Bars come in a lot of varieties, such as chocolate bars, granola bars, nut bars and protein bars. The base of (granola) bars can be compressed ingredients such as oats, nuts and seeds. Bars mostly contain a variety of inclusions that may or may not brake during the process. Therefore, Sobatech’s continuous mixing systems allow to feed ingredients in different phases of the mixing system. The staged addition of ingredients allows to provide each ingredient with a different mechanical treatment.
This allows for nuts or seeds to be homogeneously mixed into the final bar mass without breaking down. Also, when including chocolate chips or caramel chunks their individual melting points are taken into consideration during the mixing process.