From Field to Finished Goods: Delivering the Perfect Mint Flavor


June 19, 2020

Whether it’s your favorite cooling toothpaste, a breath-freshening piece of gum after your morning coffee, or an after-dinner mint, peppermint and spearmint have long been the flavors of choice. Mint flavoring in gum dates back to the late 1800s, when William White discovered how to flavor chicle using peppermint as the first flavor, naming this new product Yucatan Chewing Guma. Often—especially as the wave of the health-conscious, natural seeking consumer base grows—these flavors start on a farm in backyards across the United States.

See the rest of our article in the June 2020 issue of Perfumer & Flavorist magazine here!