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Where do I find DRY NON artificial flavorings w/OUT added sugars & Preservatives?

post #1 of 11
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I want to add the following to a dry mix (not all at once, individually depending on mood) mint, vanilla, orange, hazelnut etc...basically anything that goes well with chocolate.

But, it must be dried powder form.

And it must dissolve easily in water with aggressive stirring, not a mixer.

The flavor needs to last for many months.

And there should be no added sugars.

I found a site that had all those mentioned all natural minus their hazelnut, but then I saw they all contained dextrose. Grrr...

Can I get this stuff without the additives? I mean, if it's dried, it would last without added ingredients right?

Any advice appreciated, thanks!

post #2 of 11

Dextrose is just a form of sugar from fruit sources. (usually grapes, I believe.) It is not a chemical additive. If that's the most exotic sounding additive in the mix you're looking at, I think you're doing well. 

post #3 of 11
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They specifically say they add it though, I don't think mint leaves need sugar. :/

post #4 of 11

Then why not just used dried, powdered mint leaves? Although, I don't think that would be very tasty with chocolate.

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ChicagoTerry View Post

Then why not just used dried, powdered mint leaves? Although, I don't think that would be very tasty with chocolate.


 it must dissolve easily in water with aggressive stirring, not a mixer.

post #6 of 11

There are definitely products sold to the baking trade of this kind.  You might look in the King Arthur's catalog.  Maid of Scandinavia used to sell stuff like this.  

 

But I think you're asking for something difficult to impossible, if you want good flavor from a dry powder.  Most of the flavors you specify depend partly on volatile oils and so forth that won't survive being reduced to a dry powder, especially a powder that sits around oxidizing for months.

post #7 of 11

Vanilla and Almond:

 

http://cooksvanilla.com/category/5/Pure-Powder-Flavors.html

 

Coconut, Mocha, More Almond:

 

http://www.naturesflavors.com/flavors-organic-flavors/natural-flavors/flavor-powder-sugar-free.html

 

Lots of other flavors but I can't figure out if they sell to individuals:

 

http://www.ccff.com/index.php?p=53


Edited by ChicagoTerry - 4/11/13 at 8:22pm
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks Colin and Terry.

 

I will look into those link tomorrow :)


I guess I thought as long it was in a sealed container, that maybe it would last. Perhaps some flavors are not as difficult as others? If fats is the issue, then maybe mint and orange are an option, but not hazelnut?

 

Otherwise I guess I would be willing to take something with ingredients that are not as bad as other additives, but definitely no added sugars, that's unfortunately not an option.

post #9 of 11

The flavors in mint and orange are from oils, too, and do not last indefinitely.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ChicagoTerry View Post

The flavors in mint and orange are from oils, too, and do not last indefinitely.


But how long do they last do you know? Assuming their taken out of the package and vacuum sealed immediately? I don't expect a twinkie life span, we all know why they last, yuck.

 

Thanks!

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by ChicagoTerry View Post

Vanilla and Almond:

 

http://cooksvanilla.com/category/5/Pure-Powder-Flavors.html

 

Coconut, Mocha, More Almond:

 

http://www.naturesflavors.com/flavors-organic-flavors/natural-flavors/flavor-powder-sugar-free.html

 

Lots of other flavors but I can't figure out if they sell to individuals:

 

http://www.ccff.com/index.php?p=53


Your links are soooo helpful Terry! The first one uses dextrose and I am trying to stay away from sugars and GMO. What I am trying to create is kinda specific I know.

I will be emailing the other two to get more info. But no matter what, I am very appreciative to you for taking the time out to assist me, super nice of you :) I will send you a sample when my final product is created for you to try!

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