5 Fun Facts About Candy

Candy has quite the history as an incredibly popular and incredibly delicious force in the global diet. Whether you’re a candymaker or simply a fan, we think you’ll appreciate these fun candy factoids.

Old English Candy Store

Americans Eat More Candy Than Citrus, Rice, and Fish (24 lbs per capita in comparison to citrus (20 lbs) rice (21 lbs) and fish(16 lbs).

Candy is king, and you don’t have to be a candy lover to know it. The number’s don’t lie, Americans love candy a whole lot   more than other foods, which means that there’s no better time to be in the candy business than now. Each year, Americans consume about 24 lbs of candy per capita. Citrus comes in a t 20 lbs per capita, rice at 21 lbs, and fish at 16lbs[1]. Not quite as bad as Germany, which consumes twice as much[2]!

Confectioners Couldn’t Keep Up with Military Demand for Candy During WWII

At the time it was believed that candy kept soldiers alert in the perils of war, so the military regularly included treats that we still know and love today in their rations. Candies like Tootsie Rolls and M&M’s can survive just about any weather condition, making them the perfect fit for soldiers fighting in a wide range of weather conditions[3].

Cotton Candy was Invented by a Dentist

In what is perhaps one of the greatest ironies of our time, Dr, William J. Morrison, a dentist from Nashville, Tennessee co-invented the cotton candy machine[4], a wonderful piece of candy making machinery that produced the fluffy goodness we know as cotton candy, then aptly named ‘Fairy Floss’.

Candy Sales Never Appear to Be Affected by Recessions

In the best of times and the worst of times sweet tooths everywhere need soothing, which is why economic downturn is no match for the candy industry. Researchers speculate that people are more likely to find comfort in small expenses during recession to reduce the stress of financial tensions[5].

Candy Corn is the Top-Selling Candy Every Year

Candy corn, originally referred to as ‘chicken feed’ (yeah, not so appealing) is a classic Halloween favorite, and though it seems like it only get sold once a year, this old-time delight is still a top seller. In fact, if Brach’s lined up every kernel of candy corn they sell, the line would wrap around the Earth 4 times– quite astronomical for a seasonal treat[6].

If you’re in the business of candy making you’re in one of the most fascinating, fun, and delightful industries in the nation (and probably the world). Don’t forget to celebrate your candy-making prowess with the latest candy-making machinery and confectionary equipment from Savage Bros!

 

[1] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/candy_n_4138120.html

[2] http://www.candystore.com/blog/facts-trivia/candy-facts-infographic/

[3] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/candy_n_4138120.html

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16092607

[5] http://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/08/industries-thrive-on-recession.asp

[6]http://www.retroland.com/candy-corn/

Baking Containers to 1,600 LBS / 725 KG

Is your business in need of some updated confectionery products? Savage Brothers, a confectionery supply company, has recently added products designed to make baking easier. Cooking in large batches with old or insufficient equipment is never easy. How can our new products make your time in the kitchen better?

container adaptersLifTILTruk Container Adapters
Our new LifTILTruk Container Adapters help pour every size and shape of container you currently own. These adapters make it easy to make larger batches without constantly worrying about weight and transfer. Our straps are made to conform with all backey mixing bowls, pails, containers, bins, or kettles. Because they are so configurable, buying additional inventory is only done when needed and saves you money.

 

Bowl LiftLifTILTruk Mobile Model “E” Bowl Lift

For bowls up to 1000 lbs., the LifTILTruk Mobile Model “E” Bowl Lift was designed specifically to lift, transport and pour spirall mixers with integrated trollies. This product houses a unique, double vertical column that results in better support and more weight capabilities. This product is also highly mobile, making it easier to move around the kitchen space as needed.

Lift n Dump Spiral Mix BowlSpiral Mixer Bowl LIFT-n-DUMP

The Spiral Mixer Bowl LIFT-n-DUMP can accommodate weight up to 1600 lbs., and is fixed to the floor for added security. This hydraulic lift and pour system makes it incredibly easy to accommodate large batches, both reducing time and improving efficiency for employees.

