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Kitchen Bouquet
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Type Seasoning sauce
  • The Clorox Company
  • (HV Food Products Company)
Country United States
Markets Nationwide
Kitchen Bouquet
Nutritional value per serving
Serving size 1 tsp (4.93 mL)
Energy 15 kcal (63 kJ)
Carbohydrates 3 g
- Sugars 2 g
Fat 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg (0%)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.

Kitchen Bouquet is a browning and seasoning sauce primarily composed of caramel with vegetable flavorings. It has been used as a flavoring addition for gravies and other foods since approximately 1873. It is currently produced by the HV Food Products Company, a subsidiary of The Clorox Company.

Kitchen Bouquet was manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by the Palisade Manufacturing Company of West Hoboken, New Jersey. An advertisement in a 1903 edition of The Boston Cooking School Magazine indicated that Kitchen Bouquet, then known as "Tournade's Kitchen Bouquet," had been "a favorite for 30 years." It was one of the products featured in the United States exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1889.

Its ingredients include caramel, vegetable base (water, carrots, onions, celery, parsnips, turnips, salt, parsley, spices), sodium benzoate and sulfiting agents.

Kitchen Bouquet is also used by food stylists for a variety of appearance effects, including 'coffee' made by adding a few drops to a cup of water and lending a browned appearance to poultry.

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