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From white to brown, from fine to coarse, from crispy to melting – Südzucker is the ideal partner for high performance sugar specialties and high-quality standard sugars.

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Candy Sugars

Technically, candy sugars are speciality sugars made from beet sugar, that undergo a Maillard reaction which results in their distinctive, flavoursome sensory profile and characteristic colour.

We offer a range of high-quality candy sugars with the classic aromatic caramel flavour. Each product is carefully produced in a specific candy sugar production process at a dedicated facility:

  • Candy sugar (rock sugar)
  • Candy powders (candy cassonade)
  • Candy syrups

Due to their unique properties, candy sugars are used for a wide range of applications including beers, confectionery as well as biscuit and cakes.

General Benefits

  • Characteristic, aromatic taste and flavour profile
  • Natural colouring properties – golden brown colour
  • Natural product without added colourings or stabilizers
  • Available in many different product types, grades and colours
  • Various packaging sizes (10, 25kg, big bags, cans or 1to+ IBC containers)
  • Halal and Kosher certified quality

Benefits for Beers / Brewing

  • Caramel, intense flavour
  • Produces shiny, golden brown colour
  • Improves texture (more creamy)
  • Enhances fermentation process
  • Stabilizes the beer froth (foam)

Benefits For Biscuits / Baked Goods

  • Caramel, aromatic taste
  • Enhances natural brown colouring
  • Improved texture – lighter crispiness
  • Delayed fat oxidation

Basic Product Information

Typical Ingredients
Sucrose
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Product Grades /
Types
Available Fractions Packaging Type Packaging Unit (net in kg) Palletization Shelf Life & Storage Conditions
Candy Sugar
(Rock Sugar)
Brown From extra fine to coarse Multilayer- paper bag
Liner BigBag
25kg
1000kg
40x25kg
1000kg
  • Unlimited according to conditions EU regulation No. 1169/2011
  • Store at 15-25°C
  • Store at relative humidity 50-60%
Candy Sugar
(Rock Sugar)
White From fine to coarse Multilayer- paper bag
Liner BigBag
25kg
1000kg
40x25kg
1000kg
  • Unlimited according to conditions EU regulation No. 1169/2011
  • Store at 15-25°C
  • Store at relative humidity 50-60%
Candy Powder
(Candy Cassonade)
Blond
Brown
n/a Paper/PE (valve) bag
PE bag
10kg
25k
90x10kg
40x25kg
  • Unlimited according to conditions EU regulation No. 1169/2011
  • Store at 15-25°C
  • Store at relative humidity 50-60%
Candy Syrup
Mild
Strong
n/a
78,50-80,50 brix
Jerry can
IBC container
Bulk
25kg
1200kg
Tank
24/32x25kg
1200kg
Min. 14000kg
  • Date of production +5years
  • Store at 20-30°C

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Production

We produce all of our candy sugar specialty products using our own unique production processes and parameters:

  • We make our candy sugars by slowly crystallizing highly concentrated hot sugar syrup which we then cool down slowly in bacs or drums. We separate the crystals that form from the remaining syrup by centrifugation and then sort them into different fraction sizes. Candy crystals are available in brown and white colours.
  • Our candy powder comes from the fast crystallisation of the remaining candy syrup and is available in lighter or darker brown grades.
  • Candy syrup is a result of the candy production process and is available in lighter, softer in taste, or darker, stronger tasting versions.

Various Uses for Südzucker’s Candy Sugar

Our candy sugar is the top choice in a wide range of applications that require caramel flavours and that characteristic brown colour:

  • Candy sugar and candy powder are perfect for beverage applications, but also for confectionery, (seasonal) baked goods and salted foodstuffs.
  • Candy Syrups are great for beer brewing because of their aromatic flavour profile, and particularly well suited for craft beers and stronger beer types. Its characteristic taste and flavour makes our candy syrups a favourite for biscuits, confectionery, baked good like aromatic cakes such as gingerbread and Lebkuchen.

Products with A Long History.

Though candy sugars are very popular today due to their unique, flavoursome taste profile, their history dates way back to Belgium in 1508, when the first candy sugars were produced. At that time, candy sugar production was an expert profession which required a high level of skills and craftsmanship. The original raw material was cane sugar, which is why its processing sites were close to the Belgian ports. In medieval times sugar was a scarce luxury, and candy sugar a gift fit for royalty.

Later on, new sugar refining and processing methods were developed, and the supply of raw materials was less dependent on the proximity to the sea. Nevertheless, the sugar industry in Belgium, especially in Antwerp, flourished. At the end of the 19th century, there were some forty sugar refiners in Antwerp refining raw cane or raw beet sugar. The industry underwent consolidation.

At the beginning of the 20th century, candy sugar producers and cane refiners founded syndicates to protect their mutual commercial interests. In 1935 the CANDICO cooperative association was established, which was later taken over by Sucres de Tirlemont. Today, CANDICO is the only remaining candy sugar production in Belgium and belongs to Raffinerie Tirlementoise, which is a 100% Südzucker subsidiary. The long traditions and expertise of candy sugar production at CANDICO are maintained and preserved with respect. For more details, please visit the CANDICO consumer website.

Is Südzucker Candy Sugar the same product as a Südzucker Brown Sugar? See here to learn more about the Südzucker Specialty Brown Sugars

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