Flavor Essence Store -for beverages, baking, desserts, dressings…

This is the flavor store where Flavor Essence gives you both creative and health control over how your favorite things taste.  These are very versatile unsweetened natural flavors for beverages, foods, baking, sauces, dressings, +. Often we are asked if these natural flavors contain any natural sweeteners (like stevia). No, they do not have any. Sweeteners are left up to you to apply any way that you decide. These small-batch bottlings of concentrates are just the flavor, with no additives. Nothing is done to make them “prettier” visually either. Because these are inherently stable and have no ingredients that encourage spoilage, no preservatives are needed.

Flavor Essence natural flavors are known “background” concentrates, because the strength and “personality” of each is designed to easily apply directly into beverages by “drops” or “squeezes”; and in baking – dessert projects these are easily applied by the teaspoon. (If you wanted a simple syrup, you can easily create them with these too).

Tasty fun begins when you experiment by applying any of our flavors into several different substances to see how they interact and change depending upon what you are blending them into. Then, once you “get to know” the different flavor personalities, you will advance into true creative freedom and can begin to customize your own blendings between 2 or 3 flavors.

Flavor Essence Flavorings (20-Pack x 2 oz any combination, 4.49 ea)

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All flavors are made in small 275 to 350 bottle batches, and are used by creative foodees & health-conscious folks. Yield per 2-ounce bottle: 30+ drinks or a dozen baking batches

What is Flavor Essence?

Flavor Essence flavorings are gourmet quality, designer-level flavors--with no sweeteners, no additives, no allergens; these are vegan friendly, diabetic friendly, athlete friendly.

In addition to being completely unsweetened, there are also no added colors or preservatives, no calories, carbs, fat, sodium or gluten. And believe it or not these still smell and taste great. They are concentrated to act as "Background Flavors". Unlike extracts and syrups that can quickly overpower your recipe, Flavor Essence is gourmet-quality flavor that is styled to play a well-behaved supportive role, that complements and adds complex taste -- that doesn't dominate over the primary flavors of your favorite beverages and food recipes.

These are fun & tasty background flavorings; but still no nonsense--> "the flavor and just the flavor". You can custom-flavor anything your own way; and once you understand the "personality" of two or more flavors, you will have the empowering experience to start blending a couple of these together to create your own signature blends. And this is why we focus on just a small realistic set of fundamental flavors.

*** In Beverages *** great in coffees, teas, waters, seltzers, protein shakes, smoothies and bar-drinks.

*** In Food Recipes *** great in oatmeals, muffin mixes, cake batters and frostings, bread & cookie doughs, mousses, yogurt, pancake batters, French Toast washes/batters, dressings, sauces (and to flavor maple syrup, honey, agave, simple syrups / from-scratch syrups)

[Beyond letting people easily customize the flavor of water, sparkling water and coffee, these have become the flavoring toolset "behind the scene" for many bakers, bartenders, brewers, distillers and even CBD manufacturers].

Flavor Essence -Ingredients, Nutritionals and Allergen Info:

Ingredients: Water, alcohol, natural flavors

Unlike extracts, Flavor Essence minimizes the alcohol 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, and less than the naturally occurring amount in naturally squeezed ripe orange juice.

Basic Flavor Essence Nutritionals:

[A Full List is at the very bottom of this page]

0 Sugars
0 Sodium
0 Carbohydrates
0 Fats
@ 1 to 2.5 Calories
Gluten Free

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 0 (no colors added)


Basic Flavor Essence Directions / Guidelines

Flavor Essence In Beverages:

Use from a couple of drops up 1 to 2 generous squeezes of Flavor Essence and stir into 12 ounce drinks. (Get to know your flavor by starting off with a small amount—then add more to match your own taste pleasures. For Soda Stream or seltzer /sparkling, 2-3 squeezes will improve the flavor of a liter -- adjust to your own taste levels. In vodka, rum, tequila --a lesser amount is used in straight-up drinks on the rocks. Add your favorite sweetener –since sweeteners tend to amplify the flavoring, adjust to your tastes. Also, the underlying sugars in juices will amplify the flavor –so again customize your flavor-levels to your own desired tastes.

Flavor Essence In Food:

Add into almost any baking/cooking project without altering your primary recipes, batters, doughs, mixes, whips, frostings and yogurts. You can even flavor your honey & maple syrup directly.

