Better candy with malic and fumaric acid
At Bartek, we’re always exploring the full potential of malic and fumaric acids, including how they can work together to improve a wide variety of applications, such as confectionery. Whether you’re looking to achieve the perfect pucker in a sour candy or balance the sweet side of a sanded gummy with the right sour bite, bringing these two specialty ingredients together empowers confectioners to find their sweet spot.
More than just sour
Find the perfect balance between sweet and tart
Traditional formulations that use only citric acid are known for providing a sharp sourness up-front that quickly dissipates. Using malic and fumaric acid, confectioners can create a longer-lasting sour taste that enhances gummies, chewy candies, and more.
Promote true-to-fruit flavors
Malic and fumaric acids can provide a more authentic, stronger taste for fruit-flavored confections
Provide more buffering capacity
Malic acid helps stabilize the pH – and in turn the texture and flavor – of gelled confections
Create a smoother-tasting flavor profile
Malic acid prolongs the release of various flavor compounds, encouraging a more natural-tasting flavor profile
Elevating your product portfolio with acidulants
Whether you’re developing new formulations for a changing marketplace, seeking to reduce ingredient costs and increase profitability, enhancing functionality of your existing ingredients, or improving the flavor profiles of your applications, we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss how our specialty ingredients can deliver a solution.