Frequently Asked Questions

Gummy Preparation

  1. How do I make Maestrodose gummies?
  2. What kitchen equipment do I need?
  3. What is a stovetop water bath?
  4. What is a heat-resistant mixing container?
  5. What if I don't have a whisk?
  6. What type of sugar should I use?
  7. What if the gummy mix starts to set while pouring into the mold?

Gummy Storage

  1. How should I store my gummies?
  2. How long will the gummies last in the fridge?
  3. How long will the gummies last in the freezer?

Dosing

  1. What are active ingredients?
  2. How do I use the calculator?
  3. What is the maximum volume of active ingredients I can add to a batch of gummies?
  4. Can I add multiple active ingredients to one batch of gummies?

DIY Gummy Mix (Product)

  1. Where is your gummy mix manufactured?
  2. What are the ingredients of your gummy mix?
  3. Why doesn’t your gummy mix contain sugar?
  4. Is your gummy mix vegan?
  5. Is your gummy mix kosher?
  6. Is your gummy mix gluten-free?
  7. Why does your gummy mix contain corn syrup solids?
  8. Why does your gummy mix contain sunflower lecithin?
  9. What is citric acid?
  10. What is sodium citrate?
  11. What is natural citrus flavor?
  12. Is your gummy mix packaging recyclable?

Silicone Gummy Mold (Product)

  1. Where is your silicone mold manufactured?
  2. Is your silicone mold food-safe?
  3. Can I put the silicone mold in the dishwasher?

Shipping and Refunds

  1. How long will it take for US shipping?
  2. Do you ship internationally?
  3. What is your refund policy?

Gummy Preparation

How do I make Maestrodose gummies?

Watch this quick video to learn how to make infused gummies with Maestrodose, or refer to one of our recipes for detailed step-by-step instructions.

1. MIX

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Combine Maestrodose DIY Gummy Mix, liquid ingredients, and your active ingredients in a heat-resistant container and whisk thoroughly.

2. HEAT

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Heat and stir for 8 minutes, adding sugar at the 1-minute mark.

3. POUR

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Fill each chamber of the gummy mold to the first shelf, then top up with the remaining mix.

 

What kitchen equipment do I need?

Just a few common kitchen tools are required to prepare a batch of Maestrodose gummies:

  • Stovetop water bath
  • Heat-resistant mixing container
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Stopwatch (your phone works well)
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What is a stovetop water bath?

A stovetop water bath (also known as a hot water bath or "bain marie") consists of any heat-proof container set directly in a larger saucepan of hot simmering water.

How to set up a stovetop water bath:

  1. Add enough water to your saucepan to reach about ⅓-½ way up the mixing container.
  2. Lay a folded washcloth (or even a paper towel) on the bottom of the saucepan to prevent the clanking sound of your mixing container against the saucepan during heating.
  3. Bring the water to a gentle boil.
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What is a heat-resistant mixing container?

Generally speaking, "heat-resistant" refers to containers made of tempered glass, ceramic, stainless steel, aluminum, or copper.

Pyrex Measuring Cup

We strongly recommend using a Pyrex-style measuring cup because it is heat-resistant and has a spout for pouring your gummy mixture into the mold.

If you don't have a Pyrex measuring cup, a wide-mouth canning jar (or any other heat-proof container) will suffice, as long as it holds at least 1 cup in volume.

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What if I don't have a whisk?

While we do recommend using a small whisk for best results, a fork can also work well.

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What type of sugar should I use?

You can use regular table sugar (i.e. granulated sugar) or substitute with another sweetener such as turbinado sugar (i.e. raw or cane sugar), maple syrup, or agave syrup to enhance the flavor profile of your gummies.

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What if the gummy mix starts to set while pouring into the mold?

Place the mixing container back into the stovetop water bath and allow the gummy mixture to heat up. Continue to heat and stir until the mixture has liquified enough to pour into the mold.

