Flavor houses like Sovereign Flavors create flavors in our labs using natural-based sources. Natural and Organic flavors are derived from natural sources such as fruits, vegetables, spices, etc. When the appropriate aromatics are combined, they can replicate familiar flavor profiles such as mangos and strawberries.
Flavorists are also skilled enough to construct flavors that do not exist naturally, referred to as Fantasy Flavors. For example, some of our Sovereign Fantasy Flavors include: Cotton Candy, Swedish Fish, Birthday Cake, etc.
There are different ways that a flavor can be labeled related to the sources of the aromatic compounds used to create them. These include Natural, Artificial, Natural & Artificial, With Other Natural Flavors (WONF), and Organic. A WONF is created With Other Natural Flavors; for example, a strawberry flavor can be called a WONF if it contains a compound from a strawberry and one from another fruit source like a peach. Types are made with ingredients that do not come from the named fruit, such as apple flavor (Granny Smith type). It is still an apple with a flavor characteristic of a granny smith, however the flavor does not have a compound directly from a granny smith apple. Flavors are derived from various sources that are used to make an endless amount of diverse flavor profiles.