We strive to develop new products which will deliver outstanding flavour to your products and meet your exacting needs whichever application you are working on.

We understand the need to supply the right flavour first time and make sure it’s compatible with your intended application. Our team of experienced flavourists select carefully from our fabulous flavour ingredients to develop products which deliver outstanding flavour profiles in a broad range of applications.

We recognise that the stability, consistency and solubility of flavour ingredients in different applications are qualities of great importance to our customers. The performance of our comprehensive product range is tested in different applications by our Innovations team & individual flavours & blends can be modified to suit your particular needs.

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Lionel Hitchen has been supplying flavour ingredients to the beverage sector since the company was founded in 1965. As consumers demand ever increasing sophistication and innovative taste experiences, the needs of our customers in this market are continuously changing.

We have a product range to help you meet the needs of your customers – whether it’s soft or alcoholic beverages, hot or cold preparations.

  • Our Citrus Specialities are concentrated products designed with excellent water solubility and light stability – we use them in our citrus flavours and the range includes halal suitable products.
  • The HiFresh range – Whole fruit, peel and juice character, these oils are colourless with an authentic fresh fruit taste.
  • The HiPer range – Valued for their solubility, photo stability and authentic, intense flavour, these supersoluble oleoresins are low in colour and insoluble residues. This range includes Citrus and Herb & Spice varieties.
  • The HiSpec range – Excellent solubility, richness and flavour intensity, these oils will add depth and tenacity to citrus flavours.
  • Our range of spice and citrus peel Soft Extracts and Washings of citrus & spice varieties are fantastic ingredients for use in beverage flavours because of their improved solubility. The potential for new, innovative flavour combinations is immense.

We also develop bespoke flavour ingredients for beverage applications, using our own in house, unique, natural ingredients. Come and talk to us about your requirements, whatever they might be.

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We have a wide range of flavours which are designed to deliver high impact into dairy products, including milk and yoghurt drinks, dairy desserts and ice-creams. For butter and cheese applications we have a full range of oil soluble herb & spice products.

Whether you want sweet or savoury, simple and straightforward or complex and subtle we have a flavour ingredient that will provide a point of difference to your product.

Can’t see what you need? Do contact us – we can customise blends to meet your particular needs for flavour profile or process stability.

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We have been supplying our comprehensive range of Herb & Spice extracts, Citrus Specialities and Flavourings to seasonings customers around the world for over 50 years. We are constantly developing the range to provide herb and spice blends with an authentic, balanced flavour, tailored for use in snack and meat seasonings, soups, sauces & dressings.

To meet the increasing globalisation of our customers and consumers we have developed HiTaste; a fabulous range of regional & exotic liquid seasoning blends, as well as a water-soluble range for brines. We also supply dispersed powder products as our Hispex range.

Our natural flavours are highly concentrated and homogenous, so you don’t need the bulk or the complex inventory of using fresh herbs and spices in your recipes.

Can’t see what you need? Do contact us – we can customise blends to meet your particular needs for flavour profile or process stability.

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A consistent supplier to the sugar confectionery and chocolate sector for many years, we have citrus oils, mint blends, flavours both natural & synthetic, as well as spice extracts and oils to offer.

We can inspire you with unusual flavour combinations that marry well with the richness and luxury of your chocolate range; or the zingy novelty of your sugar sweets.

Can’t see what you need? Do contact us – we can customise blends to meet your particular needs for flavour profile or process stability.

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We offer a wide range of products suitable for baked products including; bake-stable flavours and blends, natural & synthetic, citrus oils & flavours, spice blends for cakes and biscuits, herb & spice extracts & savoury blends for breads.

Our natural flavours are highly concentrated and deliver authentic tastes without adding the bulk or the complex inventory of fresh herbs and spices in your recipes. For citrus flavours, our highly concentrated product ranges can deliver intense, high impact taste in baked goods.

Can’t see what you need? Do contact us – we can customise blends to meet your particular needs for flavour profile or process stability.

Lionel Hitchen is exhibiting at the Global Data Beverages conference, London, 10 & 11 October 2017.

Lionel Hitchen is exhibiting at the FiE exhibition in Frankfurt, 28-30 November 2017, Hall 8, Stand Q57