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Why a snack seasonings partner is right for you

Posted on Mon, Dec, 2014@ 09:47 AM

After developing a new idea for a snack seasoning or flavor, do you develop that new flavor seasoning in-house or seek out a strategic partner to develop the flavor seasoning for you?       

For many businesses, Carolina Ingredients is that strategic partner. We firmly believe that the best partnerships exist when each entity focuses on what they do best. In our case, that’s developing innovative flavor trends for the many channels of commercial food production.

Our process is simple: Focus on the customer throughout every step. We live by the mantra, “How may we create value for you?”

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Do you have a new idea for a holiday ginger bread cookie? Let us start thinking about it in March. Do you want to create a new buffalo ranch flavored popcorn just in time for the start of football tailgating? We will start planning around the time of this year’s innagural NCAA Football Championship series.

Though our average sales cycle is six months to a year, we are able to work under very tight deadlines, as short as 1 month. Why the long average sales cycle? It takes time to bring a new product to market and get it right.

At Carolina Ingredients, we:

  • Act as a strategic partner
  • Push the boundaries to make our products healthier and safer
  • Research the best ingredients, flavors and blends with dedication and patience from our Research & Development team
  • Ensure that your bottom line for new products will be as profitable as it can be by partnering our sales and R&D teams

Yes, we are thorough! But we capitalize on timely seasoning trends also. With the recent popularity of Korean BBQ and Sriracha, we wanted to join in on all the fun and produce some of these unique flavor trends on our own, with an added twist.

Bringing this type of innovation in-house can certainly pose a challenge. Looking at the bottom line throughout the entire process, every failed attempt at “getting it right” is money spent. Add to this the challenge of seeking out facilities to produce your small-batch flavor on a larger scale. Why not allow the creators of your custom blend to oversee and produce it on a large scale?

A strategic partnership is not going to be the best fit for every company in every instance. However, when faced with a decision to tackle this on your own or allow our flavor-craftsmen to tackle it for you, consider bringing on a talented team that has done this for nearly 25 years. 

We learn much and innovate often – Allow us to use this knowledge to create value for you!

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Food Truck Inspired Cuisine with Our Korean BBQ Flavor

Posted on Mon, Jul, 2014@ 02:30 PM

With our Korean BBQ sauce mixture and dry rub, you can taste the balance of ginger, garlic and soy. The possibilities are endless for this on-trend flavor, use it as a  snack seasoning, marinade and even a dry rub.

Korean BBQ tacos are credited by some as kicking off the food truck trend in large cities, such as Los Angeles. We invite you to invoke the creativity and flavor that has catapulted food trucks to recent fame. 

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First, let us customize this blend for you. You can add other fruit extracts or peppers to make this uniquely your own, modifying this flavor as a sauce or as a dry rub. 

Go for an easy crowd pleaser, and use our Korean BBQ sauce on chicken wings or short ribs. Or try the ever-popular Korean BBQ tacos, and don’t forget the Sriracha on the side! 

No matter where you live, this flavor is sure to be a hit on or off the truck. Did you know? 

  • Food trucks are the fastest growing dining industry in the country, with an average growth rate of 8.4% a year
  • Food truck revenue is expected to quadruple to $2.7 billion by 2017
  • 2.5 billion people eat street food every day
  • Kogi Korean BBQ was named one of the top five food trucks in Los Angeles – and has over 127,000 followers on Twitter 

What are your favorite food truck flavor trends

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Sriracha Stir-up for Spice Distributors

Posted on Thu, Apr, 2014@ 11:01 AM

Sriracha, one of the most popular flavoring choices and sauces, is back in the news to seasoning suppliers’ dismay. This time with the ruling that Sriracha production at the Huy Fong Foods’ factory in Irwindale, California is a “public nuisance.”

This ruling has lead many to incorrectly fear that this favorite flavor may be facing limited production and distribution. But we predict that Sriracha will remain a flavoring favorite, with the inventory to support your customers’ spicy indulgence.

At Carolina Ingredients, we offer a Sriracha seasoning blend – just like the famous and headline-making sauce. A bold garlic flavor compliments the building heat of red chilis, combined with a dash of vinegar to balance the blend.

From marinades to marinara sauce to condiments like Sriracha mayo and ketchup, this versatile flavoring has limitless possibilities.

Find out more at Carolina Ingredients today!

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