Fuchs North America announces limited-edition line of its Back to Basics Collection of seasonings; products include Peppered Cocoa Spice, Ultimate Umami Blend and Tropical Sour Seasoning

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July 31, 2023 (press release) –

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Fuchs North America, a market leader in innovative seasonings, flavor solutions and spices for the food manufacturing, retail, and foodservice industries, introduces the Back to Basics Collection —a limited edition line of unique seasoning blends that appeal to consumers’ desires for highly sought-after flavor profiles and ingredients. Our new collection offers a selection of innovative seasonings inspired by the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.

With the expertise of our sensory scientist, Annette Hottenstein, as well as our corporate executive chef and R&D team, we’ve crafted a selection of seasonings that enhance each of the basic tastes in a way that is inventive and inviting. We embraced the challenge of enhancing bitter, sour, and salty tastes to create enjoyable flavors that are sure to peak consumers’ interest. The recipes we’ve designed to showcase this collection are just the beginning of the possibilities with these three seasoning blends, which can be used in a wide range of food products including prepared meals, proteins, spreads, desserts, and more.

Back to Basics 

Our new Back to Basics Collection includes the following 3 seasoning blends:

  • Peppered Cocoa Spice
  • Ultimate Umami Blend
  • Tropical Sour Seasoning

In introducing the collection, Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ Director of Marketing, describes the purpose behind this collection. “The five basic tastes have many functions, including enhancing feelings of pleasure and satiety while eating. Despite many consumers not being able to pinpoint the differences between them through taste, bold takes on basic taste flavors continue to trend,” she explains.

“And this trend isn’t going away anytime soon; Gen Z and Millennial consumers continue to be incredibly interested in food and beverage products with extreme or bold flavor profiles. This collection takes the five basic tastes and intensifies them in a way that will keep consumers wanting more,” she concludes.

Fuchs helps food companies make sense of the trends and tap into where the culinary energy is strongest. In this spirit, each of the blends that make up Fuchs’ Back to Basics Collection feature flavorful and innovative seasonings that were carefully developed by our industry experts and corporate chef.

New Takes on The Five Basic Tastes

Dark chocolate, cardamom, and black pepper combine perfectly in this unique seasoning to create a flavor profile that will leave consumers wanting more. Highlighting bitter tastes and featuring a dash of sweetness, our Peppered Cocoa Spice creates an unexpectedly delicious flavor for beverages, spreads, sauces, and more.

Umami, umami, umami! Consumers won’t be able to get enough of the savory tastes we created in our Ultimate Umami Blend. Our ramen recipe that showcases this blend makes the ideal comfort food for all seasons and delivers the perfect flavor for satisfying those umami and salty cravings. The possibilities are endless with this versatile seasoning that can be added to a wide range of food products including proteins, sides, and salad dressings.

Our Tropical Sour Seasoning might just be a Gen Z and Gen Alpha consumer’s dream. This mouthwatering seasoning brings bright colors and bold sour flavors to life. From spreads to snack products, this seasoning can be incorporated into many food products, delivering an addicting flavor that consumers will be totally obsessed with.

Custom Solutions, Too

Fuchs North America’s experts in consumer taste preferences translate food trends into irresistibly craveable products with offerings like the Back to Basics Collection. According to Michael Loehfelm, Vice President of Sales and Technical Services, these special collections serve as a way of partnering with food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to bring the joy of food to life for consumers around the world.

As Loehfelm explains, through in-depth trend analysis, Fuchs listens to consumers’ desires and helps elevate favorite foods, flavors, and brands with distinctive, trend-driven seasonings. “We create flavors consumers will love to pass around. Our flavors bring people together – and keep them coming back for more.”

Fuchs’ development process is the perfect blend of science and art. In a competitive food market, brands need to offer something unique, but also get it to market quickly and reliably. Fuchs North America’s cutting-edge seasoning solutions, quick response times, deep expertise and customer-centric process allow for a customized approach to turning fresh ideas into consumer-favorite products.

“With Fuchs, you can expect results-oriented support that’s focused, flexible and responsive. We innovate for you – from our marketing insights to R&D expertise, we support you through all stages of the product development cycle. Our regulatory and quality experts are on-hand to ensure that the end result meets your desired specifications,” Loehfelm reports.

With over 75 years of experience, Fuchs is committed to delivering quality products the first time and every time. Contact us to see how Fuchs can help you create something special. 

About Fuchs North America

Fuchs North America is a leading supplier of value-added seasonings, spices and flavor solutions to the food manufacturing and foodservice industries.  With a heritage that extends back several decades, the company specializes in the development of full flavor systems, custom flavor profiles and seasoning products – including supporting some of the world’s largest and best-recognized food brands.

Fuchs North America’s seasoning and flavor experts specialize in anticipating and identifying consumer trends – and converting them into successful flavor profiles. We partner closely with the marketing and R&D departments of food companies to design unique, next-level seasoning solutions. Our products are made in a precision processing environment that ensures consistent, repeatable quality, order to order.

Since 1990, we’ve been part of the worldwide Fuchs Gruppe, the world’s largest privately-held seasoning and spice company. Our worldwide capabilities support local as well as global resourcing, giving you maximum flexibility. Operations on four continents carry out our mission to bring the joy of food to life for consumers around the world.

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