When You Seek Great Taste

It tastes great! This  is the reason many customers are brand loyal. They return because they recall the delicious taste of something.  Dolce Foglia holds the key to a tireless search, not just for perfectly crafted flavoring for cannabis and edibles, but for just about anything; the possibilities are endless. 

We believe in science. There is an exact formula we employ with Dolce Foglia flavoring, so when you seek a cherry tasting candy, we deliver it with the precise amount of tartness mixed with sweetness to produce the perfect tasting cherry flavor. Likewise with all of our flavors you’ll find in our catalog, and beyond.

If you do not see the flavor you envision, do not let that limit you. We are able to customize flavors, and your wish is our command. Whether it’s gummies, cannabis or some other product for which you seek flavoring, just remember, the possibilities are indeed, endless.

If You Build It, They Will Come!

“If you build it, they will come” In the 1989 blockbuster, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner as the main character, Ray, hears this whispering from his Iowa corn fields, encouraging him to build a baseball field in order to have the 1917 White Sox team appear and play. What does this have to do with Dolce Foglia? While we are certainly not in Iowa, and there aren’t any whisperings we are hearing from corn fields, Dolce Foglia does subscribe to the belief, “if you build it, they will come.” However, we prefer to think of it as, if you dream it, they will come.

Dolce Foglia offers exclusive flavoring formulation, which allows you to create your own flavor, differentiating between you and someone else in the same space. 

What flavor can you dream up to set yourself apart? 

Whether it’s cannabis, pre-rolls, gummies or candies, Dolce Foglia can guide you to creating the perfect flavor for your needs. 

In the classic movie, Ray takes a leap of faith and decides to build the ballpark out of his corn fields. Our message is the same, be bold and dare to dream. If you do, they will come

 

Concierge Flavor House

“If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.”  Anyone above a certain age will recognize this as the ad campaign from infamous hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon, whose brand of shampoo became a household name thanks to this line. Dolce Foglia happens to also subscribe to this motto as well, especially when it comes to our concierge services. 

Do you have a specific category in which you wish to be manufacturing? Whether it’s gummies or hard candies, Dolce Foglia can assist you in figuring out numbers for obtaining a desired price point for edibles, vapes, pre-rolls, when it comes to flavoring.

Dolce Foglia’s concierge service translates to a hands-on experience with food scientists, chocolatiers and confectionists. 

This means, with Dolce Foglia you are ultimately getting a high-quality product with great margins.

Along with our custom formula, we are ensuring your success; in other words, if you look good, so do we!

*Please email me at Joshua@DolceFoglia.com for all of your flavoring needs.

Royal Raspberry

What Does Concentrate Flavor Mean to You?

It’s a word we see or hear almost every day, concentrate. When it applies to orange juice, the implication is, it’s natural. So when you hear our products at Dolce Foglia use “ultra concentrate” how do you perceive it, and what is it’s true meaning? The answer, or rather the definition is, our flavoring is 40 times more powerful. Sometimes numbers really drive the point home for people, so here’s an example: There are other products currently on the market that use 80 grams of flavoring per 1800 grams of total product . In comparison, Dolce Foglia only uses 2 grams of flavoring for this same batch of flavoring candies. As some people like to reiterate, numbers do not lie. 

We know that by using the ultra-concentrate, Dolce Foglia creates a better tasting product with greater depth and juiciness that does not have a bitter after taste. 

Cannabis products (gummies, hard candies or even chocolate) can be tricky to flavor. We know food-science matters in seeing an end result. It’s why Dolce Foglia is precise, basing our product on knowledge and formula.

So how does it ultimately translate back to you? You become the beneficiaries of a higher quality product, which ultimately costs less for you to produce because it’s concentrated and you simply do not need to use as much. It looks like when flavoring cannabis, concentrated means better.  

*Please email me at Joshua@DolceFoglia.com for all of your flavoring needs.

Terpenes

Repeat Customers

What makes a repeat customer a return one? The difference may be slight, but it’s important. Dolce Foglia provides flavoring for edibles that will bring you return customers. A repeat customer could be defined as one that might come back, but is not certain why. A return customer is one that comes back and purchases because they are brand loyal, They will seek out your product time and time again. At Dolce Foglia, we create the experience that brings return customers.

 

It’s all about the flavor! The average customer may not be able to identify what makes them love a product but we know it’s flavor, flavor, flavor… With our wide array of flavors, we have it covered! 

