About Us

About Us

Gold Coast Ingredients, Inc. (GCI) is a privately held and operated, wholesale flavor and color manufacturer that has been satisfying taste since 1985. We are a GFSI certified company capable of serving all types of industries from food and beverage to animal treats and oral care. GCI also supplies custom, QAI Certified Organic, ISA Certified Halal, OU Certified or KOF-K Certified Kosher flavors upon request. Our current manufacturing facilities are located in Commerce, California and Shenzhen, China, while utilizing distribution facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.

For over 30 years, our company has taken enormous pride in our products and the way we do business. Everyday our customers bring us new and exciting challenges. In return, our employees work together as a team to provide each customer with the finest flavors and food ingredients at an excellent value and fair price, delivered with service that is unsurpassed in promptness, courtesy and consistency.

A brief example of Gold Coast Ingredients’ unique capabilities include:

  • Custom Flavors
  • Flavor Matching
  • Flavor Conversions from One Declaration to Another
  • Application Development
  • Super Critical CO2 Extractions
  • Natural and Vegetarian Reaction Flavors
  • Color Blending
  • All Natural Color Blends to Substitute Synthetic Colorings

We proudly present to you a full line of Organic, Natural, Non-GMO, N&A, and Conventional Flavors offered in a wide range of consistencies:

From ripe yellows and greens to vibrant red and blue hues, GCI offers various colorants:

  • FD&C Dyes
  • Lake Blends
  • Natural Plant Extracts
  • Natural Fruit & Vegetable Extracts

Our products are formulated as Oil-Soluble or Water-Soluble
and are suitable for every industry’s needs.


Our vision at Gold Coast Ingredients is to continue to expand globally while maintaining the superior customer service and support we have provided throughout the past 30 years. You, our customers, come first and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with you as we grow and prosper together.

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Our Research and Development (R&D) team is where you can find  one of the keys to our superior customer service. Our team includes certified flavor chemists, analytical chemists, trained assistants and our very own in-house research chef. With the use of seven separate laboratories within our walls and advanced technology, our R&D team collaborates to best solve the needs of our customers’ specifications.

An Example of Our Technological R&D Assistance

Gas Chromatography (GC) / Mass Spectrometry
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Liquid Chromatography
Color Matching


Quality Control

Our Quality Control (QC) Department works together to reassure our customers they are using quality and safe products provided by Gold Coast Ingredients. Every day QC tests various specifications of products with the use of our UV / Vis Spectrophotometer, eNose, sensory evaluation and more.

All Documentation is Available upon Request

  • Allergen Statements
  • Certificates of Analysis
  • Certificates of Origin
  • GMO Statements
  • Nutritional Information
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Specification Sheets
  • Technical Data Sheets


Our goal is to provide customers with:

  • Flexible order quantities
  • Short lead times
  • Competitive pricing

GCI Purchasing Minimums

Liquid Products: four gallons (15.14 liters)

Powder Products: twenty-five pounds (11.34 kg)

Spray-Dried Products: fifty pounds (22.68 kg)

GCI Packaging Sizes

Liquid Products: pints, quarts, single gallons, five gallon (18.96 liter) pails, fifty-five gallon (208.20 liter) drums

Powder Products:  twenty-five pound (11.34 kg) boxes, fifty pound (22.68 kg) boxes, one hundred pound (45.36 kg) boxes, two hundred pound (90.72 kg) drums

Custom sizes available upon request.


Click on any (gray) link below to view our informative sales sheets. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@goldcoastinc.com or +1 (800) 352-8673.

Gold Coast Ingredients Company Catalog:
GCI Flavors & Colors Catalog

GCI Certified Organic Flavors
Sales Sheet:
GCI Certified Organic Flavors

GCI Industry-Specific Flavors
Sales Sheets:
GCI Flavors for Bakery
GCI Flavors for Beverage
GCI Flavors for Confectionery
GCI Flavors for Dairy
GCI Flavors for Nutraceutical

GCI Custom Color Blends
Sales Sheet:
GCI Natural Colors

GCI Colors

Vegetarian Meat & Poultry Flavors

Sales Sheets:

GCI Vegetarian Beef Flavors
GCI Vegetarian Chicken Flavors
GCI Vegetarian Pork Flavors

Dairy-Free Cheese Flavors
Sales Sheet:
GCI Dairy-Free Cheese Flavors

Alcohol-Free, Natural Citrus Extracts
Sales Sheet:
GCI Alcohol-Free, Natural Citrus Extracts

Masking Agents & Sweetness Enhancers
(Functional Ingredients)
Sales Sheet:
GCI Functional Ingredients

Trade Shows 2018

Southeast Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Atlanta, GA  2/6

Biofach in Nuremberg, Germany  2/14 – 2/17

Florida Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Orlando, FL  2/22

Oregon Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Portland, OR 2/26

Puget Sound Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Seattle, WA  2/27

British Columbia Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Burnaby, BC  2/28

ASB Baking Tech in Chicago, IL  2/25 – 2/27

Upper Midwest Bakery Association Annual Conference in St. Cloud, MN  3/3 – 3/4

SCIFTS Supplier’s Night in Anaheim, CA  3/7

Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA  3/9 – 3/11

CFIA Rennes in Rennes, France  3/13 – 3/15

Food Ingredients China in Shanghai, China  3/22 – 3/24

RCA in Savannah, GA  3/27

Western New York Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Rochester, NY  3/27

Bonneville Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Sandy, UT  4/3

PMCA Annual Production Conference in Lancaster, PA  4/16 – 4/18

Cactus Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Phoenix, AZ  4/17

St. Louis Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in St. Louis, MO  4/17

Pet Food Forum in Kansas City, MO  4/23 – 4/25

Great Lakes Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Battle Creek, MI   5/2

New York Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Somerset, NJ  5/8

Northern California Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Pleasanton, CA 5/8

Ohio Valley Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in West Chester, OH

Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, Switzerland  5/15 – 5/17

Lake Erie Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Solon, OH

Northeast Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Worcester, MA  5/16

Intermountain Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Sun Valley, ID

IFT Annual Food Expo in Chicago, IL  7/16 – 7/18

Rocky Mountain Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Denver, CO

Philadelphia Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Cinnaminson, NJ

Lewis & Clark Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Walla Walla, WA

Fine Food Australia in Sydney, Australia  9/10 – 9/13

IBA in Munich, Germany  9/15 – 9/20

CFIA Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco 9/27 – 9/29

Bluegrass Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Louisville, KY

Minnesota Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Minneapolis, MN  10/10

Longhorn Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Frisco, TX  10/18

AACCI in London, UK   10/21 – 10/23

Chicago Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Chicago, IL  11/1

SupplySide West in Las Vegas, NV   11/8 – 11/9

Iowa and Aksarben Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Ankeny, IA 

Food Ingredients Europe (Fi Europe) in Frankfurt, Germany  11/27 – 11/29

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