nothing to keep it from blowing up like a balloon as the water dissipates. Unlike solids like an apple or a piece of fruit that has a cellular structure to maintain. Think about a can of soda and how it expands and explodes in your freezer, because it's frozen under pressure. Your candy is doing the same thing essentially, with a few more steps.

So, you're here and you're curious, maybe you're even thinking of freeze drying some candy and starting the biggest freeze dry candy shop the world has ever seen. First off, congratulations on dreaming big! We are excited for you. We hope you succeed. Here are some things to keep in mind with freeze drying candy. 

Check your market, there are SO many people freeze drying candy on a small scale with a tabletop freeze dryer. There are a lot of people on Instagram, TikTok, and other social media platforms really having a good time freezing small amounts and sharing them with a local group of people. Here at Parker Freeze Dry we advise people to start there, this gives you time to really see what your product can do, how many people are going to love it and then scale your business from there. 

If you've already done your research and you know that your product is exciting and unique to the freeze-dried candy world and you're already reaching the max capacity of your tabletop freeze dryers, we can help you scale your business! We have machines that can be ran daily with 97 lbs. or more per batch ran! These machines are designed to be ran every single day. They are commercial grade, heavy duty stainless steel and made for the person who has met their match with tabletop and are ready to move on to bigger and better things. 

We are happy to advise you on the best freeze dry machine that would fit your needs and capacity growth. Schedule a no obligation consultation with one of our Parker Freeze Dry professionals. We would love to help you scale your business to the next level. 

We also offer test runs in our summit model, if you're interested in testing a large batch- up to 97lbs. to see how your product will do. 

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