Teeccino selects the highest quality, pure natural flavors that are made from flavoring constituents that are extracted from natural ingredients like fruits, spices, herbs and even coffee. For instance, vanilla extract is made from infusing vanilla beans into alcohol and water. Peppermint comes from both the leaf and the essential oil. Citrus flavor is produced with a hint of orange oil. Chocolate flavors are created from cocoa powder.
It is hardest for people to understand how we can use coffee flavor without having any coffee in Teeccino. The components of coffee flavor can be extracted from a number of natural ingredients that include coffee, chicory and even, believe it not, garlic! It’s hard to imagine that coffee and garlic share the same flavor component, but they do. The expertise of flavor chemists allows them to derive flavors by isolating them from other compounds that don’t contribute to flavor.
Thus it is possible to produce coffee flavor without caffeine. Watch out though for coffee-flavored ice cream, yogurt, etc. because these foods usually contain a coffee concentrate or even ground coffee beans that do have caffeine.
All Teeccino flavors are ‘organic compliant’ which means that no ingredients are allowed in them that have been extracted using synthetic solvents or that are not permissible in organic products according to the USDA National Organic Program. Teeccino flavors do not contain any constituents from meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, milk, or edible yeast. Teeccino does not allow any monosodium glutamate (MSG) or any derivitives of MSG, propylene glycol, or preservatives in its flavors.