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Our approach to beverage R&D and micro-series

Creating a flavoured tea-hibiscus infusion for the production of a micro-series, as part of a beverage development project.

We develop your beverage recipes!

This is now a major part of our business. From our lab in Paris, which is fully equipped for flavour development as well as f&b product development, we offer services in beverage recipe formulation.

To find out more, take a look at our page dedicated to beverage development.

A little extra: the micro-series

In our approach, the development of a beverage requires several iterations between our client and our taste expert. These iterations form the basis of a collaborative approach, involving the client in the important choices, while benefiting from the advanced expertise of a flavourist and taste expert.

Often in the course of development, we offer to produce a micro-series of a few litres (in production in this video!), packaged in standard or client bottles, allowing the client to try out the prototype with his or her prospects and advisers, and thus gather valuable external feedback before finalising the beverage.

Do you also need beverage development? Get in touch with us!

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Events

We’re 5 years old!

We’re very proud to celebrate our 5th anniversary! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽˆ

In this short video, we take a look back at how far we’ve come since the birth of Your Flavourist in 2019. I’s homemade, we hope you like it ๐ŸŽฌ

See you soon!

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Events

Happy New Year 2024!

We wish you a sweet and warm 2024!

At the start of this new year, our fingers may be prickling with cold, but our heads are smoking with exciting projects for Your Flavourist ๐Ÿ”ฅ

And 2023 was another very rich and busy year, so a big, warm THANK YOU to our valued clients and partners ๐Ÿคฉ

Pell-mell:

  • ๐Ÿง‰ Product developments (many drinks, but not only!) to express our creativity
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Several tailor-made training courses given to flavour houses and F&B manufacturers to share knowledge and develop skills
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ Numerous hours of teaching to pass on our passion for flavours to students at three leading universities
  • โŒ› Loyal clients who have placed their trust in us and whom we have been working with continuously since the start of the adventure
  • ๐Ÿค Partnerships with a wide range of partners to strengthen our service offering
  • ๐Ÿ’ป Individualised monitoring of our Flavour Manager customers to ensure regulatory compliance of flavourings used in finished products
  • ๐Ÿงช Work on and acquisition of ever more specialised equipment to improve our flavour and food product development lab in the heart of Paris

At Your Flavourist, we don’t have cold feet when it comes to serving our customers, and we wanted to make that clear at the start of the year ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ

See you soon โœจ

The Your Flavourist team, Quentin and Paul

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Recipes

Boozy cake tasting

We’ve just organised a tasting session as part of a new project. And not just any tasting session: we tasted pretty much everything there is to taste in the way of soaked baba au rhum-type cakes! ๐Ÿคฉ

Guinness, Jack Daniel’s, Tortuga, Wicked Jack’s, Pallini, Schlรผnder, Sweet and Simply, Up Spirits… The list goes on and on, and it provides us with a great workout for the festive season ๐Ÿคค

Between us, there’s good and not so good among all these products… ๐Ÿคซ

What about you, do you enjoy and eat soaked cakes?

Find out more about our product development services and don’t hesitate to contact us to talk about your project!

We wish you all a very happy festive season, full of beautiful and tasty moments with your family, friends and loved ones.

See you next year! โœจ

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Team building

Spritz workshop & team building at the lab ๐Ÿน

A team building event to discover flavourings, it’s possible! ๐Ÿ’ก

We ran our first SPRITZ WORKSHOP, here are a few pictures ๐Ÿนโœจ

During 3 hours of fun and good humour in the lab, our 6 participants :

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ Created their own aperitif base from scratch, using the many aromatic ingredients available in our lab

๐ŸŠ Discovered the benefits and subtleties of using flavourings in drinks

๐Ÿงช played chemists with precision balances, beakers, pipettes, etc.

๐Ÿ˜‹ Tested some surprising combinations, sometimes delicious, but also sometimes…… disconcerting!

