Blank Slate Kitchen debuts with line of Rich Simple Syrups

Brooklyn, NY, January 29, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Blank Slate Kitchen’s line of luxuriously flavorful Rich Simple Syrups, which are available in four flavors – Palm Sugar, Vanilla, Black Pepper and Thai Bird’s Eye Chili – are now hitting the shelves in select fine food stores. Distinct from other cocktail-focused syrups, these have been conceived with versatility in mind. As double syrups, they are thicker and more concentrated than the standard simple syrup, they last longer and are a better value. Their richness and viscosity also makes them ideal to use in place of honey or maple syrup, making them great additions to not only cocktails, but coffee, tea, homemade soda, desserts, breakfasts, and baking.

Three of the syrups – Palm Sugar, Vanilla, and Black Pepper – are made with gula jawa, an Indonesian palm sugar that is sustainably grown and harvested, and has a lower glycemic index and higher nutritional value than cane sugar. Most importantly, it is has a deep, rich flavor with notes of caramel and molasses, which is used as a platform to showcase organic black peppercorn and organic vanilla bean in the other two syrups. The bright, vegetal spiciness of Thai bird’s eye chili is highlighted by the clean taste of organic cane sugar.

“Flavored syrups are such a versatile tool in the kitchen, but they need to be decadently flavored and thick to be useful beyond just as a cocktail mixer. While living in Borneo, I fell in love with the local palm sugar and knew it was the perfect base for the flavors I was looking to build,” founder Alex Sorenson said of his inspiration for the line.

The syrups can be put to use in cocktails such as the Bird’s Eye Chili Margarita, the Palm Old Fashioned, or the Sarawak Sling, a delightful mix of gin, lime juice and black pepper. They also are delicious added to coffee and tea, drizzled over berries and ice cream, as well as pancakes, waffles and oatmeal.

Blank Slate Kitchen’s rich simple syrups can be found on, and in the New York City area at the following retailers: Kalustyan’s, Brooklyn Fare, Chelsea Market Baskets, Saraghina Bakery, and Urban Market of Williamsburg, among many others.

About Blank Slate Kitchen
Blank Slate Kitchen crafts high-end products with the finest quality ingredients to provide food and drink enthusiasts with the building blocks to explore, develop and realize their own kitchen creativity. Blank Slate Kitchen was founded by chef Alex Sorenson, who’s cooking at the Brooklyn-based restaurant, Colonie, earned a New York Times star in 2011. Since then, he has worked as the Executive Chef at Rwanda’s premier fine dining restaurant, Heaven, and as a consulting chef in Malaysia and New York. Alex conceived of the company as a vehicle for bringing some of the most important prepared ingredients from professional kitchens to the retail market. The ingredients and flavors of the Rich Simple Syrups have each been directly inspired by Alex’s travels and explorations of foods and traditions worldwide – from vanilla plantations in Uganda, to spice markets in Zanzibar, to pepper farms in Cambodia and Malaysia, to his own backyard garden in Borneo.

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