Lithuanian University of Agriculture
Confiserie et chocolats Aide culinaire
ECOTROPHELIA LITHUANIA 2011 - Not awarded ECOTROPHELIA EUROPE 2011 - Not awarded
The “Sweet Garden” is hand-made sweets from organically grown Lithuanian traditional fruits, berries and vegetables. Sweets’ production technology and the chemical composition of the used raw materials allow the sweets to maintain the natural colour of the raw materials used, i.e. fruits, vegetables and berries, because no synthetic dyes are added. No preservative, that would help extending the shelf life of food products, are used in the manufacturing process of the sweets. “Sweet Garden” products could be used for flavoring and decorating ice-creams, cakes and desserts. The name of the product is derived from the fact that the fruits and vegetables that are included in the products are grown in the gardens from the outset of spring till late autumn. The sweets should be stored in a dry place, avoiding direct sunlight, in a clean, well-ventilated area at the temperatures of 18 ± 3 ºC and relative humidity of 75 %. It is recommended to use the product within 45 days. The hand made package is made out of carton and cellulose, instead of glue, potato starch has been used, while green apple tree leaves have been used for decorating and painting the package. The box is recyclable and dissolves fast. The created company could produce and distribute to the local market ecological sweets „Sweet Garden“ in packages of 180 g. The packages would contain three types of sweets: Carrots with Actinidia, Pumpkins with dried apples, Rhubarbs with Asparagus. This product is to be certified at the public authority „Ekoagros“ as a pure ecological product. „Sweet Garden“ product promotion and market introduction will be done using several methods – presenting and advertising the product at different exhibitions and journalistic publications (news papers, magazines).