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SETHNESS ROQUETTE liquid Caramel Colors are primarily used in BBQ sauce applications; however, in some instances powdered Caramel Colors can be used. Our liquid Caramel Colors offer tones from dark red to light brown to dark brown. SETHNESS ROQUETTE can also provide the perfect Caramel Color for high salt content sauces, and applications that require low sulfite, positively charged Caramel Colors.
Gravies and gravy bases utilize a number of SETHNESS ROQUETTE Caramel Colors to provide the perfect hue for rich looking gravies. Dry gravy base formulations must consider whether the final color will be in liquid or dry form. In dry applications, a salt and pepper effect can occur when the powdered Caramel Color particle size interacts with the spices, salts, or fillers. Pre-mixing steps are recommended to minimize this effect.
Caramel Color is the most widely used colorant in the pancake and waffle syrups. Some of our SETHNESS ROQUETTE liquid Caramel Colors are recommended because of their overall color strength with minimal flavor impact.
SETHNESS ROQUETTE Caramel Color is often used in flavoring extracts to improve the darkness or redness of the products. Some of our liquid Caramel Colors are recommended for darker tones, while our SETHNESS ROQUETTE Caramelized Sugar Syrups are used to deliver sweet notes to the flavors.
In vinegar applications, the ionic charge of the Caramel Colors is critical. SETHNESS ROQUETTE recommends that the vinegar be tested with both positive and negative Caramel Colors in order to see which ionic charge works best. When vinegar is made from acetic acid, both positive and negative SETHNESS ROQUETTE Caramel Colors work well. If the vinegar is made from natural sources such as grapes or apples, the ionic character may vary. During clarification, bentonite may add positive aluminum ions to the solution. Typically, in these cases, positively-charged Caramel Colors work best. To perform an ionic compatibility test, simply add a little SETHNESS ROQUETTE Caramel Color to the vinegar and let it sit overnight. The following day, the samples should be examined for sedimentation or turbidity. While sedimentation is easily seen using normal light, turbidity is best checked using a strong backlight such as a microscope lamp. If turbidity or sediments form, there is going to be a problem. In summary, when working with a vinegar application, the ionic character as well as hue and color strength needs to be evaluated. To ensure a successful formulation, the Caramel Color must be tested for precipitation due to ionic interactions.
SETHNESS ROQUETTE’ Class I liquid Caramel Colors such as YT25 and YT90 are recommended for poultry coatings as they create excellent golden tones in poultry coatings. SETHNESS ROQUETTE also provides powdered Caramel Colors that offer a nice reddish blend.