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.

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.

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.



Flavorful Holiday Greetings

hollyThank you for being our valued customers this year. We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your flavoring needs.  We look forward to bringing you some special new flavors in 2017 that will give you more options in the baking and organic fields.

We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season.

With many thanks,

The Northwestern Extract Family

brewers conference 2015

Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo of America

LOOK FOR US AT : The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo of America
In Portland, OR
April 14th through the 17th
Booth # 1850

CraftBrewersConference2015This year we will have several of our new flavors for you to take home and try in your beers and sodas at The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo of America. We are excited to share with you our natural root beer soda, red velvet cake soda, and our amazing sweet and salty bacon cream soda.   

For those beer lovers we will have flavor samples including blueberry, hazelnut, tangerine and red velvet. We will also have flavor samples in bottles for you to take home and try at your brewery. We will be featuring a bottle cap dart board. A bullseye will get you a free gallon of flavor (your choice) or a case of bottle caps. Come and try out your dart skills and talk flavors with us.

Northwestern Extract has been involved in the brewing industry since the company’s inception as a brewing supply business. The company has branched out since then, but the brewing industry remains an important niche for us. As a manufacturer of beverage flavors and distributor of bottle caps and grains, the brewers conference is a great way to reach out to customers, showcasing our latest products and flavor and brewing capability

In addition to playing a key role in brewers beer, we have been instrumental in expanding brewer’s business in the soda manufacturing line. If you have a bottling line that may be idle, let us show you how to maximize your facilities.  Download our manufacturing of soda guide to get started with craft soda. Soda manufacturing allows you to create and expand an entire new field for your brewery. The rising popularity of craft sodas will continue to be a growing sector for the beverage industry. At Northwestern Extract, we go further in your beverage needs with our experienced flavorists. What flavor can we create for you?

Stop by our booth number 1850 and find out what Northwestern Extract can do for your business.  Whether you are a start-up, a regional, or national brand we look forward to meeting you and making some valuable connections.

You Will Love our Strawberry Flavoring

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This Months Flavor Bomb!

Strawberry-Flavor-ExtractOur Application Specialist Sherrie says get prepared for Spring and Summer this year with one of our “right off the vine” Strawberry Flavors. Nothing beats a Strawberry, a fruit that says Mmmm taste me. Summers coming and the time right for Northwestern Extract’s fresh, juicy tasting Strawberry Flavors. From Sweet, candied or Jammie, to fresh off the vine flavors, we have a range of Strawberry Profiles to enhance your products.

We offer Artificial, N&A, Natural-Type, and WONFS….


  • Strawberry WONF    #87.275
  • Strawberry N&A    87.243
  • Strawberry ART    87.583
  • Strawberry Natural-Type    87.299
  • Wild Strawberry ART    87.237
  • Strawberry N&A    87.323

Call and Ask Sherrie which one may be right for you!  Plan ahead by getting this delicious strawberry flavoring today.  Give us a call at 1-800-466-3034 to try a sample of this sweet strawberry flavoring.

Events Northwestern Extract is Attending

Northwestern Extract’s sales team is busier than ever.  We will be traveling all around the country and would love to see you and give you a sample of some of our wonderful flavoring.

In the next few months we will be attending:

  • South Florida IFT (SFIFT) annual Suppliers’ Night in Fort Lauderdale
  • 2014 Arnold Fitness EXPO in Worthington, Ohio
  • Southern California Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Anaheim, California
  • 2014 IFT Annual Meeting in New Orleans
  • And many more…

Click here for our full list of events and trade shows we will be visiting.

Craft Beer and Soda Flavors

craft-beerOne of the biggest trends in Craft Brewing is trying new and different flavors. There is a craft brewery in Connecticut that is brewing a beer that taste like a cannoli pastry.  People laughed at first but when they tried the beer that had hints of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, they were hooked.

