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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 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 when a small or large company purchases products from Kookaburra then onsells 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 starch.

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 – 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.