Flavor Essence

Unsweetened Natural Background Flavorings
for your favorite beverages and food projects

Nuts & Chocolate Flavors

Fruit & Berry Flavors

Key Things You Should Know About Flavor Essence:

The people that understand us best have gourmet “foodie” tendencies and/or health-conscious interests. By using unsweetened natural background flavorings, you can avoid mass-produced, pre-flavored food and beverages. You can custom-flavor anything to match your own tastes. And because of that, you will have maximum creative control with minimal easy effort. The primary use of Flavor Essence is to add clean tasting gourmet-level flavor to your favorite things without any odd after-taste; and without adding any kind of preservatives, colorings, sugars, fats or carbs.

    • To custom control the taste of your water, sparkling water, coffee, tea, milk, juices, smoothies, shakes and adult beverage cocktails (and personalize your own blends of Flavor Essence flavors for maximum creativity).
    • To add subtle exotic flavors (beyond vanilla) into baking batters, mixes and frostings
    • To flavor yogurt and cereals without adding any sugars
    • To create flavored balsamic vinegars and dressings
    • To add some true flavor to fruit salads and juices– especially when the fruit “looks good” but is missing either it’s key flavor component or you want to complement it
  1. These small-batch bottlings of unsweetened natural flavors are made as a simply and cleanly as possible. [These contain zero sugars of any kind].
  2. Add your own favorite sweeteners (like stevia, cane sugar, agave etc.), OR go without any sugars at all, OR you can “borrow” and just take advantage what sweetness is already present in your beverage or food.  Many manufactured beverages and foods already contain added sugars, but our flavorings will not add any more.
  3. Stylistically, these flavors are a serious attempt to be as “true-to-form”  and lush as possible –in both aroma and taste.
  4. They are gourmet quality and easily add complex aromas & tasty flavors to your favorite beverages and food and baking projects.
  5. Not to be confused with syrups –that either have a heavy-handed presence or unwanted extra ingredients. (This is one of the reasons that these are accurately described as “natural unsweetened flavorings are “background” flavorings but can be used to create a syrup)
  6. And unlike extracts, these are concentrated for you to custom-control for individual beverages and measure out for baking batches too.
  7. Unlike extracts and syrups, these add gourmet-level finesse and complexity.
  8. “Their place” is cleanly in the background –(and as background flavors they also behave cleanly when blended together)
  9. The goal is to give you great creative latitude, a new sense of control, and a lot of tasty fun. Healthy can be very tasty.

Take a moment to study…Help/Pointers & Usage Guidelines. By reading the pointers and usage guidelines, you will understand how the flavors are best used. And with this bit of reading, you can get some very good insights into what you can do and what to expect from the flavors. From there, it truly is up to your own sense of taste and your own creativity.

Contact Us Directly with any questions, or if want specific pointers.

Some tasty beverage uses for Flavor Essence flavorings: 

Stir into water, sparkling water, hot or iced coffees and teas, protein shakes, smoothies, juices, & other blender drinks, as well as exotic martinis and cocktails. [Distillers, Brewers, Kombucha and CBD manufacturers are also using these as natural background flavorings in their own processes]

Some tasty food uses for Flavor Essence flavorings:

Stir into muffin and cake mixes, cookie doughs, bread recipes, frostings, whipped and butter creams, pancake batters. Also works well when stirred in oatmeals, yogurts, cream cheeses etc. These also “behave” very well in flavoring ice cream, butters, and salad dressings. [And a little known secret is that whenever you do want to make your own syrups, these are cleanest base for your own custom-flavored syrups).

Flavor Essence Ingredients:

The composition of each flavoring is specifically kept as very simple as possible– with only natural flavors, water and alcohol (vegan and gluten free). And uniquely to these products, the alcohol which acts as our natural preservative is kept to a very nominal level –of less than 1/30th of a teaspoon per serving. This is equivalent to about 150 cups of coffee with these flavors to about 1 glass of wine or what is less than the naturally occurring alcohol in fresh squeezed unpasteurized orange juice.

Flavor Essence -No Unwanted Ingredients — And you won’t experience an odd after-taste or “off-note” flavor in the background taste or the “finish”—unless you use too much of a flavoring.

