September 12th, 2018 – Fuchs North America, a leading maker of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions for the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industries, introduces the Oktoberfest Collection – a new line of German inspired seasonings, bases and flavors. The collection’s 4 distinctive and flavorful seasonings feature innovative takes on foods and flavors popular in Germany.
Among the collection’s offerings are seasonings and blends for proteins, sides and dairy. These items are also the starting point for food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to develop their own unique signature product offerings, with Fuchs’ culinary specialists at their side.
The New Collection
Our new Oktoberfest Collection includes the following 4 seasoning blends:
- Apple Cider Caramel Sauce Base
- Beer & Bratwurst Snack Seasoning
- Beer & Cheddar Cheese Dip Seasoning
- Horseradish Mustard Sauce Seasoning
In introducing the collection, Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ director of marketing, explained the strategy behind the collection. “As the demand for authentic foods and flavors from around the world continues to increase rapidly, we’ve noticed that cuisines from around Europe have been making gains in foodservice and retail. It’s all about being able to get to experience other cultures, without having to leave the comfort of your home or hometown,” she observes.
“With this collection, we also wanted to celebrate our company’s rich history, which has its roots in Germany. Dieter Fuchs founded the Fuchs Gruppe in Dissen, Germany, selling spices off of the back of his bicycle in 1952, and we’re proud to be part of this company as it has grown to be the largest privately held seasoning and spice manufacturer. As Germany celebrates Oktoberfest, we wanted to raise a glass to our heritage with this collection,” Cushen adds.
Fuchs helps food companies make sense of the trends and tap into where the culinary energy is strongest. In this spirit, each of the items that make up Fuchs’ Oktoberfest Collection features innovative and mouthwatering flavors that will liven up any menu item or product.
Shareable Sauce Seasonings
Elizabeth Landry, CEC, Fuchs’ corporate executive chef, worked to develop blends that will keep consumers coming back for more, like our Apple Cider Caramel Sauce Base. “Caramel and apple is a match made in heaven, but by adding a pleasant touch of vinegar we balance out the sweet with just the right amount of sour and bring this match into the realm of unforgettable!” Lindemer describes of the versatile sauce, which can be used as a dip for fruit or as an ice cream topper.
Perfect for brats, burgers, pork and sandwiches, our Horseradish Mustard Sauce Seasoning is a lively mixture of spicy horseradish and mustard, which join forces to help give you a kick of intense flavor.
Sensational Snack Seasoning
It wouldn’t be the Oktoberfest Collection without beer! “Close your eyes and you’ll think you were right in the action at your local Oktoberfest with our tasty Beer & Bratwurst Style Snack Seasoning! Savory and meaty notes with a touch of mustard and then finishing up with a slight hoppy flavor…it’s an all in one that will keep you coming back for more!” Lindemer explains.
Delicious Dip Seasoning
The beer keeps flowing with our Beer & Cheddar Cheese Dip Seasoning. The classic combination of beer and cheddar cheese come together to help you create a crowd pleasing dip for your next tail gating party.
Custom Solutions, Too
According to Ken Wuestenfeld, vice president of sales and technical services, the strategy behind all of Fuchs’ offerings like the Oktoberfest Collection is to help food manufacturers and foodservice establishments create irresistible new items that build on culinary traditions, but that are also unique.
As Wuestenfeld explained, the development process is a combination of science and art. “We stay on top of consumer taste trends. Our goal is to help food companies develop new taste sensations that they can call their own – offerings that are unique and stand out.”
With each customer, Fuchs North America goes from conception to manufacturing to delivery of an approved flavor as quickly as possible. “We have a wide range of flavor bases at the ready, and, as a result, we can provide samples for immediate testing. Then we customize and refine the flavor to attain exactly the taste characteristics our customer is seeking,” Wuestenfeld reports.
Doing so means that taking a food or flavor idea from concept to delivery can often be accomplished in a matter of weeks or even less time. “Especially when under tight product development timeframes, being able to support customers with that kind of rapid schedule is a huge benefit,” Wuestenfeld emphasized.
Complimentary Samples Available
For a limited time, Fuchs North America is offering complimentary samples of the items in its new Oktoberfest Collection. To request samples, contact Rebekah Wicke toll-free at 800-365-3229. You may also e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.