Why do most “grape-flavored” candies and drinks taste so bad? Well, the answer is all in the chemistry. The fox grape, which is a species of concord grapes native to the US, is the basis for most grape preserves in the US. Fox grapes contain a chemical compound called methyl anthranilate. This compound is rather easy to artificially reproduce. As a result, most grape-flavored candies and drinks are not flavored with grape extract, but with this single compound. This leads to a taste that may be easy to mass produce, but has an artificial, plastic quality to it. By contrast, our Grape Natural Flavor has been crafted to capture the full, rich complexity of real grape extract that will elevate your expectations of what grape flavoring should taste like.