Royal Raspberry

Dolce Foglia has the secret behind creating the most amazing tasting edibles. Potency. Hands down, we have the most potent products available on the market. This potency helps to overcome the bitterness you might otherwise taste. It will bring you the return customer, who loyally chooses your product repeatedly.

Our expertise, Dolce Foglia’s flavoring on your edibles, will create a quality product that will be the whole package! Just think of it this way, you would not put Toyota parts on a Ferrari. Yes, marketing matters, but ultimately the repeat customer will become a return one when your product is head and shoulders above the rest.

 

Dolce Foglia has the formula, potency + product = quality tasting edibles, which yields, you guessed it, return!

Milk Chocolate

Lets Talk Edibles!

 Medicinal marijuana. At Dolce Foglia, we know people will seek cannabis in various forms for many different reasons. However, edibles are a very easy way to get the benefits sought by those who need it for medical reasons. The versatility of these products make them even more appealing, when you can have everything from chocolate bars to lollipops and begin to feel better. 

 

 Anxiety getting to you these days? A tried and true approach to diminishing anxiety is marijuana. Try Dolce Foglia’s rich milk chocolate flavor in the form of a candy bar and watch your anxiety melt away.

Milk Chocolate

 

Cannabis can help with inflammation and pain. Have an ooey, gooey Dolce Foglia strawberry gummy and before you know it, the pain dissipates.

 

It’s no secret the older you get, the more trouble sleeping. Let a glass of Dolce Foglia  flavored juice rock you into a sound sleep. 

While it may not be a pleasant topic, we all know patients fighting cancer absolutely benefit from the medicinal effects of cannabis. A Dolce Foglia lollipop is easy to digest and could even take the “weird taste” out of the mouth for those undergoing treatment.

Pre-Roll With it!

 Does hemp taste good when smoked? The answer is definitively no! At Dolce Foglia, this is why our flavors are so popular on pre-rolls. The truth is, some people find there is a nuttiness in the taste of unflavored hemp, but most feel it is just a flavorless flower. With pre-rolls growing in popularity, the idea of flavoring them is also increasing rapidly. Dolce Foglia has the most potent flavors on the market, which also equates to less is more. Never flavored pre-rolls before? The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination take you away…

 

Desiring a clean, fresh scent and taste? Go with one of our many citrus flavors

Orange Flavor

  • Tangerine, which also happens to be 100% natural
  • Orange, for the freshness of a glass of juice in the morning
  • Lemongrass, for a hint of unusual and faraway places

 

Waxing nostalgic? Want a flavor that can take you back? Here are a couple of our most popular in this category

Cotton Candy Flavor

  • Cotton candy, hello carnival, state fair, pier!
  • Orange creamsicle, transports you to a summer, poolside
  • Cognac, for the experience of a night with the guys

 

Berries bring you back to barbecues, picnicking or just plain old summer in general. Pick your favorite among these

Fruity Flavors

  • Blueberry, the juiciness, sweetness and tart all rolled up in one
  • Cherry, pies and more
  • Raspberry, for the real berry lover 
  • Boysenberry, old-fashioned goodness 

 

Add some spice to your life with one of these choices

Herbal Flavors

  • Ginger, for the sushi lover or just spicy in general
  • Nutmeg, craving the Thanksgiving vibe
  • Rosemary, let it carry you back to mom’s cooking
  • Sage, for the scent and taste of pine, woods or just to cleanse the aura
  • Cinnamon, the homey feel comes right along with it

While these are just a smattering of Dolce Foglia’s flavorings, they are a direction to take your pre-rolls. With the ever-increasing demand in the market for pre-rolls, set yourself apart with these individual flavors that provide a connection to the past, present and future.

Dolce Foglia: A Sensory Experience That Makes Sense

The smell of chocolate chip cookies baking. A baby crying. Digging your toes into perfectly warm sand. Our senses (smell, hearing, touch, sight and taste) are built in to protect us, yet they are also our gateway to pleasure. At Dolce Foglia, we are creating products that connect those experiences for you. Perhaps when you smell blueberry you are reminded of a time when you were at a picnic on a summer day. Now you can taste that sweet, tangy, juicy berry by biting into a Dolce Foglia gummy, which can give you that same feeling. Maybe you enjoy a more tropical flavor; you vape passionfruit and it carries you to a breezy sunset on a faraway beach under a palm tree. Dreamsicle takes you to a hot summer day with the refreshing mix of orange and creamy as the ultimate in refreshment quenching your thirst and cooling you at the same time. Dolce Foglia currently offers a multitude of water soluble flavors as well as ultra concentrate oil soluble flavors, with our flavor catalog growing every day.  What flavor is calling you? What do you want to encounter? We create the taste, plus the entire sensory experience along with it. Imagine wafting into your nose is the sweet smell of cotton candy and automatically you are thrown back to a time when you were at a carnival, fair, amusement park or boardwalk. Your body is sweaty and wet from the humidity and you can feel the stickiness of the cotton candy as you peel it off your fingers and put it in your  mouth, its contents immediately melting in a moment of pure sweetness.  Our flavors bring you the sensory experiences of your world. We can transport you to another time and place, so come take this journey with Dolce Foglia; it makes sense!

