This apple flavor has a sweet aroma, and a crisp refreshing taste. This flavor is naturally extracted at the peak of ripeness.
VSO Apple Baked
A little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of baked. Granny smith apples baked with a touch of brown sugar. This is no spice mix. Add spices to your own liking and come up with a recipe that is all your own.
VSO Apple Green
Granny Smith really packed a punch! This apple gives you a sweet and sour combination that goes famously with a nice caramel coating. A fantastic fall treat that is versatile enough to last all year.
A hint of sweetness, a touch of tartness with an underlying musky flavor. Apricots marry well with just about anything, and brings a depth of flavor that is rivaled by nothing else.
That quintessential tropical flavor filled with a fruity creaminess. No candy flavor. Just pure unadulterated natural banana flavor
Barley has a subtle nuttiness that can easily take your cereal recipes to the next level. Try it with any of the other grains to mold your own cereal recipe.
A member of the mint family basil has an aromatic green aroma with a slightly sweet licorice back note. Great with strawberries or tomatoes. Basil is great at cutting acidity and enhancing natural sweetness. You can also use it with melons to boost them up. One of the most versatile herbs in the game!
Bitter orange with a zesty citrus punch.
VSO Black Currant
A tart flavor backed by dark berry and earthy notes. Great by itself, or a great way to “jam” up fruit flavors.
A wonderful dark berry flavor with a subtle hint of spice on the backend.
VSO Blood Orange
Tart, bright, and sweet, with a blast of juicy citrus.
Take a sun kissed Maine blueberry, and extract all of the beautiful flavor from it, and this is what you end up with.
VSO Blueberry V2
For those who prefer a clear form of blueberry that can be used at a lower percentage, here is the blueberry version 2. . This pigmently challenged offering can easily go into a recipe at 2% and hold it’s own. Still tastes like a fresh blueberry, with a hint more of floral to it. The flavor profile is just slightly different than the original blueberry, but as promised, that one is left intact, and as is.
This bourbon has base notes of oak and vanilla with top notes of smoky caramel. It has a very, very small hint of spice that lingers on the palette.
Boysenberry is a unique flavor. Take the body and hint of spiciness from a blackberry, and pair it with the tart acidity you get from a raspberry, and you have this hybrid berry lovingly brought to us by Charles Rudolph Boysen in the early 1900s.
This brandy’s body holds a subtle vanilla and forward nuttiness with a slight oaky, spicy backnote with a smooth, sweet finish.
VSO Brown Sugar
This dark brow sugar brings a sweet, rich, nuttiness to your recipes.
This melon is sweet and juicy and ready for a recipe to face the dog days of summer.
This rich, nutty flavor is a great base note for recipes. It is also a great start for your next nut butter recipe.
Bring an earthy, herbal flavor to your recipes. Cardamom adds complexity and a hint o spiciness to your recipes. A must have for the holiday season.
The carrot. A perfect root. A subtle dance between sweet, fruity, and bitter.
Celery. A mild but assertive flavor. Sweet and salty with a lingering bitterness. Great with tomato to play along with the acidity and sweetness. Fantastic with peanut butter as well. I am sure there will be a bloody mary somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.
VSO Chai Tea
This is based on a recipe shared with me by a revered chaiwallah from India. It is a blend of black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, cloves, and black pepper. It is highly spiced and ready for the heaviest creams you can throw at it.
The perfect balance of tart and sweet, all without the pit. Please note: this cherry flavor can become floral and medicinal above 3%.
A nice well balanced chocolate. Not too sweet, not too dark. This is not your parents scratch and sniff chocolate. Great as a top note, a forward note, or a base note. Add this to your repertoire and see what recipe you can come up with next. Pencil shavings not included.
Cilantro has a fresh, green, citrusy flavor with an underlying spice that comes through in the end. Pair it with a great citrus and your recipe will be ready for any fiesta!
The essential bakery spice. A bit woody, a bit spicy, with a depth and complexity that no other flavor can rival.
VSO Citrus Green Tea
A green tea infused with a blast of citrus flavor. A generous dose of lemon peel with a sweet refreshing orange that comes in behind.
Clove is a pungent and aromatic flavor with a strong astringent bitterness. An intense flavor synonymous with fall!
This is a bakers cocoa. Unsweetened with deep earthy tones and a very prominent chocolate flavor. For those of you who want to work on a ground up chocolate recipe, this one is for you.
Tropical. Sweet. Nutty. A great addition to bakeries.
This corn is sweet, and delicate. Couple it with VSO Cornmeal, and you are headed for a great cornbread.
Maize, as introduced to us by Native Americans. Sweet, starchy, and great for cereals,. It is also a fantastic base to build your own cornbread.
One of the few fruits native to North America. Cranberries are sweet and tart and were a tasty treat offered to the Pilgrims by Native Americans when they first came to the new world. They soon became synonymous with Thanksgiving and have been a significant part of Thanksgiving meals for centuries!
Cucumber is a unique, subtle flavor. Similar to melons. Goes great with mint, or in any melon medley.
