GNT extends colouring series with new fiesta pink variety for chocolate

The Netherlands-based GNT group has extended its Exberry micronised powder series with a new beetroot pink shade to its existing portfolio, which has a broad range of applications including chocolate confectionery, reports Neill Barston

As the company explained, its latest addition sits alongside existing liquid, powder and oil-dispersible colouring foods that are designed to enhance the visual intensity of a number of product ranges.

Due to their reduced particle size, these specialised series can create a homogeneous colour effect in solid mixes such as instant beverages and desserts, pressed tablets, and seasonings for chips and snacks, as well as chocolate for decoration and compound coatings. The Exberry range presently includes yellow, red, purple, blue, green and pink shades. Its latest arrival, known as Fiesta Pink, offers a new variety with a hint of blue, made from beetroot and carrots grown by GNT’s own farmers. It is reportedly pH independent, offers good light stability and has a 24-month shelf life below 25⁰C.

The complete series is made from fruit, vegetables and edible plants using gentle, physical processing methods and no chemical solvents, ensuring widespread consumer acceptance, with GNT have previously showcased extensions to the series at last year’s Food Ingredients Europe, covered by Confectionery Production.

Sonja Scheffler, product manager at GNT, said: “Exberry micronised powders were developed to deliver optimal performance in applications such as solid mixes, where they can achieve more vibrant colours at lower dosage levels compared to standard powders. With the launch of our stunning Fiesta Pink micronised powder, manufacturers can now choose from an even wider range of shades.”

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