In order to succeed in the Craft Beer and Craft Soda industry, you need to have premium flavor extracts with high quality ingredients.  This is where our flavorist at Northwestern Extract can help you achieve the exact flavor your beer or soda needs.  If you are in need of a flavor or would like a flavor sample, give us a call and we will gladly help you out.   Contact us today or see our flavor list.

Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to continuing to share amazing products with our wonderful customers.

Northwestern Extract
W194 N11250 McCormick Dr
Germantown, Wisconsin 53022
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Happy Holidays from Northwestern Extract!


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Northwestern Extract Company has been family owned and operated for over 100 years and we would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.  We are thankful for customers like you during this time of reflection and gratitude.  We are committed to helping your business succeed through quality extracts and flavoring.  Everyone here at Northwestern Extract is looking forward to an exciting and flavorful 2014.

Welcome Adam Nigh

Adam-NighMeet one of Northwestern Extract’s new salesmen, Adam Nigh.  Adam has almost 10 years of sales experience, including business to business and medical device sales.  Adam is married and has three wonderful young boys.  When Adam is not working hard for Northwestern Extract, he enjoys being outside in Wisconsin, whether it is taking a hike, playing golf, or playing outside with his boys.  Adam is excited to help you find your flavor needs!


Warm, Rich, Vanilla Flavoring

vanilla-flavoringVanilla flavoring is the most popular flavor in the world.  Vanilla has the ability to complement a wide range of applications such as ice cream and desserts. Northwestern Extract’s vanilla extract and flavor captures the critical characteristics that enhance applications with creamy notes and authentic vanilla bean flavor.  Our vanilla, with it’s warm and creamy tones, is sure to help you create the food and beverages your customers will request again and again.

Try our vanilla flavoring or any of our other flavorings today!  Contact us to get a sample.

Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to continuing to share amazing products with our wonderful customers.

Northwestern Extract
W194 N11250 McCormick Dr
Germantown, Wisconsin 53022
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Northwestern Extract’s New President, New Flavors and More!


Nov 18, 2013


Michael Peter

Welcome our New President… Michael Peter!

As head of Northwestern Extract Company, I want to thank all of you who have supported Northwestern Extract Company as solid business partners in an everchanging world.  My past almost 40 years with

Northwestern Extract Company has been rewarding and challenging. As we enter our next stage of development I look forward to Michael creating new possibilities and products. His proven production capability and success’ within the last seven years at Northwestern Extract Company has positioned him well for his new role. His forward thinking, and experience is invaluable to our organization.

I will continue my role as CEO of Northwestern Extract Company.  I look forward to Mike being at helm of the company.

And again, thank you all!

William Peter
Northwestern Extract

New Caramel Apple Flavoring for Soda

carmel_apple_flavoringRich caramel on a crisp apple brings warm memories to all who have experienced a fresh caramel apple.  Recently at Northwestern Extract, we created caramel apple flavoring for soda.  Our flavor experts use only the finest ingredients to create this traditional favorite. Now you can enjoy this wonderful flavor in your soda year-round.

We would love to send you a sample of our new caramel apple flavor.  Please call or email to try out this new and exciting flavor of ours or any of the great flavors available at Northwestern Extract.

Read more about our Caramel Apple Flavoring


New Look, Same Commitment to Flavor

While our website and blog might look different, we want you to know that our 100 year old company is still committed to providing your business with high quality products, the best personal service and the greatest value to you, our customer.  Our family owned and operated extract company is dedicated to supplying craft breweries, soft drink bottlers, confectioners, and bakers our premium flavor extracts and other fine products.

At Northwestern Extract Company we strive to remain on the cutting edge of flavor innovation and look forward to keeping you up to date with our newest premium flavors and applications with this new blog.  We will also be keeping you informed about upcoming events where you can meet our staff.

We welcome your comments and appreciate your business.  So please, visit us on our flavorful blog often and share this newsletter with a friend or colleague.


Thank you for choosing us. We look forward to continuing to share amazing products with our wonderful customers.

Northwestern Extract
W194 N11250 McCormick Dr
Germantown, Wisconsin 53022
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