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Confectionery is related to food products which are also known as candies, toffees, lollipops, cotton candy and other sweet items. The confectionery is basically categories into two types namely bakers confectionery and sugar confectionery. Bakers include cakes, sweet pastries, and others. Sugar confectionery includes chocolates, sweetmeats, chewing gum, and many more. To produce confectionery products, various ingredients are used which can be naturally or synthetically sourced. Confectionery products are also produced with whey ingredients such as lactose and whey powder. The lactose has a distinct property that provides various functional benefits in confectionery products. Whey powder helps in reducing sugar, proteins, and replace other milk products. Other confectionery ingredients include sucrose, glucose, water, syrup, skimmed milk, icing sugar and much more. According to WILD Flavors, Inc., globally the confectionery ingredients manufacturers are aggressively inclined towards natural sources which is increased from 5.5% to 12% of total sugar and gums confectionery products launched during 2006 to 2010. According to Kalsec Inc., 80% of the parents prefer naturally source confectionery products over synthetic colors.
Confectionery Ingredients Market:Drivers and Restraints
Escalating demand of sugar free products such as candies and cakes for obese and diabetic patients, growing industrialization, increasing per capita spending power, use of naturally derived color with unique color emulsion technology are the factors expected to drive the growth of global confectionery ingredients market. Moreover, increasing health consciousness, changing eating habits & lifestyle and products innovation are some other factors expected to fuel the growth of global confectionery ingredients market. However, harmful effects with synthetic color and strict FDA regulations for private labels are the factors that may hamper the growth of Confectionery Ingredients market.