Over the course of our nearly 50 year history, Imbibe has built an extensive and proprietary database, our HeadStart Library™, cataloguing the thousands of beverage formulas and flavors we have developed. Access to this unique Imbibe resource enables our flavor chemists and beverage scientists to turn around projects faster than anyone else in our industry and, most importantly, produce better results. However, even with a head start, a team still needs to know how to take a project across the goal line.
Imbibe's technical staff of flavor chemists and food scientists have been trained to evaluate, create and adjust formulations promptly in order to best achieve a marketer's goals. While this widely proven skillset has made Imbibe the nation's leader at replicating popular national brands for private label beverages, our technical expertise extends well beyond flavor duplication work. Imbibe is continuously expanding its flavor library by sourcing new fruits, spices and botanical extracts from around the world. Imbibe has developed proprietary masking technologies to suppress the off-notes associated with many of the new functional ingredients and sweetening systems that have posed especially difficult challenges to beverage marketers.
Finally, it is important to note that we do not ship generic flavor samples to customers; Imbibe delivers samples of market-ready beverages. Unlike other flavor companies which view beverage applications primarily as a means to showcase their flavors, Imbibe's philosophy has always been that great-tasting beverages drive business. Therefore, Imbibe has built the industry's most highly integrated flavor chemistry and applications development labs. This coordinated combination of technical disciplines creates the winning results upon which beverage brand owners have grown to rely.