Illinois Confectionery Supply Company

For all of your candy making equipment supplies, trust Savage Brothers to provide high quality items with unbeatable customer service. Our large inventory and constant stream of new products guarantees expertise in the industry and a desire to consistently serve you better.

When it’s time to update and refresh your confectionery equipment and supplies, visit Savage Brothers. Call today to speak to a qualified professional and learn more about how we can make your workspace safer, more efficient, and more productive.

Baking Lift-n-Dump Containers, Adapters, and Rotating Bowls

For any and all of your candy making equipment needs, Savage Bros. has it all! In fact, we have recently expanded our confectionery supplies and added new products and equipment to our lineup in order to ensure that we always have exactly what you need.

LifTILTruk Container Adapters

LifTILTruk Container Adapters: These specialized straps and container adapters will give you the ability to lift and pour any type of container used in the candy, baking, and chemical industries. These adapters are suitable for any size, shape, and brand of container.

 

LifTILTruk Mobile Model "E" Bowl Lift - up to 1,000 LB

LifTILTruk Mobile Model “E” Bowl Lift: This bowl lift is capable of handling mixing bowls of up to 1000 lbs. Featuring integrated trollies and a special double vertical column, our new lift will allow you to safely handle large and unwieldy bowls.

 

Spiral Mixer Bowl LIFT-n-DUMP - up to 1,600 LB

Spiral Mixer Bowl LIFT-n-DUMP: To handle large spiral mixing bowls with integrated trollies, this new mixer bowl lift can handle bowls up to 1600 lb. With a fail-safe hydraulic system and pre-set pouring path, the Spiral Mixer Bowl Lift-n-Dump will allow you to manage even your largest-scale baking equipment.

Your One Stop Shop For Confectionery Baking Equipment

Savage Bros. has all of the candy making equipment supplies you need to be successful. From baking equipment to confectionery equipment and everything in between, we’ll make it easy to create the finest confections you’ve ever produced!

Want to learn more about our new products, or simply have questions about your candy making needs? Give us a call today to find out more!

Unique and Interesting Uses for Chocolate

Chocolate is perfection. It can be infused into any cake, candy or other dessert and result in something ten times better. It can be the main focus of candy or fruit, and has an incredible amount of uses. Chocolate is typically thought of in regards to different desserts and candies across the globe, but what are some other uses for chocolate?

Infused with Cheese

That’s right, whether it’s a cheesecake consistency or a harder cheese, chocolate infused into cheese is the perfect flavor combination to satisfy two cravings at one. There are even numerous chocolate and cheese festivals held around the country.

Chocolate-Wrapped Bacon

Again, a flavor match made in heaven. Salty crispy bacon paired with sweet, rich chocolate satisfies both your sweet tooth and breakfast tooth.

Tooth Decay Prevention

It’s been recently discovered that an extract of cocoa is more effective than fluoride in both preventing cavities and keeping your teeth healthy.

candy making companyFace Mask

Through melting chocolate and applying it to your face as a moisturizing mask, your skin can be left feeling dewy and sweet-smelling. Chocolate also is full of antioxidants, which are great for overall skin health.

 

Place to Stay

The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Bournemount, England, houses rooms that are named after different words for chocolate. The hotel also includes weekend packages with chocolate portraits.

Your Go to Candy Making Equipment Company

Are you ready to take your chocolate candy making skills to the next level? Have proper confectionary supplies and equipment is critical to making quality candy. For all of your candy making equipment supplies, count on Savage Brothers to assist in all your candy-making endeavors. From tables to stoves to everything in between, Savage Brothers is the go-to location for candy making products of all types.

Contact Savage Brothers today to get started on your candy making journey.

Chocolate – Emotional Benefits for the Mind and Spirit

When it comes to chocolate, everyone has a favorite type. Whether you love the richness of milk chocolate or the tang of dark cocoa, there is something for everyone when it comes to this sweet treat. With the increase in health consciousness, chocolate has gotten a bad rep for being an unhealthy snack, but science is showing us a different story!

There are many health benefits to eating chocolate, including its antioxidant effect and usefulness in preventing heart disease.  New research has now broadened the picture of the healthy attributes of chocolate, and scientists have discovered that it can have amazing emotional benefits as well!

