ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever Food Solutions announced today the launch of Knorr Intense Flavors—a line of professional liquid seasonings created with real, natural ingredients and prepared through authentic culinary processes—that can help foodservice operators set their dishes apart with an exciting, distinctive range of bold flavors.
“We know that as trends and diner demands evolve, chefs and restaurateurs are under more pressure than ever to deliver creative, inspiring and flavorful menu options,” said Chef Einav Gefen, Corporate Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions, North America. “Knorr Intense Flavors offer a creatively intuitive format for chefs to experiment with flavor and make their dishes stand out. It’s just the latest step in Unilever Food Solutions’ ongoing journey to provide chefs with impactful, sustainable and useful menu solutions and inspiration that excites their guests.”
Marking Unilever Food Solutions’ entry in the liquid seasoning category, the Knorr Intense Flavors line is made with authentic culinary processes like smoking, fermenting and roasting and can be used across every stage of the cooking process including marinating, seasoning and finishing. Knorr Intense Flavors are vegan, gluten-free and made with natural ingredients.
To develop the global range of five variants, Unilever Food Solutions drew inspiration from today’s top trends in culinary ingredients and flavors:
- Miso Umami provides a deep umami taste of miso fermented for 2 months, porcini mushroom and seaweed for a richness, depth, balance and roundness.
- Roast Umami provides a rich caramelized flavor of slow roasted onion and garlic.
- Citrus Fresh provides the zesty, fresh and fruity taste of mandarin, lime and yuzu, and is made from 750 g of citrus fruit per 13.5 oz. bottle.
- Deep Smoke provides the flavor of natural sugar smoked over charred American hardwoods for a barbecue smokiness as well as a warm richness.
- Wild Mushroom Earth provides a deep earthy flavor of wild mushrooms including porcini and Boletus.
The Knorr Intense Flavors line is now available across U.S. and Canada. Interested foodservice operators should reach out to their local distributors for availability and pricing per case (four 13.5 fl. oz. bottles). For more information and recipes, foodservice professionals should visit www.ufs.com/intenseflavors.
About Unilever Food Solutions
Unilever Food Solutions is the foodservice company of Unilever and the global market leader serving 800 million consumers every year across 100 meal occasions every day. Our 230 chefs across the company work to provide foodservice professionals and operators with menu inspiration, recipe development and culinary training/trendspotting.
About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Love Beauty and Planet, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Pure Leaf, Q-tips, Schmidt’s Naturals, Seventh Generation, Simple, Sir Kensington’s, St. Ives, Suave, Sundial Brands, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TAZO, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.
Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2017.
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- Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
- Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
- Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.
The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. Globally, the company’s sustainable living brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered more than 70% of the company’s growth in 2017.
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