Jul 6, 2023
Starburst is a delicious candy to eat. But they stick to your teeth like crazy! If you’re lucky, they’ll even stay at the roof of your mouth. So if you want a different experience from aside from the chewing and gumminess, here’s how to freeze-dry starburst.
Starburst is one of the most straightforward candies to freeze dry. They’re already bite-sized, so you don’t have to cut them like tootsie rolls and snickers. They don’t expand as much as skittles and bit-o-honey do, so you don’t have to cut them into small pieces. They’re already small enough as it is.
Pre-freezing is not necessary for candy. Especially if you have a newer model of Harvest Right freeze dryer and or an updated firmware. The latest ones have a candy mode where the trays are heated to soften the candy and slightly liquify it.
Getting to the Candy Mode in your Harvest Right freeze dryer is easy.
Now that you know how to set your freeze-dryer to Candy Mode, let’s start freeze-drying.
Freeze drying starburst can take 12-16 hours, depending on several conditions like:
A properly freeze-dried starburst should have a light, airy, crunchy texture. Test random pieces to see if it’s dry right down the middle. If you get some that are still gooey, chewy, and cold, put the trays back for 2-3 hours of extra dry time.
If you have kids who love candy, Mason Jars are excellent. You can easily open and reseal the jars whenever someone wants their sweet tooth satisfied. Mylar bags are best if you want to store the candy for long-term storage. They’re lightweight, durable, and don’t take up too much space.
Before you seal your container, make sure to add oxygen absorbers. They take out residual oxygen, which is one of the leading cause of food spoilage in food supplies. Use 1-2 of the 300cc packets per gallon-size of your container. It’s better to use more than to use less.
If you want to try what freeze-dried starburst is like before making your own, here’s where you can buy them.
Their freeze-dried starburst comes in a candy-pink Mylar bag with a small window. The zip-top allows for easy resealing that keeps your candy fresh between snacks. For purchasing, you can pay through Shop Pay, PayPal, and Google Pay. Once they confirm your order, Trendy Treats will ship your candies in 1-2 business days. Unfortunately, once they ship, you can’t cancel your order.
So far, most reviews show satisfied customers. A grandmother got this for her granddaughter, who has braces and says they’re perfect. You’ll be pleasantly surprised on how good they are.
This is for you if you’re looking for a site to buy freeze-dried starburst with several payment options.
We recommend this company because it’s one of the top brands for freeze-dried treats. It shows with the reviews saying this freeze-dried treat is delicious and worth doing a video on.
However, you might be misled by the picture they used. The first image shows a bag with a lot of freeze-dried starburst. The second picture shows a bag with ginormous freeze-dried candies. So far, most of the reviews say what they got was the second one. At $7.49 USD for 4-5 pieces of candy, we can understand their disappointment.
Are you a fan of starburst minis, and are partial to specific flavors? Then try the freeze-dried starburst from the Freeze Dried Candy Store. You can get:
The bags also come in two sizes that can fit your hunger for sweets. The Normal (3oz) is suitable for solo binging or when you prefer to eat sweets occasionally. The Party (9oz) is great for sharing the love with family and friends.
Eating freeze-dried starburst will make you think about this candy differently. The light, airy, crunchy texture that bursts with flavor is certainly so satisfying.
Do you wish to make your own? Or prefer to buy the candy so you have room for other food in your freeze-dryer? Let us know in the comment section.
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