Flavor Essence Nutritional Information

  • 0 Sugars, 0 Sodium, 0 Total Fat, 0 Carbs, @2.5 Calories,
  • No Added Coloring,  No Preservatives,  No Allergens
  • Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly
  • And to confirm, (because many people ask),
    NO– these do not contain any natural sweeteners, such as Stevia at all

Flavor Essence Allergen Analysis

Wheat (includes Triticum species & Triticale): 0
Egg and Egg Products: 0
Milk and Milk Products: 0
Soy (flour, oil, proteins, etc): 0
Peanut Products (oil, nut, etc): 0
Sesame and products thereof: 0
Fish: 0
Crustacean Shell Fish: 0
Mollusks (oysters, clams, etc): 0
Celery (root, stalk, leaves, not seeds): 0
Lupines and Products thereof: 0
Mustard and Products thereof: 0
Yellow #5: (no colors ever added)

Flavor Essence Packaging:

  • Convenient 2-ounce, squeezable, portion-controllable bottles of flavoring.
  • The bottles are pocket-portable and easily stored in kitchens & bars.
  • Simply squeeze & stir into food and drinks.


by Terri W - Hawaii on Flavor Essence
Nothing but raves.
The flavors that I have used so far are: Raspberry, Pumpkin Spice, Creme Brulee, Strawberry
And I use the flavors in: Macaron, Whipped topping, cakes
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: Raspberry Whipped cream for Key Lime pie with a coconut, macadamia nut graham crust

All of the flavors are so crisp and clean tasting. By that I refer to other market brand flavors that have a real artificial taste or after taste. When I bake with these products all I get are rave compliments. They last quite long and are the only flavorings I want to use.

by Beth from Iowa on Flavor Essence
I love these!
The flavors that I have used so far are: Blueberry, Custard Creme, Pistachio, Toasted Almond, Chocolate
And I use the flavors in: Coffee, seltzer, cocktails
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: Use the Blueberry in high-quality coffee with a hint of cream and a teaspoon of brown sugar for a dead ringer to a coffee chain's "Blueberry Coffee"

I'm really impressed. These flavors are bright, strong,and last forever! I can't stand unflavored coffee, but so many of the commercially-flavored ones are full of undisclosed ingredients. These allow me to make my coffee or iced coffee with nothing more than coffee, cream, and a few drops of this. They also make water much more appealing, and I use them in water, electrolyte mixtures, and seltzer now that I no longer drink soda, as well as in the occasional cocktail. I practice intermittent fasting combined with a keto diet to control my health and lose weight, and these allow me to still have flavorful coffee without the sugar, sweeteners, and wheat that stall my progress. Thank you!

The flavors that I have used so far are: Peach, raspberry, strawberry
And I use the flavors in: Sparkling water

I got a Soda Stream 2 months ago and have been trying a few brands of flavor drops. These are by far the best of the brands I have tried! I stick with the fruits but just ordered mint and vanilla to try in my water. I have found I drink more water if it’s fizzy and lightly flavored. Highly recommend the peach if you LOVE peach!!

The flavors that I have used so far are: Have only tried almond but I have tried many other flavor enhancers and they fail miserably in comparison to flavor essence.
And I use the flavors in: Coffee, tea, baked goods... The possibilities are endless!
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: Let your mind be free have fun and be creative;-)

Best product ever. Will be recommending to all my friends and family.

by Lori from Ohio on Flavor Essence Flavorings
DONE with sugary soda!
The flavors that I have used so far are: Banana Foster, Black Cherry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, Mango, Pineapple, Coconut, Ginger, (it won't let me list them all!)
And I use the flavors in: Sodastream (sparkling water)
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: The "sweet" flavors give you the sense of sugar without needing any sugar!

I'm regularly surprised by the flavors that I like, which encourages me to try new ones. I've given up sugary or even fake-sugar soda completely thanks to these flavors - I really like them more! It's interesting, too, how these flavors can make things with sugar in them taste even sweeter! Try caramel creme brulee with a piece of caramel and one is enough (when I would usually have been a "three is the minimum" kind of person!) I don't love all of the flavors for sparkling water - Bananas Foster and Blueberry have an aftertaste that doesn't appeal to me and some of the fruit flavors are "harsher" (I can't think of the right word) than I like, but there are SO many I do like (and so many options) that I order 10 every time so I always have enough! And you CANNOT beat the customer service - look forward to a personalized note in every package! I love this company and hope to support them for many, many years to come.