Fuchs North America, a leading provider of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions to the food manufacturing and foodservice industries, introduces its Tastes of America Collection—a new line of 11 distinctive seasonings, marinades and flavor bases.
These items are also the starting point for developing unique signature product offerings for foodservice customers, as well as processed food products for the grocery and retail food segments.
Included in Fuchs’ new Tastes of America Collection are the following items:
- All-American Meatloaf Seasoning
- Cajun Country Barbecue Seasoning
- Fuchs Chop House Seasoning
- Hatch Chili Seasoning
- Monterey Bay Fish Seasoning
- Ponca City Pork Rub
- Salsa en Polvo Seasoning
- Savory Roast Chicken Brine
- World’s Best Burger Seasoning
- Strawbañero Seasoning for Ice Cream
- Sweet Lemon Seasoning for Ice Cream
According to Howard Cantor, Fuchs North America’s corporate research chef, the new Tastes of America Collection includes innovative inspirations for grilled meats, prepared foods and other dishes that build on American traditions while adding some unique twists.
“America is this marvelous amalgamation of many peoples and cultures coming together to create a cuisine that builds on these diverse traditions, but that is also surprisingly unique,” Cantor observed.
“Consider grilled meats. Grilling is an all-American pastime. But it’s so much more these days than just slapping a steak or chop on the grill. In our new collection, we introduce Ponca City Pork Rub—a seasoning that’s mild in flavor yet uses a blend of mixed herbs, bold black pepper and a touch of balsamic vinegar for added sweetness,” Cantor reported.
“Or our Monterey Bay Fish Seasoning, which pairs smoky paprika, onion, garlic and cayenne pepper with oregano and thyme for an insouciant taste that’s the perfect match for the delicate flavors of grilled fish,” he added.
At the other end of the scale is Cajun Country Barbecue Seasoning, which blends spicy cayenne, black and white pepper with mixed herbs—and lots of garlic, too.
For prepared dishes, meatloaf is always a favorite, and Fuchs’ new All-American Meatloaf Seasoning is just the ticket for serving up a foolproof, flavorful take on this American classic. The same goes for the new World’s Best Burger Seasoning, which delivers just what the name promises: a world-class hamburger.
There are even several ice cream seasonings in the new collection: Sweet Lemon and Strawbañero. “You can’t get much more American than milkshakes,” Cantor noted. “But these flavors are a whole new twist on ice cream.”
Rounding out the Tastes of America Collection are four other unique new items including Hatch Chili Seasoning which is great for burgers and side items, Fuchs Chop House Seasoning for prime beef and pork cuts on the grill, Savory Roast Chicken Brine for faultless poultry preparation, and Salsa en Polvo Seasoning, channeling Mexican influences and the Southwestern U.S. in an irresistibly tangy concoction that really enhances the flavor of fresh fruit.
According to Patrick Laughlin, Director of Marketing, the process by which Fuchs North America develops new seasonings, mixes and flavors in the Tastes of America Collection and its other products is a combination of science and art.
“It’s a continuing focus on evolving consumer taste preferences, but we also experiment with different flavor combinations,” Laughlin noted. “The goal is to help our customers find new taste sensations—offerings that are distinctively different, not just ‘more of the same,’” he added.
Laughlin reported that Fuchs North America aims to go “from concept to manufacturing to delivery” of an approved flavor as quickly as possible.
“Because we have a wide range of flavor bases at-the-ready, we can provide samples for immediate testing. Then we customize and refine the flavor to attain just the right taste characteristics the customers is seeking,” Laughlin stated.
Doing so can mean going from concepting to delivery in a matter of a few weeks—or even in just days. “That kind of schedule is a huge benefit when customers are under tight product development timeframes,” he added.