The beverage industry represents one of Virginia Dare’s most important and fastest growing businesses. Our beverage laboratory staff is well known in the industry for its extensive product application experience and expertise. Their knowledge is especially strong and they routinely develop all types of beverages including functional beverages, flavored waters, vitamin waters, nutritional and sports beverages, UHT products, energy drinks, juices, smoothies, dairy beverages, nectars, powdered soft drinks, soy beverages, flavored coffee creamers, cappuccino mixes, flavor syrups, post mixes, wine and malt coolers, flavored spirits and other alcohol containing beverages.
The beverage applications technologists work with an extensive beverage flavor reference library and are supported by dedicated flavor creation chemists. The staff welcomes the opportunity to match a classic flavor, or to create the newest and trendiest superfruit or floral flavor.
The technologists have available to them an excellent choice of the highest quality tea flavors and ingredients, vanilla extracts and flavors, fruit, and dairy flavors. The Company’s long experience in masking flavors using ProSweet® can significantly aid in the successful development of good tasting functional beverages, and beverages containing alternate sweeteners such as stevia.
The Company’s beverage flavor library contains many soft drink flavors suitable for private label and export manufacturing.
The flavor library also contains special collections of flavors for wines and wine based beverages, flavored coffees and coffee additives, and tea leaf application.