Chocolate

Everyone has experienced that craving for chocolate at one point or another, and now we know that there is more to it than just having a sweet tooth. When you eat chocolate, there are several emotional benefits triggered within the brain, including:

  • A blissful, “falling in love” euphoria
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Increase of serotonin levels
  • Less moodiness
  • Overall sense of wellbeing

With the emotional boost and health benefits that chocolate provides, you never have to feel guilty about your mid-day sweet indulgence!

Savage Bros. Confectionery Machinery Company

Savage Bros believes in the power of chocolate, and since 1855 we have been the leading confectionery machinery company in the industry. From the days of horse-drawn wagons to modern-day society, we have been providing the best in candy and chocolate making machinery to confectionery artists around the world.

Savage Bros offers a variety of chocolate processing and depositing equipment, from melters and tempering machinery to high-tech chocolate molding workstations. Whatever you need to create your sweet treats, our professional confectionery machinery company can help you take your creations to the next level!

To find out more about the exceptional service and quality chocolate making equipment Savage Bros offers, give us a call today!

Savage Bros. To Attend the RCI Annual Conversion and Industry Exposition in June

Savage Brothers has been revolutionizing the confectionery industry for 150 years, and we’re at it again– delivering our innovative candy making solutions to the RCI Annual Convention and Industry Exposition.

RCI Expo ExhibitorThis unique event is designed to bring professionals from across the candy making and chocolate making industry together to talk candy, share new ideas, and explore the latest and greatest developments in confectionery machinery.

We’re honored to share our high-quality confectionery machinery with candy makers at large, and we’re looking forward to seeing more companies use our equipment to scale their businesses.

The Ultimate Candy Making Equipment

If you want to see our products in action, you’re in luck. We will be displaying our candy processing machinery at the event, giving candy business owners a first-hand look at how to grow their operation without sacrificing quality.

Savage Bros. proudly makes and distributes some of the finest candy making equipment in the industry. We have mixers, melters, cookers, depositors, extruders, heating tables, rollers, cutters and more to help your business satisfy the sweet tooths of the nation– even when it comes to the art of chocolate making!

If you specialize in fine chocolates, you won’t want to miss what our team has in store. Our industrial equipment is perfect for efficiently tempering, molding, and packing your products.

Join Savage Bros. in our mission to connect with the candy-making community, grow businesses small and large, and make people’s dreams possible. Visit our booth at the RCI Annual Convention and Industry Exposition on June 20th through the 24th at The Westin Indianapolis to see what we have in store!

If you can’t make it to the show, don’t worry. We attend confectionery and baking expositions year-round! Browse our other exhibitions and shows to find an event near you.

Any questions about our supplies? Contact us for inquiries online, or call our toll-free number at (800) 342-0973.

 

Perfect Your Chocolate with Our Roller Cutters, Sizers and Levelers

Has finding the proper thickness of your chocolate been a struggle for you? How about cutting your batch into equal pieces? If so, order our state-of-the-art roller cutters, sizers and levelers today. Crafted with stainless steel shafts and easy-to-grip revolving handles, they’ll effectively roll out and slice your chocolate to the perfect size and thickness.

Cholocate Rollers, Cutters, and Sizers

Rollers, Cutters, Sizers

Roller Cutters: Featuring interchangeable food-grade Lexan spacers, stainless steel circular knives with beveled edges and revolving handles, our roller cutter makes every cut the right cut. Handles can be easily disconnected so you can rearrange the blades and spacers to suit the requirements of your batch. We carry a twelve-knife model, a fifteen-knife model, and a twenty-knife model. Each comes with a ¾”, ½” and 1/8” spacer.

Sizers: This weighted rolling pin spreads and compresses your chocolate slab to your desired thickness. End wheels can be added to raise the drum off the cooling table if you desire a thicker batch of chocolate. Our drum sizer spans the width of a cooling table and will smoothly flatten your chocolate until it is exactly how you want it.

Levelers: Essentially a vertical plow, this tool is used to spread your candy slab. By simply pushing it into your mound of chocolate, it will level it out so the surface is nice and smooth. The height of the leveler is easy to adjust, featuring threaded posts that make it easy to raise up or lower down. It spans the width of the cooling table, so you can effectively level as much chocolate that fits across.

