natural stable colours on crackers


Stable colours for your snacks

Packaged foods that are considered “healthy for you”, often have a dull appearance due to the removal of synthetic dyes and other unwanted ingredients.  Colour plays an important role in first time purchase intent.  If a product does not look appealing on the store shelf, it likely won’t be purchased.  However, this can be avoided by using Mane Kancor’s C-Capture line of natural colours. 

Mane Kancor colours the world’s leading food and beverage brands, keeping them appetising, vibrant and natural. The colour of food and beverages is a prelude to nutrition and good taste. Mane Kancor, a manufacturer of natural colours (C-Capture) for over a century, provides safe and natural colouring solutions to food processing and beverage industries. The company’s expertise in in-house extraction, isolation, purification and blending processes creates shades that are consistent in hue and stable in many food & beverage applications. Mane’s application capabilities and understanding of NPD and market trends, allows the company to create innovative concepts that hit on two key human senses; visual appeal and taste.

In order to understand the colour stability of the C-Capture line of natural colours, conducted several trials on crackers.


Cracker Ingredient List

Cracker Ingredient List


  • Mix sugar, oil and warm water in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl blend the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Cut shortening into the dry blend.
  • Add dry mixture to liquids and mix until dough forms.
  • Let dough rest 10 – 20 minutes.


  • Roll out dough to 2 mm thickness.
  • Cut to desired shapes and dock.


  • Place on perforated pan and top with salt.
  • Bake at 375°F for 4-6 minutes*
  • Bake at 225°F for 6-10 minutes*
  • Remove from oven and spray with oil.
  • Cool completely.

*Bake times may vary depending on oven

natural stable colours for snacks