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Craft Premium
Flavor Experiences

Premium flavors in a bottle of craft beverage
Hot tea in a mug enhanced by natural flavor essence

Fine-Tune Flavors with Precision

Characterizing Flavors, Masking, and Taste Modulation

It all starts and ends with flavor. Upfront tastes and aromas form first impressions that mature into full sensory experiences, which linger in the memory and on the palate. Flavor is possibility. Flavor is fulfillment. Flavor is the art of creating original experiences. 

At Virginia Dare, our passion for premium flavors is rooted in our dedication to exceptional flavoring solutions. Brands around the world rely on our deep expertise in characterizing flavors, flavor masking, and taste modulation to formulate one-of-a-kind sensory profiles.  

Capture their imagination. Become their favorite. Craft an experience worth having again and again. 

Tastes Like Certified:

Organic Certified
or Compliant

Quality Assurance
International Certified Organic

Fairtrade International Certified™

Fair Trade USA Certified™

BRCGS Food Safety
AA+ Rating



SMETA Tier 4

Characterizing Flavors

Can you imagine chai without the natural flavor essence of cardamom? Or pumpkin spice without nutmeg? How about a mint-less mojito or shortcake with no strawberry? Pure extracts and blended premium flavors from Virginia Dare deliver characteristic experiences.

Did you know?

Shoppers today check product labels and ingredient lists. We offer Certified Organic extracts and concentrates for basil, cardamom, cocoa, and more.

Supplemental green drinks made better with premium flavor masking

Flavor Masking

Ingredients like caffeine and non-sugar sweeteners have functional benefits but can leave metallic, medicinal, and chalky off-notes or an unpleasant aftertaste. Masking systems from Virginia Dare selectively block bitter and astringent tastes while balancing saltiness and acidity. 

Did you know?

Fish oil is one of the most popular supplements in the U.S., with one of the worst aftertastes. Our fish oil masking capabilities are second to none.

Taste Modulation

Our taste modulation systems refine flavor experiences to enhance an application’s natural flavor essence and achieve finely tuned tastes and textures. Taste modulation can extend or inhibit sweetness, improve mouthfeel, reduce salt, and more. 

Did you know?

Umami is the savory flavor belonging to certain amino acids. Along with bitter, sweet, sour, and salt, umami is recognized as the fifth flavor. 

Supplemental green drinks made better with premium flavor masking
Flavoring solutions for desserts like popsicles

Let’s Innovate.

Ready to get started? Reach out to explore product opportunities, test flavor combinations, or even get your hands on a sample.