We have added 6 new flavors to our Flavorburst Line and 2 more 4M drops in current flavors. We now have Coconut, Marshmallow, Sea Salt Caramel and White Peppermint in wafer form and Cream Cheese and Cherry in a 4M drop. We've also added a 4M Caramel drop and a 4M Butterscotch drop- already on the list but now in another shape/size to accommodate your needs!
Strained Greek Yogurt & New Flavors
We are proud to announce our offering of Strained Greek Yogurt Favored Coatings to our Satin Line. Our Greek yogurt flavored coatings are made with strained Greek yogurt powder to mimic that of actual Greek yogurt. To learn more about our Greek Yogurt coatings, click here. We have also added 2 new flavors to our Flavorburst Line - Key Lime and Lemon.
We are proud to announce we've launched 9 new stock product lines! These new lines from CQC will allow us to meet a wider variety of customer need in this ever-changing market. Greek Yogurt, Vibrant Colors, Trending Flavors, Value Coatings and Pure Chocolate are just a few amoung many of the new items we've added! Take a look at the "Our Products" drop down for more information.
Cost Savings Opportunities
"Better For You" Coating Line Reduces Both Sugar And Fat up to 25%
Our innovative new line represents a reduction of up to 25% in sugar and up to 25% in fat content over our Star line, enabling manufacturers to include more coating in their finished products. Alternatively, manufacturers can use the same amount of coating and achieve improved nutritional profiles in their finished products. CQC’s “Better for You” coatings line takes advantage of a special blend of emulsifiers and sugar alternatives to achieve this reduction. The result isn’t just more confectionery coating for your finished product application. It’s also more flavor, as the reductions in sugar and fat enable you to add more coating to a product with minor changes to the ingredient line and nutrition panel. This makes CQC’s “Better for You” line an ideal choice for nutrition bars, energy bars or any other product for health-conscious consumers. (If PGPR is used, this coating is best suited for molding, drizzling and bottom enrobing only.) Contact us today to find out more about how the "Better For You" line can help you include more coating and more flavor in your finished products.
CQC Expands its Star Natural Line to Include Natural Colors
CQC’s Star Natural coating line has been designed to meet your “All-Natural” product claims and enhance your end applications. In addition to milk, dark, white vanilla, yogurt and peanut flavors, CQC now offers a variety of natural colors. Our Star Natural color coatings contain non-hydrogenated oils, allowing for a clean label declaration, while the low levels of trans-fat present in the coatings mean they can be labeled as “Zero Grams Trans Fat” for health-conscious consumers. From enrobing and bottoming to panning and drizzling, Star color coatings are versatile enough to meet a wide range of needs.
CQC Truck Storage Facility Grand Opening
CQC held a Grand Opening ceremony for its new Truck Storage Facility in Cottage Grove on October 15th. The Madison Marines Color Guard presented the colors, marking the Grand Opening of the facility. The Cottage Grove president and administrator, contractor representatives, CQC employees and other important guests were present for the ceremony.
Pure Chocolate Reaches the Chiplines
CQC's pure chocolate line, Wisconsin Premium Chocolate, is now available not just in liquid bulk form, but in all of CQC's standard product shapes. Milk and Dark varieties of Wisconsin Premium Chocolate can be purchased in wafer, drop, chunk or liquid form.
New Product: Soft Set Fillings
CQC has expanded its line of business to include Soft Set Confectionery Products. Our bake-stable, smooth and creamy, fat-based Soft Sets are available in the following flavors: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, yogurt and peanut. The extremely low water activity of our Soft Set optimizes your end product’s shelf life and stability. Pumpable at room temperature, our fat-based Soft Sets are easily heated, cooled, extruded or pumped without significant worry about damaging the product’s physical properties. They can be used for baked goods, cookies, snack bars, truffles, cakes, toaster pastries and more. In addition to their application and performance advantages, Soft Sets are a good fit to assist you in nutritional formulation requirements. Soft Sets can be labeled “Zero Grams Trans-Fat” and do not contain partially-hydrogenated oils. CQC Soft Set fillings are a melt-in-your-mouth-delicious addition to any application.
Clasen Quality Cartage Takes to the Roads
CQC has opened its own trucking company, Clasen Quality Cartage. In January, the inaugural load of confectionery product was successfully hauled. CQC has hired a fleet of top qualified drivers to pilot its new state-of-the-art trucks. Logistics Specialist, B.J. Demaa announces, “We are excited to bring this new capability to our existing customers. We believe this new division of our company will enable us to better serve our customers with on-time delivery and increased efficiency." CQC’s new trucking capabilities are another demonstration of our commitment to operational excellence.
Pure Chocolate Marks another Milestone
September 2009 marked another milestone in the company's history, as the first "Standard of Identity" chocolate rolled into production. Our pure chocolate - which will be available in milk, dark and white bases - represents CQC's ongoing commitment to meeting our customers' confectionery needs.
New Product: Nut Flavored – Peanut & Tree Nut Allergen-Free Coatings
CQC is proud to announce a new line of allergen-free peanut and tree nut flavored coatings developed specifically for nut-free manufacturers. Our experienced and knowledgeable Innovation Team has designed these coatings to deliver exceptional nut flavors for your finished products, without compromising the allergen-free status of your production facilities. Offering peanut, almond, walnut, cashew, pecan, macadamia and pistachio flavors, this unique line delivers authentic nut taste using both natural and artificial flavors.
CQC Applications Kitchen
Clasen Quality Coatings is pleased to announce the opening of the Applications Kitchen. The Innovation Center was recently upgraded with a gourmet kitchen where customers can come to experiment with various products and formulations, increasing speed to market. Our Applications Kitchen serves as a facility to partner with our customers and flavor experts to ensure excellent quality service and perfect flavor results.
Grand Opening: CQC Innovation Center and Corporate Offices!
Clasen Quality Coatings announces the addition of the CQC Innovation Center and the grand opening of its new corporate offices located in Madison, WI. Clasen will celebrate the opening of this facility in early December. The newly designed Innovation Center will allow for increased R&D capabilities to better serve our customers' technical needs and requirements. Production will continue to operate out of our two Wisconsin based manufacturing facilities. Please update your records with the information below to reflect this exciting step in CQC's history.
CQC Corporate Office and Innovation Center
5126 West Terrace Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53718
CQC Products not impacted by Peanut Butter Recalls
Due to the recent announcement from the FDA regarding a recall of peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America and King Nut Company, Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc. would like to announce that it has not at any time sourced any peanut ingredients or products directly or indirectly from either of these companies. CQC is dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services offered by the confectionery industry. Please contact our Quality Department to answer any additional questions or concerns.