McCormick® Red Food Color

McCormick Red Food Color is perfect for adding fun, lively color to any occasion. Whether you're decorating cupcakes or making homemade slime, this food color offers consistent and true red color every time.

Usage Tips

1/4 teaspoon Food Color = 20 to 25 drops

Colorful Cakes: Prepare and bake 1 package white cake mix as directed on package, adding 1/2 teaspoon Food Color to batter.

Red Apple Cookies: Use red tinted Colorful Cookie Icing to glaze apple-shaped cookies.

Ladybug Cupcakes: PREPARE your favorite cupcake recipe. TINT frosting by stirring 1/4 teaspoon Food Color into 1 can (16 ounces) prepared white frosting. DECORATE to resemble a ladybug by using 1 black jelly bean for the head.Place a 1 1/2-inch piece of black string licorice down center. Place snipped pieces of string licorice over the top.

For Coloring Eggs: MIX 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon Food Color in a cup. DIP hard-cooked eggs into dye 5 minutes or longer to achieve desired color. Remove to wire rack to dry.

Ultimate Flavor & Color Mixing Guide

Nutritional Information

This product has no significant nutritional value.


Water, Propylene Glycol, FD&C Reds 40 and 3, and 0.1% Propylparaben (Preservative).

Allergen Statement

UPC Code (Size)

52100070919 (1.00oz)

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