 

Flavorist

Interview with Ed van der Loo, Chief Flavorist for Dolce Foglia The Sky is the Limit

Meet Ed van der Loo, the man behind the flavoring at Dolce Foglia. Ed comes to us with 45 years of expertise in a field where being precise is not only important, it’s imperative. The following is a candid conversation with Ed regarding flavoring and its use in cannabis, edibles and everything else…

 

Q: Ed, you have worked as a flavorist for 45 years. Many of our customers may not know exactly what that means. Can you give a basic definition of what this is? 

A: It’s a long story, but most flavorists work for a flavoring house. There are a few really large ones. Different industries, like the food industry, see a need for flavoring. Customers will evaluate their needs and ask the flavoring house for samples of flavors, then they pick the flavor that best suits their needs. 

Flavorist

Q: How did you initially get into this field and what kind of background do you need to become a flavorist? 

A: Well, it varies; people who are chefs, or just simply people with good taste buds develop in this direction. It is helpful to have a degree in biochemistry. You also need to be creative. And, you need to like it. 

– while it seems obvious, if you enjoy your work, you will be good at it, you can tell in the first few minutes of talking with Ed he clearly loves his chosen field. He continues,

I studied analytical chemistry. This was in the Netherlands. When it came time to get a job, I saw an advertisement of a company looking for someone who would evaluate items found in nature. I went to the interview and they gave me a test. They knew the type of person who would be best for this job. The first part was fairly simple, “What does it taste like?’ The second interview had more specific questions about raw materials. Ultimately, I became a junior flavorist for this company, DuPont in the Netherlands. I just kept moving up in the company. In 1975, I moved to the United States and ended up staying. 

 

Q: You have worked at some of the largest flavoring houses in the country, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), Flavor Technology Company (FTC) which then became Pfizer, as well as big corporations like Pepsi Cola to name a few. What do you think are some key lessons you learned in your years working for these companies? 

A: Each company has their own culture, and each country has their own legislation. You need to tailor the flavor for the company and the country.  In the U.S., it obviously needs to be approved by the FDA. There are 3,000 raw materials in the United States that can be used in flavoring. In Europe one major component is, does it exist in nature?

 

 Q: That is really interesting about the varying tastes and flavors desired in countries plus the regulations. However, one of the most common questions we get is how to take the taste of bitterness out of cannabis. As a flavorist, what do you say in response to this?

A: My first response would be, cannabis in what form? For example, when you smoke cannabis, it obviously goes through the nose. In general, though, I think people believe they will mask the taste of something. This is not the case. If you are doing it correctly, you are incorporating and blending flavor into something until it’s pleasing. Then you get to a point when you say, “Oh, this is nice!”

 

Q: Can you speak to how you get uniformity in products, meaning each time you purchase a product produced by Dolce Foglia can you expect to get the same product? 

A: Well, we make a sample made up of a certain composition then everything else is according to formula. 

 

Q: Are you saying each time you buy a Dolce Foglia product it is the same? 

A: Yes, the same as when you buy a product from a company like Pepsi. It is always the same because of the formula we use. 

 

Q: Do you ever find yourself surprised by the response to a flavor? 

A: Yes, definitely! Sometimes you make a flavor and you think this is not perfect, but it turns out to be a bestseller. 

 

Q: When you work on projects, I’m sure there is a tendency to have a favorite. Do you have a favorite Dolce Foglia flavor? 

A: I do not have a favorite, but I’m particularly proud of Passionfruit. Given the fact this is a tropical flavor, it is not so easy to make. Stephen Cobos, the owner, called me because he had gone to a Japanese restaurant and one of the flavors that made a strong impression on him was passionfruit. He wanted me to reproduce this flavor. 

 

Q: Besides the variety of flavors we offer, one of the reasons people love our products so much is the potency. Can you speak to why you think Dolce Foglia flavors are more potent than any others that are currently on the market?