1 to 2 generous squeezes of Flavor Essence will add delicate but complex background flavor when stirred into oatmeal and other cereals, yogurt. Use approximately 1 teaspoon (3 squeezes) into French Toast/pancake batters, cookie doughs, bread doughs as well as cake batter, muffin mixes, homemade frostings and custards. [1 bottle will flavor about 12 basic batches]

Basic Cooking Guideline: In baking, the cocoon-effect of doughs and batters will serve to protect and permeate the added flavors. But in high heat cooking, like custards and oatmeal always add a bit of background flavor at the end, **after the heat is turned down –not at the beginning**.


Flavor Essence -Banana Foster

Soft, very ripened-banana with complex aroma & taste nuances of buttery brown sugar and a touch of rum/vanilla without any type of sweetener. In this special flavor recipe, we’ve finally pulled together the friendly, sweet, soft, ripe, perfumes and flavors you experience when a banana goes past the "green stage" and its skin peels off so easily and tastes so plump and fruit-laden. (The owner is a banana lover, and this recipe went through the most work, re-work and tweaking until the aromas and taste could only be beaten by aging and peeling a banana).

Flavor Essence -Blueberry

Lively / clean aromas and flavor of true-to-form blueberry -- showing off ripe fresh blueberry flavor only. The berry, in its perfume and flavor, has a dainty but ripened personality. It is our best effort to giving you "the right blueberry flavor", nothing else. Beyond its use in hot/iced coffees & teas, this does very well in smoothies as well as high-end vodka martinis.

Flavor Essence -Black Cherry (Plump-Ripe Style)

After a year of trials, taste testings and revisions, we finally have a true-to-form natural dark cherry that has plump-ripe perfumes and soft/chubby cherry flavors. As one of the most-recently added flavorings, it might have proven to be the toughest of them all "to get it right". The goal was to give you something more real than ever, and to let you forget about syrups and candies. It's about tasting the fruit you see once a year on the tree or in a good jar of preserves!

Flavor Essence -Coconut

Perfumes of fresh-shaved coconut, and ripe-clean tasting, almost “meaty coconut” flavor. As opposed to being sweet, creamy or oily, our style of Coconut focusses on just the simple tropically fresh coconut meat as its primary personality trait, and then a second characteristic that gives you a piece of soft nuttiness in the finish. [To get gourmet level unsweetened Coconut into drinks is otherwise almost impossible and in food/baking this Coconut will prove to be very practical. This Coconut might end up being one of the most versatile of all flavors –you can easily blend this into our other flavors, or “as-is” into a very large range of drinks and enhance your creative baking projects.

Flavor Essence -Peach (Late Harvest)

Sweet ripe perfumes of plump soft peaches. The big attempt here was to capture that juicy style of peach that’s ready to fall off the tree… you know, when if you grab it too hard the sweet juicy peach bruises in your grip! (And no, there are no sweeteners in this one either!) [FYI: the Peach and Strawberry set new records for degree of difficulty to “get it right”]

Flavor Essence -Raspberry (Jam-style)

Ripened raspberry with darker aromas & tastes of warm jam –it has the kind of perfumes and flavor of the berries when they are about to fall from the vine. Compared to the pre-flavored raspberry that you've had before, this does not have that "ribbon candy" or “sweety-pie character” that artificial raspberry flavoring often exhibits.

Flavor Essence -Strawberry (Jam-Style)

Nice bouncy strawberry perfumes with the juicy taste of jammy strawberry. Its “boisterous” personality ought to remind you of real, vine-softened, strawberries that stain your fingers from a local Pick-Your-Own farm (--not the store-bought strawberries that are huge, look nice, but are shelf-ripened and almost tasteless). This tasty Strawberry even has a small hint of some fresh earthiness from the little seeds.

Flavor Essence -Tangerine (Juicy Style)

Tangerine-- This is what an orange tries to do but can't...show off a set of very dainty, sweet & juicy perfumes, and then follow through with its very fresh flavor personality that is not only ripe orange, but also has the appearance of also being juicy and sweet, and even a bit creamy.

[Especially for new-comers to our flavors, even though the aromas and tastes will suggest to you a "sweetness", the Tangerine clocks in with 0 sugars, carbs, fat or sodium. (And nothing like Stevia is ever added into our natural flavor recipe. That or other sweeteners are up to you to add). This is not a "pretty" liquid flavoring --with its slightly pale & opaque color; but in its natural form, the aromas and tastes will show off a a style of fresh juiciness that common orange flavorings tend to oversimplify]

Flavor Essence -Toasted Almonds

Fresh nutty and sweet aromas of almonds --without any sugars, and slow- roasted almond in its soft body of flavor. This flavor reveals some great almond nut-laden layers of taste in the middle ,and a soft lingering finish. What's nice here is that it is a bit more forward than some of the other Flavor Essence flavorings, but it still has a clean daintiness with no odd aftertastes. The flavor is nicely amplified when you add your own sweeteners that you desire.

