Class IV Caramel Colours (E150d) or “ammonia sulfite caramels“ result from the controlled heating of carbohydrate ingredients with food grade ammonium and sulfite compounds. The resulting colour ranges from a light brown to deep black-browns. Class IV Caramels exhibit a strong negative charge over a wide pH range, making them the most versatile caramel colours. They are widely used in the soft drink industry due to their low dosage requirements and for their excellent acid stability. DDW offers single strength, double strength, and low 4-MeI Class IV Caramel Colours.
Typical Class IV Applications
Soft drink concentrate, blended whiskey, general food applications
For more information on what is caramel colour, please visit the International Technical Caramel Association Website.