Ticapan 311 can be used to seal and/or polish confectionery. It can polish the outer shells of chewing gum, form the crunchy surface of jelly beans, enrobe sweets with soft centres or seal those with high amounts of oils such as chocolate covered nuts, malted milk balls and cake decorations.
Its maker says the coating system is best used as a one-to-one replacement for gum arabic, which is used between 2% and 4% in the syrup formulation. It is also standardised to the same viscosity as gum arabic solutions of up to 50% concentration. Ticapan 311 is whiter in colour and can reduce the overall amount of whitening agents.
Gum arabic is hard to source and subject to unstable pricing.
Contact: TIC Gums