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With summer arriving, warm up your taste buds with new seasonal snacks and food seasoning blends and spices.

Carolina Ingredients will be attending the IFT FIRST Expo which connects science and business to find solutions to issues within the global food community.Visit us at booth 2043.

Discover a world of taste with Carolina Ingredients’ new custom smoky brisket seasoning. Elevate this summer's activities with this perfect barbecue-inspired blend.

Learn more about this year's SNX Flavor Showdown Competition and industry trends from a Q&A hosted by Jenni Spinner at Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery.

Carolina Ingredients is eager to be introducing three unique seasonings at SNX 2024.

Middle Eastern Seasonings

Posted on Feb 26, 2024

Explore the different spices used in Middle Eastern Cuisines and how to use Middle Eastern seasonings.

Snack Seasonings Flavor Trends 2024

Posted on Feb 26, 2024

In 2024, the flavor trends for snack seasonings focus on global cuisines, bold and spicy flavors, umami, fruity and botanical tastes, sweet plus the heat, and indulgent spices.

SNX is a conference for the snack industry and its accompanying supply chain highlighting snack trends and advancements. Carolina Ingredients, the custom seasoning manufacturer, will showcase innovative seasoning blends and R&D services.

Merisal Sea Salt is the best solution for lower sodium, offering a clean taste and exceptional flavor to ensure your products meet the FDA sodium regulations.

Our premium healthy meat cures, expertly crafted alongside our custom meat seasoning blends, ensures both the taste and health of your meats.

Custom Bar Snack Seasonings

Posted on Dec 14, 2023

Discover a world of taste with Carolina Ingredients' custom seasoning blends for snacks and bar treats. Elevate your bar snack seasonings.

Cinnamon - The Winter Warming Spice

Posted on Nov 27, 2023

Cinnamon is a winter spice that has a number of varieties including Winter Spice Syrup. We also created 2 snack seasonings: roasted cinnamon and hot cinnamon.

Celebrate National Pretzel Month

Posted on Oct 16, 2023

Discover how Carolina Ingredients has transformed ordinary pretzels and snack blends into irresistible, flavor-packed treats with our custom seasoning blends.

Experience the true taste of fall with custom Pumpkin Pie seasoning and explore endless possibilities with our custom seasoning blends at Carolina Ingredients.

Indulging in National Chicken Month

Posted on Sep 13, 2023

Join us this National Chicken Month in exploring our wide range of seasoning, marinades and fully custom spice blends, perfect for creating a unique recipe.

Sweet Popcorn Seasonings

Posted on Sep 11, 2023

Adding a sweet twist to a typically salty snack is a surprise some consumers don’t even realize they want until they see it.

Discover the bold world of Hatch Chile! From smoky to spicy, explore their rich flavors, culinary versatility, and custom blends with Carolina Ingredients.

Develop your own, unique seasoning blend with Carolina Ingredients today! As a strategic partner, our goal is to create value for you.

Carolina Ingredients of York County

Posted on Jul 11, 2023

Watch as Carolina Ingredients highlights the company's evolving processes, cutting-edge innovation with their custom seasonings, and the pleasures of being located in York County.

As purveyors of the world's finest flavors for over 30 years, we take pride in crafting custom gourmet spice blends for the food industry -- from marinades to snack seasonings, bakery mixes, and more.

To gain more insights about this year's event and its competitors, Jenni Spinner, chief editor of Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery, spoke with this year's participants in a Q&A where they discussed flavor trends, what sets each company apart, consumer behavior, and more!

Listen as Mike Cantore, VP of sales at Carolina Ingredients, discusses his experience in the snack and bakery industry, as well as CI's involvements in the Flavor Showdown at SNAXPO 2023.

Snaxpo 2023

Posted on Feb 28, 2023

It's a new year and the Snaxpo Convention is back. This year's exhibition will run from March 19-21, 2023 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

This Habanero Honey spice and seasoning blend is a hot and sweet combo perfect for snacks, chips, wings, and dressings.

First discovered in Japan, curdlan offers taste and texture without any of its usual drawbacks such as mercury, microplastics, and oceanic depletion.

