Here are some questions we hear in the kitchen. 

How much color do I use?

Amount: 1-2 color packets per 1 pint of frosting.

How do I mix the colors?

We recommend mixing the powders with a little water or glycerin first, so they blend easily into the recipe. If blending a liquid recipe, or in a food processor, you may add the color powders directly into the recipe after testing a small amount to ensure the color will dissolve thoroughly. When working with heated recipes, like a gummy candy, mix colors into a liquid first and then add into the cooling phase for maximum color vibrancy.

Refresh powders instantly with a couple drops of water.

 

What are your colors made from?

Our colors are sourced from the finest, most vibrant plant sources available. ColorKitchen colors from nature are made from simple ingredients, containing pigments from turmeric, spirulina, beet, radish, cabbage, and annatto. 

Why powder pigments, not liquid colors?

Liquid food colors are in a glycerin base and have a very limited shelf-life. Liquid natural colors turn and fade within months. Our powder food colors have a very long shelf life, and keep a vibrancy that produces excellent, quality color results.

How does the amount in the powder packets compare to liquid food colors?

1 packet (2 gram) is equal to about .75 oz. of liquid food coloring.

How are the colors made?

Aqueous extracts of the colors sources are spray-dried onto a carrier (maltodextrin), derived from a non-gmo corn. The aqueous extract removes the taste, smell, and fibers from the colors, leaving pure color pigments.

What if I don't use the whole packet?

No problem, just roll the open end of the packet and close with a paper-clip or rubber-band. The beet red and red (Holiday) should also be kept in a plastic bag to keep them airtight to prevent clumping. 

Will the colors work in chocolate?

No, our colors are water-soluble and will mix well in icings and baked goods, as well as frostings and other oil based recipes when pre-mixed with a little water or glycerin. However, the colors will not disperse in chocolate.

Allergens

While our products are gmo-free, gluten-free and vegan, they are manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts and other foods with allergens. 

Is the palm oil in the sprinkles sustainably sourced?

Yes, the palm oil in our sprinkles is RSPO Sustainable Certified.

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Please reach out and let us know if you have any other questions not answered on this page: info@colorkitchenfoods.com.