Visit the Savage Bros Booth at Northwest Chocolate Fest!

You can have your chocolate and eat it too at this year’s Northwest Chocolate Fest! Hailed as North America’s top chocolate show, the Northwest Chocolate fest is an exciting weekend packed with all things artisanal chocolate. Visit the Savage Bros booth between (numerous) chocolate samples and workshops to learn about how our small-scale equipment solutions can take your next batch to the next level.

At this year’s Northwest Chocolate Fest, you can take exciting workshops, attend informative lectures, and experience delicious tastings — all included in your day/weekend pass! Make sure you register your spot in advance so you don’t miss out on the fun! Savage Bros—Making Chocolate Better Since 1855 What started out as a small-scale family business has grown into an industry leader in all things sweet.

For over 150 years, Savage Bros has been redefining the chocolate-making business with cutting edge technologies and systems. Whether you run a large-scale operation or specialize in small batches, our cutting-edge equipment can bring you the consistency, safety, and precision necessary to make your product the best it can be. Visit the Savage Bros booth at the Northwest Chocolate Festival to learn more about our products—which include (but are not limited to) the following:

Roller cutters
Artisan lines for small batches
Sizers
Levellers
Cooling and heating tables
Kettles
Kettle and bowl lifts
Reducing rings
Cream beaters
Chocolate melters and conditioners
Caramel depositors
Fudge mix makers
High- and Low-volume transfer systems

And if you’re looking for something really special, ask us about our S-217 FireMixer (available in gas or electric). Used and refined over the past 100 years, this digital temperature-controlled candy cooker features a spring-loaded scraper agitator and specialty features designed for your specialty recipes. This machine can handle anything from pralines and nougat, to nuts and thick caramels!

If you’re as excited as we are about this year’s Northwest Chocolate Fest, reserve your tickets today! And be sure to swing by the Savage Bros booth to learn more about how we can help with your confectionery creations!

Savage Bros at Philadelphia National Candy, Gifts, and Gourmet Show

If you work in the candy or gourmet specialty food industry, and you’re able to make a trip to Atlantic City, NJ this fall, then you’ll be excited to discover the Philadelphia National Candy, Gifts, and Gourmet Show! This event is one of the biggest of it’s kind, offering those seeking retail, wholesale, and manufacturing solutions. Here you will get a first-hand peek at the latest Specialty Confectionery Industry trends and introductions to the latest products in a range of categories. From candy and candy-making equipment, chocolate, packaging items and more, you’re sure to find something for enhancing your business.

Event Details:
When – September 10-12, 2017
Where – Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Come Visit Savage Bros’ Exhibit!

Savage Bros is excited to participate in this year’s National Candy, Gifts, and Gourmet Show! We are one of the leading candy-making manufacturing companies in the North East, with over 150 years of experience in perfecting our craft! We work with our customers to engineer equipment that improves productivity and results in better confections. We are members of the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, and our stellar customer reviews speak for themselves!

Some of the many products we offer include: Electric stoves, cookers, and mixers, Candy kettle mixers, Heating and cooling tables, Chocolate melting and chocolate tempering, Remote digital thermometers and controller.

And much, much more

Savage Bros welcomes you to visit our exhibit, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you have about our products!

Chocolate Temperer with PLC Touchscreen Chocolate Tempering

If you’re a candy maker, you know that chocolate isn’t just chocolate. In order to get that perfect glossy texture that melts in your mouth, chocolate needs to be tempered. Without undergoing this process, your chocolate will look flat and discolored, and it will lack that sharp snap and velvety texture that is associated with the best chocolate houses in the world.

Unfortunately, chocolate tempering isn’t quite as easy as it sounds. In order for it to be tempered properly, it needs to be heated, cooled, and heated again to precise temperatures. You don’t have to do it all by hand, however, when you can use a chocolate temperer instead.

Here at Savage Bros. Co., we have the perfect solution with our tabletop temperer, specially designed and engineered for cocoa butter chocolate tempering.

Perfect for the Small Artisan

Chocolate TempererNot all candy making equipment is created equal. Large operations require giant machines that can be expensive and take up a lot of space. Our tabletop chocolate temperer is the perfect solution for the small-batch artisan because it weighs just 50 pounds and can be easily placed on virtually any standard-sized countertop.

