Our Gourmet Lollipops
The Candy Tree produces premium quality, gourmet flavour lollipops utilizing a proprietary production method. The benefits of this unique process are superior flavour release, high clarity, improved appearance and smoother mouth feel.
Lollipops vs. suckers - Gourmet vs. ordinary
As specialists within the candy industry, we are qualified experts on so called "stick products".
Lollipops are generally spherical in shape. Suckers are typically flat and round with a waxy consistency.
What differentiates a gourmet product from ordinary is quality and value in all respects. There are two main categories of comparison; appearance and flavour. Ordinary lollipops are made with low quality, inexpensive flavourant in very low dosage, in a low density mass. Besides being weak in flavour, they are weak in color and poor in texture. The result is low value.
Gourmet lollipops are about the TASTE. Our goal is to deliver realistic flavour from start to finish to make a complete taste experience. This is accomplished by using high grade flavourant in ample quantity so there is no "flavour fade". The flavour must be realistic to its name and added to a high density mass via our proprietary method.
This results in a high value product with strong, aromatic flavour, a realistic taste, consistent flavour delivery from start to finish and vibrant color. This is referred to as gourmet quality. Although gourmet is a term used loosely by some of our competitors, by the very nature of their standard manufacturing practices, it is an unattainable goal.
We are the only manufacturer with a specially developed, proprietary production method which provides the ability to produce truly gourmet lollipops. Furthermore, we add NO preservatives, humectants, emulsifiers, stabilizers, or binder agents.
Our proprietary method involves small batch cooking, flavour and color added immediately, directly depositing into molds, inserting the lollipop stick while the candy is still liquid, rapid cooling, inspection and wrapping at optimum core temperature.
This process is recognized as a superior method for producing high quality hard candy. Our 20 plus years of being on the leading edge of the technology gives us unique insight to the process as well as the competitive advantage. As Candy Manufacturing is essentially chemistry and physics, we maintain the expertise in-house and are continually adding to our academic knowledge base.
The Candy Tree is an accredited production facility conforming to all applicable regulations.
Candy Tree endeavors to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Towards this end our product sticks are biodegradable and the displays are reusable as well as biodegradable.
Intense flavour experience for your tastebuds. Our team is constantly working on new taste experiences - watch for new ones to be added to our list.