There’s nothing we’d like more than to show you exactly how the creative brains at the Deli Garage come up with their ideas for our products. Unfortunately, due to a lack of brainwave measuring equipment, we can’t. But what we can show you is how those ideas eventually make their way on to the material plane. For example, how are Candy Tools made? Well, their life begins at a small sweet makers in Bremen, where there’s a lot to be learnt about the sticky business of candy making. Here’s what we discovered on our expedition. In four steps:
Step One: Be well prepared.
Ok, nothing new for hobby chefs. A tidy and well-planned kitchen and you’re already half way home. What else is needed to make Candy Tools? A hotplate, a saucepan, a thermometer, a very large amount of sugar, glucose syrup, and natural colourings and flavours.
Step Two: Turn up the heat.
After all the ingredients have been mixed together, it’s time to get the heat up to 70 °F (or 21.1 °C). This is a very important step in the procedure, the make or break so to speak, as the honey-like mass will only reach the required consistency if it is heated to the optimal temperature. And there’s no going back and trying again. The mixture can only be heated once.
Step Three: Into the moulds.
Now our custom-made candy moulds come into their own. Without them, it would be impossible to make screwdriver shaped lollies. Important tip at this point in the proceedings - the gloves don’t just look nice, you need them. Very, very hot and very, very sticky!
Last Step: Appraisal of the results.
Repeated Last Step: Proper appraisal of the results.