Sugar Sensory

Food & Beverage

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint.

The Sugar Flavour Standards are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory and Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification. We also offer a complete Sugar kit of 18 flavour standards with 5 capsules of each flavour at a slightly discounted price.

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV have a history of working alongside the industry’s leading organisations, establishing and maintaining good sensory practices globally. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global beer flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in Beer, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

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“FlavorActiV has changed the math. Their flavor capsules are relevant, accurate, and globally available—just as easy if you’re in Lima as in Limrick as in Lincoln, Nebraska. FlavorActiV saw that coffee had a need, and they invested in the R&D to create something completely new. We embrace the same spirit of solving problems through innovation. We’re very excited about what they’ve done.”

Tim Schilling
CEO, World Coffee Research

Shop GMP Pharma Sugar Flavour Standards:

Shop our range of sugar Flavour Standards, sold as single flavour packs each containing five capsules (all individually blister packaged). We also offer complete sugar sensory kits with specific single flavours for those seeking a pre-selection of core Ssugar flavour standards.

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Each of the 18 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the sugar and CSD / Soft Drinks industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest Beer Flavour Lexicon and Library as important sugar flavour reference standards.

Icon FlavorActiV Name Chemical Name
Burnt Caramel pyrazine
Butyric butyric acid
Chlorophenol 2,6 dichlorophenol
Diacetyl 2,3-butanedione
Earthy 2-ethyl-fenchol
Fermented ethyl isovalerate
Freshly Cut Grass cis-3-hexenol
Isovaleric isovaleric acid
Medicinal o-cresol (methyl phenol)
Icon FlavorActiV Name Chemical Name
Metallic ferrous sulphate
Molasses dripping molasses
Musty (TCA) 2,4,6 trichloanisole
Oxidised oxidised
Plastic / Dry Hay nonanal
Sulphur (DMDS) dimethyl disulphide
Sulphur (DMS) dimethyl sulphide
Smoky guaiacol
Yeasty ative dry yeast

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We usually ship direct, however, for some regions we use distribution partners: Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand .