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Different Types of Flavoring Syrups

Enhance the flavor profile of your beverages with our wide selection of flavoring syrups. These versatile syrups are perfect for adding a burst of flavor to coffees, teas, cocktails, and even cookies. Available in a variety of flavors, including classics like vanilla and caramel, as well as unique options like lavender and pumpkin spice, there's a syrup to suit every taste preference. Whether you're looking to create signature drinks or simply elevate your menu offerings to keep up with the latest coffee trends, flavoring syrups are a must-have for any foodservice operation.

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  1. Types of Syrups
  2. Most Popular Syrup Flavors
  3. Flavoring Syrup Brands
  4. Specialty Flavoring Syrups

Types of Syrups

There are several types of flavoring syrups you can use in your kitchen, not only for drink-making but for cooking as well:

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1. Flavoring Syrups

Flavoring syrups are the most popular choice for adding taste to beverages and culinary dishes. Available in a multitude of flavors, they allow you to craft a memorable menu for your customers. The following are some ways to use flavoring syrup:

Hot Beverages: In coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to improve your restaurant's coffee service or spice up your cafe menu.

Cold Beverages: In lemonades, smoothies, and house-made sodas, like Italian sodas and Shirley Temples. 

Cocktails: In signature cocktails and mocktails on bar and restaurant drink menus. 

Culinary: In recipes from signature entrees to irresistible glazes to baked goods, such as cakes, cookies, and brownies.

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2. Concentrates

Ready-to-use concentrates are a more potent form of flavoring compared to traditional syrups. They are typically used in smaller quantities to achieve a strong and bold flavor profile. Concentrated syrups can be combined with water or milk for drink preparation or incorporated into your favorite recipes to add bold flavor. Choose from our wide selection of concentrates including:

Coffee and Tea Flavors: Whether you're looking to create a classic vanilla latte or a refreshing iced tea, coffee and tea-flavored concentrates offer a convenient way to infuse rich, aromatic flavors.

Savory Flavors: From smoky bacon to tangy barbecue, savory concentrates are perfect for adding depth and complexity to sauces, marinades, and dressings.

Fruit Flavors: Add a burst of fruity flavor to cocktails, lemonades, and desserts. From tropical fruits like mango and pineapple to classic flavors like strawberry and raspberry, fruit concentrates allow you to create vibrant and refreshing treats.

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3. Dessert Sauces

Flavoring sauces are thicker than traditional syrups and are commonly used to drizzle over desserts like ice cream, cakes, and pastries. These syrups add a decadent touch to sweet treats and can also be used to garnish drinks for a visually appealing presentation.

Beverages: Swirl atop whipped cream for hot chocolate, drizzle into cups for iced coffees, or blend into sweet frappes.

Frozen Treats: Add the perfect finishing touch to ice cream, sundaes, gelato, frozen yogurt, or milkshakes. 

Desserts: Boost the visual appeal and flavor of cheesecakes, pastries, cakes, pies, or mousse. 

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4. Sweetener Syrups

Sweetener syrups are specifically designed to add sweetness to beverages without adding extra flavor. These syrups are ideal for customers who prefer their drinks to be sweetened without altering the original taste. Here are the most popular types of sweetener syrups:

Simple Syrup: Great for cocktails, iced coffees, cappuccinos, lemonades, and sweetened iced teas.

Sugar-Free Sweetener Syrup: Perfect for sweetening drinks without the health concerns of sugar. One pump equals one sweetener packet.

Honey Flavored Syrup: Made with pure cane sugar, water, and honey; features a golden color.

Maple Flavored Syrup: Adds a rich, maple flavor and dark color to recipes while sweetening.

Agave Syrup: Often used as a honey or sugar substitute, it is slightly sweeter than honey and cane sugar, but it has a mild, clean taste and quick-dissolving properties that mix well with coffees, teas, and lemonades.

Most Popular Syrup Flavors

If you're starting a coffee shop, you'll want to stock up on some of the essential flavoring syrups to provide your customers with a well-rounded menu. Maintaining a stock of popular coffee shop syrups is a great way to create diverse menu items while satisfying your customers' cravings. To help you narrow down your options, here are some of our top-selling coffee syrup flavors and common variations you may see:

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1. Vanilla Syrup

Vanilla flavoring syrup has a fragrant, floral taste that blends well with many other different flavors like strawberry and orange to create sweet, creamy new flavor combinations. As one of the most popular coffee syrup flavors, it also offers an excellent base for baked goods. We also carry a variety of vanilla syrups including: 

