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FLAVOR DROPS FAQ



What are Flavor Drops?


We made an entire page to answer this question.

Click here: What are Flavor Drops?

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Where can I buy flavor drops?


Currently our products are sold only through our website.

We utilize FedEx for shipping.

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Can you ship orders International ( Outside the USA ) ?


Due to International shipping regulations, we are unable to ship some of our flavors outside of the USA.

We have developed an Shipping Icon System so you can quickly see which flavors are:

Check for which Shipping Icon is displayed next to the product.

Check for which Shipping Icon is displayed next to the product.

 

For more info and instructions for placing orders that ship outside of the USA, please:

Click Here for Interntional Order Instructions

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Are there really no sweeteners?


When we say no sweeteners, we mean none! Flavor Drops contains:

  • NO Sugar
  • NO Sweet-N-Low
  • NO Splenda
  • NO Saccharine
  • NO Aspartame

We leave the sweetening up to you. Just simply prepare your beverage or food as you like, adding sugar (or any other sweetener) to your taste. Finally customize your dink or meal by adding your Flavor Drops. Enjoy.

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What about your "lightly sweetened" Water Drops?


Capella Water Drops: Lightly sweetened with all natural stevia.

Look for our Stevia Seal on all of our lightly sweetened Water Drops.

Our Water Drops are lightly sweetened with all natural, plant sourced zero calorie stevia. Stevia rebaudiana, commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia, is widely grown for its sweet leaves. Stevia has attracted attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar sweeteners. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose it is attractive to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets.

Capella Water Flavor Drops can not be compared to a Crystal Light or any highly sweetened fruit drink. From a hint to a blast of refreshing fruit flavor, Capella Water Flavor Drops give you complete control over a healthy beverage choice.

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Does Flavor Drops contain any Gluten?


All our Flavor Drops are Gluten-Free!

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What is the difference between Flavor Drops and a Flavored Syrup?


Capella Flavor Drops are 450 times more concentrated than regular syrups, contain absolutely zero sweeteners, preservatives, fats or calories. Many syrup brands offer a "sugar free" line. "Sugar Free" syrups replace the sugar with a sweetening substitute like aspartame, nutrasweet or splenda. The level of sweetness is determined by the manufacturer, not you. With Capella Flavor Drops, now you have control over the level of sweetness and calories in your food or beverages. If sweetening is what you want, choose the sweetener of your choice! We deliver the Flavor - you provide the sweetener (or not).

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My child is allergic to peanuts. Is your Peanut Butter flavor safe?


We get this question often, which is the reason we put (Allergen Free) next to the flavor. The answer is YES! All our Peanut Butter flavors contain NO Peanut proteins or derivatives.

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Do Flavor Drops contain any caffeine?


No, no caffeine at all.

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What is the shelf life of Capella Flavor Drops ?


Our unsweetened flavor drops have a shelf life of approx 9-12 months.
Our lightly sweetened Water Drops, which contain a hint of Stevia have a shelf life more like 6-8 months.

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Storing Flavors.


Store Capella Flavor Drops in a cool, dry place.

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Do any of your flavorings contain Diacetyl?


We do not use Diacetyl in ANY of our flavorings.
Even though Diacetyl is on the FDA approved GRAS list for flavoring manufacturers, there are other compounds available to mimic a buttery/creamy taste.

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How do I know how many drops to add?


This answer is different from person to person according to their taste. It really depends what you like. A good starting point is 3-5 drops per 8oz serving. Keep in mind, if you have a 12 or 16 oz beverage, you will most likely require 6-10 drops. These are DROPS, not teaspoons, tablespoons or ounces. Flavor Drops are extremely concentrated - a little go a long way!

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Do Flavor Drops contain Alcohol?


Some of our flavors will contain alcohol, for example Orange Creamsicle. The reason behind this is the Orange or Citrus Oils require alcohol in order to make the solution water soluable.
Any alcohol used is used ONLY as a "flavor carrier" for this purpose.
Since our flavors are so concentrated (requiring only 3 to 10 Drops per application ) the amount of alcohol is not even traceable.

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Can I use Capella Flavors to Flavor Whole Coffee Beans ?


Yes you can! Here's some information on how to do it:

How to Flavor Whole Coffee Beans

Flavoring Methods:

Flavoring whole bean coffee is an inexact science. Each roaster uses a method that suits his unique situation. At Capella Flavors Inc, we believe that the best flavor absorption takes place on cool beans where the gasses have had a chance to dissipate. The flavor can be applied by spraying the flavor on the beans, or by tumbling the beans and the flavoring in a kettle or metal drum. Make sure the beans are totally covered with the flavoring. Flavor absorption takes place within 15 minutes. Ideally, flavored beans should sit for 24 to 48 hours before use. Roasters are encouraged to experiment with different roasts, beans and flavor combinations.

Flavor/Coffee Ratios:

The recommended use level is:

  • 2.0% 1.6 oz Per 5 lbs. roasted beans
  • 2.5% 2.0 oz Per 5 lbs. roasted beans
  • 3.0% 2.4 oz Per 5 lbs. roasted beans

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Can I simulate the level of flavor on pre-flavored coffee beans using Capella Flavor Drops ?


We know that evaluating flavors can be time consuming. Here is an easy way:

5 DROP TASTE TEST METHOD

  1. Pour out 6 ounces fresh brewed coffee into your favorite mug. (DO NOT use Styrofoam when testing, it absorbs the flavoring).
  2. Add 5 drops of Capella Flavor Drops directly into the 6 ounces of coffee.
  3. Add cream and sugar if desired, stir and taste.
  4. If evaluating against competitors flavor, duplicate these steps for both flavors.

 

FLAVORING % GUIDELINES

  1. 3% use level on whole bean = 0.1% flavor in the brewed coffee.
  2. Each drop is approximately 0.02%, thus 5 drops = 0.1%
  3. The "5 Drop Taste Test Method" simulates a 3% usage level on whole or ground coffee.

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Capella Flavor Drops: Quality Guaranteed. Zero Fats, Calories or Sweeteners

 



Capella Flavor Drops are a water soluble, highly concentrated multi-purpose flavoring.

Flavor Drops have a wide range of uses:

  • Flavoring Protein Shakes
  • Add Flavor to Smoothies
  • Great for Desserts and Baking
  • Flavor Coffee and Tea
  • Naturally Flavor Plain Water or Sparkling Water

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