Flavor Essence -Chocolate (Milk Chocolate Style)

With this newest recipe, we have finally bottled up a really clean classical milk chocolate. Even though it is unsweetened, it has gourmet-quality melted and frothy aromas, plus the right frothy/melty chocolate in the body of the flavor that a lot of people crave but “need to avoid”. And it has no odd after-tastes, just chocolate. We finally “did it”. [This chocolate sets up a very nice contrast to its “big brother” flavor –the Rich Dark Chocolate]

Flavor Essence -Rich Dark Chocolate

Noticeable aromas of a warm deep chocolate bar. Unlike dark cocoa or chocolate, this has the pleasantly deeper darker melted chocolate flavor without any bitterness. (Also for sensitive folks, like the other flavors this contains no sugars & does not have allergens). This dark chocolate plays well when blended with the Toasted Almonds and Banana Foster.

This Rich Dark Chocolate is the perfect background flavoring when you want to add a clean-tasting darker chocolate background dimension to your beverages and your creative food recipes.

Flavor Essence -Caramel Crème Brulee

Melted caramel and sweet cream custard aromas and flavors without any sugars (add your own). This is a dainty but seductively rich set of flavors. It can nicely add complexity and pleasing background flavors to any coffee, oatmeal, chocolate chip recipe, muffin mix (and even exotic adult beverages/ drinks that contain Baileys, Kahlua or amaretto).
The Caramel Crème Brulee natural concentrate is kind of a secret item --because it is not an off-the-shelf flavor that is either simple to mimic or commonly found as an ingredient. Creative people, chefs and bartenders will find and get new pleasures from this “secret ingredient”.

Flavor Essence -French Vanilla Crème

Very clean fresh vanilla with a sweet aroma and soft texture that brings about a creamy custard backdrop onto your palette. This is different than ordinary vanilla because of its dainty perfumes and flavors that will accent your coffees/teas with some finesse. (Another positive side-effect, is that this flavor and all of the others will smooth off the bight or acidity of coffees/teas and alcohol-based drinks. In all applications, this will provide a soft rich background flavor). In cookie mixes, French toast batters, bread doughs and cake mixes, the French Vanilla Creme differs from extracts in that it is a more mellow and integrated component that enriches the primary flavors as a subtle backdrop to your recipe.

Flavor Essence -Custard Crème (Flan – Cannoli Style)

Sweet creamy perfumes, rich-soft flavors of warm Flan and fresh Cannoli filling. It has a complex set of perfumes of freshly beaten brown sugar, vanilla bean, eggs and rich cream. Custard Crème shows off layers of taste that are kind of like that spoonful of cookie dough or cannoli filling that you sniff and steal from the bowl when baking.
This is our first flavor that almost deserves the term "voluptuous". Even while this creamy flavor belongs in the same "family" as a good vanilla, this actually picks up where simple vanilla ends—adding a richness and complexity not tasted before in mere vanilla.

Flavor Essence -Maple (Grade-A Style)

Rich earthy aromas, with very warm-clean maple body of flavor. The overall finish of this Maple is lush, yet elegantly soft. (This recipe is completely without any sweeteners --add your own). And it is a kind of exciting product for you to use, without that cloying artificial candy-ish taste or after-taste that is so disappointing in artificial products.
If you've ever visited a sugar shack in New England while Maple sap is being boiled and evaporated, the aromas/perfume of this Maple will remind you of the heady steam that fills the sugar shack on the 1st evaporation runs. This unique product has a flavor "personality" that deliciously tastes like the Grade-A samplings that visitors get to sip while the first vats of concentrated maple liquid are still warm.


More descriptions of Flavor Essence are coming: Flavor Essence -Mint, Flavor Essence Cinnamon, Flavor Essence Lemon (Meyer Lemon-Style), Flavor Essence Mango, Flavor Essence Pistachio

More Complete Flavor Essence Nutritional Analysis

Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Dietary Fibers 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Ash 0 to 2 g
Vitamin A 0 mcg
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Pantothenic Acid 0 mg
Folate 0 mg
Calcium 0 mg
Phosphorus 0 mg
Iron 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Magnesium 0 mg
Zinc 0 mg
Copper 0 mg
Manganese 0 mg
Selenium 0 mg

Flavor Essence is basically just good flavor with nothing added.

