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Chocolate and vanilla have added an indulgent, complex sweet flavor to foods and beverages for millennia. With ancient origins that can be traced back to the Olmecs of Southern Mexico as early as 1500 B.C. then refined by the Maya civilization, both chocolate and vanilla have enjoyed immense popularity for thousands of years, while continuing to grow in demand every year. Grown in select countries around the world, then harvested, dried and roasted in a reaction process to produce a concentrated extract, chocolate and vanilla have become staple flavors in nearly every sector of the food and beverage industry – proving there is more to these classic flavors than just desserts. ​​

Today, food and beverage brands are discovering the full potential of chocolate​ and vanilla​ as these flavors shape innovation in a broad range of products from sweet to savory concoctions. Read More

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