Suppliers

If you’re interested in using hydrocolloids make sure you also check out “Texture – A hydrocolloid recipe collection” that I have put together. It has more than 300 recipes and it’s available for free download. For a good selection of ingredients for thickening, gelling and emulsification you can visit Amazon’s molecular gastronomy storefront (and pick up some molecular gastronomy related books as well). They now carry products form Texturas, TexturePro/Biozoon, Will powder and Artistre and you’ll find all the common hydrocolloids as well as the popular kits from Texturas, TexturePro (standard and cocktail) and Artistre.

European suppliers

  • 100% Chef – Spanish supplier of tools and equipment used for molecular cooking
  • Bien manger – French supplier of hydrocolloids (French, English)
  • Buchgourmet – German foodie bookshop that also sells hydrocolloids
  • Bos-food – German supplier of hydrocolloids
  • Cream supplies – UK based supplier of hydrocolloids (Texturas, BioZoon, Kalys, Cuisine Innovation etc.), chemicals and tools
  • Cuisine Innovation – French supplier of hydrocolloids, chemicals and a range of different tools
  • Infusions – UK based supplier of the Texturas series and various MG related equipment
  • Jeloshop – German webshop offering the Texturas series, dry ice, liquid nitrogen and various equipment
  • Kalys – French supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Metropolis Cooking Center – German supplier of hydrocolloids from Sosa in addition to tools and equipment
  • Phode – French supplier of spherification kits with ready-to-use aromatic solutions
  • Texturas (produced by Solé Graells in Barcelona with local distributors in Europe, USA, Venezuela, Australia) – Spanish supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals.
  • texturePro – German supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals

Suppliers in North-America

  • All for Chefs – Mexican webshop
  • Chef Rubber – US based supplier of a large range of MG ingredients plus tools, flavourings and kitchen equipment (specializing in silicone rubber molds)
  • Culinary imports – imports the Biozoon/Texture pro products to the US
  • DCDuby – Canadian supplier of chocolate tasting science kits with ingredients to make 8 servings of 4 different chocolate dessert experiments, in addition they also offer several hydrocolloids and other speciality ingredients
  • La Tienda – US supplier of the Texturas series
  • Le Sanctuaire – US based supplier of hydrocolloids, chemicals and lots of equipment
  • L’Epicerie – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Modernist pantry – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and more for modernist cooking
  • Molécule-R – Canadian supplier.
  • Molecular recipes – US based supplier of hydrocolloids & kits; webpages has many recipes
  • My spice sage – NYC based, ships as little as 1 oz of the common hydrocolloids
  • Paris Gourmet – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • Powder for Texture – Canadian supplier of hydrocolloids, equipment and books
  • Powder to the people – Canadian supplier of hydrocolloids
  • Terra spice company – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals
  • TIC Gums – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals. They have a starting kit which comes together with a book of recipes.
  • Willpowder – US based supplier of hydrocolloids and chemicals

Suppliers in Central- and South-America

Suppliers in Asia

  • Ajinomoto – Japanese supplier of transglutaminase and different falvour enhancers (glutamates, nucleotides)

Suppliers in Australia

In the above list of suppliers “hydrocolloids” typically refer to one or more of the following: agar-agar, carrageenan (kappa, iota), cornstarch, gelatin, gellan (high acyl, low acyl), guar gum, gum arabic, kojac, locust bean gum, methyl cellulose, pectin, sodium alginate, sodium alginate, tapioca maltodextrin, tracaganth and xanthan. Similarily “chemicals” refers to one or more of the following: alum powder, aluminum sulfate, amino acids, calcium carbonate, calcium chloride, calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, calcium lactate, citric acid, cream of tartar, dextrose, fructose, glucose, glycerine, glycerol monostearate, isomalt, lecithin, malic acid, maltodextrin, mannitol, potassium chloride, potassium citrate, potassium sorbate, sodium ascorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate, sodium metabisulphite, sorbitol, tartaric acid and xylitol.

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Comments

  1. Stan Says:

    Martin,

    We were informed that Science et Gourmandise (Futuroscope of Poitier in France) have designed and now distribute their own molecular cuisine kits.
    http://fr.molecularcuisine.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=194

  2. Kevin Liu Says:

    Martin, NYC-based myspicesage.com will ship as little as 1 oz. of a number of interesting ingredients. Here’s some I’ve ordered:

    Soy lecithin
    Agar Agar
    Xanthan Gum
    Gum Arabic
    Citric Acid
    Ascorbic Acid
    Gelatin

    I recommend using their built-in checkout system rather than google checkout; I had problems with the latter.

    Kevin

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  4. Elena Says:

    I try in past to purchase a few ingredients such as Iota and Cappa carrageenan, Alginate from Kalis and Cream suppliers UK, or Le Sanctuaire, but delivery prices are so expensive!
    This shop
    http://www.willpowder.com/
    keeps very reasonable prices both for products and both shipping costs.

  5. Melanie R Says:

    Check out the great new Canadian supplier ‘Powder to the People’, they are in Ottawa and ship across Canada:

    http://www.powdertothepeople.ca/

  6. Daniel Phippard Says:

    Hi can anyone help me,
    I am currently working in Moscow and at present I order the things I need in London and have them delivered to my UK address and then pick them up and bring them back to Moscow in my luggage. So far iv’e been lucky and customs have not questioned me about my suitcase full of white powders.
    Does anyone know of a company that will ship ingredients to Russia??

  7. Elena Says:

    I’ m afraid that shipping to Russia may cause a big troubles: first, Russian postal service is a total disaster – people wait for months their parcels.Second, custom services can check parcels and delay them. Recently, I sent to my friend spices from the usual English shop, so the Russian Customs has banned them, disinfected and return toward!

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