Class I caramel colours (E150a), also known as “plain caramels” are created through the controlled heating of carbohydrate sources – such as corn, wheat, and sugar – to produce colour bodies. These caramel colours can range from very yellow to red brown and have a slight negative colloidal charge. While most class I caramel colours are stable above pH 3, DDW is able to create these caramels with acid stability down to pH 2.5 using special cooking techniques. These colours do not contain 4-MeI.
Typical Class I Applications
Breads, Spirits, Dairy Beverages, Confections
For more information on what is caramel colour, please visit the International Technical Caramel Association Website.
For more information on DDW’s darkest Class I Caramel Colour and Burnt Sugar Powders, fill out the following form to read our Specialty Dark White Paper.