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Burnt sugars

Combining taste and colour

Burnt sugars are dark brown liquids or solids. They are obtained by the controlled heat treatment of food sugars without any chemical promoters. If it adds a discernible taste then it can be declared as aromatic caramel.

Burnt sugars

Burnt sugars

by nature

Burnt sugars

Ethics & Transparency

Nigay has always strongly advised its customers not to mislead the final consumer. Faced with the actual enthusiasm for "clean & clear labelling" ingredients, transparency and clear information about burnt sugars is a major preoccupation for the company.


Burnt sugars bring both taste and colour to the final product.

If it adds a discernible taste then the labelling is: "caramel (glucose syrup, water, sugar)" or "caramel (sugar, water)".

If the burnt sugar only brings colour then it must be labelled: "colour: E 150a". For labelling, refer to EUTECA (European Technical Caramel Association) decision-tree:

pdfEUTECA decision-tree

Available forms


Extensive range of viscosities


L'art et la science de la caramélisation