Teeccino selects the highest quality, pure natural flavors that are made from flavoring constituents that are extracted from natural ingredients like fruits, spices, and herbs. 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.

Flavor houses extract the flavor components from all natural ingredients using steam distillation or alcohol extraction in order to create natural flavors. In the case of natural coffee flavor, the components of coffee flavor are extracted from a number of ingredients that include chicory root and other roasted herbs. All Teeccino flavors are plant-based and comply with all organic USDA standards.

The expertise of flavor chemists allows them to extract only those flavoring components that they require from natural ingredients without getting many other components of each source that don’t contribute to the flavor. Thus it is possible to produce coffee flavor without the caffeine or acidity found in coffee beans. 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.