Allen Flavors Inc., Edison, N.J., was founded in 1990. The company started as a one-room, two-person operation. Since then, the company has evolved into one of the largest privately held suppliers of flavor to the beverage industry.
In 1990, the company supplied flavors to hundreds of coffee roasters and continues this product line today; however, the company’s main focus today is supplying flavoring systems to ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage manufacturers. Allen also supplies flavors and beverage systems to dairies throughout the country that produce non-dairy drinks, such as teas and fruit drinks.