Weber Flavors R&D Expertise
Our team of Certified Flavor Chemists, Certified Food Scientists, and Applications Technologists are standing by to devise the exact flavor system you need for your particular product.
Whether matching an existing flavor, finding the perfect vanilla profile, helping you flavor your product from scratch, hitting just the right color target, developing a customized masking agent and flavor combination for your specific needs, or creating a delicious variegating Wave™, our experts are ready to help.
When a quick sample is all you need, our experts select the best options from our library for your particular application, recommend usage rates, supply needed documentation, and swiftly get that sample bottle into your hands.
With your detailed descriptions and parameters, our Certified Flavorists will craft a brand new flavor from scratch, or custom blend existing flavors. Leave it to the Architects of Flavor to bring your concept to life.
If you come, we will build it…
Visit us and make use of our new Test Kitchen and Sensory Testing facilities. When time is of the essence, there’s no faster way to build a flavor system than to have you come directly to us. Work one-on-one with our flavorists and applications technologists, and in just a day or two, we can evaluate and revise a flavor system many times under your guidance.
- Flavor Creation – With your detailed descriptions and parameters, our Certified Flavorists can build a brand new flavor for your product from scratch
Matchwork – Have a flavor you like, but need help making it work in your product? Using advanced analytical methods and sensory analysis, our Flavorists can match almost any flavor
- Labeling Revisions – Different markets have stringent requirements for flavoring and solvent ingredients. Our R&D team is experienced in formulating with these parameters in mind. We can review existing items for compliance, and make necessary changes to meet your labeling needs
- Base Testing – Our Applications team can test flavors in unflavored beverage, dessert, baked goods, and many other bases in order to help choose the appropriate flavor system and establish a recommended usage rate
- Prototypes – Utilizing our Pilot Plant and benchtop production equipment, our Applications team can help you build a basic prototype and flavor system for your product
What’s in a name?
Is it a Flavor? An Extract?
While these terms are often used interchangeably, they can mean different things.
An ‘Extract‘ is generally made entirely with ingredients from the named product, using a solvent like ethanol to extract the flavor components. For example, Lemon Extract can be made from lemon oils and Pure Vanilla Extract is made from vanilla beans.
A ‘Flavor‘ can be made from natural or artificial ingredients, including extracts, juices, aroma chemicals, or a combination of these. Flavors include creative combinations or “fantasy” flavors such as ‘Apple Pie Flavor’ or ‘Birthday Cake Flavor’.
‘Purees‘ are pureed versions of fruits that are often stabilized with other ingredients, or enhanced and strengthened with the addition of a flavor or extract.
Depending on the flavoring ingredients used, a flavor can be labeled as:
Natural: All flavor components are wholly derived from the named ingredient. A juice and extract combination is an example.
Natural Flavor With Other Natural Flavors (WONF): The primary flavoring ingredients are derived from the named flavor, and all flavoring ingredients are derived from natural sournces
Made with Natural Ingredients (MWNI) or ‘Type’: All flavoring ingredients are naturally derived but not necessarily from the named flavor
Natural and Artificial (N&A): The primary flavoring ingredients are naturally derived, but some are artificially derived
Artificial (Art): Most or all of the flavoring ingredients are artificially derived
No matter what you call them, our flavors will make your product taste spectacular,
What flavor system is right for you?
Weber Flavors offers a variety of flavor formats including spray dried powders, liquid flavors, extracts, and oil soluble liquids.
Spray Dried Powders – Ideal for use in powdered drink mixes and other dry blends.
Liquid Flavors and Extracts – Perfect for use in RTD or RTE products, including most beverages, frozen desserts, and liquid concentrates.
Oil Soluble Liquid Flavors – An excellent option for oil-based concentrates and products such as chocolates, candies, or CBD and essential oil blends.
Our R&D and Applications experts are available to help you determine the best flavors for your product.