There are many reasons why our chocolate temperer is a confectioner’s dream, but what makes our device stand out is how it marries intuitive manual operation for the tasks that need a personal touch while thoroughly automating those that don’t. You don’t have to be a culinary craftsperson to achieve quality when it’s as simple as loading the machine with chocolate, pushing the start button, and getting your tempered chocolate fast!

You’ll also enjoy the following amenities when you purchase one of our chocolate temperers:

  • A precision PLC touchscreen that provides control over the tempering process
  • Easy cleanup so you can change out batches quickly
  • A pump that can be used to transfer or deposit chocolate

Give us a call today to learn more about our chocolate temperer and our other confectionery equipment! We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right machine for your needs.

 

New LifTILTruk Container Adapters

The holiday season is upon us. Nothing shows loved ones how much you care more than a basket full of handmade sweet treats. It’s this holiday spirit that keeps many bakeries and candy making shops overrun with orders from the mid-November through the start of the New Year.

LiftTruck ContainerTo help with your heavy load throughout the holidays and the rest of the year, Savage Bros. has created a new container adapter, the LifTILTruck. This new adapter allows you to lift and pour virtually any size, shape and brand of baking container. This means no more struggling to lift bowls, pails, bins or kettles while making your confections!

Our new Container Adapter features:

  • Universal straps that work with virtually all baking mixing bowls
  • Adapters for all size containers
  • News for large spiral mixer bowls
  • Lifts and pours square and rectangle containers
  • Direct pick-up of kettles from cooker mixers and stoves

Savage Bros. Is Your Go-To Baking, Candy, or Chemical Machinery Company

For more than 150 years, Savage Bros. has been manufacturing baking and candy making equipment. Throughout that time, our products have earned a reputation for reliability and longevity. Our baking equipment is built to last!

Since our start in the 19th century, we have worked to expand our product offerings to meet the needs of our customers. Today, we offer top of the line baking, food processing and chemical machinery. Our every expanding product line is designed to help our clients create confection perfection! To learn more about our products, check out our offerings or call us directly.

The History of Candles

Whether a birthday party, romantic meal or trick or treat night, candles usually find their way into all sorts of special events. But did you know that prior to the 1980s, the primary use for candles was still illumination? What started as a mound of molded animal fat, has transformed over the past 5,000 years to become the most common decorative item in a home.  Here three things you probably didn’t know about your favorite flamed adornment.

Candles

Candles

1 – Candles have been illuminating celebrations for more than 5,000 years

It is known that the Egyptians began using candles somewhere around 3,000 B.C. because of artifacts found in the pyramids. Historians have also found evidence that other early civilizations, including the Chinese and Japanese, created candles around that same time. It is believed that these civilizations used candles to celebrate early religious ceremonies, to guide travelers and light their homes.

2 – Candles used to be made of animal fat

The Ancient Romans, who are often credited for inventing the wicked candle, used primitive candle making equipment to melt animal fat into papyrus paper to form candles. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages, that people began using beeswax to create candles. The beeswax burned cleaner and had no odor, so it quickly became the preferred candle material, although remained expensive until the 19th century.

3 – Candle making was revolutionized in the 19th century

The candle we think of now when the word is said didn’t come to creation until the 19th century. In the 1820s, a French chemist discovered the chemical stearin, which led to the creation of stearin candles which are still popular today. Then in 1834, Joseph Morgan developed candle making machinery that allowed for the continuous creation of molded candles. This tool allowed candles to be quickly produced at an affordable price. In the mid-1980s, interest for the candles again increased and candle makers because creating new types of candles including soy, aromatherapy, and various shapes and sizes.

Today’s candles have come a long way since their original inception. Whether used for relaxation, celebration or illumination, candles continue to play an important role in our lives.

Cooling Tables & Heating Tables

In the candy making industry, temperature is extremely important to the finished product. Things like chocolate may need to be cooled down, while other materials, like peanut brittle, are easier to form when warm. If you really want to make sure that your sugary treats are tasty, consistent temperatures are key.

The candy making equipment at Savage Bros. is specially made with these important considerations in mind. Our heating and cooling tables are constructed out of stainless steel and contain unique water-jacketed plates that allow water to flow underneath the table, ensuring consistent temperatures across the entire surface.

