Palm Oil Developments No.70 (June 2019) p1-3

Production of Palm-based Panned ‘Chocolate’

Norazura Aila Mohd Hassim* and Sivaruby Kanagaratnam*

Panned products are among popular treats nowadays due to their size, shape, quantity and value. It is a rapid and powerful method to coat numerous items with chocolate. Among popular item to coat are nuts such as almonds, cashews and peanuts as well as fruits such as raisins and cherries. Since panning may have been used for 1000 years, it is considered as one of the oldest types of processed confection (Copping, 1996). It evolved from pills or dragees in which it is rolled in sugar to conceal the displeasing medicine taste. The word dragee is believed to have initiated from a confectioner named Julius Dragatus who established a coated confection around 177 BC (Kitt, 2004).

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.