1959 Globe Extracts Founded


Globe Extracts founded by David Wilkes in Brooklyn, NY
1963 Donald First Taste Of Business


Donald Wilkes (with twin brother Stephen) gets his first taste of the family business
1981 Knudsen


Globe Extracts acquired by Knudsen Dairy Corporation
1987 Dfw Aquisition


Donald Wilkes acquires Globe Extracts from Knudsen Dairy bankruptcy
1989 Bothwicks Aquisition


Globe Extracts acquired by Borthwicks LLC
Donald Wilkes named President of Borthwicks USA
1992 Wilkes Associates Founded


Donald Wilkes leaves Borthwicks
Wilkes and Associates, Inc. is founded
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Blue Pacific Flavors founded by Donald Wilkes in Santa Monica, CA
1994 Bpf Irwindale (1)


Blue Pacific expands operations to Irwindale facility
1995 Bpf Asian Export Expansion


Blue Pacific expands export sales to China through Hong Kong
Korea sales office established
1998 Bpf City Of Industry


Blue Pacific expands operations to City of Industry facility
2000 Bpf Malaysia


Organic flavors portfolio is introduced
Malaysia sales office established
2005 Bpf China


Blue Pacific Flavors China is founded in Suzhou, China
2015 Bpf Philippines


Blue Pacific Philippines incorporated and sales office opened
2017 Lab Expansion


Blue Pacific completes a multi-million dollar flavor and applications lab expansion
2018 Specialty Grain


Specialty grain paste and powder processing expansion completed
2020 Dfw President Of Fema


Donald Wilkes serves as President of FEMA ( Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association)
and on the Board of IOFI ( International Organization of Flavor Industry).

Making flavor with impact since 1993.

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Celebrating our flavor heritage

Blue Pacific owes its start to a family passion for flavor.

President and CEO, Donald Wilkes, literally grew up in the flavor industry!  At 12 years old he took his very first job at his father’s flavor company, Globe Extracts.  David Wilkes taught his son the flavor trade from the ground up, instilling in him a commitment to integrity and quality that guides Blue Pacific to this day.  Donald pulled flavor jugs for production before advancing to compounder, eventually taking the role of regional salesman.  He often jokes, “if you cut me, I’ll bleed flavor” which is probably not far from the truth!

In 1993 Donald started his own company, Blue Pacific Flavors, from his Santa Monica home and has been growing it with mindfulness and passion ever since.  We owe our success to a team of talented and diverse employees that bring years of flavor, food, beverage, and wellness industry experience to their jobs.  Blue Pacific employees have created or collaborated on some of the most iconic flavors and brands in the world.  A walk down any grocery store aisle is literally a walk down memory lane – or a hall of fame! 

Over 30 years later, our passion for flavor is still alive and well.  By honoring our heritage and relying on a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise, Blue Pacific will continue to artfully create flavors that deliver timeless delight.


The Essence of a Name

When I founded Blue Pacific in 1993, I couldn’t wait to get started. I had the vision, the team, and the passion. Only one question remained: What to call it? Read on about how we got our name

We are proud to be members of these flavor, food,
and organic industry organizations

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Try this refreshing juniper and citrus gin flavor in your next nonalcoholic beverage application.  It makes a great alcohol-free Gin & Tonic, Gimlet, or Tom Collins!

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With warm notes of agave, hardwood, and wildflower honey, our natural tequila flavor can be used in applications where gold or reposado tequila is required.  It’s the perfect flavor for a nonalcoholic Margarita, Paloma, Tequila Sunrise, or Mexican Mule.

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With notes of rich caramel, dried fruit, and brown spice, our natural spiced rum flavor captures the best of Barbados.  The perfect choice for creating a nonalcoholic Mai Tai, Daquiri, Hurricane, or Mojito – or managing the freeze point for Rum Raisin ice cream.

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Our natural vermouth flavor is bursting with layered cherry and wine flavor.  Pair it with our natural Bourbon flavor to craft the ultimate nonalcoholic Manhattan cocktail, or our natural gin flavor to make an alcohol-free Negroni.

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Our natural rosé flavor helps consumers drink pink, without the alcohol!  With notes of ripe strawberry and wine, it’s a sophisticated choice for the best beverage, confectionary, frozen dessert, and sweet sauce applications.

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Dry and crisp with just the right balance of fruit and toast, our natural champagne flavor adds sparkle to a variety of applications.  Try it in everything from nonalcoholic Mimosas to gummy candies and sweet tea – even cakes and ice cream!

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Bold and smoky with notes of molasses and vanilla, our natural bourbon whiskey flavor takes you deep into the mountains of Tennessee.  Don’t make a nonalcoholic Manhattan, Old Fashioned, or Mint Julep without it!

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With just the right balance of caramel malt and hop notes, our natural beer flavor captures the essence of the classic pale ale.  Whether used in a nonalcoholic beverage or specialty cheese dip, beer flavor is sure to deliver!

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