We make four varieties of Pace dips. Some of these contain ingredients that may not be familiar. We explain some of them here.
INGREDIENTS FOR FLAVOR
Enzyme modified butterfat
Is butter that has been processed with enzymes to intensify the flavor.
Enzyme modified cheddar cheese
This is cheddar cheese that has been specially processed using enzymes to increase the flavor.
Hydrolyzed dairy solids
This is a natural flavor derived from dairy used to make dips taste creamy.
Is an acid found in dairy foods. We add it to our cheese dips to improve the flavor.
Lime juice concentrate
Fresh juice is pasteurized and evaporated to create a concentrated juice that simplifies transport and storage.
A type of carbohydrate used to create even and consistent flavor in our food. Maltodextrin itself has little taste, but it attaches itself to flavors and evenly spreads them through the product so every mouthful tastes good. The maltodextrin we use is made from corn unless stated otherwise.
These are fats or oils added to cheese to create an appealing texture.
Used in Pace dips are from dairy, spices, herbs and vegetables.
This is a flavor made from citric acid which adds a tart flavor to foods and beverages. We use it in our cheese dips.
Is produced during the cheese making process. We used it to enhance the dairy flavor in our cheese dips.
A natural flavor derived from yeast which adds a savory taste.
INGREDIENTS FOR TEXTURE
Helps give Beer & Cheese dip its smooth, thick texture.
Is a mineral used to stabilize cheese dips to they don’t separate.
Is a type of emulsifier made from grape skins that helps to blend and thicken cheese dips.
This is a type of salt used to smoothly blend and thicken the dips.
Is added to thicken our cheese dips.
A type of natural preservative which helps keep our cheese dips safe.
Helps smoothly blend ingredients together. The technical term is 'emulsify', so soy lecithin is often called an emulsifier.
A thickener used to blend our spices and ingredients to give a consistent flavor and appearance. It’s made by fermenting corn sugar, wheat or soy.
INGREDIENTS FOR COLOR
Artificial colors Yellow 5 and Yellow 6
Give the dip an appealing color. We are removing these ingredients from our dips as part of our commitment to remove artificial colors from our products by 2018.
A widely-used food color made by heating sugar. We use it in Beer & Cheese dip.
Is made by fermenting corn and used to extend the shelf life of products. It’s commonly used in Swiss cheese.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS
In America, approximately 90% of all canola, corn, soy, and sugar beet crops are grown from genetically modified seeds. Farmers have been using these seeds for more than 20 years as they are safe, reduce costs and improve yields.
Pace dips contain some ingredients that may be made from these crops. They are listed here. Not all of these ingredients are used in all varieties and most are used in small quantities.
- corn syrup, cultured dextrose, distilled vinegar, maltodextrin, modified food starch, xanthan gum
- DATEM, mono & di-glycerides, soy lecithin, soybean oil
- brown sugar, caramel color, citric acid, lactic acid, molasses, sugar, trisodium citrate
Other ingredients including tomatoes and onions are not genetically modified.
Pace dips are packaged in glass jars, which are 100% recyclable and may contain up to 30% recycled glass.
The metal lids currently use a coating which contains BPA. This coating helps keep the food safe. We are currently in the process of transitioning away from using BPA, and by mid-2017 our metal lids will use an acrylic coating.