Elote Seasoning For Snacks

Posted on Oct 17, 2022

Elote seasoning is a Mexican blend that has three staple spices: chili powder, chipotle powder, and cumin.

Aji Amarillo is a yellow and bright orange Peruvian pepper with fruity notes. We have a kosher, Non-GMO snack seasoning blend.

Carolina Ingredients SNAC Membership

Posted on Jun 23, 2022

Carolina Ingredients has been a strong contributing member of SNAC International since 2007 and our membership and participation allows us to network and grow our business with snack processors all over the world.

Fair Trade Products

Posted on Mar 07, 2022

Fair trade has moved to cocoa and sugar amongst other products. Recently, our R&D team has had several requests for blends with Fair Trade Certified Cocoa.

Non-GMO Popularity on the Rise

Posted on Mar 07, 2022

Carolina Ingredients is proud to offer Non-GMO Project verified snack seasonings. Check out the non-GMO verified snack blends offered today.

Learn how Carolina Ingredients new Low Sodium Sea Salt falls within the USDA's upcoming guidelines, and how the FDA is taking critical steps to help reduce sodium. The goal of this is to avoid preventable diet-related chronic diseases and increasing obesity rates.

Who says that you can’t have a snack seasoning that’s flavorful and healthy? While consumers have long known the benefits of lower sodium diets, taste is still key in leaving them satisfied.

Enjoy seasonings inspired by spring: Caprese, Sweet Asian Citrus, Avocado Lime, Lemon Herb Tzatziki, and Chocolate Mint.

Custom Vegan Seasoning Blends

Posted on Jan 24, 2022

Learn about a few of our custom seasoning blends for vegan food, perfect for beans, vegetables, tofu, vegan burgers, and more.

Get A Custom Cheese Blend

Posted on Jan 24, 2022

Looking for a custom cheese blend to enhance your snack seasoning flavors? Carolina Ingredients has a variety of previous creations to jump start your inspiration.

Chai Spice Popcorn Seasoning offers warm flavors of cinnamon and cardamom with a touch of heat from black pepper and a creamy base.

Buffalo Seasoning For Snacks

Posted on Jul 29, 2021

Buffalo seasoning has a unique taste of smoky, spicy, and savory flavor profiles. Most commonly seen as a sauce, buffalo dry rub seasoning is just as delicious and versatile for a variety of food groups.

Flavor Enhancer Seasoning Blends, also known as MSG substitutes, are a natural method of seasoning manufacturing to enhance flavor with a Clean Label.

Super-Sized Eating for the Super Bowl

Posted on Jan 20, 2021

With Super Bowl LV set to kick off this weekend, sports fans across the country are gearing up for the second biggest eating holiday.

Cold Brew Coffee is the popular new trend, even in snack seasonings. Learn what Cold Brew Coffee is and how it differs from Iced Coffee.

Hot 'n Sweet Carolina BBQ Sauce

Posted on Mar 05, 2020

Carolina Ingredients has created a traditional mustard based bbq sauce and added heat to make this flavor zing on a potato chip.

Pimento Cheese is a mix of cheese, pimento peppers, and mayonnaise, often found in Southern Cuisine. It now has multiple variations.

The Maras Pepper is Turkish, deep red in color, and produces a slow, subtle heat. They are a common Aleppo Pepper substitute.

Snaxpo 2019

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

Carolina Ingredients will be at SNAXPO 2019, come Visit us at Booth #300 where we will be showcasing the latest and greatest snack food trends.

Snaxpo 2018

Posted on Mar 02, 2018

Come visit Carolina Ingredients at booth #839 for Snaxpo 2018, held this year from March 12 through March 14 in Atlanta, GA. Carolina Ingredients has been staying ahead of the trends and is looking forward to discussing how we can create value for you. Stop by our booth at Snaxpo!

We have numerous sweet organic blend seasonings and spices for our customers that are perfect on snacks or meat.

Snaxpo 2017

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

Join Carolina Ingredients at Snaxpo 2017 at Booth #403!

Carolina Ingredients has made a variety of new, Non GMO compatible chili inspired snack seasonings. Find out more here.