Make the confectionary making process more efficient with our fine roller cutters, sizers and levelers. For more information on these cutting-edge products, give us a call at (800) 342-0973 or fill out our online form for more information!

Blog – Best Scents for the Holidays

Holiday CandlesDid you know that your sense of smell is intimately connected to memory in the brain? This is why classic smells form your childhood often evoke such a powerful emotional response and flooding of memories. Invoke the scents of the holidays to bring joy and comfort into your home with the high-quality candle making equipment from Savage Bros. Our equipment is perfect not only for baking and cooling edible goods but for creating candles to celebrate the holiday season. We’ve listed our top five favorite holiday scents below:

  1. Gingerbread – A playful scent of ginger, cinnamon, and notes of even frosting make gingerbread scented candles a fun way to invoke the holiday spirit.
  1. Balsam and fir trees – If “Silent Night” is your favorite Christmas song, than consider a candle that smells like the calm outside of a winter cabin. The smell of evergreen trees are classic this winter.
  1. Peppermint candy – Sweet and tasty, peppermint is not only the favorite kind of candy this season but also a favorite scent.
  1. Pumpkin pie – Get the taste buds savoring for a bit of sweet with a pumpkin pie scented candle. It’ll bring the family together!
  1. Bergamot and juniper – Add a little romance to your holiday with the sweet and floral smells of bergamot and juniper.

For over 150 years, our professionals have been providing only the highest quality candle making equipment in the industry. At Savage Bros we make sure to not only offer equipment from the best manufacturers but amazing customer service to boot. Learn more about how our equipment can help you create long lasting candles by giving us a call or filling out our online form for more information.

Creating Quality Candies with the Right Equipment

With the holidays right around the corner, there is nothing sweeter than candies to tickle the tongue. From peppermint bark to chocolate truffles, mint chocolate fudge to caramel marshmallow treats, sweet candies often are a staple sign of the holidays. These sweets are often given as gifts and for guests, exemplifying the holiday spirit and joy. Help families make the most of the holidays by crafting the candies and treats that are so often loved this season.

Christmas Chocolate and Candy

Christmas Chocolate

For your bakery or candy shop, be sure you can meet the demands this year by purchasing the most efficient, cost-effective, high-quality, and reliable candy making and baking equipment from Savage Bros. Our baking and food processing equipment has pioneered the candy industry for over 150 years, giving both small and large businesses alike the means to craft high quality candies and sweets.

 

We offer a wide selection of candy equipment to satisfy all parts of the baking process. From icing and fondant tanks to chocolate processors and even packaging equipment, we do it all. If your business is in need of high-quality equipment capable of making your production line even more efficient, contact the professionals at Savage Bros. today! Call us toll-free or fill out our online form for more information!

Moving to a New Home before the Holidays

Your leading confectionary equipment manufacturers at Savage Bros are thrilled to announce that we’re moving to a larger space. Effective this month, we will move out of our current 30,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing warehouse and 13,900-sq.-ft. assembly building into a single 81,500-sq.-ft. facility. Equipped with state-of-the-art electric, lighting and communications technologies, this spacious structure will provide us with everything needed to bolster our manufacturing, engineering, sales and services efforts.

Savage Bros. New Office

Savage Bros. Moves to a New Location

Starting December 1, 2015, this will be our new address:
1825 Greenleaf Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

We ask that you please update your records. Our phone, fax and email information will remain as it is.

We aim to make this transition as smooth and streamlined as possible, but will face some disruption during Thanksgiving week. We will have limited communication from the 23rd through the 25th while our telephone systems are being moved. We will also be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, so if you have any urgent requests, don’t hesitate to call us now at 847-981-3000.

This exciting and monumental occasion couldn’t have been possible without the continued support from our customers. We would like to thank all of you for making this happen, fueling our growth over the years and allowing us to continue to deliver new innovations to the confectionery industry. Keep checking our website for additional updates on the finishing of our new demonstration room. Here you’ll be able to test your recipes on our equipment alongside our master chef!

Thanks again for making this all possible and have a Happy Thanksgiving!