Our History

The time was 1971. The City of Chicago had become an agriculture and confectionery mecca. For brothers Salvatore and Phillip Sprovieri, the time was ripe and Flavorchem was born. Today, the family-owned enterprise manufactures over 5,000 flavors, fragrances, and private-label food products annually.

50 Years of Flavorchem &
Orchidia Fragrances

From humble beginnings mixing syrups in the Sprovieri’s basement, Flavorchem has grown to incorporate two business divisions and four global campuses. In honor of our 50th year, we captured our rich history and achievements.

1970s

Planting Roots & Flourishing

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1971

Brothers Salvatore and Phillip Sprovieri opened Flavorchem in Bellwood, IL, with a focus on flavored soda syrups for local establishments.

1974

We gained expertise in bakery flavor formulation and entered into the bakery industry with the acquisition of
Pav Labs.

1978

By acquiring Gustafson Labs, portion packaging, in addition to formulation and processing expertise in pure vanilla extract, was added to our capabilities.