Cooling Table

Cooling Table

Our confectionery equipment is completely customizable. We offer our heating and cooling tables in four unique sizes:

  • 30 inches by 60 inches
  • 30 inches by 72 inches
  • 36 inches by 72 inches
  • 36 inches by 96 inches

 

You also have the ability to join tables together to create an even larger surface. Sizers, levelers, and roller cutters enable you to cut confections into equal size pieces.

Your Confectionery Equipment Experts

No one does equipment like our confectionery equipment company. We offer high-quality products for candy making and baking that make creating sweet treats an absolute breeze. It doesn’t matter if you are a small operation making just a few candies a day or you’re shipping hundreds of candies across the country, we can help you choose the right equipment for the job.

Partner with our confectionery equipment company and take your candy making abilities to the next level. Contact us today to place your order for a heating and cooling table, or tell us about the challenges you face and we’ll match you up with the perfect candy making equipment.

Savage Bros. To Attend Pack Expo

Pack ExpoSavage Bros., the premier confectionery equipment company, will be attending the Pack Expo, Nov. 6-9th and showcasing both products and processes that can take your candy making to the next level.

The Pack Expo offers the perfect opportunity to visit the Savage Bros. Booth and learn more about chocolate melting, tempering, and transfer systems, as well as our chocolate enrober and cooling tunnel.

Savage Bros. will also be showcasing various products, including the LifTILTruck bowl and container lifting/pouring equipment, which can assist in moving product to filling and packaging lines. The FireMixer cooker-mixer and other confectionery equipment will be shown as well, with top experts available to answer any questions.

With candy making equipment as our specialty, Savage Bros. seeks to consistently attend tradeshows to better understand the needs of our customers and further expand our products.

Your Go-To Confectionery Equipment Company

When you need candy making equipment that is both top of the line and budget-friendly, you need Savage Bros. We provide the best materials, machines, and products available to serve multiple industries and make sure your business grows.

Providing both baking equipment and candy equipment, we consistently seek to offer new solutions and better ways to create both candy and other baked goods.

Visit us at the Pack Expo to view some of our top products and to learn more about how we can help your business thrive.

Are You New to Candy Making?

Congratulations on the launch of your new candy brand! No matter what stage you’re at in the process of expanding into a full-fledged candy-maker, the candy lovers of Savage Bros are here to help. Our classic and state-of-the-art confectionary equipment can help you transcend the conventions of candy and develop the truly unique, satisfying, and immaculate candy products.

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Organizations for Candy Makers:

Of course, running a successful candy making company takes more than a sweet tooth and great machinery. There’s a wealth of resources available to help your business thrive, and here are just a few of the groups that you can join to take your candy business to the next level:

  • The National Confectioners Association – This is the lead trade organization for confectionary companies in the United States. You can find a wealth of tips, tools, and strategies around their site to help you grow.
  • American Association of Candy Technologists – Focusing on the chemistry side of candymaking, this is a great association to join if you’re as fascinated by new candy concoctions and discoveries as we are.
  • RCI – Retail Confectioners International – Retail Confectioners International is the perfect organization to join if you’re planning on selling your candy on your own shelves. Running a candy store can be trickier than meets the eye, and these folks are the professionals when it comes to moving products into the consumer’s hands.

 

Industry Magazines:

If you’re looking for a great trade magazine for your candy company, these are two great options that provide tons of bite-sized insight. Featuring interviews with successful candymakers and business owners, they’re a great way to access professional advice on the regular.

 

Savage Bros. is Your Go-To Candy Making Equipment Company

We work with extraordinary candymakers every day to ensure that our products are effective at addressing candymaker’s needs. If you’re looking to build a thriving candy empire, there’s no better team to have by your side. Our ever-growing catalog of candy making equipment is designed to bring you the efficiency, consistency, and perfection that your business needs. Visit Savage Bros. online to browse our products or contact us directly about your company’s needs.

4 Necessary Machines for Any Confectioner

If you’re in the candy making business, you know it can be hard work. There are many ways to make delectable candies, but not all confectioner techniques are created equal. If you want to work smarter, not harder, it’s all about equipping yourself with the right confectionery equipment.

If you want to take your chocolate making skills to the next level, you definitely need to add these 4 machines to your shop:

Chocolate Enrober

EnroberCovering bits of candy and other items in chocolate by hand can take a long time if you want to do it right. If you have high demands, or if you want to expand your candy making business, you should definitely check out the chocolate enrober.

