Asked by Eddie, September 26, 2019 at 07:05:06 AM EDT.
sourcing a natural food dye for a client project. we make all natural, handmade ice pops in Hong Kong. we are looking for red and blue... ideally these dyes colour your tongue as well! i'd like to know the amount needed to get a really intense colour in a liquid batter and will colours turn if in contact with acids? (we've used butterfly pea flower for a natural blue before, but once it touches acid, it turns purple). please let me know! i appreciate any information you can give. thanks!
Answered by Natural Candy Store, September 27, 2019 at 02:29:43 PM EDT.
A: Hi Eddie, We sent an email over to you to gather some additional information. We have reached out to TruColor already, but they are needing some additional information. Please check your email from the email you submitted the question from and we are happy to help. :)
Asked by Carla, June 7, 2016 at 05:20:59 PM EDT.
Q: How much icing will one bottle dye. Im making cookie monster cupcakes and need it to be close to that color blue.
Answered by Natural Candy Store, June 7, 2016 at 07:03:29 PM EDT.
A: Hi Carla, In general for these colors we find they're good for about 2-4 uses per jar, however, for deeper shades you will need more. One jar should be enough for frosting a dozen cookie monster cupcakes, but again it depends on how dark you make it. Also the ingredients in the particular recipe can affect the final color. Natural colors aren't as intense or predictable as artificial and can require some experimenting. But, that said, we can tell you this blue is really beautiful!
Asked by Nichole Milia, September 22, 2016 at 10:31:39 PM EDT.
Q: Can these be used to dye chocolate candy melts? I'm making cooking monster fudge, but have a few kids with dye sensitivities. I'm hoping to accomplish it using white chocolate melts and natural dye as opposed to the blue melts with who knows what chemicals in them. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Answered by Natural Candy Store, October 20, 2016 at 11:07:03 PM EDT.
A: This would require experimenting, because these colors are designed to be mixed with a small amount of water to dissolve before mixing into frostings, etc. If your fudge contains a liquid ingredient, such as milk, cream or marshmallow fluff, you could mix the hydrated color gel paste with that. It's not a good idea to mix water directly into chocolate, but the color manufacturer has the following advice: "Some colors (orange, yellow, sky blue, hot pink, spring green and green) may work by adding powder color directly into a hot fat based compound. But the colors are water soluble so it is better if you add a little water to the color first and then use a carrier like paramount crystals to take the water based color into the fat based compound." Hope that helps!
Asked by Cynthia Rutledge, November 10, 2017 at 06:36:24 AM EST.
Q: I use melted white yogurt chips that are oil based. Would this mix with them without water so there is no separation? C
Answered by Natural Candy Store, December 8, 2017 at 10:24:46 AM EST.
A: Hi Cynthia! We asked the manufacturer your question about Blue Natural Food Color. They said, "TruColor is water soluble, so you would need a carrier or an emulsifier to take water based color into oil based products. Some colors may work as they do in other fat based products... the pearl shine and sparkle shine would work, as with some of the other products, but again, with the colors a bit of water is needed to make the natural color behind the light reflective "pop". She would need to experiment and create her own bench formulations."
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