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Leave With Complete Flavor Profile After One Visit to Our Expanded HQ

Our new headquarters in Carteret, New Jersey, focuses on in-person collaboration and streamlined product development: “You can fly in without knowing what you want. We’ll sit and discuss goals, then make samples. Changes are made on the spot, down the hall. It’s possible to walk out with a finished product after a full day justContinue reading “Leave With Complete Flavor Profile After One Visit to Our Expanded HQ”

WHITE PAPER: Flavor and Functional Ingredients in Dairy Beverages

As demand for functional beverages grows, dairy’s innate nutritional benefits and creamy sensory experience make it a compelling choice for consumers. But with added functional ingredients — like vitamins, minerals, superfoods, and mushrooms — the formula introduces off-tastes that turn consumers away. Read the white paper to find solutions to overcoming taste challenges in functionalContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Flavor and Functional Ingredients in Dairy Beverages”

FoodNavigator-USA Article: Strengthening vanilla’s supply chain through its farmers

Quality vanilla goes beyond taste. Virginia Dare’s Madagascar-based team creates systems for socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable vanilla. FoodNavigator-USA talked with our VP of International Operations Henry Todd about how we’re implementing systems that support farmers and the value chain. Highlighted initiatives:

WHITE PAPER: Exploring the Open World of Gaming

Over 3 billion people worldwide play video games, connecting deeply with beloved characters, stories, and other players. Food and beverage products can connect with this audience through the games they love, with functional ingredients to help with focus, energy, or relaxation – all while delivering a taste they crave.   Our team of flavor experts exploreContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Exploring the Open World of Gaming”

Next Trend Up: Scrumptious Strawberry Pairings

The time of year is irrelevant – the taste of sweet strawberry can follow us all year round. Long considered one of the “classic three” flavors alongside vanilla and chocolate, we have a particular affinity for the sweet, tart bite of strawberry. We all love strawberry and the other fruity classics, and for good reason.Continue reading “Next Trend Up: Scrumptious Strawberry Pairings”

Vanilla Newstalgia: Taking a Classic Flavor to Whole New Levels

When the average person is asked to name a flavor, they’re most likely picking one of the classics. You know, the vanillas, the chocolates, the strawberries (the last of which is actually a combination of many flavors!). There’s a solid reason for this: they’re comforting. They’re the go-to choice for their nostalgia and recognizability. AndContinue reading “Vanilla Newstalgia: Taking a Classic Flavor to Whole New Levels”

WHITE PAPER: Say Cheers to the Alt Drink

The habits of everyday Americans dramatically shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic. As public spaces began to reopen, many of the lifestyle changes consumers adopted while sheltering at home endured: among those, alcohol consumption declined among U.S. adults. The changing cultural paradigms around drinking, catalyzed by the pandemic and driven forward by post-Millennial generations, are propellingContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Say Cheers to the Alt Drink”

See you in Vegas at IBIE booth 5019!

We’ve been working in the baking industry for decades – providing the definitive vanilla extract that perfects a batch of chocolate chip cookies or the flavor masking that unlocks a delectable brownie batter that’s fortified with plant protein and probiotics. This year, we’re taking it to a new level. We are thrilled to announce thatContinue reading “See you in Vegas at IBIE booth 5019!”

Flavor Wave of the Alt Drinks Movement

Wine down Wednesdays and Saturday pregaming. Boozy patio brunches or date-night dinner and drinks. Crushable camping beers and snifters for evening sipping. Drinking is synonymous with American culture and has been since its inception. Fact is, sometimes we just need a drink. That is, until the pandemic happened. Just as the COVID crisis impacted soContinue reading “Flavor Wave of the Alt Drinks Movement”

From Season to Reason: The Expansion of Sweet Spices

Pumpkin spice latte. Spiced cider. There’s a reason there’s a season for sweet spices – or at least there used to be. But the love of everything-spiced is bringing about new ways of adding what have historically been fall and winter flavors to applications all year round. At the heart of it, spiced flavor profilesContinue reading “From Season to Reason: The Expansion of Sweet Spices”