Patent Number: 8,586,124

Title: Candy and method for producing the same

Abstract: The present invention includes a candy and a method for producing it which solves the following problems: crystallization control, continuous production for mass production when the candy includes crystallization of xylitol; prevention of deterioration of the perceived coolness of xylitol, and loss of moisture absorption stability. The includes xylitol and erythritol, wherein the candy is produced by a method including the steps of: heating and melting a compound containing xylitol and erythritol at a weight ratio ranging from 99:1 to 80:20; forming a preliminary product that keeps the melted sugar liquefied in a partly or fully crystallized xylitol fluid by maintaining a fluidity temperature which is below the melting point of xylitol forming the preliminary product into a desired shape; and cooling the formed product to room temperature.

Inventors: Kojima; Takayuki (Saitama, JP), Ogiwara; Hiroko (Saitama, JP), Yamabe; Ryohei (Saitama, JP), Konno; Shingo (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Lotte Co., Ltd

International Classification: A23G 3/00 (20060101); A23L 1/236 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018