An intense, sweet flavor. A rich caramel base note boosted by hints of cinnamon and butterscotch.
VSO Dragon Fruit
The Dragon Fruit is the exotic fruit of the cactus Honolulu Queen. It’s brilliant colors and scales resemble that of a dragon. A delicious mix of kiwi and pear, this fruit is unique, sweet, and tasty.
Elderflower is a green, fruity flavor. It has a faint floral note with little hints of pear. Some people even get a touch of tropical fruit. Elderflower pais amazingly well with any summer berry.
The traditional sweet and spicy holiday drink. Very nutmeg forward with a slight hand on the other spices. Finishes with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!
We take beans from a small estate in Harrar Ethiopia (now known as the Oromia region) and roast them just past second crack. This provides you with a dark, full body taste with no burnt notes. If you are looking for a crisp, clean, unadulterated coffee flavor, look no further.
The fig. Shrouded in mythology but full of flavor; a rich, creamy flavor with hints of honey.
VSO Fresh Bread
That fresh from the oven taste of white bread. A little yeast, a subtle crust and a soft hint of underlying sourness. The tail brings you a faint nuttiness from the wheat. Great for a garlic bread flavor using VSO Garlic!
Garlic has a pungent, spicy flavor that is synonymous with Italian cuisine. Couple this with the VSO Fresh Bread, and make a fantastic garlic bread recipe.
This ginger is hot, zesty, sweet and sassy. A perfect addition to holiday treats!
VSO Ginger Peach Tea
A hearty black tea with spicy ginger and juicy peach swirls throughout. A gentle balance of sweet and spicy dance around the robust earthy notes of the black tea.
Sweet and tart, fresh from the vine taste. A small floral backnote can be detected at higher ratios.
The guava comes from Mexico. The flavor is reminiscent of a mama strawberry and a daddy pear loving each other very much! A mild sweetness pairs well with the subtle acidity. Great balanced flavor with a blast of tropical flavor!
If a rose hip fell in love with a cranberry, you would get this powerful flavor of hibiscus. An assertive tart flavor brings forth a crisp refreshing taste. It has virtually no floral flavor, and can come through almost like candy. It goes great with black tea, and even better with a smooth melted caramel.
Subtle melon flavor, light, and refreshing. Great with cucumber and mint for a crisp, clean creation.
Blueberry’s big brother. A more aggressive dark berry flavor with a fantastic tart finish. A small hint of wild abandonment with a refined sense of sweetness. Huckleberry is far more than just a little piece of pie!
Jasmine is a subtle floral with a fresh bouquet of top perfume notes. It is delicate, subtle, and very sophisticated. Mango and jasmine compliment each other famously. Scent rice with it, or add it to a green tea, and you will enjoy the flavors that burst forth in your recipe.
Juniper is a tart pungent flavor with hints of citrus and pine. It is the main flavor component in most fine gins.
Sweet, tart, and oh so tropical. Kiwi will add that perfect balance to any fruit on the sweeter side.
Lavender is an assertive flavor with a fragrant floral scent. A mild astringent flavor combines with a distinctive sweetness that mingles with an herbal earthiness. Lavender goes well with rose, and violet, but really shines with any kind of cream or dairy you can throw at it.
The subtle, nuanced flavor and aroma of leather to add as an adjunct to your favorite recipe.
Tart and bright with a fantastic zesty finish.
The lime is bright and vibrant. A generous acidity with a lot of zest. The gentle balance of sweet and bitter make the lime a well rounded addition to any recipe.
Sweet, juicy, and tart with a hint of floral. Lychee is a unique flavor that will add that exotic touch to your recipes.
Sweet, piney flavor with juice that runs down your chin. Ya, it’s kinda like that.
A bit of baked apple. a handful of dried currants. A pinch of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg and a generous scoop of butter to replace the traditional suet. This mince is only missing the crust. This is request from Mr. Fresh to add to his holiday arsenal…
This is your average cultivar of mint. The flavor and coolness are directly in the middle of all the mints. Great for jellies and ice creams. Blends famously with your favorite chocolate.
Nutmeg brings a nutty slightly sweet profile to your recipes. It is an intense, highly aromatic spice. Nutmeg is your magic wand when it comes to creams. One small dash will bring any cream to life.
A cooked, unsweetened, oatmeal. This is a blank slate, just waiting for you to add any VSO Flavors fruit, or fall spice. Be adventurous and test the waters as you build your next recipe with this base.
The onion has an assertive, spicy punch of flavor. It is balanced out with a sublet sweet note that can be easily accentuated with VSO Sweet.
VSO Orange Pekoe Tea
A hearty black tea with rich earthy notes and faint floral overtones.
Orange Pekoe is a classification of Chinese grown tea. The tea does not have any orange flavoring. It signifies that the tea is harvested from the youngest leaves closest to the plant. They are known as the flushes. They give the best flavor of tea. The further leaves are much more inferior in taste and are generally found in your mass produced teas.
