Special Ingredients Ltd

  1. Activated Charcoal Powder

    Activated Charcoal Powder

    Our Charcoal Powder is a premium quality ultrafine powder made from organic coconut husks. Charcoal powder is a versatile product and has a variety of uses. It can be added to a variety of foods such as bread, cakes, biscuits, icings, ice cream, drinks, cocktails, fluid gels and much more. Our Charcoal Powder has no flavour, odour or aftertaste. It is made from organic coconut husks which are burned at an extremely high temperature and then refined. Used by chefs to create dramatic and unusual effects it can be added to products to produce a stunning visual effect. Derived from organic coconut husks. Make a paste to treat bites and stings. Use to change colour in baked goods or drinks. No odour or taste. Make charcoal ice cream. Use to make charcoal crackers as an accompaniment to cheese. Add to give a dramatic colour effect.
  2. Agar Agar

    Agar Agar

    Our Agar Agar is 100% pure premium quality refined powder. Agar Agar is a versatile vegetarian gelling and thickening agent, mainly used as a superior vegetarian alternative to Gelatine. Our Agar Agar provides odourless, colourless superior quality gels even at very low concentrations. Suitable for Vegan's & Vegetarian's, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Halal friendly, Kosher friendly.
  3. Calcium Lactate

    Calcium Lactate

    Our Calcium Lactate is a premium quality product and is an extract of lactic acid. It works well in the production of caviar, pearls, spaghetti and spheres using spherification techniques. Calcium Lactate can also be put on fresh fruit and cantaloupes to keep them firm and extend shelf life. It's a white non hygroscopic salt and is a recommended source of calcium. Calcium Lactate provides calcium salts in a soluble form to react with Alginate, Gellan or certain kinds of Carrageenan permitting gel formation without heating. It's taste is more discreet than Calcium Chloride (salty and sometimes bitter). Calcium Lactate is recommended in all reactions of inverse spherification and reacts where alginate and calcium source are intimately mixed, such as in diffuse setting or full contact gelling. Calcium Lactate also works well in the production of drops, caviar pearls and all shapes of spaghetti by immersion of alginate solution in a calcium setting bath.
  4. Carrageenan Iota

    Carrageenan Iota

    Our Carrageenan Iota is a premium quality product. It can be used to make soft elastic gels which are both freeze/thaw stable. It makes crystal clear gels and glazes and is perfect for topping mousses, cakes and flans. Carrageenan Iota gel strengthens in the presence of calcium, making it perfect for use in milk and dairy based recipes, such as instant crème brulee.
  5. Carrageenan Kappa

    Carrageenan Kappa

    Our Carrageenan Kappa is a premium quality product, it can be used to make firm elastic gels which are freeze/thaw stable. An ideal Vegan alternative to Gelatine. It releases maximum flavour, makes crystal clear gels and glazes which are perfect for topping mousses, cakes and flans and works at room temperature. Due to the strength of the gel it is ideal for encasing liquid centres. Carrageenan Kappa gel strengthens in the presence of calcium, making it perfect for use in milk and dairy based recipes. Its many uses include adding a dilution of Kappa to yoghurt or cheese to prevent separation. Soluble in hot water.
  6. Crackle Crystals

    Crackle Crystals

    Our Crackle Crystals are premium quality carbonated sugar, coated with tasteless cocoa butter to stop them popping until eaten. Used by professional chefs to provide a mouth popping sensation. Crackle Crystals can add a new dimension to desserts, cakes and sweets. Ideal for decorating and flavouring cakes, mousses, ice creams, sorbets, jellies, cupcakes, patisserie, desserts and cocktails or they can just be enjoyed as sweets. They come in 8 different flavours. Suitable for Vegetarians, Non GMO, Halal friendly.
  7. Easy Whip®

    Easy Whip®

    Easy Whip is ideal for making light airy mousses, meringues or foams out of virtually any liquid. Simple to use, just blend easy whip into your chosen liquid then whip it into a light stable foam or mousse. Foams can then be dried out at low temperature to make meringue. Easy whip is neutral taste instant powder that can be added to any liquid sweet or savoury. Stable foams, mousses, yoghurts and whipped diary products can be made quickly and easily using Easy Whip. A free recipe book is included with every purchase. Containing innovative ,simple recipes and tips which can be adapted to create your own unique creative dishes. Developed with award winning chef Eddie Shepherd.
  8. Flavour Drops

    Flavour Drops

    Flavour Drops are premium quality water soluble intense flavours which provide a exceptionally efficient method of adding flavour. They are a highly concentrated,versatile, multi-use product for both food and liquid flavourings. They should be used sparingly, 1-2 ml is ample to flavour approx 1 litre of base liquid. Each 30ml bottle contains approximately 800 drops. The drops are water-based rather than oil-based which means they disperse well in most foods and drinks. They are ideal for flavouring cakes, icings, fondants, ice cream, sorbet, cupcakes, pastry, salads, sauces, frostings, ganaches, desserts, cocktails, drinks, cream, wine, beer, water, sweets and more. Flavour Drops can also be used to enhance the flavour of a dish without changing the texture of the original product.  Our Flavour Drops can also be used for making E-Cig Liquid. Made in the UK. 68 flavours available. All our Flavour Drops are Vegan friendly, Gluten Free and Non GMO.
  9. Flavouring Oils

    Flavouring Oils

    Our natural Essential Flavouring Oils are pressed from the plant or fruit and then purified so that they impart a very clean and sharp flavour to your product. They are 100% pure undiluted oil. Ideal for flavouring chocolate, desserts, ganaches, marinades and sauces. Each 30ml bottle contains approximately 800 drops. They are in a glass bottle with a pipette for easy use and measuring, offering excellent value for money. There are five flavours for you to choose from. Suitable for Vegan's & Vegetarian's, Non GMO, Gluten Free, 100% Natural and Pure.
  10. Hickory Liquid Smoke

    Hickory Liquid Smoke

    A natural product created by turning smoke from hickory wood chips into a concentrated liquid form. Great for adding a authentic smoke taste to just about anything: sauces, meats, vegetables, drinks, the list goes on.