Carolina Ingredients is introducing 5 of our newest, non-GMO compliant snack seasonings as part of our December Flavors of the Month.

Spice distributor Carolina Ingredients is introducing 4, sweet non-GMO snack seasonings that are ready to tempt your customers.

Carolina Ingredients is introducing 5 new Non-GMO compliant snack seasonings and cheese powders for popcorn, potato chips, and more!

5 New Non-GMO Seasoning Blends

Posted on May 10, 2016

Carolina Ingredients is introducing five of our newest, Non GMO compliant snack seasonings as part of our May Flavors of the Month.

Snack Clean at Booth #644!

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Snaxpo is just a few days away and there is still time to register. Carolina Ingredients will be at booth #644 with our exciting new snack seasonings and flavors.

Snack Clean at Snaxpo 2016!

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

Come visit spice distributor Carolina Ingredients at booth #644 for the Snaxpo Convention, held this year from March 19 through March 22 in Houston, TX.

Carolina Ingredients offers an extensive line of Non GMO Project snack seasonings. We are excited to announce that two more flavors are ready for you. Both are non-dairy, but taste like the real thing. We think you and your consumer will love these.

Carolina Ingredients has created a General Tso seasoning blend, which is spicy, slightly sweet and vinegary to appease your taste buds.

Carolina Ingredients has worked to develop some new burger flavors that can be used to make a meat based or vegetarian based burger.

Carolina Ingredients gives back every year by partnering with Toys for Tots to give children less fortunate the joy of opening a new toy on Christmas morning.

Our most recent snack seasoning blend and flavor innovation is a Pineapple Brown Sugar Rub with sweet acidity and warm spicy notes.

Our latest snack seasoning innovation Sweet BBQ Baby Back Rib is a unique flavor pairing of sweet BBQ & smoked pork.

Go for an easy crowd pleaser, and use our Korean BBQ sauce on chicken wings, short ribs or try the ever-popular Korean BBQ tacos!

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and our innovation team has taken note, developing new snack seasoning blends.

Sriracha is back in the news due to the ruling that their production at the Huy Fong Foods’ factory in Irwindale, California is a “public nuisance.”

Ethnic flavors continue to be very popular in snack seasoning trends. How are you taking advantage of specific cuisines and flavor trends?

At Carolina Ingredients, we don’t just offer snack seasonings and spices. We pride ourselves on offering a range of products to meet your needs.

Carolina Ingredients Moves into 2014 with the Non-GMO Project! We can now formulate and certify our blends to Non-GMO Project standards at Carolina Ingredients!

Earlier in September, Mike Cantore, VP Sales was quoted in an article about rising trends in food seasonings. Contact us today for samples and...

Food Safety - Non-GMO Products

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Food safety used to be just about microbes in your food that would make you sick. Now, Non-GMO is ranking higher in influence in consumer’s purchasing decisions.

Carolina Ingredients has concocted a delicious recipe for cherry pie bars with an orange zest and brown sugar crumble topping.

Try out this delicious dinner recipe, highlighting some of our favorite spice and seasoning blends.

On September 4th, Carolina Ingredients shut down its production facility to have a lunch and learn with Congressman Mulvaney...

At Carolina Ingredients we have a number of programs in place to assist us to reach our sustainability goal and reduce our carbon footprint.

Carolina Ingredients offers a variety of tasteful, summer spice concoctions.

In 1998, the Washington, D.C. trade association U.S. Green Building Council founded the  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  (LEED).  LEED

Food Trend -- Eye on the Fry

Posted on Jun 17, 2013

Food Trend -- Eye on the Fry In the recent edition of Flavor The Menu -- chefs nationwide are experimenting with both toppings and sauces to...

The practice of adding whey and/or soy has increased in recent years. The most current trends show whey most active in the following food sub categories: Food products, snack/cereal/energy bars and prepared meals.

Boosting Nutritional Values in Foods

Posted on May 20, 2013

Recently, Girl Scout Cookies released a new cookie in 2013 - Mango Crème with Nutrifusion’s Grandfusion as part of the ingredients. At Carolina Ingredients, we are formulating some of our current blends to include Grandfusion - another way to create value for you.

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