What Is PAAS Easter Egg Dye?

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PAAS Easter egg dyes are food-safe dyes that are typically used to color eggs for Easter. Founded in the late 1800s, by New Jersey pharmacist William Townley, PAAS is the largest and best-known manufacturer of Easter egg dyes and decorating kits in the United States.

The original PAAS egg decorating kit contained five dye tablets in red, green, yellow, blue and orange. Today, PAAS offers many kits that include up to nine different color tablets packaged with various decorating supplies, including glitter, sequins, crayons and crayon shavings, food-grade pens and stickers.

The PAAS brand is now owned by Signature Brands, LLC., which also owns CakeMate cake decorating supplies and Pumpkin Master, a company that makes pumpkin carving tools and decorating kits.