Flavor-Bursting Natural Food Colors for Seasoned Breadings
Elevating Breadings with Flavor-Bursting Color
Flavorful seasonings have long been popular in both restaurants and packaged goods, as well as with home cooks creating their own unique dishes. A delicious, flavorful breading can take a basic chicken nugget and elevate it to a unique food experience. Brands can succeed with line extensions into new flavors with a spicy breading, like McDonald’s® Spicy Chicken McNuggets®.
As adventurous consumers seek increasingly unique and specialized flavors, a visual indication of taste can be instrumental in elevating that dining experience. Brands looking to create a “sense of the intense” or connect with regional audiences through culinary inclusion should look to color to highlight those flavor profiles. Color and flavor are inextricably intertwined to create a multi-sensory taste experience.
Flavored and seasoned breadings are popular with traditional chicken nuggets or fish sticks, and we should expect to see the same trends begin to enter the plant-based space as well. Plant-based chicken nuggets, fish sticks, or other breaded products can quickly step above the standard offering with delicious visuals and new flavors through a colorful plant-based seasoned breading.
How to Achieve Deliciously Colored Breadings and Seasonings
Sensient’s Microfine™ technology enables seamless coating of bold natural colors for breading and seasonings so that a customer will not end up with a dissatisfying colorless patch that they might perceive to be flavorless as well. Without Microfine™, powdered natural colors could be used as well, but the color will not be applied as evenly, leaving unfavorable inconsistencies that shoppers or diners would notice.
Trial any of these shades to bring bold color to your next delicious seasoning launch by requesting a sample here! If you are not sure what you need to get started or if you still have questions about Microfine™, let Sensient’s color experts help—we love to talk color!