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Color Trends Tint St. Patrick's Day Every Shade Of Green

Flavorful New Ideas and Color Guide from McCormick®

SPARKS, Md., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The baking experts in the McCormick Kitchens are bringing two of the year's hottest color trends to the kitchen with flavorful treats in vibrant emerald, the color of the yeari, and an ombre cake inspired by fashion's color fade craze. In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, McCormick is inviting everyone to give their holiday celebrations a splash of color and flavor with new recipes and a guide to tinting baked goods green in seven shades - from mint to emerald.

Emerald green may be this year's favorite color, but the demand for green food color isn't new. Each year, home bakers look to McCormick for minty-flavored, green recipes to enhance their St. Patrick's Day festivities. In fact, last year enough green food color was sold to tint more than 26.2 million cake pops emerald green and 2012 sales of pure peppermint extract increased more than 50 percent in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick's Day.ii

"Flavorful green treats have never been more in style," said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. "Whether you're baking with the family or adding bright color to a fun gathering, our green tinting guide and festive recipes will help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the color and flavor of the holiday – vivid green and refreshing peppermint."

Seven Shades of Green with McCormick Food Colors:


White Cake Mix

(1 package, 15.25 to 18.05 oz):

White Icing

(1 can, 16 oz.):

Mint Green

9 drops Green + 3 drops Yellow

6 drops Green + 2 drops Yellow

Green Apple

25 drops Neon Green + 2  drops Neon Blue

50 drops Neon Green + 4  drops Neon Blue

Neon Green

15 drops Neon Green

30 drops Neon Green

Teal Green

40 drops Blue + 16 drops Green

20 drops Blue + 8 drops Green

Garden Green

50 drops Green +12 drops Yellow

25 drops Green + 6 drops Yellow

Shamrock Green

50 drops Green + 4 drops Blue

25 drops Green + 2 drops Blue

Emerald Green

200 drops Green (2 Teaspoons)

100 drops Green (1 Teaspoon)

Whether preparing for a classroom party or an at-home Irish fest, McCormick is the trusted source for the best results every time:

  • Green Ombre Cake: Take the latest fashion trend to the kitchen with this simple recipe that's sure to leave guests color-crazed. Varying the drops of food color in three layers of cake made from a cake mix makes this fashionable delight achievable for bakers at any level.
  • Pot of Gold Cookies: Hollow on the inside and filled with your favorite chocolate candies, kids of all ages can discover the end of the rainbow with these bountiful cookies.
  • Luck o' the Irish Cake Pops: Give crowd-pleasing cake pops some St. Patrick's Day spirit with green food color. Decorate with shamrock sprinkles for a festive dessert, inside and out.
  • Emerald Mint Milkshake: A hint of green and some Pure Peppermint Extract turn a classic milkshake into a refreshingly cool treat. You'd be lucky to get your hands on one of these!
  • Green with Envy Cheesecake Bars: The name says it all! Contrasting layers of green, white and chocolaty brown get a hint of sophistication with invigorating Pure Peppermint Extract.
  • Green Beer: Add 5-6 drops of green food color to 12 ounces of beer for a perfectly green drink.

For more ideas on how to transform St. Patrick's Day into a festive celebration in every shade of green, visit Facebook.com/McCormickSpice or McCormick.com, or join McCormick on Pinterest at Pinterest.com/mccormickspices for more creative ideas. Look for McCormick Food Colors and Extracts in the spice aisle of supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide.

To download food photography, visit the digital press room at www.mccormick.com/foodmedia.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With $4 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor™. Visit McCormick.com and Facebook.com/McCormickSpice for more information.

i Source: "Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2013: PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald," Pantone.com, Dec 6, 2012.

ii Source: Patrick's Day U.S. Retail Sales are defined as three weeks prior to St. Patrick's Day, ending Sunday March 18, 2012.

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