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 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 Gilbert, Pennsylvania, while utilizing distribution facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

For over 35 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 35+ years. You, our customers, come first and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with you as we grow and prosper together.



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 over ten 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 (GCI) Company Catalog:
GCI Flavors & Colors Catalog

GCI Certified Organic Flavors
Sales Sheet:
GCI Certified Organic Flavors
GCI Certified Organic Flavors for the EU

GCI Savory Flavors

Sales Sheet:
GCI Vegan Savory Flavors

GCI Smoke Type Flavors
Sales Sheet:
GCI Smoke Type Flavors
Slides & Photo:
GCI Smoke Type Flavors Slides

GCI Industry-Specific Flavors
Sales Sheets:
GCI Flavors & Colors for Bakery
GCI Flavors for Beverage
GCI Flavors & Colors for Confectionery
GCI Flavors & Colors for Dairy
GCI Flavors & Colors for Dressings & Sauces
GCI Flavors & Colors for Nutraceutical

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

Masking Agents, Sweetness Enhancers, & Salt Reducing Flavors
(Functional Ingredients)
Sales Sheet:
GCI Functional Ingredients
GCI Salt Reducing Flavors

GCI Custom Color Blends
Sales Sheet:
GCI Natural Colors
GCI Organic Colors
GCI Natural Colors for Bakery Applications 
GCI Natural Colors for Beverages Applications
GCI Natural Colors for Confectionery Applications
GCI Natural Colors for Dairy Applications
GCI Natural Colors for Nutraceutical Applications
GCI Natural Colors for Pet and Animal Applications
GCI Natural Colors for Sauces and Dressings


Our Trade Shows for 2024

Florida Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Orlando, FL 1/25

Southeast Section IFT Suppliers’ Night  in Atlanta, GA  2/8

Biofach in Nuremberg, Germany  2/13 – 2/16

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

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

ASB Baking Tech in Chicago, IL  2/27 – 2/29

SCIFTS Supplier’s Night in Anaheim, CA  3/12

CFIA Rennes in Rennes, France  3/12 – 3/14

Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA  3/14 – 3/16

Western New York Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Rochester, NY  3/26

New York Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Secaucus, NJ  4/9

PMCA Annual Production Conference in Lancaster, PA  4/15

Northern California Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Pleasanton, CA 4/23

ADS Technical Meeting in St. Louis, MO 5/5 – 5/7

Northeast Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Worcester, MA  5/14

Vitafoods Europe in Geneva, Switzerland  5/14 – 5/16

IFT Annual Food Expo in Chicago, IL  7/15 – 7/17

Food Ingredients Asia (Thailand)  in Jakarta, Indonesia  9/4 – 9/6

FoodTech Expo  in Mexico City, Mexico  10/2 – 10/3

SupplySide West in Las Vegas, NV   10/30 – 10/31

Chicago Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Chicago, IL  11/7

PLMA in Chicago, IL 11/17 – 11/19

Food Ingredients Europe in Paris, France  11/19 – 11/21


Philadelphia Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Cinnaminson, NJ  TBD

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

Minnesota Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Minneapolis, MN  TBD

Intermountain Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Sun Valley, ID  TBD

Longhorn Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in Frisco, TX  TBD

St. Louis Section IFT Suppliers’ Night in St. Louis, MO  TBD


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