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Compari - formula

Rella | Jan 15, 2012 06:54 AM

I'm not sure compari falls under this Chow Board: Wine. But thanks.

I've read here about Compari http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-campa... "Although the exact ingredients in Campari are not known, the distinctive red color originally came from cochineal dye, which is derived from an insect, Dactylopius coccus. Since 2006, however, an artificial coloring agent has replaced cochineal dye in most of the Campari produced worldwide. It also contains cascarilla bark, a botanical product from the Bahamas. This bark has a characteristic strongly bitter flavor. These and other substances which make up Campari are steeped together in an infusion of bitter herbs, which is strained to remove particles of the plants before being bottled."

Wondering what the artificial coloring agent is - Red Dye #? that is a food additive?

Also I was reading that they don't use bark. If anyone knows the answers to this question.

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