Ingredients for Flavor
We use real cheddar cheese in our Colors Goldfish crackers. It is aged for several months to give the crackers their distinctive sharp flavor.
We use paprika, spices and dehydrated onions as flavorings in the dough.
We use table salt in the dough to add seasoning and flavor.
Ingredients for Texture
Enriched Wheat Flour
The flour is enriched with essential nutrients: niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and folic acid. The flour we use is made from soft red winter wheat grown in the US and Canada.
Ingredients for Color
A spice that has an orange/red color. This spice helps to bring out the deep colors in some varieties of Goldfish crackers.
Another spice that helps to enhance the taste and, when mixed with Blue, generates a beautiful green color due to its yellow pigments.
Annatto is used in cheddar cheese to give it the orange hue. The coloring is extracted from the reddish seeds of the achiote tree, which grows in tropical climates.
Red Beet Concentrate
A juice derived from beets, it helps to lay the red foundation in some varieties of Goldfish crackers.
Watermelon and Huito
Watermelon and Huito (a South American fruit) are used to deliver the blue coloring.
Ingredients for Leavening
Yeast – in combination with leavening agents
We use these ingredients to give the crackers their distinctive puffiness. We use Baking Soda as well as Monocalcium Phosphate and Ammonium Bicarbonate to help the crackers rise in the oven. Sugar is also required to activate the yeast.