Freeze-dried foods were first developed by NASA in the 1960s to provide astronauts with nutritious and light food that could withstand the rigors of spaceflight. The light and non-perishable nature of freeze-dried candies made them an ideal choice for space travel, as they could offer astronauts familiar treats in space.

Freeze dried candy is a type of candy that has gone through a process called freeze drying. This process creates candies that have a unique texture and taste.

Freeze-dried candies are known to be lighter and more airy compared to their original form. They often have a crunchy texture, and the flavor can be more concentrated and intense because the water content has been removed. This preservation method allows the candy to have a longer shelf life compared to traditional candy and it can be a convenient and portable snacking option.

Freeze-dried candies come in a variety of flavors and varieties, making them a popular choice for those looking for unique and flavorful treats.

Frequently asked questions about freeze dried candies

• Why are freeze-dried sweets so expensive?

Due to the complex manufacturing process that takes many hours, resulting in high electricity and labor costs. In addition, the acquisition costs for the required machines are several thousand euros.

• How does freeze drying work?

Freeze dryers work by freezing the material, then reducing the pressure and adding heat to convert the frozen water in the material directly to water vapor (sublimation).

• What is special about freeze-dried sweets?

Freeze-dried candies often taste sweeter and more intense than the original version because they are more concentrated due to the water loss during the freeze-drying process. The candy can puff up and no longer look like the real thing. The benefit of freeze-drying candy is that it often makes it taste even better.

Lightweight, portable, long-lasting, and storable, freeze-dried candies are perfect for camping, hiking, traveling, or just as a quick snack on the couch.

• What is the difference between freeze-dried candy and regular candy?

Freeze-dried candies represent a new method of preservation that involves freezing sweet or sour treats. This method does not affect the nutritional value of the candy, but often results in an improvement in flavor and a change in texture.

• Do freeze-dried sweets need to be refrigerated?

Because of the term "freezing" in freeze-dried foods, some might think that freeze-dried foods need to stay frozen even after they've been preserved - however, that's not the case. Freeze-dried foods can be stored at room temperature. Once the freeze drying process is complete, refrigeration is no longer required.

• Why do candies puff up when freeze-dried?

The pressure causes the candy to "puff" into amazingly light, puffed and crunchy candies.