Northwestern Extract flavor news and updates

Maple walnut ice cream

Maple, the Secret Ingredient to a Warm Fall Day

Maple walnut ice creamFew flavors are as sweet and warm as maple.  It is maple that makes it’s way into pecan pies at the Thanksgiving table, and maple that covers your hearty fall breakfast pancakes.  The rich dark flavor tones that maple creates open the door for a table-full of different flavor combinations.  Maple pairs with cinnamon and caramel to create sweeter, brighter flavors; it pairs with nutty flavors to make candied, warm flavors.

Whether it’s strong or just a hit, maple remains one of the warmest and most memorable flavors of the fall and winter season. Here at Northwestern Extract we have a variety of maple flavors to sweeten up your fall and holiday creations.  We can create custom flavors to help you highlight your maple flavored beverages, candies, or desserts.  Thinking about adding maple to your rootbeer, creating a hot toddy hard candy or adding maple to a liquor?  We are the experts at getting your flavor just right.  Contact us  today at 1-800-466-3034 and let one our flavor experts help create the perfect maple flavor combination for you.  

Here are a few flavor combinations where Maple Flavor can really shine:

  • Maple Root Beer
  • Maple Bacon
  • Praline Pecan (maple and pecan)
  • Candied Apples (maple, caramel, and apple)
  • LumberJack Breakfast (maple, cake batter, and bacon)
  • Maple and Blueberry Fizz (maple and blueberry)
  • Hot Toddy Hard Candy (maple and butter toffee)
  • Maple Baked Alaska (maple, vanilla, cinnamon)
  • Maple Marshmallow S’more (maple, marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker)
  • Maple Walnut
Apple cider flavors

Versatility of the Apple Flavors

Apple cider flavorsFew flavors embody Fall more than apple. Whether you are heading out to an orchard to pick a bushel or bobbing for apples at a harvest party, apples take center stage this time of year. This is partly true because of this flavor’s versatility. Apple cider perfectly pairs the tartness of the apple with the sweet and aromatic flavor of cinnamon. Caramel apples take this one step further introducing the saltiness of nuts. The savory warmth of a fresh slice of apple pie is a memory easily recalled by many.

At Northwestern Extract, we have an extensive selection of apple flavors as well as flavors that pair well with apples. We can even create custom flavors to help you highlight your apple flavored beverages, candies, or desserts. Contact us  today at 1-800-466-3034 and let one our flavor experts create the perfect flavor combination for you.

Here are a few flavor combinations that will help your Apple Flavor stand out:

  • Pear apple
  • Salted caramel apple
  • Nutty apple
  • Chocolate dipped apples
  • Apple cranberry
  • Apple walnut

See all of our TTB and Regular Flavors and create something new today.

Tigers Blood Flavoring Snow Cone

Tiger’s Blood Flavoring

Tigers Blood Flavoring Snow ConeEven though summer is winding down, there is still time to let us help you create the perfect snow cone flavor. When it comes to shaved ice, arguably the most popular flavor today is Tiger’s Blood. This fruity flavor combines the fresh taste of strawberry with the sweet, sugary flavor of watermelon and a subtle hint of coconut. Pool goers are not the only ones to take note of this flavor. Recently, Tiger’s Blood ice cream, sorbet, and gelato have increased in popularity. Tiger’s Blood punches, sparkling waters, cocktails, and mixed drinks are sweet alternatives to the typical party beverage.

At Northwestern Extract, we have an extensive selection of fruity flavors and we can provide you with right combination of flavors to create the perfect Tiger’s Blood sweet treat or drink. We can make this using natural and artificial sweeteners.  Give us a call to get a new flavor started today.

Hazelnut flavoring

Hazelnut Flavor Combination

Create the Perfect Hazelnut Flavor Combination

Hazelnut flavoringHazelnut has long been one of the most popular flavors amongst bakers. This buttery, sweet flavor pairs well with many fruits, including: apples, apricots, bananas, berries, cherries, citrus, figs, peaches, pears, and plums. Hazelnut works particularly well with chocolate and vanilla which is why it is so commonly used in desserts like cakes, cookies, ice cream and gelato. Perhaps the most common hazelnut flavor combination is with coffee and coffee creamers. Recently, hazelnut liqueurs and cocktails have gained in popularity.

