Northwestern Extract flavor news and updates

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!

Apple tree with apples for picking

Apple Flavors – Tart and Sweet

Apple tree with apples for pickingThe changing colors of autumn, cooler air and early nights remind us of apple picking, backyard bonfires and hot drinks.  Our natural apple flavors run the gamut from sweet to sour and can enhance your favorite cocktail, cider, smoothie or mixer. The vast assortment of tart and sweet apples is abundant, each type offering a different flavor.  A Macintosh apple has sweet and bright flavor, which pairs well with caramel and nutty additions. Granny Smith has a distinct tart and tangy flavor and can be used for sauces and baking.  As there are many varieties of apples, here at Northwestern Extract, we have taken a cue from Mother Nature and use those characteristics to improve our flavors daily.

Try adding cinnamon, anise, ginger, lemon, strawberry or honey or any of our 400 flavors to boost your apple application.

You can create a spicy or very sweet candy beverage with our apple spiced or sour apple flavor.  Not only are Northwestern Extract flavors amazing in any beverage, they can be used in pies, cobblers, cookies, candy, jelly, vinaigrette, cider, tea, butter and ice cream!  Our extracts enhance the apple flavors, even if you are using fresh apples in your recipe.

Contact us today 1-800-466-3034 to sample some of our popular apple flavors or request a sample online at https://www.northwesternextract.com/request-sample

 

Pumpkin beer

Looking for Pumpkin Flavoring?

Pumpkin beer As summer winds down, and it’s time to finalize your fall and winter beers, many brewers look to add fruit or spices to their beers.  At Northwestern Extract, we have been adding to our seasonal offerings.  We can provide our customers with many easy to use, TTB approved flavors to help reduce or eliminate the need for fresh fruit or purees.  Whether it’s a pumpkin or apple or cherry, we have the fall fruit flavor you’re looking for!  By adding our spice flavor, or even a cobbler or pie crust, you can offer some fun pie flavors.  And if you’re looking for something a little different? Try our cinnamon sticks, pecan, maple and caramel flavor can add a unique twist to your beers.

We have pumpkin flavoring in stock now

We can get you last minute flavors even if you are pressed with time.  Give us a call today at 1-800-466-3034 to get your fall flavors finalized.

Ice Cream

Top Flavors

Mint ice cream flavoringWhat are the top flavors this summer?

July’s warm weather and sunshine has increased demand for refreshing citrus flavors like grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, blood orange, clementine and bitter orange.   Not only are the craft brewers riding the citrus flavor wave, which appeals to consumers that like the aromatics of an IPA and pale ale, the distilling industry is showcasing their citrus savvy with concoctions like lemon-lime, limeade, lemon-ginger, or lemon lollipop to attract the parched cocktail drinkers in July.  Who doesn’t enjoy a fruity, citrusy cocktail on a hot summer day?  For an extra twist, try a combination flavor.  Flavors can be magnified with combinations like, orange raspberry, lemon peach, cherry lime, sparkling lemonade or passion fruit.

Flavors of summer

Our expert flavorists at Northwestern Extract Company can help you get ready for the late summer festivals, beer gardens, fairs and concerts!  We offer flavors for all types of beverages, candy, ice cream, baked goods, essential oils and much more.   What flavors are trending up for snow cones, ice cream, funnel cake, slushies and ice cold drinks in August?  Try adding one of these whimsical flavors to you repertoire; rainbow sherbet, bubble gum, glazed donut, buttered popcorn, black truffle or red velvet!

Check out our 400+ flavors or create your own unique combination

We are committed to developing creative solutions for our customers. As a custom flavor house, we create to your taste!

Contact Northwestern Extract today at flavors@nwextract.com to request a complimentary sample or call 1-800-466-3034 to place an order.

TTB Beer

Navigating the Production of TTB Beverages

TTB BeerSummer has arrived and your customers are enjoying your delicious beverages. You may be thinking that it is time to diversify beverage options by adding something new for the fall.  Getting the flavors just right can be a challenge, and having the added hurdle of maneuvering the system to get your drinks Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved can be intimidating for first time producers.  This is not a complete guide to getting a beverage TTB approved, but with over 100 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, we are here to help your business.  There are additional resources on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau website as well as on the Brewers Association Website.