A: The reason is the flavors should be applicable to the marijuana flower. Marijuana is strong. You need an incredible amount of flavor to overcome it. As a result, very powerful flavors are needed. One of the reasons why people love the potency of our product is because of  “lower usage.” Dolce Foglia is 40 times stronger than the other products like it on the market, which  results in less labor and cost.  

 

Q: We often receive questions about solubility. How is it determined when to add a water soluble versus an oil soluble to cannabis, pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures? 

A: The first thing you do when working with food is to determine whether a product is water-based or oil-based. Matching is important. For example, marijuana is oil soluble, so therefore it is better to use an oil soluble. With edibles it’s a different story. It’s dependent on the product. It’s all based on the chemical makeup of the product you are looking to flavor; it is simply based on chemistry, which is why my background is so important. Otherwise, you could try forever to achieve results which will never come. 

 

Q: It’s so true. People think they can just pour in product, but it really is a science. I think another misconception people have in general when we discuss flavoring they think in limited terms. I wanted to just discuss briefly the unlimited possibilities in flavoring products. 

A: As I mentioned before, there are approximately 3,000 FEMA GRAS (FDA approval) raw materials from which we can draw. This gives us a wide range. It means when you come in and tell us you want something to taste like  “orange dreamsicle” we know what you are desiring and based on the available materials, we can achieve this taste for you in any product. This of course, includes, not only cannabis, but pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures, syringes and even packaging. The sky is really the limit. You can put the flavor anywhere. 

 

That is truly the best way to put it, Ed. The sky really is the limit!

Flavor Donuts

Tasty Edibles

Is there a way to make edibles taste better?

As the general public’s stance on marijuana consumption has changed from a decade ago as both medical and recreational usages become decriminalized, legalized, and/or medicalized – the general consumer is not a connoisseur and aren’t accustomed to the taste of weed in edibles. This currently stands as a large moat problem as most edibles cannot seem to overcome that weedy flavor. However, as a business, you want to be able to attract and retain customers but if the general public isn’t ‘crazy’ about the taste, why would they come back?

The Cocktail Experience

The whole experience needs to be a pleasant one. To provide a comparison, bartenders create cocktails for patrons that can completely relieve the drinker of any rough taste of alcohol and thus relax in pleasure. Of course, there are those consumers who enjoy the bite of alcohol and enjoy taking shots or sip on scotch but these are diehard fans. Our vision at Dolce Foglia (pronounced Doe-Che Foe-Glia or DF) is to provide the flavors created specifically for cannabis consumption to mask and or compliment the flavor of marijuana in edibles.

Tasty Edibles

The Cocktail Experience…for edibles

DF focuses on creating flavors that don’t have ethanol, propylene glycol, or alcohol which blend perfectly with the flavors of marijuana in gummies, brownies, beverages, etc. Even more, our flavors are so potent that a typical flavor on the market uses at a minimum 20 times to a  maximum of 50 times more flavor needed to flavor an edible, yet these other flavors still don’t work well with the taste of THC or CBD.

While weed edibles these days run the gamut from thanksgiving recipes to gummies, there is no denying the fact that edibles require a certain amount of knowledge, both in cooking and marijuana, to craft a decent edible. With both food scientists and flavor chemists on our team, we help find the shortcomings in your current products and provide you with the SOP’s to cook the perfect batch. Especially as the state gates are opening, more competitors are entering the realm of edible perfection. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered to help you beat the competition out of the water.

Tasty Edibles

The actual items you need

I assume you have already got a recipe in hand, a strain picked out, and now need to create a better-tasting product. Rather than think that the potency of your edibles is the number one goal, instead think of getting better sugar, water, milk, or flavor. Sometimes it’s more important to adjust the recipe than the weed itself or its potency. For us, we concentrate on the flavor, it’s applicability, solubility, and potency. Depending on the end product, the flavor needs to be added at the right temperature or time in the process and that’s where hold your hand to figure it out with you or for you.

How to make edibles taste good

Quarantine Shmorantine

Although we’re in quartine time, this is the time when entrepreneurs become real businessmen and see the opportunity to create something new and amazing. We want you to be able to provide your customers with terpene-rich edibles that taste heavenly. For those who consider themselves foods and cannabis connoisseurs, this is the time to unite the two and become a cannabis foodie!

Love the products you make and enjoy the high it gives. Call us at (310)498-7968 to get a complimentary consultation today or email us at Joshua@dolcefoglia.com.

How to flavor edibles