Fuchs North America introduces “Charred: The Smoke & Fire Collection,” a new line of mouthwatering flavors, each featuring smoky, grilled or fire roasted notes. The collection offers four new seasoning innovations that deliver all that smoky complexity that consumers are craving.  

This collection presents craveable seasoning blends for drinks, seafood, snacks and salsa. These items are also the starting point for food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to develop their own rich signature product offerings, with Fuchs’ culinary specialists at their side.

The new Charred: Smoke & Fire Collection includes the following four seasoning blends:

•    Charred Chili Margarita Salt

•    Fire Charred Tomato, Onion & Green Chili Seasoning for Salsa

•    Fire Roasted Pepper Jack Snack Seasoning

•    Grilled Seasoning for Shrimp

“Due in part to the barbeque craze of recent years, the demand for smoky and fire-roasted flavors has dramatically increased,” notes Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ director of marketing. “Smoke adds more complexity to a flavor, which is particularly appealing to Millennials who are seeking out new and interesting flavors.” 

She adds, “Consumers are more adventurous now than ever and are constantly on the lookout for different foods and flavors. By adding a smoky element to a familiar flavor, like cheddar, for example, a product might generate new interest. Our newest collection takes favorite flavors and elevates them with smoky and charred notes, making them truly addictive.”

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’ Charred: The Smoke & Fire Collection features innovative seasonings that showcase the versatility of smoky and fiery flavors.  

Shareable Snack Seasoning

Fuchs’ culinary team worked to develop blends that will keep consumers coming back for more, like our Fire Roasted Pepper Jack Seasoning. 

“The creamy dairy notes in this blend are perfectly balanced with smoke and just the right amount of heat,” notes Howard Cantor, Fuchs’ corporate executive chef. 

He notes that this versatile snack seasoning can be used to elevate tortilla chips, puffs, potato chips, popcorn, and more. 

Mouthwatering Margarita Salt

Fuchs’ Charred Chili Margarita Salt takes margaritas to a whole new level. A smoky and spicy take on a classic margarita salt, this mouthwatering seasoning makes happy hour even happier. 

Palatable Protein Seasoning

Fuchs’ Grilled Seasoning for Shrimp is the holy grail of seafood seasonings. It combines herby and smoky notes to unleash intense flavor, exceptionally good for shrimp or any seafood consumers want to grill to perfection. It’ll make consumers want to break out their grills all year round. 

Scrumptious Salsa Seasoning

Tomatoes have met their match. Fuchs’ Fire Roasted Tomato, Onion & Green Chili Seasoning for Salsa has all the right stuff – irresistible smokiness, alluring heat, and fresh, vibrant notes. 

Custom Solutions, Too

Fuchs North America’s trend experts translate food trends into irresistibly craveable products with offerings like the Smoke & Fire Collection. Ken Wuestenfeld, vice president of sales and technical services, says these special collections serve as a way of partnering with food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to inspire share-worthy new products. 

As Wuestenfeld explains, through in-depth trend analysis, Fuchs listens to consumers’ desires and helps elevate favorite foods, flavors and brands with unique, trend-driven seasonings. 

“We create flavors consumers will love to pass around. Our flavors bring people together – and keep them coming back for more,” notes Wuestenfeld.

Fuchs’ development process is the perfect blend of science and art. In a competitive food market, brands need to offer something unique, but also get it to market quickly and reliably. Fuchs North America’s innovative seasoning solutions, quick response times, deep expertise and customer-centric process allow for a customized approach to bringing fresh ideas to life. 

“With Fuchs, you can expect results-oriented support that’s focused, flexible and responsive. Our R&D expertise in developing custom seasoning solutions means that we can develop products to meet your budget and optimize costs,” says Wuestenfeld. “Being at the forefront of industry trends also means that we have extensive experience in developing products to meet regulatory requirements and health and wellness claims.”

Backed by decades of experience, Fuchs is committed to delivering quality products the first time and every time. 

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.