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Welcome to Queen Professional, where flavour is more than a business, it’s been our obsession for 125 years. We understand the power of flavour and when it comes to sourcing those critical ingredients, you need more than just a supplier. You need a partner. Discover why thousands of leading manufacturers, hospitality venues and bakeries trust Queen Professional.


From cafes and restaurants to bars and bakeries, a thriving commercial kitchen relies on having the right ingredients. The Queen Professional range has the vanilla, colouring, flavouring and maple syrup solutions you need, whatever the size or format. And with 125 years’ experience in the food industry, we have the quality, knowledge and expertise to help you elevate your menu and business.

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To make a food product a commercial success, achieving the right flavour, colour and margin is key. With specialty vanilla and ingredient formulations to suit a range of industrial applications, Queen Professional can help source and tailor the ingredients you need. Our food industry passion, dedicated technical team and commitment to sustainable and ethical sourcing make a partnership with Queen Professional an innovative business solution.

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The Queen brand is synonymous with the very best vanilla and maple in the world and our products are trusted to make inspired creations that are distinctively irresistible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The main difference is that flavouring extracts are derived from the natural ingredient. For example, Peppermint Extract is made from Peppermint being soaked in a mixture of ethyl alcohol, glycerine and water. The flavour compounds of the ingredient infuse into the soaking mixture, then forming the extract. Essences, by contrast are a mixture of a commercial flavouring (which may be natural or synthetic) and depending on the recipe, ethyl alcohol, glycerine and water. Queen produces a range of Flavouring Extracts and Flavouring Essences as some flavours are very difficult to extract from the original ingredient while still giving a pleasant, characteristic flavour.

Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean Paste and Vanilla Pods can all be used in a range of ways, while there is no absolute for each, here are a few ideas to make the most of these different vanilla types:

  • Vanilla Extract – Excellent for everyday baking such as cakes, biscuits, tarts, breads, pies and cooked dishes. Gives a pleasant, mild vanilla flavour.
  • Vanilla Bean Paste – Ideal for a strong, aromatic vanilla flavour in everyday baking such as cakes and biscuits. The vanilla bean seeds are especially pretty in cream-based treats such as buttercream icing, shortbread, custards, meringue and creme brulee. It is also delicious in smoothies and milkshakes.