Class II Caramel Colours (E150b) are created through the controlled heating of carbohydrate sources - such as corn, wheat, and sugar - to produce colour bodies. These Caramel Colours range from very yellow to dark red brown. Most are stable above pH 3. Class II Caramel Colours have a negative colloidal charge and contain no 4-MeI. Several class I and Class IV caramels can substitute for these caramels.
Typical Class II Applications
High proof spirits, such as cognacs
For more information on what is caramel colour, please visit the International Technical Caramel Association Website.