How Twizzlers Are Made
Have you ever wondered what Twizzlers are made of? This classic candy has been delighting taste buds since 1845 and has a rich history. Let's take a look at the sweet ingredients that make up this tasty treat.
Twizzlers have been around for more than 175 years, so it’s no surprise that the recipe has changed over time. Originally, the candy was made with a molasses-based syrup and flour, giving Twizzlers their signature soft texture. Today, however, the base is mostly sugar and corn syrup with some modified food starch thrown in to create its unique consistency.
The flavor of Twizzlers also varies depending on which type you’re eating. For example, strawberry-flavored Twizzlers contain citric acid, artificial flavorings, and FD&C Red 40 for coloring. Other flavors like chocolate or raspberry don’t typically include any artificial coloring as they rely on cocoa powder or natural fruit concentrate for flavoring instead.
The ingredients are mixed together before being fed into a machine that extrudes the mixture.
The final step in making a batch of Twizzlers is shaping them into their iconic twist form; this is done by extrusion machines that knead the dough while pushing it through a tube-like shape before it is cut into smaller pieces. Then, the candy is cooled and cut to size before being packaged into various sizes of bags, boxes, or sticks.
No matter which type you choose – from Classics to Pull'n'Peel – there’s no doubt that Twizzlers are an all-time favorite snack for millions of people around the world! Now that you know the story behind this classic candy and what goes into making each delicious bite, why not try your hand at creating your own version at home? With a few simple ingredients, you can whip up your own batch of homemade Twizzlers in no time! Happy snacking!