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by Ronnie A. on Flavor Essence Flavorings
Awesome Flavors
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Pineapple, Blueberry, Tangerine, Peach
And I use the flavors in...: Seltzer water, baking and coffee

Amazing natural flavors. Just placed my second order, keep up the great flavors!

by Lynda from NH on Flavor Essence
Grateful to have stumbled on to flavor essence
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Pineapple, coconut, raspberry + many more
And I use the flavors in...: Sparkling water, coffee

I originally stumbled across Flavor Essence on a Sodastream subreddit. I’m so glad I did. Flavor Essence offers so many unique flavors in convenient squeeze bottles that allow you to control the amount of flavoring you add to the drop. I’m in seltzer heaven! The pineapple flavor is especially great. I would like to see a green apple in the future but I’m not sure how popular that would be but fingers crossed! I can’t wait to see what other flavors Mick comes up with in the future.

by AuntWoodie from VA on Flavor Essence
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Caramel creme brûlée, coconut, rich dark chocolate, peach, milk chocolate, black cherry, custard creme
And I use the flavors in...: Yogurt, coffee, water

The customer service and the products are fantastic! I especially love the coconut in my plain yogurt! I like the caramel creme brûlée and both chocolates in water and (for a change) in coffee. I also use the caramel creme brûlée in plain yogurt sometimes.

I think it is really neat also that I get a little personal message with each order!

by Theresa Hookstown PA on Flavor Essence
Toasted Almond exact Dunkin matcch
The flavors that I have used so far are...: toasted almond, caramel creme brulee, coconut, lemon, strawberry
And I use the flavors in...: coffee, yogurt and seltzer water
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: A couple drops in plain non fat yogurt gives all the flavor and no sugars from fruits

a year or so ago I realized how much money I was spending at Dunkin Donut simplly because I loved the non sweet toasted almond flavor they have. So I started googling for an alternative and stumbled upon flavor essence through amazon. I prefer to order direct from the company, which I do now. The toasted almond is exactly the same as dunkin donuts. I'm in coffee heaven. I do the fruit flavors to add some pizazz to plain yogurt. I love this stuff

by Dulci from Arizona on Flavor Essence
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Peach
And I use the flavors in...: water

I have been looking for unsweetened water flavorings for years. Plain water is not appealing to me. I finally found you guys and so far am loving it. I am ordering Black Cherry today to try that. The peach is a bit like peach pie flavor to me, a little creamy tasting if that makes sense. I will try the Cherry and see how that is. Thank you for making flavorings with NO sweeteners. Why the heck do people need everything sweetened? Thank you.

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by Ronnie A. on Flavor Essence Flavorings
Awesome Flavors
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Pineapple, Blueberry, Tangerine, Peach
And I use the flavors in...: Seltzer water, baking and coffee

Amazing natural flavors. Just placed my second order, keep up the great flavors!

by Emily on Flavor Essence Flavorings
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Lemon, pineapple, coconut, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry
And I use the flavors in...: Seltzer, cocktails

I am obsessed with these flavors! I haven't dabbled with adding them to baking recipes yet, but they are amazing in my seltzer and fun flavored cocktails. Thanks Mick!!

by Ash from NC on Flavor Essence Flavorings
Love it, but i agree...please make hazelnut
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Caramel creme brulee
And I use the flavors in...: My coffee
Recipe or Flavor Hints to Other People: I have replace my sugary flavored liquid creamer by mixing flavor essence with monkfruit sweetener and

I love this stuff! Just ordered a 5 pack before my first bottle runs out. Please add a hazelnut flavor, and a butter pecan.

by Ariel, NH on Flavor Essence Flavorings
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Pineapple, maple, coconut, toasted almond, custard creme, and caramel creme brûlée.
And I use the flavors in...: Coffee, steamed milk, and water.

Please make hazelnut!!! ?

Also, my great uncle Derek Owen lives in Hopkinton at Owen Farm. Small world! Lol.

by Angie on Flavor Essence Flavorings
The flavors that I have used so far are...: Blueberry

I use the Blueberry in iced tea and it’s great. It has no after taste like what you get in restaurants. Can’t wait to try more flavors.