ColorKitchen, a manufacturer of colorful plant-based alternatives to traditional artificial food dyes and sprinkles, has announced that its product line is now available for bakeries and ice cream shops. Additionally, the company is now consulting with pastry chefs and other artisan food producers to incorporate these products into their desserts.
ColorKitchen’s full line of plant-based coloring options, ranging from food colors and party packets to decorative sprinkles, will be put to better use through the company’s ‘food color consulting’. The decision was made after chefs at small to midsize bakeries, doughnut shops, ice cream shops, and even the cannabis industry sought the company’s colors and sprinkles in bulk for commercial use.
“Up until this time we were solely focused on providing a solution to the home baker who was looking for new alternatives to artificial baking decorations. We have found that bakeries, restaurants, ice cream, and doughnut shops have a desperate need to find natural baking ingredients to meet the demand of their customers who are choosing to go dye-free and gluten-free, either out of choice or because of food allergies or intolerances,” says ColorKitchen founder Ashley Phelps.
“Additionally, bakers and ice creamists see natural color as a new art form and want us to work with them to create a specific color formula to achieve the perfect hues for their recipes. It’s really exciting to open their eyes to all these new possibilities,” she adds.
ColorKitchen’s food colors and sprinkles are made with natural and simple plant-based ingredients like turmeric, spirulina, beet, and annatto. In the process of making the dyes, flavors and textures are removed from the plant ingredients, leaving pure color behind. The company also recently introduced the baking industry’s first ‘dye-free, heat stable’ deep red velvet food color.
The food colorings come in a powder form for an extended shelf-life, and can be added to dry ingredients or baked goods, readily mixed into gummies or candies, and used for frosting treats.