Create a Custom Hazelnut Flavor

At Northwestern Extract, we have a variety of hazelnut flavors available. We also have an extensive selection of fruit and chocolate flavors and can help you create the perfect hazelnut flavor combination for your baked good, dessert, or beverage. We can create custom flavors for almost any application.

IPA Beer

IPA Craft Beer Flavors

Craft beer has never been more popular than it is today. Arguably, the most popular craft beer style is the IPA. Their popularity is due, in large part, to the breadth of flavors packed in each bottle. Bitterness combined with citrus tones from the hops and a sweet caramel finish provide great avenues for enhancement and customization. With the influx of new IPA’s hitting store shelves, we suggest you add one of our flavors to separate yours from the rest. We have a variety of fruit and citrus flavors that will help you achieve the perfect flavor for your IPA or other craft beer. We can also create brand new custom flavors to allow you to obtain the ideal taste for your beer.

Here are a few flavors that will help your IPA stand out:

  • Grapefruit
  • Apricot
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Lime
Root Beer Float

Root Beer Flavoring

Root Beer FloatRoot beer flavoring is branching out to different applications and we are very excited about it.  Our root beer has been a favorite in sodas for decades with hints of sassafras and vanilla, it has a flavor of its own.  Recently, we helped create a root beer float truffle with hints of vanilla where you can practically taste the vanilla ice cream melting into the root beer – yum!  We also have a root beer flavoring for lip balm that is IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compliant.  We provide baking and confectionery manufacturers with root beer flavors for their unique creations.  Our root beer flavors run the gamut from sweet to spicy and can enhance your favorite hard liquor, cider, or mixer to make your drinks stand out.  We have many different types of root been including TTB approved flavors.

Here are some applications to try our Root Beer Flavoring in today:

  • Hard root beer/ Alcoholic beverages
  • Root beer float truffle
  • Lip balm
  • Root beer candy
  • Ice Cream

Get a flavor sample today and start something new.

 

Peach and blueberry

Flavors of Summer

Peach and blueberry

Summer is right around the corner and here at Northwestern Extract we are ready for the clean and natural flavors. People want a great tasting flavor that supports their healthy lifestyle while using natural flavors without the artificial sweeteners, coloring, citric acid and access calories. We have a variety of tropical, fruity and florals flavors that pair up great with sparkling waters, alcoholic beverages, ice creams, and sports drinks to quench those hot summer nights.  We recommend adding some grapefruit to your citrus drinks for an added tropical note or adding some pine flavor for a crisp note to your beverages.  We can create a brand new flavor or get a flavor just right for most any application.

Here are a few of our stand out flavors that will make your summertime favorites pop:

  • Smoked Peach flavor
  • Orange Pineapple
  • Berrilicious Flavor Natural Type OS Organic
  • Ginger Lime
  • Tangerine Flavor Non GMO
  • Prickly Pear
  • TTB Watermelon Flavor
  • Peach Orange

See all of our TTB and Regular Flavors to make something great for summer.

2017 Flavor Trends

Flavored Sparkling WaterWe are looking forward to 2017 and the new flavor trends coming with the new year.  Get ahead of your competitors with these flavors below.

Florals 

Florals include rose, lavender, elderflower, orange blossom, and hibiscus.  Pairing these with tropical flavors gives a natural and clean undertone.  Florals will be present all over the board.  Try it in sparkling water, alcoholic beverages and anything in between.  Rose won’t be the only bouquet you’ll be seeing this year!

Spices

Spices have been popular for years, but this year people are focusing on spices that are very specific to the Japanese, Mexican, and Indian cultures.  Sure, cinnamon and cardamom are trendy, but curry, harissa, tumeric, and black garlic are going to be big this year.  Try these in dressings, alcoholic beverages, and even ice cream.

Smoke

Smoked caramels, vanillas, and fruits are going to be big this year. Last year it was all about the salted versions, but adding smoke adds more depth and complexity to normal flavors.

Jackfruit

Jackfruit is the next trendy fruit, mainly as a meat replacer.  It is high in fiber to help control hunger, takes on flavors well, has texture similar to meat, and has a few grams of protein per serving. It’s also eaten fresh! Jackfruit is credited with having a “Juicy Fruit”, bright, banana-ish flavor.