๐Ÿ’ฌ Discussed their respective perceptions of taste and flavour

๐Ÿฅ‚ Spent a convivial and joyful time

For us, it was a real pleasure to lead this discovery workshop and pass on our passion for formulating drinks ๐Ÿค“

In the wake of this success, we want to develop a service for companies that combines team-building and discovery of the world of taste and flavours.

โ“ What do you think, dear readers? Do you have any ideas?

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Work

Choose a taste expert to develop THE next irresistible drink!

More and more of you are asking us to develop irresistible drinks for you ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿง‰

And so much the better – we love these assignments at Your Flavourist ๐Ÿ˜‹

In fact, we’ve just published a dedicated page on our website to convince you that working with a consultant flavourist and taste expert is your best option ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ‘‰ To find out more, click here!

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Events

Your Flavourist celebrates its 4th birthday! โœจ๐Ÿฅ‚

What better way to celebrate than a 4-way cider tasting day in the lab with our favourite colleagues Elizabeth and Clรฉmence? ๐Ÿคฉ

And why not, 4 stars for 4 achievements we are particularly proud of!!!

โญ Our fully equipped and operational laboratory, in the heart of Paris, which allows us a great diversity of assignments for our F&B and flavour house clients.

โญ Our baby Flavour Manager, a web-based solution for complete operational and regulatory management of flavours.

โญ The numerous product development projects we have been entrusted with by young food startups, and the ultra positive feedback we regularly receive.

โญ Our new “Your Flavourist” graphic identity and our new website which is beating traffic records.

๐Ÿ“ท: Flavoured cider tasting for one of our clients, with Elizabeth Bardonnaud and Clรฉmence Bossรฉ (respectively founder and new owner of Evidence Aromatic) and our two partners Quentin Reyt and Paul Rey-Fauvinet.

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Flavour Manager Regulation

“Quantum Satis” in flavour regulation: what is it?

Anyone with a slight interest in the composition of flavourings and the associated regulations often comes across this term: Quantum Satis.

What is its definition? Why is it used? What are the concrete impacts for flavourists in terms of flavour formulation? For the regulatory departments of flavour houses? And for users of flavourings?

A full review with Flavour Manager on this page.

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Miscellaneous

Your Flavourist and the plasma cutter

No, we’re not getting into plasma cutting ๐Ÿคฃ We were at our partner Paul’s brother Antoine’s house for the holidays.

A self-made man, Antoine is a jack of all trades. He knows how to work with wood, metal, he can make and build just about anything, from a jewel weighing a few grams to a complete house, not to mention fitting out a van or creating decorations for luxury boutiques on the Champs ร‰lysรฉes! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This plasma cutter, Antoine built it with his own hands! And he very kindly offered us our logo, in metal, to hang in our lab in Paris! ๐Ÿคฉ

And we were inspired by it. Finally, in metal cutting as in aroma creation or recipe development, you have to mobilise similar qualities: precision, agility, creativity…

And to make a living from your passion, like Antoine as an independent craftsman, like our partners as entrepreneurs in the taste and flavour industry, you need talent of course, but also determination, a taste for well-done work, the desire to satisfy your customers, adaptability and resilience in the face of failure.

And that’s what plasma cutting inspires us about! In the end, cutting metal and developing recipes are not so far apart! And that was worth a post, right? ๐Ÿ˜

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Events

Happy New Year 2023 โœจ

We hope that your most cherished wishes will come true in 2023. May this new year be rich in sharing, small and great joys, serenity, simplicity and creativity. May the most appetizing projects be born, and the most delicious ones come to fruition.

From our side, 2022 ends with a smile!

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Our lab is open and it’s a great tool to work with every day

๐Ÿคฉ We worked on some wonderful projects

๐Ÿค We have won fantastic new clients, and consolidated our collaboration with existing ones

โœจ Our new Your Flavourist identity has been rolled out, along with our brand new beautiful website

๐Ÿ’ป Finally, our web baby Flavour Manager has taken off with more and more users, and the feedback is very encouraging