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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
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.

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!

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.