Wild flavours company has developed a natural colour series that includes a blue colour derived from the microalgae Spirulina which gives the confectioners a natural option for fruit flavours like blueberry.
Recently, confectioners had claimed that, artificial colour brilliant blue was the only acceptable option for blue coloured candies.
Helene Möller, product management for ingredients at Wild has told that her firm’s Spirulina blue offered fresh possibilities.
Wild has also developed natural green with spirulina and safflower that can create a delicate mint colour, a fresh apple shade or a bright pear hue.
When applying spirulina, confectioners need to pay more attention to the temperature. It is recommended not to use very high temperatures for a long time. To get best results, the work should be carried out at a lower temperature.
Wild’s Rainbow Range also includes red colours that use combinations of purple carrot, grape and blackcurrant.
Wild has said that it could also combine Spirulina with purple carrot or hibiscus to create purple shades.