As others have said, INW is the more commonly used abbreviation for Inawera. The first (and probably only) time I’ve seen INA is on ELR. I fully agree that you find way more references using INW than INA when googling for them.
Who decides what is correct and what not?
In any case, to me it doesn’t matter all that much, as long as there is consistency.
This is a great help. I’m a new mixer. 30 days ago I didn’t know these flavor manufacturers existed let alone the resellers/ relabeled products.
I’m learning quickly but this reference is a big asset when navigating flavors. My stash consists of the top 6 big names cause they are the dominant flavors used in countless recipes.
That is serious cause for confusion. I don’t see why there even has to be an abbreviation if it’s only there to cause issues.
If the most common brands are abbreviated and others not, I’m sure everyone can live with that. First come, first served seems a fair rule.
Good mention. This one is usually under LE (limited edition) from what I’ve seen lately…
But yeah, it would also be one worth remembering. Fortunately, there haven’t been many, so not much to worry about.
As for PSC, I never did see them labeled as such (which is why I left them out -at least for the time being anyways).
In prooer terms, it means original equipment manufacturer.
I’m using it loosely here, simply to refer to the actual manufacturer, to make things easier for us to know who actually makes a flavoring.
As opposed to just blending things already produced (like Gremlin [eg: vanilla overload] and others have occasionally done; as I understand it), or relabels other’s brands (without altering the original chemical composition), etc.
With something as “broad stroked” as ‘flavor concentrates’, it strongly makes me suspicious of them being a relabeler. That’s why I was looking for a source, to see if more info can be gleened, or perhaps someone has their memory jogged by the link.