It will be quite common to hear the word “confectionery” but you may not always know what this means. Confectionery products are items that are usually made with sugar. A lot of them are also made with carbohydrates that are not necessarily healthy. There are times when people would like to categorize the various confectionery products.
For instance, flour confectioneries will be considered different from chocolate confectioneries. The creation of confectionery products may seem modern but there are some reports stating that this has been done since the ancient times. Even before, people have loved sweets and would reward themselves by eating some of the confectionery products that they were able to create.
Confectionery refers to sugar. So, confectionery products are baked products that are made primarily with sugar. Most bakeries produce and sell confectionery products. Cakes, pastries and cookies are considered to be baker’s confectionery products. However, these products can also include candy, gum, chocolates and candied nuts. There are different confectionery products. Some are made of chocolate, flour or made by a baker. Manufacturers make confectionery products and so those would not be considered to be baker’s products because it is not made by a baker.
Other confectionery products include petits fours, doughnuts, scones and cookies. With the baker’s confectionery products, the sweet treat is baked in an oven. Some of these products are not meant to be eaten. Sometimes sugar is hardened to create a statue or building out of the sugar.