What Beverages Need to be TTB Approved?

If you are producing non-alcoholic beverages, you can breathe a sigh of relief.  Sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages do not require that flavored products be TTB approved.  Keep in mind that drinks and other flavored products do need to comply with all necessary industry standards and labeling requirements, but you will not have to worry about meeting TTB guidelines.

If your business is producing an alcoholic beverage, it is important to make sure that you follow the TTB guidelines for the production of alcohol.  Both beer and distilled spirits are required to file a permit in order to begin producing a new flavored beverage.  There is no fee to apply for a permit and wait for approval before brewing or distilling; it is crucial to do so in order to comply with TTB Regulation. This process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a over month to complete.

TTB Regulations

Following through on the TTB regulations is another important part of getting your beverage to be TTB approved.  Make sure that your product is in compliance with the requirements set forth by the TTB and that you have the equipment necessary to produce your beverages correctly.

One of the most crucial aspects to making a beverage TTB approved is using a TTB approved flavoring.  While natural flavorings give a great amount of flavor and ease to the production of beverages, using a synthetically produced flavoring gives you the consistency needed to keep winning your customers back.  At Northwestern Extract we offer more than 50 different TTB approved flavors, each of which are designed to give great flavor in your finished beverages.

TTB Approval and Beer Products

Once you have finished production of your flavored drink or other flavored product it is important to make sure that the labels accurately reflect the flavorings used and that you are in compliance with all of the TTB labeling guidelines for beer and for beverages with malt claims or for any other beverage that you may make this summer.

By making sure that products are TTB approved you can open brewing and distilling lines to the possibility of exploring a new market.  Becoming TTB approved is not as strenuous as it may seem, and we can help find the right flavors to push your product to the top of customer’s favorites list.  Give us a call today and we can walk you through many question you might have regarding getting TTB approved.

whiskey

Distilled Drink Flavoring

Whiskey FlavorWhile beer may be the go-to drink for most Americans, it is hard to deny that America has a history with distilled drinks that is as old as the country itself. Whiskey is an American tradition that stretches back to our founding fathers. In recent years, distilled drinks have begun to make a comeback in popularity among all demographics with over one hundred craft distilleries popping up to satisfy the market need.

With the increased demand in distilled drinks, there has also been a rise in the number of craft distilleries offering not-traditional flavored spirits. While whiskey was historically flavored to cover any impurities, distillers are now adding flavors to help their drinks stand out above the rest. At Northwestern Extract we have the TTB flavorings you need in order to make a real name for yourself with your distilled drinks.

Big players like Jim Beam and Jack Daniels have jumped on the flavor train by rolling out delicious whiskies like spiced cinnamon, black cherry, maple and pumpkin spice. With the popularity of cinnamon and experimenting with some heat there are increased opportunities to make your whiskey unique. Adding a darker, woody flavor can help enhance the natural flavors and allow your drink stand out. Apple, blackberry, maple, ginger, and honey have also proven to be popular flavored whiskeys. Talk with one of our whiskey specialists who can help bring your craft whiskey to a whole new level.

In addition to whiskey, the popularity of vodka based mixed drinks has opened up the market for adding flavor to your vodkas. Who doesn’t love vodka that tastes like cotton candy, apple pie, coffee and even bacon, yum!! Berry and floral flavors work well in a vodka as do specialty flavors such as birthday cake or licorice. Toasted coconut, orange, grapefruit, and even spicier flavors are becoming popular ways to enhance vodka. We have a wide selection of flavors that can help you bring your craft vodka into the spotlight.

Our flavor experts have the expertise to know which Natural, Non-GMO, Kosher-compliant, Allergen-free, Organic-certified, Gluten-free, TTB, WONF flavorings will make your next batch your best batch. We are eager to help you create that next great exotic flavor for your spirits! Let your creative juices flow by trying our toasted coconut, cheesecake, sweet apple, prickly pear, marshmallow concoctions (just to name a few), or check out our large selection of flavored extracts ready to go. Got a new taste in mind…let us create a flavor just for you!

Contact us at 1-800-466-3034 or fill out our Request a Sample on online.