Fuchs North America introduces the Island Inspirations Collection, a new line of tropical inspired seasonings, bases and flavors. The collection’s four vibrant and flavorful seasonings offer new twists on popular dishes and flavors from islands around the world.
Among the collection’s offerings are seasonings and blends for proteins, snacks and dairy. These items are also the starting point for food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to develop their own unique signature product offerings, with Fuchs’ culinary specialists at their side.
The New Collection
Our new Island Inspirations Collection includes the following four seasoning blends:
• Caribbean Style Coconut Curry Milkshake Seasoning
• Filipino Style Banana Ketchup Snack Seasoning
• Hawaiian Style BBQ Turkey Burger Seasoning
• San Juan Style Sofrito Dip Seasoning
“Caribbean, Filipino and Hawaiian foods and flavors have been trending recently, due to adventurous consumers with a curiosity about foods from faraway places,” notes Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ director of marketing. “Especially during stressful times, consumers are looking for an escape. Our newest collection will transport consumers to a tropical paradise, one bite at a time.”
Fuchs helps food companies make sense of the trends and tap into where the culinary energy is strongest. In this spirit, each of the items that make up Fuchs’ Island Inspirations Collection features innovative and mouthwatering flavors that will liven up any menu item or product.
Craveable Milkshake Seasoning
Elizabeth Lindemer, CEC, Fuchs’ corporate executive chef, worked to develop blends that will keep consumers coming back for more.
“Our Caribbean Style Coconut Curry Milkshake Seasoning mingles sweet and savory with luscious coconut and fragrant spices, such as cardamom and ginger, for an invigorating and addicting blend that you can add to ice cream and milkshakes,” she says.
Flavorful Snack Seasoning
Inspired by a popular Filipino condiment, Fuchs has joined slightly sweet banana with flavorful tomato, sweet-scented spices, aromatic garlic and a hint of vinegar for a Filipino Style Banana Ketchup Snack Seasoning. It’s ideal for chips, popcorn or nuts.
Palatable Protein Seasoning
Hawaii serves as the inspiration behind Fuchs’ Hawaiian Style BBQ Turkey Burger Seasoning.
Says Lindemer, “A perfect combination of sweet, tangy and smoky—we mixed tart and juicy pineapple with rich molasses, savory onion and garlic, aromatic spices, bright vinegar and just a little smoke for a sensational seasoning that’s sure to please the crowds!”
Shareable Dip Seasoning
Not only is Fuchs’ San Juan Style Sofrito Dip Seasoning particularly on-trend, but it’s also quickly become a favorite at the company’s headquarters.
Notes Lindemer, “Slightly different from a sofrito that you might find in the Mediterranean or Italy, in Puerto Rico you will find that the sofrito is made with an enticing blend of roasted bell peppers, savory onion and garlic and finished with a touch of bright jalapeno and cilantro. We’ve used this as inspiration to create a seasoning to be added to sour cream for a seriously addictive dip!”
Custom Solutions, Too
Ken Wuestenfeld, vice president of sales and technical services, says the strategy behind all of Fuchs’ offerings—such as the Island Inspirations Collection—is to help food manufacturers create irresistible new items that build on culinary traditions, but that are also unique.
“We stay on top of consumer taste trends,” he says. “Our goal is to help food companies develop new taste sensations that they can call their own – offerings that are unique and stand out.”
With each customer, Fuchs North America goes from conception to manufacturing to delivery of an approved flavor as quickly as possible.
“We have a wide range of flavor bases at the ready, and, as a result, we can provide samples for immediate testing,” Wuestenfeld says. “Then we customize and refine the flavor to attain exactly the taste characteristics our customer is seeking.”
For a limited time, Fuchs North America is offering complimentary samples of the items in its new Island Inspirations Collection.
About Fuchs North America
Fuchs North America is a leading producer and supplier of value-added seasonings, spices and flavor systems to the food manufacturing and foodservice industries. With a heritage that extends back more than 75 years, the company specializes in the development of full flavor systems, custom flavor profiles and seasoning products – including supporting some of the world’s largest and best-recognized food brands.
Fuchs North America’s seasoning specialists are experts in anticipating and identifying consumer trends – and converting them into successful flavor profiles. They work closely with food technologists and product development personnel at client companies to design distinctive, differentiated flavor systems. Fuchs products are made in a precision processing environment that ensures consistent, repeatable quality, order to order.
Since 1990, Fuchs North America has been part of the worldwide Fuchs Group, the largest privately-held spice and seasoning company in the industry. The Fuchs Group serves food manufacturing, foodservice and retail segments, backed by secure, quality sourcing plus state-of-the-art production facilities on four continents.
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