York Peppermint Patties

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Initial puncture force, mean filling force, total area of work

Abstract

This application study presents a puncture test method for analyzing the firmness and layers of York Peppermint Patties and similar layered candies. A TA-53 3 mm diameter puncture probe was aligned over a 6 mm diameter hole in the test platform which allowed the probe to puncture completely through the patty. Three patties from each brand were tested three times each, totaling nine replicate tests for each brand.