Fuchs North America, a leading maker of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions for the food industry, introduces the “Next Level Vegan Collection,” a new line of flavors to enhance popular plant-based foods. The collection’s four seasonings bring craveable flavors to vegan favorites, elevating them to a whole new level. 

This collection presents seasoning blends ideal for plant-based burgers, dairy-free products, and sauces. 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 Collection  

Fuchs’ new Next Level Vegan Collection includes the following four seasoning blends and bases:

•    Creamy Garlic Sauce Base

•    Mango Seasoning for Vegan Yogurt

•    Matcha Vegan Ice Cream Base

•    Vegan Burger Base

“The plant-based food industry is exploding right now,” notes Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ director of marketing. “Consumers are turning to vegan alternatives for their favorite foods for a variety for reasons –primarily health and environmental concerns. Even those with less adventurous palates have been stepping outside of the comfort zones and trying plant-based foods purely out of curiosity.”

She adds, “Our newest collection offers tasty seasoning solutions designed specifically for highly in-demand vegan foods. Each of these blends deliver craveable flavors that will keep consumers coming back for more.”

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’ Next Level Vegan Collection features innovative seasonings that are tailored specifically to meet the flavor needs of plant-based food manufacturers.  

Better Burger Base

Plant-based burgers have met their match with Fuchs’ Vegan Burger Base! Fuchs Corporate Executive Chef Howard Cantor says the blend is designed to help make meatless proteins taste meatier. 

“A common complaint among consumers about plant-based burgers is that they don’t taste enough like meat,” Cantor notes. “This seasoning is the solution for just that. Not only does it offer a depth of flavor, but it also makes vegan burgers taste just like the real deal.”

Yummy Yogurt Seasoning

Fuchs’ delightfully sweet Mango Seasoning for Vegan Yogurt is sure to please consumers of all ages. Crafted by Food Technologist Courtney Stokes, this seasoning brings vibrant flavor to dairy-free yogurt, dips, and more. 

Scrumptious Sauce Base

It can be difficult to make dairy-free sauces look and taste creamy, but the Creamy Garlic Sauce Base in Fuchs’ new collection does just that. This sauce is seriously good—and seriously versatile! Use it to add some flair to veggie-forward side dishes or toss some chickpea or lentil pasta in it for a flavorful main course. 

Indulgent Ice Cream Base 

Designed to make dairy-free ice cream more delectable, Fuchs’ Matcha Vegan Ice Cream Base offers a sweet, on-trend flavor profile that consumers will rave about. Food Technologist Brian Duffy developed this blend to take vegan ice cream to the next level. 

Custom Solutions, Too

Fuchs North America’s trend experts translate food trends into irresistibly craveable products with offerings like the Next Level 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. 

Wuestenfeld says Fuchs conducts in-depth trend analysis, 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,” he says. “Our flavors bring people together and keep them coming back for more.” 

Wuestenfeld says 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,” he says. “Our R&D expertise in developing custom seasoning solutions means that we can develop products to meet your budget and optimize costs. 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.”

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.  

Visit www.fuchsna.com for more information.