Tell us about your production challenge

Gummies are very popular because they are versatile and appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Another reason for the popularity of this delicious candy is the fact that it’s easy to produce, particularly in small quantities. For medium to large scale production of gummies, there is a multitude of gummy making equipment to help ensure that you end up with a good product.

What gummies equipment do you need?

Show more equipment
Contact us

Tell us about your production challenge

When selecting production equipment for a production plant, it is important to talk to someone with experience in your field. Our industry experts have experience with various industrial applications. We’d love to help you!
Contact us

All the ingredients you need to produce gummies

Gelatin is the most important ingredient in gummies production, as it helps hold gummies together and gives them their texture. In addition to gelatin, you need water and a sweetener, which could be fruit flavors or just plain sugar. Corn syrup, citric acid, and starch help extend the gummy’s shelf life.

Gelatin, however, contains collagen, which is obtained from animals. As such, it’s a non-starter for people looking for a vegan or vegetarian treat. Beeswax can be an alternative, but again, it’s derived from an animal, which is the case with shellac as well. The best ingredient for making vegan gummies is agar-agar powder. It comes from plants (seaweed), and offers the same consistency as gelatin. You’ll probably be unable to tell the difference between gummies made with gelatin and ones made with agar-agar. The taste doesn’t take a hit either.

Controlling the temperature with gummy making equipment and processes

Temperature is an important determiner of the texture of gummies during production, so you need to be careful with it.

For medium to large scale production, a gummy making machine automates the process, reducing the chances for error. After gathering the ingredients in specific quantities, load them into the equipment’s mixing and melting tanks. Set the heat to around 60° C (140° F) and let the gummy making equipment compound the ingredients for about 3 hours.

Test a sample to ensure that it fulfills quality standards, then pump the mixture to the machine’s molding station. At this stage, the mixture takes the shape of the molds and then solidifies. Finally, move the gummies to the packaging stage and allow them to dry for about 72 hours.

How about gummies with vitamins?

Apart from a few additional steps, the process of making vitamin gummies is similar to that of regular ones. Depending on how healthy or loaded with vitamins you want your gummy to be, you need to add a few extra ingredients to your base. In that case, a stand mixer can help get a good blend, if you’re making gummies manually. The next step would then be to cook the mixture until it nearly boils and then stir in vitamin C powder. If you’re using gummy making machines, introduce the vitamin C powder to your ingredients and load them into the equipment’s mixing and melting tanks, then continue with the same general process. When adding supplements to your gummies, check the recommended daily dosage for each so you don’t exceed them.

Let's talk about your project!

Try us and get in touch. Send us a message and we will try to reply within 24 hours or give us a call at +31 10 206 8000
Contact us
All your data is kept confidential