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Gummy Storage

How should I store my gummies?

Gummies can either be left in the silicone mold or removed and kept in a sealed container. Either way, the gummies should be stored in the fridge or freezer.

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How long will the gummies last in the fridge?

Gummies will last for weeks in the fridge.

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How long will the gummies last in the freezer?

Gummies will last for months in the freezer.

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Dosing

What are active ingredients?

The term active ingredient refers to any biologically active substance that provides a desired effect to the consumer. Examples include vitamins, nutraceuticals, mushrooms, and herbal extracts such as oils & tinctures, distillates, and concentrates.

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How do I use the calculator?

Potency: Determining the potency/strength of your active ingredient is the crucial first step. This can typically be found on the product label. Measured in milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL).

Dose: Your desired dose of active ingredient per gummy. Measured in milligrams per gummy (mg/gummy).

Volume: Add this volume of active ingredient to your recipe/batch. Measured in milliliters per batch (mL/batch).

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What is the maximum volume of active ingredients I can add to a batch of gummies?

We recommend a maximum of 21 mL per batch — that's 1 mL per gummy — otherwise your gummies may not set properly.

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Can I add multiple active ingredients to one batch of gummies?

Yes, as long as the total volume does not exceed 21 mL per batch.

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DIY Gummy Mix (Product)

Where is your gummy mix manufactured?

Our gummy mix is proudly manufactured in the USA. It is produced according to cGMP standards in an FDA-approved facility and third-party lab tested.

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What are the ingredients of your gummy mix?

Corn syrup solids, gelatin, natural citrus flavor, citric acid, sodium citrate, sunflower lecithin.

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Why doesn’t your gummy mix contain sugar?

We have left out the sugar to allow for flexibility in our recipes. You can use regular table sugar or substitute with another sweetener such as turbinado sugar (i.e. raw or cane sugar), maple syrup, or agave syrup to enhance the flavor profile of your gummies.

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Is your gummy mix vegan?

No, our gummy mix is not vegan. We chose a non-vegan formula as it delivered the best taste and consistency.

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Is your gummy mix kosher?

No, our gummy mix is not kosher.

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Is your gummy mix gluten-free?

Yes, our gummy mix is gluten-free.

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Why does your gummy mix contain corn syrup solids?

By adding corn syrup solids, we can reduce the sugar content of our formula while still maintaining the structure and texture of the gummy.

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Why does your gummy mix contain sunflower lecithin?

Sunflower lecithin is an emulsifier. By adding an emulsifier, we can allow both oil and water-based ingredients to mix smoothly.

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Why does your gummy mix contain citric acid?

Citric acid is an acid derived from citrus fruits which helps with the formulation of the jelly.

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Why does your gummy mix contain sodium citrate?

Sodium citrate is a natural salt derived from citric acid which helps with the product's overall acidity and emulsification properties.

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What is natural citrus flavor?

Our natural citrus flavor combines naturally-derived lemon, lime, and grapefruit extracts.

This flavor profile compliments the natural aromas of full-spectrum oils & tinctures and also works with a variety of recipes.

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Is your gummy mix packaging recyclable?

The outer box is recyclable, but each individual packet is not.

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Silicone Gummy Mold (Product)

Where is your silicone mold manufactured?

Our Silicone Gummy Mold (and case) is manufactured in China.

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Is your silicone mold food-safe?

Yes, our mold is made of high-quality, BPA-free, FDA-compliant silicone.

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Can I put the silicone mold in the dishwasher?

Yes, our mold is dishwasher, freezer, and refrigerator safe, with a safe operating temperature of -40°F to 446°F (-40°C to 230°C).

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Shipping and Refunds

How long will it take for US shipping?

US shipping generally takes between 2-8 business days. Please review our Shipping Policy for full details.

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Do you ship internationally?

No, we do not ship internationally.

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What is your refund policy?

We have a 30-day Refund Policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a refund.

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