This state-of-the-art piece of candy making machinery is able to coat a variety of materials in delicious chocolate from top to bottom. Easy-to-use touchscreen panels provide you with complete control from start to finish. Drench candy in chocolate, shake away excess chocolate, and provide each piece with special decorative details. The heated water-jacketed chocolate reservoir with agitator is built on roll-out casters for easy cleaning and changeover.

Chocolate Melter

Chocolate MelterIf you’re making hundreds or thousands of pieces of candy for sale each day, melting small batches of chocolate can really slow you down, compromising the efficiency of the entire process. Making sure melted chocolate is always on hand is a must, and the chocolate melter can help you do that.

This massive chocolate melter has a 2,000 pound capacity and melts chocolate fast with an internal water pump. Simply plug it in, fill the jacket with water, and add milk, dark, or white chocolate. A 24-hour overnight warming cycle ensures the chocolate is ready when you arrive in the morning, and the entire machine is specially designed to feed warm chocolate into a temperer, enrober, or depositor. Add a pump for transfer or a magazine block melter to automatically feed chocolate bars into the machine.

Depositing Pump

Depositing PumpCreating consistency can be difficult in a small candy making shop. Not only do you want your candies to look exactly alike, but using variable amounts of chocolate can even end up costing you more. Keep everything consistent with the depositing pump.

The dual head nozzle provides you with your choice of spray or drizzle function. Create a uniform chocolate mist or ooze the perfect amount of chocolate out of the drizzle head. The controls feature a cycle counter that automatically stops when the proper amount of chocolate has been deposited. It integrates a melter, pump, panning head, and control in a single unit. The all-in-one design and customization of this machine allows you to create a piece of equipment that will make depositing chocolate simple and easy.

Boxed Chocolate Packer

Chocolate PackerVarious baking equipment and chocolate machines are a must, but you still want your chocolates to be handmade. That means packing boxes by hand, but you can waste a lot of time wandering around the shop, looking for boxes, packaging materials, and the right candies.

The one-person packer carousel is the best way to streamline the packaging process. This deceivingly simple box only takes up 12 square feet of floor space, but it can hold 180 pounds or 36 standard 5-pound bulk boxes of chocolate. You can pack 48 1-pound boxes per hour thanks to the organization of compartments and 9 revolving shelves. You’ll save an unbelievable amount of time and money by using this machine.

If you’re ready to take your candy making business to the next level, call Savage Bros. Co. to learn how we can customize confectionery machines just for you!

5 Delicious Snacks Made from Leftover Halloween Candy

With fall quickly approaching, Halloween is right around the corner. After all the sweets are handed out and the costumes are put away, there is undoubtedly mounds of candy left over. This candy can be used in a variety of ways, providing many additional candy making opportunities.

Halloween Candy

What are some snacks you can make with leftover Halloween candy?

Butterfinger Cookie Bars

Butterfinger cookie bars create the perfect combination of two sweets. With the chewy texture of the cookie and the crunch of the Butterfinger, everyone in the home will want a piece of this treat. For the right baking equipment to assist with any and all of these sweet treats, visit Savage Brothers for a complete range of everything you would need to make your candy and sweets baking to another level.

Candy Corn Parfait

Candy corn parfaits combine the signature Halloween candy with mounds of delicious pudding. For ultimate variety, layer candy corns between yellow pudding, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream for ultimate flavor.

Rolo and Twix Cheesecake Bars

Pair the creamy caramel of both Rolo and Twix with cheesecake and you create a truly heavenly combination. These cheesecake bars are designed to be both sweet and creamy, and can be used with virtually any candy combination.

Candy Bar Brownies

Candy bar brownies combine both the sweetness of leftover Halloween candy with the delicious blend of regular brownies. Candy bar brownies provide the perfect opportunity to combine salty and sweet.

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs

Once again, no Halloween would be complete without candy corn. To spice things up, add old candy corn to pretzels and drizzle with caramel, chocolate, and other flavors to create a uniquely salty and sweet flavor with candy corn pretzel hugs.

To make these items on a larger level, it’s essential to use high quality candy making machinery. At Savage Brothers, we provide confectionery equipment for both business and personal use. Contact Savage Brothers today to request more information about how we can assist you.