Flavor of the Month

Flavor innovations never cease and each month Comax highlights a unique flavor delivered to your inbox. Learn about the history of a flavor, discover the origins of an ingredient, explore a current trend, find a market statistic or add a national food holiday to your calendar.

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Comax Pumpkin Churro

October 2018Pumpkin Churro

Comax Pumpkin Churro
October 2018

Pumpkin Churro

Sweet, buttery fried dough with a hint of vanilla is paired with cooked pumpkin and gently dusted with cinnamon sugar. This fall flavor can be used in baking products, dairy applications, pudding, alcoholic beverages such as coffee and tea, beverage syrup and non-alcoholic beverages.

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September 2018Hot Honey

September 2018

Hot Honey

Mild peppers mingle with golden, floral honey to create this sweet and spicy combo. This versatile sweet heat flavor can be used in candy, chocolate, condiments, sauces, jam, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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August 2018Watermelon

August 2018

Watermelon

Nothing signifies summer quite like watermelon. This mouth-watering, thirst quenching flavor is ripe with sweetness. This summertime favorite is suitable for a variety of applications including non-alcoholic beverages such as juice and water, alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups, dairy products, baked goods, candy and condiments.

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July 2018Peach Riesling

July 2018

Peach Riesling

Juicy ripe peach and aromatic sweet grapes with sparkling, crisp wine nuances create this sophisticated summer flavor. This fresh flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages as well as beverage syrups, sorbet and candy.

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June 2018Deep Fried Cookie Dough

June 2018

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Buttery sugar cookie dough batter is deep fried to golden perfection. This nostalgic flavor with a modern twist can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, baked goods, dairy, ice cream, and candy.

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May 2018Cherry Chamomile

May 2018

Cherry Chamomile

Dreamy Cherry Chamomile combines sweet dark cherries and tart nuances with light floral chamomile accords. This soothing flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, dairy applications, sorbet and candy.

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April 2018Mango Coconut Lassi

April 2018

Mango Coconut Lassi

Refreshing juicy mango with a hint of sweet tropical coconut unite with creamy yogurt accords. This multicultural flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, dairy applications including smoothies, yogurt, ice cream and frozen novelties, as well as snacks and confections.

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March 2018Chicken & Waffles

March 2018

Chicken & Waffles

A delectable sweet and savory union, this fried chicken and waffle flavor balances sweet maple and salty; fatty notes. This comforting flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, syrups, dairy applications, snacks and confections.

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February 2018Whiskey Pickle

February 2018

Whiskey Pickle

Aromatic garlic, fresh dill and vinegar frolic with spicy nuances of pepper, turmeric, mustard and caraway, which are infused with whiskey notes and smoky nuances. This savory flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages as well as condiments and sauces.

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January 2018Orange Vanilla Blossom

January 2018

Orange Vanilla Blossom

Crisp orange blossom floral notes are harmoniously balanced by a creamy vanilla bean foundation. This light and fresh floral flavor can be used in non-alcoholic beverages such as tea, water and sparkling beverages as well as alcoholic beverages.

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December 2017Smoky Vanilla

December 2017

Smoky Vanilla

This is no ordinary vanilla. Sweet vanilla bean is charred to perfection to create this rich complex and smoky flavor, which adds an element of surprise to any formula. This sweet, burnt flavor can be used in a variety of applications such as baked goods, candy, coffee, syrup, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, as well as dairy and non-dairy products.

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November 2017Cinnamon Caramel

November 2017

Cinnamon Caramel

Spicy, warm cinnamon is wrapped in deep, dark, creamy caramel to create this scrumptious fall flavor. This sweet brown flavor can be used in a variety of applications such as baked goods, hard candy, coffee, syrup, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, as well as dairy and non-dairy products.

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October 2017Pumpkin Cheesecake

October 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Creamy, tangy cheesecake is infused with pumpkin and classic fall spices including allspice, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. This fall favorite can be used in a variety of products including baked goods, coffee, syrup, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, confections and chewing gum as well as dairy and non-dairy applications.

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September 2017Roasted Strawberry

September 2017

Roasted Strawberry

Ripe juicy strawberries and caramelized sugar unite to create this roasted sweet flavor. This bold flavor can be used in ice cream and yogurt, nutrition bars and trail mix, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, syrup and baking applications.

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August 2017Orange Cream Pop

August 2017

Orange Cream Pop

Sweet juicy orange playfully blends with creamy vanilla ice cream to create this classic combo. This nostalgic flavor can been used in various dairy applications, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, syrup, confections and baking applications such as glaze and fruit prep.

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July 2017Matcha Rose

July 2017

Matcha Rose

Vibrant green tea romantically embraces floral rose petals to create this fragrant flavor. This healthful flavor can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages including teas and lattes, as well as baking and dairy applications.

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June 2017Chocolate Pudding

June 2017

Chocolate Pudding

Bittersweet chocolate, warm vanilla, sweet sugar and creamy milk accords are playfully blended to create this classic chocolate pudding flavor. This nostalgic flavor is versatile and can be used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dairy, confection, and baked goods.

