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About Us

Built on Quality Flavors and Superior Customer Service

Customers Come First

OC Flavors was founded in 2007 by Leah McCuen and Monica Ahuero. As experienced food industry professionals, Leah and Monica were ready to go out on their own with the goal of producing great flavors in a customer-centric way. Noticing the consumer shift toward natural and organic products early on, along with the desire for new and unique flavor profiles across all food and beverage categories, they have built a solid customer base of national and international accounts. OC Flavors' core offerings include liquid and powdered flavors for the beverage, dairy, plant-based, specialty nutrition, confection, and bakery/snack industries.

Since the beginning, the team at OC Flavors has been dedicated to honing their craft to quickly and efficiently deliver customers flavor profiles that meet and exceed expectations. This commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has helped OC Flavors grow into a multimillion-dollar company.

Where We're Going

In 2022, Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, saw the opportunity in the food industry to bring together like-minded flavor companies to meet the needs of the dynamic food and beverage industries. Shore formed a growth partnership with OC Flavors, bringing in a new leadership team experienced in the food industry to bolster OC Flavors' extensive knowledge as well as its products and services.

In 2023, OC Flavors expanded into Canada with the acquisition of Novotaste in Montreal. For more information on Novotaste, visit

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Our Sites

We have two manufacturing sites to ensure business continuity and geographic support for our customers.

United States

Address: OC Flavors, 15506 Dupont Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

Services: Powder and liquid flavors


Address: Novotaste, 1501 Boul Saint Régis, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 3H7, Canada

Services: Liquid flavors and essential oils

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Meet Our Team

We have an amazing team ready to bring the flavor to your applications.

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