Matcha

Matcha has been trendy the past year or so, but it should stay strong with green teas popularity as well as it’s health benefits.  It has moved into confectionary via truffles and will continue to permeate other food industries.

Flavored Sparkling Waters

Soda sales have been declining for years due to high fructose corn syrup and excessive sugar not correlating with healthy diets.  Consumers don’t favor the flavor of cold pressed juices as much as drinks with carbonation.  Uncolored, unsweetened, naturally flavored sparkling waters remain to rise in sales and popularity and are perceived to be “healthy”.  This keeps consumers hydrated without jeopardizing the enjoyment factor. With so many options of flavored waters, consumers can enjoy endless options.

Coconut

Coconut oil, flour, sugar, and other byproducts are going to continue playing a key factor in the industry this year.  This trend works well with the gluten free trend and diets such as the Ketogenic diet.  Like the jackfruit, the coconut is very versatile, it can be paired with other trends to increase the popularity.

Plant Water

Coconut water opened the doors for this type of product, but coconut water is no longer alone.  Cactus water, artichoke water, and more are joining the group.  Consumers are moving from sports drinks in an attempt to go back to natural sources.

Tropical fruits

Tropical fruits fascinate consumers.  They are exotic and pair well in other trends such as florals, spices, and flavored sparkling waters.  Tropical fruits are exotic and help with the ever growing fusion of flavors the food, flavor, and restaurant are interested in.  Consumers literally eat this one up!

Looking for a custom flavor?

Our flavor experts can come up with just the right smoke, spice or whatever you are looking to create.  Give us a call today to get started at 1-800-466-3034

Lip balm

Lip Balm Flavoring

Lip balmDry lips are a drag!  Lip balm helps to hydrate lips and protect against the harsh UV light during the cold winter months.  Are you thinking about adding lip balm to your business?  We have flavor experts to help.  Our lip balm flavors are oil soluble and can meet your needs whether you’re looking for natural, artificial or organic.

IFRA Compliant Flavors

We offer a wide range of IFRA (International Fragrance Association) compliant flavors.  Try our sweet pineapple,  peppermint, cotton candy, green apple, cinnamon roll, and pumpkin spice. Or combine our flavors to create your own unique lip balm like a chocolate-strawberry, pomegranate-margarita, chocolate-mint, cherry-bourbon, grape-lime or pineapple-coconut. We continue to add to our lip-smacking portfolio. Keep sending us flavor requests! Our goal is to help our customers create unique flavors.  Mix up a batch of lip balm with our flavor today!  Give us a call at 1-800-466-3034 and we can walk you through adding a great lip balm flavor to your business!

Here are some lip balm flavors for you to try

  • Beer
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Bourbon
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Strawberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Citrus
  • Coconut
  • Cotton Candy
  • Doughnut
  • Ginger
  • Grape
  • Green Apple
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Margarita
  • Mint
  • Mixed Berry
  • Orange Cream
  • Passion Fruit
  • Peppermint
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Root Beer
  • Spearmint
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine
  • Toast
  • Tropical Fruit Punch
  • Vanilla
  • Watermelon
  • Wintergreen
Peanuts, almonds, cashews

Add Some Nut Flavors

Peanuts, almonds, cashewsThe fall season is fast approaching which brings some nutty flavors into the lime light!  Northwestern Extract provides baking and confectionery manufacturers with delicious flavors for their unique creations.  Try our natural & sweet tasting almond flavor to enhance cakes, cookies, candy and more.  Or enhance your baked goods with maple syrup, hazelnut and chocolate peanut butter.  Our toasted coconut has a sweet and subtle caramelized profile and is perfect for bakery, candy, sauces, and ice cream.

But wait… these nutty flavors are big sellers in the beverage industry too!  We recommend a premium liqueur with a delicious, irresistible flavor of hazelnuts, herbs and berries; its complex composition gives every sip a different taste, always smooth, warming, and well balanced.  Plus our flavors are water, oil soluble, natural or artificial depending on your needs.  Try creating an almond flavored amaretto or caramelized walnut bourbon for this Fall.  If you’re looking for the best nutty flavors, call us at 1-800-466-3034 or request a complimentary sample at https://www.northwesternextract.com/request-sample

You will go nuts over our flavors!