Answered by Natural Candy Store, April 24, 2020 at 02:37:29 PM EDT.
A: Hi Rachel, thank you for your inquiry. We reach out to TruColor regarding testing colors for heavy metals, and this is what they sai:
"All of our products are tested extensively for heavy metals and pass strict guidelines."
We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Asked by Heather, November 13, 2019 at 02:42:05 PM EST.
Q: I am considering these for making play dough & slime. Would these work best or should I get the Easter Egg Kit? Should I mix them with water before adding to play dough or slime? Also, what's the shelf life of these powders? Thanks so much!!!
Answered by Natural Candy Store, November 14, 2019 at 01:36:30 PM EST.
A: Hi Heather - We reached out to TruColor about playdough and slime and they said the following: "We have several playdough companies that use our color powders. The egg kit was designed to color the high pH of eggshell carbon carbonate."
We are sure that the Food Colors could also be used for the slime. We always recommend to try samples and use a little at a time. A little can go a long way. We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Asked by Marsha, June 23, 2020 at 12:50:21 PM EDT.
Q: Do these have "flavors" , will they change the flavor ? i am making cream cheese mints , and have flavorings, so just looking for color.
Answered by Mimi Harder, September 7, 2020 at 10:31:00 PM EDT.
A: I have used Tru Color in the past and in big batches I have not noticed a taste. Small batches seem to have a hint of taste from the fruit or veggie the color is made from but not enough to really notice.
Answered by Natural Candy Store, June 25, 2020 at 02:39:33 PM EDT.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. The natural food colors do not have a strong taste, however, if there is a lot of color used in small patches, there could be a taste that is passed on. through the flavor. Therefore it depends on how much is used. We always recommend doing test batches with any of the natural food colors before making full batches. We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Asked by Lisa, October 10, 2019 at 12:22:16 PM EDT.
Q: Hi- can the food colorings be used to dye clear drinks? Thanks!
Answered by Natural Candy Store, October 10, 2019 at 01:57:32 PM EDT.
A: Hi Lisa, Great question! Yes, the TruColor Food Colors can be used in beverages. The manufacturer highly recommends weighing and creating your own benchmark formula before making a large batch. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Asked by Sylvia Adams, January 14, 2020 at 04:41:00 PM EST.
Q: Can your powdered colors be used to color chocolate?
Answered by Natural Candy Store, January 20, 2020 at 12:09:35 PM EST.
A: Good Morning J! TruColor Natural Food Colors have been used in many beverage applications. We have not heard of any that the liquid becomes cloudy. However, the colors do work off of a pH. It is recommended to weigh and create your own bench formula first. We are happy to help, if you would like further assistance or additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asked by Susie, February 27, 2020 at 06:36:18 PM EST.
Q: I was thinking of getting this and using it in buttercream icing. Would these colors effect the taste oh the buttercream?
Answered by Natural Candy Store, March 2, 2020 at 02:48:40 PM EST.
A: Hi Susie! Thanks for your question. TruColor has responded with the following:
Any color may change the taste a bit if you use too much, especially red from radish! Most colors do not impart a noticeable taste or odor if used in moderation, but always keep in mind there may be a slight characteristic taste from the plant the color was sourced from.
Hope this helps!
Asked by Anonymous, March 29, 2020 at 08:35:43 PM EDT.
Q: Do these change color if you bake them in cakes?
Answered by Natural Candy Store, March 31, 2020 at 08:40:32 AM EDT.
A: Good Morning! Thank you for reaching out about the Rainbow Natural Food Color Set. You may not get as bright of colors when baking with natural colors compared to what you may get with "synthetic petroleum" food dyes, therefore, it often comes down to personal preference.
When adding it into a medium such as icing cake batter or dough you have to take into account what is in your ingredients because that can affect the natural color. Some natural colors change and react to pH, or if the icing or dough medium is 'basic' or 'acidic.' If there is an acid like lemon juice or tataric acid (cream of tatar), some but not all natural colors will actually change the hue.
A good rule with most things is to always try a little natural food coloring in what you're using before committing to a large batch and add your dough or icing into the hydrated color a little at a time.
Let us know if you have any additional questions. :)
Asked by Kristin, June 10, 2020 at 03:15:12 AM EDT.
Q: What is the shelf life of this product?
Answered by Natural Candy Store, June 10, 2020 at 11:18:33 AM EDT.
A: Hi Kristin, thanks so much for reaching about the Rainbow Set Natural Food Colors. We just went into the warehouse to verify their best by dates and all the colors in the package have best by dates of either January or February of 2022. We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Asked by Teresa, June 13, 2020 at 04:28:02 PM EDT.
Q: Hello, do any of these dyes contain coconut ingredients?
Answered by Natural Candy Store, June 15, 2020 at 08:54:18 AM EDT.
A: Hi Teresa, thank you for your inquiry about the Rainbow Set Natural Food Color. None of these colors carry coconut ingredients. We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. :)
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