The most frequently asked questions

Are you interested in background information specific to our sector? We have compiled a list of answers to the questions which we are asked most frequently. If you cannot find the information you are looking for in this list then please do not hesitate to contact us. Please use our contact form.

Can consumers order drops direct from Dr. C. SOLDAN?

We do not sell direct as we have exclusive contracts with our business partners, the pharmacies, drugstores and food retailers. You are welcome, however, to visit the factory shop at our Adelsdorf plant.

What is the source of the gelatin in the products containing gelatin?

We only use gelatin derived from pork ingredients in our products containing gelatin.
Since the BSE crisis hit some years ago, many people who enjoy eating gumdrops have been reluctant to eat beef products and justifiably so.

What are the differences between sweetening agents, sugar substitutes and sweeteners?

Sweetening agent is the generic term for all substances which are used to sweeten food. Sweetening agents have little or no impact on the blood sugar level, unlike table sugar, for example (sucrose). Sweetening agents are subdivided into two categories:

-> Sugar substitutes
-> Sweeteners

Sugar substitutes are not as sweet as table sugar (sucrose) but they have a lower energy content. Examples include sugar alcohols like isomalt, maltitol syrup, xylitol and fructose. We only use isomalt and maltitol syrup. These products are suitable for diabetics as their consumption causes the blood sugar level to rise slowly. Sugar substitutes are not cariogenic which means that they do not cause tooth decay. They are obtained from fruits and vegetables.

Sweeteners are a hundred to a thousand times more intense than table sugar (sucose). Yet they have virtually no calories. Sweeteners serve merely to provide "sweetness" and are used in very small quantities. Examples include sucralose, saccharin and cyclamate. We only use sucralose in our company. Like sugar substitutes, sweeteners do not cause caries.

Do products of Dr. C. SOLDAN contain elements of peanuts?

In our factory we do not process peanuts or raw materials which contain peanuts. All raw materials which we use are not subject to allergy designation concerning peanuts because they do not contain any elements of nuts or peanuts (legume).

Are the products made by Dr. C. SOLDAN GmbH guaranteed free of fructose?

Our products may contain traces of fructose - even if we do not add fructose and therefore do not include it in the list of ingredients. The fructose can come from other ingredients used in the products, such as the fruit juices, or it may develop in the production process from the raw materials.

Are there any gluten-free products in the Dr. C. SOLDAN range?

We have listed our gluten-free products below based on their ingredients:

  • Em-eukal® Honey filled (standard)
  • Em-eukal® Classic (standard, sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Liquorice (standard)
  • Em-eukal® Sage (sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Ginger & Orange (sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Lemon (sugar-free)

The following products are not gluten-free due to their ingredients:

  • aecht Bayrischer Blockmalz" (malt sugar cough drops), broken into chunks (standard)
  • Kinder Em-eukal® Wild Cherry (standard, sugar-free)

standard = containing sugar
sugar-free = not containing sugar

Does the Dr. C. SOLDAN range include lactose-free products?

The following products in our range are lactose-free:

  • Em-eukal® Honey filled (standard)
  • Em-eukal® Classic (standard, sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Liquorice (standard)
  • Em-eukal® Sage (sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Ginger & Orange (sugar-free)
  • Em-eukal® Lemon (sugar-free)
  • Kinder Em-eukal® Wild Cherry (standard, sugar-free)
  • "aecht Bayrischer Blockmalz" (malt sugar cough drops), broken into chunks (standard)

The following products are not lactose-free due to their ingredients:

  • "Original BÄRENGARTEN® Joghurtbären" (standard)

standard = containing sugar
sugar-free = not containing sugar

Are your products suitable for vegetarians / vegans?

Information for vegetarians

Almost all our products are generally compatible with a vegetarian diet, with the exception of our products which contain gelatin, namely Em-eukal® Gumdrops, Kids Em-eukal® Gumdrops and our Original BÄRENGARTEN® Fruit Juice Bears.
Gelatin is clearly included in the list of ingredients on the products in which it is used.

Information for vegans

Strictly speaking, SOLDAN products cannot be classified as vegan from the microorganism viewpoint. Enzymes used in the production of glucose syrup, for example, are obtained with the help of microorganisms. The production of flavourings also involves the use of microorganisms. We regret that we are unable to provide more detailed information at the present time. This assessment does not generally include packaging.

If you are a vegan who does not practise veganism to microorganism level then the products compatible with a vegan diet include the Original BÄRENGARTEN® vegetarian bears made with real fruit juice, the Em-eukal® cough drops (with the exception of Em-eukal® Honey and Em-eukal® Sage & Honey), Em-eukal® Veggie-Drops and aecht Bayrischer Blockmalz.

Does Dr. C. SOLDAN conduct animal testing?

Our family-run enterprise Dr. C. SOLDAN does not carry out animal testing in its development work, either with raw materials or with finished products, nor is any kind of animal testing carried out on the company's instructions.