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May 2017Apple Pie

May 2017

Apple Pie

Tart, sweet and crisp apples with a hint of zesty lemon and spicy cinnamon joyfully join a buttery and flakey crust, which are baked to perfection. This classic favorite can be used in chocolate, fruit preparation for baking, syrup, dairy, ice cream and alcoholic beverages. This versatile flavor is also available as a Non-GMO.

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April 2017Toasted Coconut Flan

April 2017

Toasted Coconut Flan

Creamy custard with a hint of vanilla extract and sweet caramelized sugar is gently dusted with toasted coconut. This delightful Spanish flavor can be used in a variety of applications including dairy products such as pudding, milk beverages and yogurt as well as coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages and syrups.

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March 2017Jalapeño Honey

March 2017

Jalapeño Honey

The green, peppery heat of Jalapeño is perfectly paired with the floral sweetness of golden honey. This sweet heat flavor can be used as a nut coating, in candy and in alcoholic beverages.

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February 2017Bourbon Brownie

February 2017

Bourbon Brownie

Sweet classic brownies and fudgy dark chocolate are spiked with a splash of rich, Southern bourbon with oaky nuances. This refined flavor is available in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, baked goods, desserts and syrup.

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January 2017Chai Spice

January 2017

Chai Spice

This multicultural flavor takes you on an olfactive journey. Fragrant and spicy notes of ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice and black pepper meld harmoniously with woody black tea accords. This complex and versatile flavor can be used in multiple applications including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as tea, juice and hot chocolate, beverage syrups, dairy, baked goods, confections, nutritional bars and sauces.

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December 2016Boozy Mint Cookie

December 2016

Boozy Mint Cookie

The duality of rich dark chocolate and cool fresh mint is cordially infused with boozy accords and sweet cookie undertones to add complexity and warmth. This spirited flavor is available in dairy and alcoholic beverages, syrup, chocolate and marshmallows.

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November 2016Smoked Maple

November 2016

Smoked Maple

Rich dark maple with hints of sweet caramel are infused with smoky oak nuances and warm roasted accords. This rich and sophisticated flavor is available in Natural, N&A and TTB compliant formulas. It can be used in non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups, dairy and baking.

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October 2016Candy Corn

October 2016

Candy Corn

Comax’s Candy Corn flavor symbolizes the month of October and Halloween. Creamy buttery notes and sweet vanilla accords mischievously meld together while caramel accents and brown sugar nuances add soulful depth to this sugary creation. This seasonal flavor is suitable for candy, chocolate, baking, ice cream, beverage syrups and alcoholic beverages.

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September 2016Pickle Spice

September 2016

Pickle Spice

This classic flavor combines pressed garlic, fresh dill and vinegar with spicy nuances of pepper, turmeric, mustard and caraway seed. This salty and sour flavor can be used in pickle brine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snack foods.

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August 2016Peach Cobbler

August 2016

Peach Cobbler

Ripe peaches are baked to perfection in a flaky, buttery crust with notes of cinnamon and baking spices. This warm flavor is available in Natural, N&A and organic compliant formulas. It can be used in breads, baked goods, yogurts and dairy drinks.

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July 2016Blue Raspberry

July 2016

Blue Raspberry

Embrace the lazy days of summer with Comax’s Blue Raspberry flavor. Juicy and sweet raspberries playfully flirt with plump summer blueberries while a hint of tart nuances adds dimension. This adaptable flavor is available in a variety of formulas including natural, artificial and organic compliant as well as liquid water soluble, oil soluble and dry forms. This versatile flavor can be used in multiple applications such as hard candy, chewing gum, gelatin, fondant, frozen desserts, dairy drinks, protein drinks, beverage syrups, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

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June 2016Arnold Palmer

June 2016

Arnold Palmer

Fresh-squeezed lemons, sun-brewed tea and simple syrup converge in celebration of summer to create this ultimate combination. This summertime favorite flavor is available in a natural, water soluble formula. It can be used in a variety of applications including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups and frozen novelties.

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May 2016Orange Pineapple

May 2016

Orange Pineapple

Juicy, sweet orange and refreshing, tropical pineapple join forces and create a delightful duo. This sun-kissed flavor is available in natural and water soluble formulas and is suitable for several applications including juice drinks, carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages, gelatin snacks and baked goods.

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April 2016Grilled Cheese

April 2016

Grilled Cheese

Toasted bread slathered in butter simultaneously meets melted American cheese to create this childhood favorite. This comforting flavor is natural and water soluble. It can be used in baked goods such as breads, bagels and English muffins.

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March 2016Coconut Lime

March 2016

Coconut Lime

“Put the lime in the coconut” is a famous lyric from American songwriter Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut” song written in 1971. The happy duo is a perfect flavor combination and Comax Flavors has captured it. Tropical, sweet coconut and sun-kissed, zesty lime create the ultimate tropical experience. This delightful flavor is available in natural and artificial formulas. It can be used in a variety of applications including non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups, baked goods, yogurt, ice cream and frozen novelties.