Oregano is a delicate balance of sweet and spicy. It has a bold, earthy taste with a slight hint of bitterness. Goes fantastic with VSO Tomato and VSO Basil
The papaya comes from Mexico. A subtle taste of melon, with a little less sweetness. Presents with a crisp up front flavor and a slight creamy mouth feel.
VSO Passion Fruit
The Passion Fruit is sweet, tart, and tropical. Great in beverages, especially tea. You can also add it to a sweet bakery treat that could use a bit of acidity to help balance the sweet.
VSO Passion Tea
A black tea infused with passion fruit and calendula. A sweet and sassy tea with a very balanced flavor.
The taste of summer, right at your fingertips. Sweet, and juicy with just the right amount of tang.
We take a crisp, juicy, Bartlett Pear at the peak of ripeness, and extract every bit of flavor.
Pungent and spicy. Cool and refreshing. Peppermint can add a fantastic punch to beat the summer heat, or add a depth to a warm beverage to beat off the winter chills.
Pine has a wonderful sharp flavor that is herbaceous and sweet. It goes very well with juniper and gin. Try a couple of drops in your next gin and tonic.
Sweet, juicy, and tart. A fantastic addition to any tropical flavor, or great as a single flavor.
VSO Pink Grapefruit
A perfect balance of bitter, sweet, and tart. This flavor will brighten up any recipe. One of the best smelling flavors of all!
The plum is a sweet, seductive fruit with a tart pop. The flesh is juicy and sweet, while the skin gives you an incredible tart flavor to break through that sweetness. Fantastic as a jam or jelly.
The fruit of love. A bit astringent. Fruity. Woody. Sour. Pomegranate is an explosion of flavor that makes your taste buds sing!
This is a simple, natural pumpkin flavor. No overbearing clove, or a ton of other spices. Simple, straight forward pumpkin flavor.
The raisin. The quintessential dried fruit. Sweet, satisfying and oh so versatile. Place it in your bowl of oatmeal, or in an cookie. The sky’s the limit with this flavor.
VSO Red Chile
The red chili. The spice behind many recipes. A nice bite. Not too hot, not too cool. It is followed by a sweet acidity. Take a walk on the wild side and add a bit to your next chocolate recipe. You will be happy you did!
VSO Red Raspberry
Fresh, ripe, red raspberry. Enough tart to stand up to anything you want to throw at it.
Sweet and tart. Great by itself, but a complimentary flavor to a plethora of fruits.
Rice is a subtle, nuanced flavor with a slight crispy, starchy mouthfeel. Fantastic for building a little body into your cereal recipes without being overbearing.
Rosemary is an herbaceous, woody herb that has slight hints of citrus and pine. A very sturdy flavor that can take over a recipe very easily. Even though rosemary is a savory herb, and goes fantastic with bread and other savory dishes, it really shines when paired with apples, apricots, or figs. It is even better as an adjunct to a tasty lemonade.
This dark rum has an earthy base note with hints of pepper. Top notes include wisps of vanilla and brown sugar.
The rose is a highly fragrant, delicate flavor. It has a sweet base flavor with hints of green apples and strawberry, and a very floral finish. Goes great with violet and lavender as well as honey, apricots and summer berries.
Rye has a sharp, sour taste that leaves a lingering spiciness. Great for adding depth to bakery flavors, and fantastic inside of your boozy recipes to mimic rye whiskey.
A couple of drops from this flavor enhancer will give you the pucker. Be moderate.
Spearmint has a subtle nuanced flavor and fragrance. It is a little sweet and does not offer as strong a cooling effect as others in the mint family.
VSO Star Anise
The gentle nuanced flavor of black licorice. Star anise brings a gentle anis taste without being pungent and overly spicy.
This is 100% natural liquid stevia. It is a 2% suspension in PG.
This strawberry flavor is a fresh from the strawberry patch. A little sweet, a little tart, and very juicy.
VSO Summer Ambrosia Tea
A black tea infused with safflower. with hints of cherry, coconut, and pineapple.
A proprietary blend of stevia, sucralose, and ethyl maltol. VERY SWEET!
The Tomato. The best fruit ever found in vegetable land. Sweet, tangy and balanced. Great for beverages, or as a supporting base.
VSO Tropical Fruit Tea
A black tea infused with cornflower and mango, with hints of papaya, pineapple, and dragon fruit.
The violet smells of sweetness with a touch of musk. Once introduced to your palate it brings a bittersweet flavor with a significant floral finish. Fantastic with other florals such as rose and lavender, but really shines with acidic citrus flavors.
The sweet juicy taste of a watermelon running down your chin. Yep. It’s like that.
Wheat imparts a very big body with a deep, earthy nuttiness. Great for cereals, breads, and for the adventurous, beer!
VSO White Tea
White tea is light, crisp and refreshing. A lightly processed tea, white tea retains many nuanced flavors. Expect a slight honey note with a lingering floral aftertaste. A complex tea that begs for the addition of crisp summer fruits.
A robust, complex, minty flavor. This flavor was so commonly used in teas, that it is alternately named Tea Berry. A great addition to a hot tea, a cold ice cream, or a complex chewing gum.