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Cooking with Flavor Concentrate

How should I cook using flavor concentrates?

There are a few key things to keep in mind when cooking with flavor concentrates:

  1. Follow the manufacturer's instructions: Each flavor concentrate is different, so it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use. This may include dilution ratios, suggested usage levels, and other guidelines.

  2. Start with a small amount: Flavor concentrates are highly concentrated, so it's important to start with a small amount and gradually increase as needed. It's much easier to add more flavor than it is to remove it, so it's better to err on the side of caution.

  3. Add the concentrate at the appropriate time: Different flavor concentrates are best added at different stages of the cooking process. Some concentrates, such as those used for marinades, should be added at the beginning of the cooking process to allow the flavors to penetrate the food. Others, such as those used for sauces, should be added towards the end of the cooking process to avoid boiling off the flavors.

  4. Experiment with different types of concentrates: There are many different types of flavor concentrates available, including fruit flavors, herbal flavors, and more. Experiment with different types to find the ones that best suit your needs and preferences.

Overall, cooking with flavor concentrates can be a great way to add depth and complexity to your dishes. By following the manufacturer's instructions, starting with a small amount, adding the concentrate at the appropriate time, and experimenting with different types, you can achieve delicious results.


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How do you use flavoring oil when baking?

Flavoring oils can be used in a variety of baked goods to add flavor and depth to the finished product. Here are a few tips for using flavoring oils in baking:

    1. Choose the right oil: Not all flavoring oils are suitable for baking, so it's important to choose one that is appropriate for the intended application. Some oils, such as those with strong or overpowering flavors, may not work well in baked goods, while others, such as those with more subtle or delicate flavors, may be more suitable.

    2. Experiment with different oils: There are many different types of flavoring oils available, including fruit flavors, herbal flavors, and more. Experiment with different oils to find the ones that best suit your needs and preferences.

    3. At Dolce Foglia, we are proud to offer a wide selection of high-quality flavoring options that are specifically designed for use in baking. Whether you're looking for water-soluble or oil-soluble flavors, we have something to suit your needs. Our team of experienced product development experts has carefully crafted each of our flavors to deliver exceptional results in all of your baking endeavors. Trust us to help you create delicious and memorable baked goods that will delight your customers and clients.

What are flavor concentrates used for?

Flavor concentrates are highly concentrated flavorings that are used to add flavor to a variety of products, including foods, beverages, and personal care products. Here are a few common uses for flavor concentrates:

  1. Foods: Flavor concentrates are commonly used in the production of a variety of foods, including candies, baked goods, ice cream, and more. They can be added to the food during the manufacturing process or mixed with other ingredients to create a finished product.

  2. Beverages: Flavor concentrates are also used in the production of a wide range of beverages, including soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks. They can be added to the beverage base to create a finished product, or mixed with water or other liquids to create a flavored drink mix.

  3. Personal care products: Flavor concentrates can also be used in the production of personal care products, such as mouthwash, toothpaste, and lip balm. They can be added to the base product to create a finished product, or mixed with other ingredients to create a flavored version.

In summary, flavor concentrates are a versatile and convenient way to add flavor to a variety of products. Whether you're looking to create a unique flavor for a food or beverage, or want to add some scent and flavor to a personal care product, flavor concentrates can be an excellent choice.


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What's the difference between a flavor concentrate and extract?

Flavor concentrates and extracts are both concentrated flavorings that are used to add flavor to a variety of products, including foods, beverages, and personal care products. However, there are a few key differences between the two:

  1. Method of extraction: Flavor concentrates are typically produced by mechanically separating the flavor-rich components of a natural ingredient, such as a fruit or herb, from the rest of the material. Extracts, on the other hand, are typically produced by using a solvent, such as alcohol, to extract the desired flavors from the natural ingredient.

  2. Strength and intensity: Flavor concentrates are generally more concentrated and intense than extracts. This means that you typically need to use a smaller amount of a concentrate to achieve the same level of flavor as you would with an extract.

What is food grade flavoring?

Food grade flavoring is a type of flavoring that is specifically designed for use in food products. It is formulated to meet the strict safety and quality standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is considered safe for consumption.

Food grade flavorings can be made from a variety of natural and artificial ingredients, including essential oils, natural extracts, and synthetic compounds. They are available in a wide range of flavors and can be used in a variety of applications, including baked goods, candies, beverages, and more.

It's important to note that not all flavorings are food grade. Some flavorings, such as those used in personal care products or household cleaners, may not be suitable for consumption and should not be used in food products. It's always a good idea to check the label and make sure that a flavoring is specifically labeled as food grade before using it in your food products.


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DOLCE FOGLIA's Definition of Food Flavor Concentrate

Extracts vs Concentrates: 

Concentrates are more suitable for high heat than extracts and are better for high heat applications.

Flavoring Category:   


Natural WONF (With other natural flavors)

Natural and Artificially Flavored Concentrates

The colors are natural to the ingredients prepared for the flavoring which means that there are no artificial colors in any of our concentrates. 

Common Ingredients: 

Organic MCT Oil used as a flavor carrier, natural and artificial flavorings 

Contains no alcohol, making them perfect for ice cream and other cold or freezing applications.

There is zero sugar in the final flavor concentrate product.


Store in a cool, dry environment. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, air and heat. Keep cap tightly closed when not in use.

Life span:

2 years if stored properly.

For confections:

Add 0.1%-0.5%, adjust for taste.

For Baking:

Add a quarter to half teaspoon 

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What are the best Candy flavor concentrates?

The best flavor concentrates according to our customers are the following in this order:

  1. Peach
  2. Watermelon
  3. Pineapple
  4. Strawberry
  5. Mango
  6. Orange Creamsicle
  7. Raspberry
  8. Blueberry
  9. Apple
  10. Grape

At Dolce Foglia, we understand that navigating the world of food flavorings can be confusing, especially when it comes to determining which flavors are suitable for different applications. That's why we specialize in creating a diverse selection of oil-soluble flavorings, available in a variety of flavors and sizes. In this article, we will provide you with some helpful tips and guidelines on how to use food flavoring oils effectively and safely. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, these do's and don'ts will help you make the most of your food flavoring oils.

Please check out this article for the Do's & Don'ts of Oil Soluble based flavors


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