About Us

The abelei flavors story, services & history

abelei flavors is a privately-owned flavor solutions company established in 1981 (formerly known as U.S. Ingredients). The word abelei (pronounced ah-bah-lay) comes from the Italian word "abile" meaning clever and capable.

As a flavor supplier and manufacturer based in the U.S., abelei is comprised of respected teams of experienced professionals who share a passion for creating delicious, application-specific flavors on-time and on-target—assisting our clients in getting to market faster with flavorings that fit their product requirements. Our women-owned flavor company specializes in creating great-tasting sweet brown, citrus fruit, soft fruit and other top-note flavors perfect for foods, beverages, dairy, confectionary, bakery, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceutical applications.

Our headquarters are located in North Aurora, Illinois—35 miles west of Chicago—for convenient shipping from coast to coast as well as overseas, with additional sales offices across the U.S.

abelei's flavors, support services, and technologies are now available in a growing number of global markets outside the U.S. from Europe to South Africa, across India, through Asia and around The Americas. 

Our commitment to our service pledge sets us apart from other flavor companies in the industry. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it direct from our customers in our testimonials.

Contact us to discuss how we’ll help turn your product into an enduring market success. We look forward to hearing from you.

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