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February 2016Chocolate Strawberry

February 2016

Chocolate Strawberry

Ripe juicy strawberries and sweet milk chocolate tenderly meld together to create this perfect pair. This scrumptious flavor is available in natural and artificial formulas. It can be used in protein drinks, dairy beverages, yogurts, ice cream, beverage syrups, icings and fillings.

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January 2016Cinnamon Graham

January 2016

Cinnamon Graham

Warm freshly ground cinnamon, Graham flour and brown sugar with a hint of molasses charmingly unite. This sweet brown flavor is available in natural, N&A and artificial formulas and water soluble liquid, oil soluble liquid and powder applications. It can be used in non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages, hot chocolate, beverage syrups, baked goods, candies, nutritional bars and dairy and ice cream products.

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December 2015Cocoa Hazelnut

December 2015

Cocoa Hazelnut

Fresh cocoa powder and roasted hazelnuts are harmoniously blended with confectioners sugar, and a splash of vanilla. This unforgettable flavor duo can be used in an array of formulations including coffee beans and coffee beverages, milk drinks, beverage syrups, toppings, sauces, confectionery products, cookies and crackers.

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November 2015Vanilla Custard

November 2015

Vanilla Custard

Farm fresh eggs and creamy milk are gradually blended with a dash of comforting vanilla extract and caramelized sugar. This sweet and creamy classic flavor is available in Natural and N&A water soluble formulas. It works well in dairy products including pudding, milk beverages, and yogurt as well as coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages and syrups. National Vanilla Custard day is on August 17. Don’t forget to add it to your calendar.

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October 2015Carrot Cake

October 2015

Carrot Cake

Fresh, raw grated carrots are folded into a moist and sweet cake batter with brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and clove topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting. This homespun seasonal favorite is available in Natural and N&A formulas and can be used in confectionery applications, protein products, yogurt and dairy, alcoholic beverages and coffee. Don’t forget to mark your calendars to celebrate National Carrot Cake day on February 3.

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September 2015Apple Cider

September 2015

Apple Cider

Crisp, sweet and juicy apples are fresh picked from the orchard and mulled with cinnamon sticks and allspice to add autumn warmth. This fall favorite can be used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream and confectionery products.

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August 2015Chocolate Pretzel

August 2015

Chocolate Pretzel

Flawlessly baked pretzel is gently dusted with the perfect amount of salt and generously dipped in milk chocolate to create this classic sweet and salty combination. This natural flavor can be used in dairy products including yogurt, ice cream and milk beverages as well as beverage syrups, dessert syrups and icing.

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July 2015Banana Bread

July 2015

Banana Bread

Moist and delicious ripe bananas are folded with sweet vanilla, brown sugar and ground cinnamon to create this classic flavor. Available naturally and in artificial liquid forms, our delightful flavor can be used in dairy beverages, syrups, baking inclusions, snack bars, and protein bars. Mark your calendars to celebrate National Banana Bread day on February 23.

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June 2015Rainbow Sherbet

June 2015

Rainbow Sherbet

Tantalize your taste buds with three great flavors in one! Juicy orange, tart lemon-lime and refreshing raspberry simultaneously intermix to create this classic flavor. Perfect for dairy products, this sweet flavor can also be used in syrups, icing, baked goods, and alcoholic beverages.

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May 2015Butter in My Coffee

May 2015

Butter in My Coffee

Robust black coffee blends seamlessly with subtle hints of sweet sugar while a dollop of rich and creamy butter creates a perfect finish. This full-bodied flavor can be used in a variety of applications including dairy products, beverage and table syrups as well as non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

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April 2015Lemon Lime

April 2015

Lemon Lime

Sun-kissed lemon and zesty lime revel in this sparkling and effervescent flavor. This refreshing duo can be used in a variety of applications including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups, candies, chewing gum, glazes, icings, nutritional bars, dairy products, and protein drinks.

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March 2015Jelly Donut

March 2015

Jelly Donut

Plump, buttery fried dough is jam-packed with rich berries and candied fruit nuances while powdered sugar is dusted ever so gently on top to create this sweet, mouth-watering flavor. This satiating flavor can be used in dairy products, alcohol, coffee, and syrup.

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February 2015Horchata

February 2015

Horchata

Smooth pressed almonds, milky rice, and sweet vanilla bean cha cha with freshly ground cinnamon to create this creamy and nutty taste sensation. This authentic flavor is available in a wide variety of natural and artificial forms including water soluble liquid, oil soluble liquid, or powders. It can be used in dairy and non-dairy products, protein drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, beverage syrups, and snacks.

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January 2015Chestnut Streusel

January 2015

Chestnut Streusel

Let Chestnut Streusel by Comax Flavors add warmth to your winter. Candied chestnuts are enveloped in a moist yellow cake batter with a pinch of salt while a sweet mixture of soft butter, brown sugar and ground cinnamon crumble are sprinkled on top. This sophisticated and multipurpose flavor can be used in dairy and ice cream products, baked goods, confections, syrups, fillings, and icings as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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