Classic Vanilla Syrup: Evokes the pure, sweet flavor of vanilla beans

French Vanilla Syrup: Richer and creamier than regular vanilla

Vanilla Bean Syrup: Stronger flavor with warm undertones

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2. Caramel Syrup

Caramel flavoring syrup offers a smooth, buttery flavor with sweet notes. It's one of the best coffee syrups for creating comforting seasonal beverages! Caramel syrup makes an excellent addition to lattes, frappes, desserts, and fall-themed menus. Find caramel syrup varieties like:

Classic Caramel Syrup: Darker flavor with hints of brown sugar

Creme Caramel Syrup: Softer and creamier flavor than regular caramel

Salted Caramel Syrup: Includes hints of salt for a bolder flavor

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3. Hazelnut Syrup

The roasted, nutty flavor of hazelnut flavoring syrup blends well with coffee and chocolate. It's another popular flavor for coffee and espresso-based drinks; or, you can get creative and use it in desserts like tiramisu! Choose from hazelnut flavor varieties such as:

Classic Hazelnut Syrup: Rich, nutty flavor and aroma; commonly used in lattes and mochas

Toasted Hazelnut Syrup: Offers the taste of freshly roasted hazelnuts. This toasty, nutty flavor is great for several holiday recipes

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4. Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate sauce adds a robust and earthy or sweet and malty flavor to beverages and desserts. This crowd favorite pairs well with both espresso and milk, ideal for crafting beverages with a velvety-smooth consistency. Create decadent mochas, hot cocoas, frappes, milkshakes, and even frozen cocktails. Find chocolate sauce varieties like:

Classic Chocolate Syrup: Rich flavor with malty undertones

Dark Chocolate Syrup: More robust and earthy than classic chocolate with bittersweet notes

White Chocolate Syrup: Lighter and sweeter in flavor. White chocolate sauce is a great base for creating complex syrup flavor profiles

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5. Lavender Syrup

Lavender flavoring syrup brings a distinctive, herbaceous flavor to your coffee, tea, or cocktail menu. It adds a semi-sweet, floral flavor that will enhance the profile of your signature beverages without overpowering them or being too sweet. It pairs well with vanilla syrup and is a star ingredient in lavender lemonades, honey lavender lattes, lavender Collins, and lavender bubble teas!

Classic Lavender: Soothing, herbal, and aromatic

Lavender Lemon: Floral and tart with herbal undertones

Flavoring and Coffee Syrup Brands

Capora flavorings logo

Offering high-end flavoring syrups at a fraction of the price of the best coffee syrup brands, Capora makes it easy to cater to all of your customers' tastes. Capora flavoring syrups range from timeless classics to delightful innovations - perfect for adding a splash of flavor to hot beverages, cocktails, smoothies, and even decadent desserts.

DaVinci gourmet syrups logo

DaVinci syrups and DaVinci sugar-free syrups have been demonstrating the company's commitment to quality and superior taste since 1989. DaVinci Gourmet's all-natural syrups are naturally delicious, providing consistent quality and flavor without artificial additives or preservatives!

Ghirardelli chocolate logo

Upgrade your signature mochas and lattes with smooth and decadent Ghirardelli flavoring sauces. Ghirardelli began with an Italian chocolatier by the name of Domenico Ghirardelli in the early 1800s. It is now a widely recognized name brand for rich chocolate flavors.

Monin logo

Premium-quality Monin syrups help you simplify the beverage-making process. As part of its large selection of popular and unique flavors, Monin has been offering all-natural and organic syrups made from top-quality ingredients and no artificial flavors since 1912.

Torani syrups logo

Since 1925, Torani has offered a flavor for almost every recipe. Torani flavoring syrups offer a sense of tradition with flavors like classic caramel, while also showcasing an experimental ambition with unique flavors such as "Chicken 'N Waffles". Discover how Torani syrups create endless recipe possibilities!

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Common Specialty Flavoring Syrups

There are different types of syrups available that are made to accommodate customers with dietary restrictions and product preferences. The following are just some of the common specialty flavoring syrups you may encounter.

Natural Syrups: All-natural syrups are made with real, high-quality ingredients, providing a more authentic and rich flavor profile. These syrups are often free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, making them a popular choice for customers seeking a more natural option.

Non-GMO Syrups: Non-GMO syrups are crafted using ingredients that have not been genetically modified. They cater to customers who prioritize non-GMO products in their food and beverage choices, ensuring a more wholesome option.

Gluten-Free Syrups: Gluten-free syrups are suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. Formulated without gluten-containing ingredients, they provide a safe and delicious option for customers with dietary restrictions.

Kosher Syrups: Kosher syrups adhere to strict dietary guidelines outlined in Jewish law, making them suitable for customers following a kosher diet. These syrups are certified kosher by recognized authorities, ensuring compliance with kosher standards and catering to a diverse range of consumers.


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