Peach rings

Peach Rings: Procedures, 5 Best Brands and More

Peach rings are one of the most popular kick sugar candies, this is because they are sweet and tangy. These rings, when made need to contain added sugar and alcoholic sugar. Peach rings can be made into different flavors. These rings are made from the following ingredients:

Modified food starch (potatoes), corn syrup, fumaric acid, modified food starch (corn), tataric acid, yellow 5, artificial and natural flavors, gelatin, citric acid, sodium citrate, apple juice from concentrate.

These rings originated in Germany in 1922 by Haribo. 

HOW TO MAKE PEACH RINGS AT HOME YOURSELF

Do it yourself (DIY) peach rings are preferred by the majority of people because, unlike the rings that are produced majorly for commercial purposes which mostly use artificial flavors, peach rings that are made at home are for consumption and natural flavors are majorly used and this gives the rings a different taste compared to those with artificial flavors. 

Although home made rings have a unique taste, one should not forget that the process can be very tedious. The process can be made less tedious if the peaches are canned.

PROCEDURE FOR HOMEMADE PEACH

Below is the procedure for homemade peach rings ranging from the ingredients to the step by step guide on how to prepare it. Ingredients:

  • 6 peaches and above. The quantity of your peach ring that you want to make will determine the  number of peaches you will use. If you use about six peaches, you will get at least two cups of puree.
  • ½  powdered pectin
  • ½  light corn syrup
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice

Step by step guide

1. Firstly, your peaches were not canned, so you will have to prepare the peaches for canning. This is done by boiling the peach in hot water for like 30 seconds. After that, you remove the peach from the boiling water and put it on ice for it to cool off, and after that, you peal the peach skin with a pairing knife or your hands. If the peach skin refuses to peal, boil it again and then cool it off.

2. Secondly, after the peach skin has been peeled off, you pit the peaches by cutting them in half and removing the pit. Then you add the peach halves to a blender. Then use a larger strainer to collect any remaining chunks.

3. Thirdly, add the peaches to a saucepan and bring them to a simmer. Once you start simmering, add the mixture of pectin and sugar. After adding it, stir it well until the sugar blends evenly.

4. Fourthly, boil the mixture, and once it starts boiling, add the light corn syrup. After adding the light corn syrup, you need to get this mixture up to 230 degrees in order to obtain the proper gummy texture. This will take about a half hour of stirring. As soon as the mixture reaches 230 degrees, add the lemon juice and stir well.

5. Lastly, pour it into your cooling dish and let it cool at room temperature for 4 hours. When it cools off, you cut it into your desired shape, and the best way to cut it is to use a bottle lid, the one without the nipple, to cut out your peach ring, and after that, you fill it with sugar.

Peach rings
Peach rings

HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE PEACH RINGS

In a situation where you can not finish all the rings that you made, the best way to store them so that they will not get spoilt is to put them in an airtight container and then drop them in the fridge to stop the sugar from dissolving into the gummy from moisture in the air.

TOP BRANDS FOR PEACH RINGS

There are some major brands that are into the production of peach rings. These brands are;

1. Smartsweets peach rings: Smartsweets is a brand of peach rings that is considered to be the healthiest choice. This is because it does not produce peach rings with artificial flavor. It uses plant based stevia as its sweetener, therefore reducing its sugar load. Smart sweets peach rings use the following ingredients:

Pectin, rice flour, malic acid, fumaric acid, prebiotic soluble fiber from tapioca, chicory root fiber, fruit and vegetable juice, coconut oil, stevia leaf extract and vegetable juice for color.

2. Great surprise peach rings: This brand produces peach rings that are soft with lots of flavor and also contain beef gelatin. They also offer bulk purchases.

3. Albanese world’s best gummi peach reach: This brand is considered the best. It does not have a sour taste, but the sugar level is too high. They make use of the following ingredients: gelatin, water, citric acid, corn syrup, sugar, lactic acid, pectin (derived from fruits), and red 40.

4. Crayola gummies peach rings: This brand of peach rings makes use of ingredients like corn starch, corn syrup, tartaric acid, beef gelatin, sugar, artificial flavor and colors. The crayola gummies peach is a brand of peach that is said to be cost effective. Its peach rings are made without the use of high fructose corn syrup.

5. Trolli peaches O’s: This brand produces peach rings with lot of flavors and the rings does contain gelatin and because of this, it is not suitable for vegetarians. This brand of peach rings is worth trying especially for person’s who ate not on special diet.

CONCLUSION

Peach rings are candies that is produced from different ingredients. It gives you  a variety of  taste based in the combination of ingredients used. These rings can be sour and it can also be sweet. When it is sour, the rings are not made from artificial flavor but rather natural flavor from fruits but when it is sweet it is made from artificial flavor. Each bites of these rings can make you feel butterflies in your stomach. The different brands of peach rings affects the quality and taste of the peach rings and even their prices as well.