How do I access the Allen Flavors Flavor Library?
To learn more about the flavors Allen Flavors, Inc. offers, navigate to the Flavor and Essence tab on the Allen Flavors website. There you will see a link to our flavor catalog. Please note there are hundreds of flavors available. Not all are listed. For more information the Contact Us form on this website.
Does Allen Flavors arrange
Yes and NO: Our logistics team has over 50 years of collective experience delivering your premixes, syrups and flavors safely and on time. Time after time.
We can assist you in sourcing raw materials to complement your premixes etc. and we can advise you on freight arrangements between the source and your co-packer. We do not make freight arrangements for shipments leaving the co-packer.
What is an allergen report?
FALCPA (Food Allergen Label Consumer Protection Act) requires that food manufacturers label food products that contain ingredients, including a flavoring, coloring, or incidental additive that are, or contain, a major food allergen using plain English to identify the allergens.
There are eight major food allergens identified by FALCPA which account for over 90 percent of all documented food allergies in the U.S. and represent the foods most likely to result in severe or life-threatening reactions. They are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts), fish (such as bass, cod, flounder), shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp), soy and wheat.
All products leaving Allen Flavors with any ingredients derived from these eight categories is accompanied by an allergen report.
Will Allen Flavors help me with
Allen Flavors does not generally supply packaging; we can give you good advice and contacts. We are well connected with manufacturers of various packaging materials. Our R&D team can confirm test results regarding most packaging.
Can Allen Flavors duplicate
flavors I create?
Yes. Although all our custom flavors are proprietary. We
can match a flavor for you and that becomes your proprietary flavor.
How are co-packers selected?
Co-packers should be selected through various criteria.
Cleanliness, Location and type of equipment are of the highest
concern. Your Allen Flavors representative can help you determine
what co-packer is
right for your product and expectations.
Does Allen Flavors sell bulk
coffee and tea?
Yes. Allen Flavors also partners with Nestlé as the North America distribution arm for Nestlé instant coffee and tea. Please see our Coffee and Tea pages for more information.
What is the lead time for custom formulation?
This is a difficult question because formulations can actually take shape in a few weeks; but, the prototype may need adjustments to meet your sensory expectations. Some products require more time because “good for you” ingredients or “function” ingredients can sometimes be difficult to work with. There are other factors at play here as well. If Allen Flavors has to source exotic herbs or teas for example; the initial process might be delayed a bit. Rest assured though, “You Give Us A Concept, and We’ll Give YOU A Finished Product Ready For Bottling. See our Custom Formulation pages for more information.
Does Allen Flavors create savory
No, although we have produced some mildly spicy flavors, we are a sweet flavor house.
Does Allen Flavors bottle soft
Allen Flavors does not bottle beverages. Beverages will be filled at your co-packer.
What if I do not find the flavor
I want in the Flavor Library?
This is what customized flavor development is all about. To learn more about customized flavor, please see our Flavor and Essence pages on this website or call our customer service department or submit your confidential inquiry via the convenient “Contact Us” form on the website.
Does Allen Flavors roast coffee?
Allen Flavors does not roast coffee though we are no stranger to it. We stock hundreds of Roasting Flavors and can also develop any flavor you like, just as we develop flavors for other beverages. Click on the Coffee tab on this website for more information and concepts.
How can I be sure my concepts,
recipes and ideas are kept confidential?
Openness, honesty and trust are the base of our relationship with every customer. Intellectual property is of the highest importance. We require a nondisclosure agreement when starting every new relationship.
What is a flavor profile?
A flavor profile contains organaoleptic information. These descriptions can be so esoteric that our sensory experts disagree on the exact verbiage to describe a flavor. Generally there is a base, such as strawberry for example. The strawberry can take on mouth feel such as jammy or sparkling, the bouquet might be fresh and flowery or plump and ripe. The visual appeal might be crystal clear, rich red or a translucent pink. It’s ultimately up to you!
Do my ingredients need to be
Again, the Allen Flavors development team can generally tailor your ingredient mix to your specifications. If, due to the innate nature of the ingredient, refrigeration is necessary, it presents no problem for us. We will make sure all handlers and co-packers are aware of the proper handling requirements.
Are there sometimes ingredients
“left over” after a production run?
Seldom are ingredients left over. We do our very best to “unitize” our premixes and formulations to fit your chosen co-packer’s manufacturing capacity. We also provide documented easy to use procedures for every formulation. This is not to say there never discrepancies. Mixing thousands of gallons of product and packing it in hundreds of thousands of small containers is not always an exacting process. Most co-packers bill for finished cases and any ingredient overage would be sealed and stored or returned to you per your arrangements with the bottler.
Are Allen Flavors manufacturing
plants organically certified?
Yes. Allen Flavors manufacturing facilities are certified as “Organic Approved by Quality Assurance International”. Our laboratories also provide organic flavors and formulations when called for. Click here for more information about: Organic Certification and Regulations.
How do I submit an order.
You may submit an order via the Contact Us form on this website and an Allen Flavors service representative will contact you by phone to confirm your order, or you my call us directly at (908)561-5995.
Does Allen Flavors operate under
Yes. Allen Flavors operates under Rabbinical Supervision
and maintains a Kosher certificate library for ingredients and
formulations issued by the Orthodox Union. Click here for more
information about: Orthodox
What is the cost to develop a
Many factors affect the cost of beverages. In short, Allen Flavors will work with you to make a win-win situation. Most beverages are developed under contract or a retainer that is credited to your future ingredient orders.
Does Allen flavors carry TTB
flavors for alcoholic beverages?
Allen Flavors manufactures flavors for alcoholic
beverages under the regulation of the TTB. Click Here For More
Tax and Trade Bureau
Does Nestle own Allen Flavors?
No. While Nestle US and Allen Flavors are close colleagues, Allen Flavors is the distribution arm for Nestle extracts, agglomerated products and instant tea and coffee.