I am at a market and a customer comes over and sees the icecream sandwhiches
“Are these really icecream sandwhiches?”
“can I eat them?”
“no, really? I can eat them?”
me: you sure can!
“so they’re real”?
me: sure are!
“how come they don’t melt?”
“are they still frozen?”
I have the MOST fun in my job! It is a bit mind boggling that one can actually DRY an icecream sandwich!
The food in the freeze drier goes from frozen to dry, so I can dry ALMOST anything!
I often get asked “What benefit does freeze drying offer?”
Putting it simply, there are at least 4 good reasons!
SHELF LIFE, freeze dried food can last up to 25years, depending on the packaging and the seal, and also if you have included an oxygen absorber in the bag. Honestly though, who is going to hang onto candy that long? 🙂
TASTE. Freeze drying intensifies the flavour of what you are putting in the machine! Skittles taste SO good freeze dried! Ask anyone!
NO REFRIDGERATION. Just keep the bag or container out of the sun, and at room temp, and it lasts! SO easy!
LIGHTWEIGHT. It’s dry, and as moisture is the reason so many foods are heavy, it’s a backbacker or bikers dream! NO weight to carry!
I have been wanting to start a ‘blog’, about why and how the sweets all happen. I’m not sure where to start… so here I go.