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Cukicream can be piped into tart shells, used as fillings for
croissants, pastries or cookies, or used to flavor buttercreams,
custards, gelato and ice cream.
Irca Crème Brûlée and Crème Caramel Mixes:
Irca’s light and creamy dessert mixes produce sweet treats that
taste like they’re made from scratch.  Simply mix with milk
or cream and brulee the top with sugar for an easy dessert
Irca Mirror Glazes:
Available in white or dark chocolate,
desserts and pastries will look and taste their best.  Glaze
cakes and entremets for a lustrous shine, or spread it on
cream puffs, éclairs and dipped strawberries.  The possibilities
are endless and delicious.
Irca Deli Choux:
A delicious mix for Pate au Choux, Irca’s
ready-to-use solution can be used for making éclairs, cream
puffs or Paris Brest.  The ready-to-use solution simplifies the
process and puffs up in the oven with a perfect rise just like a
from-scratch recipe.
To view the Irca collection, visit the Qzina online store or
download the Qzina National Catalog.  To view images of
Irca’s spectacular desserts, visit the Qzina image gallery.
Qzina Specialty Foods is the premier importer and
distributor of specialty chocolate, pastry and dessert
ingredients in North America, catering to the foodservice,
hospitality and bakery trade.  Founded in 1982 by CEO
Richard Foley, Qzina has a rich 30-year history in the world
of chocolate and pastry.  The company’s broad range of
products is supported by a sales team of pastry chefs with
an unsurpassed knowledge of product application and a
unique level of industry experience.  Qzina is headquartered
in Pompano Beach, Florida and operates 10 locations across
North America, as well as maintains a sourcing office in
Belgium.  For more information, visit the company’s website
or call (954) 590-4000.
Qzina Named Exclusive
Distributor of IRCA in
North America
Qzina Now Offers an Extensive
Collection of More Than 30 Irca
Dessert Products
IRVINE, Calif. – Qzina Specialty Foods, the premier supplier
of chocolate, pastry and dessert ingredients in North
America, has partnered with Irca as its exclusive United
States distributor.  Headquartered and manufactured in Italy,
Irca found its success in creating convenient, versatile and
delicious dessert solutions for busy gourmet professionals. 
Qzina now offers an extensive collection of the Irca product
line, including mousse and dessert mixes, specialty products,
stabilizers and glazes.
We’re pleased to be Irca’s exclusive U.S. distributor,
adding their impressive portfolio to our catalog of more
than 1,500 dessert and pastry products,” said Richard Foley,
CEO and founder of Qzina Specialty Foods.  “Qzina has a
long history of partnering with industry-leading brands to
provide the best products and value to our customers. We
continue to find new ways to broaden our selection and Irca’s
wide range of high-quality, easy-to-use products is the perfect
addition to our extensive collection.”
Since 1919, Irca has been producing high-quality,
innovative food products for the baking and pastry industry. 
Bringing quality, convenience and natural flavors together are
the hallmarks of the Irca collection.  Irca’s dessert products
have the taste and texture of a from-scratch recipe and can be
used in a variety of applications, many of which can be made
in two simple steps.
The company’s signature Irca
Lilly 2-Step Mousse Mixes are an
easy and delicious solution for
gourmet professionals.  A chef
simply combines Lilly Mousse
with a liquid and whipped
cream to create a specialty
dessert in minutes.  Irca Lilly’s
large assortment of flavors like
Tiramisu, Cappuccino, Cream
Cheese and Mango offers variety
so chefs can experiment with
different flavor profiles.
Additional ready-to-use products
by Irca include:
Irca Cukicream Filling
for Pastry Bake Stable:
Versatility is the key.  Spreadable
and easy to work with straight
from the container, Irca