cocoa

Virginia Dare’s diverse portfolio of cocoa extracts and chocolate flavoring products add quality, complexity, and dimension to an array of applications.

We produce cocoa extracts in both liquid and dry formats with the transparency and quality necessary to satisfy clean label and sustainable certifications. Virginia Dare’s cocoa extracts can add additional flavor complexity to chocolate products—chocolate bars, chocolate baked goods, chocolate milk—or act as a building block of chocolate flavors in a variety of categories such as beverages, like RTD coffees, hard seltzers, and protein shakes. We collaborate with our customers to create custom taste profiles and formats for their unique application.

Cocoa & Chocolate Flavors

The bite of citrus emboldened by the creamy taste of chocolate. The indulgent cream of nut butter paired perfectly with a buttery chocolate flavor. From on-trend to unexpected, bitter to milky, nutty to floral – Virginia Dare has a diverse library of custom chocolate flavors, top notes, keys, and recommended chocolate flavor pairings through our Taste Improvement platform that compliment our foundational cocoa extracts.

CHOCOLATE FLAVORS

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Chocolate Liquor
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Chocolate Milkshake
  • Chocolate Malt
  • Hot Fudge
  • Hot Cocoa

CHOCOLATE PROFILE KEYS

Customize your flavor system – add complexity and dimension to any chocolate-type flavor with cocoa and chocolate taste profile keys:

  • Sweet
  • Bitter
  • Fruity
  • Earthy
  • Woody
  • Floral
  • Roasted
  • Nutty
  • Spicy
  • Creamy
  • Milky
  • Buttery
  • Caramelic

CHOCOLATE INDULGENT PROFILES

Batters, cakes, cookies, confections, and more—here’s brief list of our indulgent chocolate flavors and dessert profiles:

  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Chocolate Cake Batter
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Fudge
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Chocolate Cookie
  • Chocolate Donut
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Chocolate Turtle
  • Black Forest Cake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • S’mores
  • Mocha

CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS

A brief list of our recommended flavors that pair perfectly with chocolate:

  • Butterscotch
  • Bourbon
  • Browned Butter
  • Caramel
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Toffee
  • Maple
  • Molasses
  • Brown Sugar
  • Coconut
  • Coffee/Espresso
  • Marshmallow
  • Mint/Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Ginger
  • Vanilla
  • Cardamom
  • Chai Spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Walnut
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Pecan
  • Macadamia
  • Praline
  • Peanut
  • Amaretto
Quality & Certifications

Virginia Dare upholds the highest regulatory standards and ethical sourcing of all our cocoa extracts, products, and ingredients. Our clean label and certification options are natural, non-GMO, organic certified, organic compliant, Kosher certified, Halal certified, Fair Trade Certified™, and Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

Virginia Dare is an active member (with leadership roles) of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI). Our operations were BRC AA certified in 2019 by SAI Global and are registered with Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).

Give it a taste

Experience our preferred taste platforms with a sample of our cocoa and chocolate ingredients.