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Glossary

 

The following are frequently used phrases on Kookaburra’s website and packaging. Please contact us if you require any further information:

 

Kookaburra – A native Australian bird with a distinctive laugh-like call

Licorice – A sweet, chewy candy with derived from licorice root

Liquorice – The Australian spelling of licorice

Bulk – Our bulk case is 15.4 pounds of liquorice loose in a bag rather than packaged into a bag or tub

Wholesale – Buying wholesale is where small or large company that purchase products from Kookaburra then onsell to the general consumer

Pallet – Our pallets contain 96 cases of bulk or packaged liquorice products

Treacle – A dark syrup derived from sugar

Wheat Flour – Flour derived from grinding whole wheat kernels or ‘berries’

Wheat Syrup – A syrup created by the process of heat and acid on wheat

Molasses – Thick, brown juice derived from raw sugar during its refining process

Modified Food Starch (Corn) – A food additive derived from treating corn stach

Licorice Extract – A flavorful infusion derived from the root of the liquorice plant

Monoglyceride – A glyceride consisting of one fatty acid chain bonded to a glycerol molecule

Soy Lecithin – A fatty acid

Diglycerides – A glycerides consisting of two fatty acid chains bonded to a glycerol molecule

Emulsifier – Often a food additive used to stabilize processed foods

Sulphites – A salt of sulphurous acid

Citric Acid – An organic acid that is used as a flavoring and setting agent

Malic Acid – An organic acid also used as a flavoring

Sodium Bicarbonate – Also known as baking soda, it is a chemical leavening agent

Sodium Citrate – The salt of sodium and citric acid, used as a flavoring agent

Cocoa Butter – A fatty substance derived from cocoa beans, frequently used in confectionary

Whole Milk Powder – A powder derived from whole milk by removing water

Corn Syrup – A syrup derived from corn starch consisting of dextrose, maltose and dextrins