I’m gearing up to finally buy some NF. Why? Because they’re PG-free (essential in my case). highly concentrated natural extracts, with an awsome range of flavours. I’ve spotted any number of flavours on their site that have no equivalent at all in the Real Flavours and Medicine Flower ranges. I’m partuclarly keen to get their butter , their raisin, their burnt sugar, and some of their alcoholic drink flavours such as brandy, pinot and cider.
So, I’ve been scouring the web for NF suppliers, I mean really and the results are intersting.
Sadly there appear to be no NF supplier at all in Britain (guess where I live?)
There are a number of suppliers in the USA ( including NF themselves) and a few in Oz.(all with pathetically limited range) None of these suppliers have anything like the full range. Only one has a really good selection.
Here’s best outlet that I’ve found.
173 NF flavours! (but they are still missing a lot - notably the raisin). And at only $1.99 for 10ml, this is definitely the place I’d go to.
…except they don’t deliver outside the USA!
Next-best seems to be this place:
Much smaller range than the other place, but at least they DO post to Britain. And it would be a pretty good selection of flavours…if you hadn’t seen all the rest first!
NB. High Desert’s prices start at $1.99, but this turns to mean the “sample size”- fair enough, but when you ret to irder the sample size, it’s nearly always out-of-stock . So, if you put in an order just save yourself the frustration and choose the 10ml size instead at $3.99
I actually went as far at to select about $40 worth of their concentrates, and got as far as the checkout with them . Postage and pre-paid tax came to more than $60. not unexpecedly! So then I started thinking hmm that comes to $10 per concentrate, so I wnt back and selected some more, so as to get better value from my opackage. Then I hit the checkout again (yep! netter value this time!) and started filling in my card details, Then I stopped (did I tell you that I’m extreme;y indecisive?) .
I till wasn’t getting my raisin (I badly want raisin) nor was I getting half the flavours I’d seen, and wanted on the other site . And i was paying twice as much. Plus postage.
Hell, might as well go to NF themselves and pay their compararively huge prices (for bigger sized bottles, mind…but then, .eek! higher postage)
So I went back to to here:
Now, I actually opened an account on that site, about a year ago, , made a wish liist and everything…but then I became horribly indecisive (wouldn’t you know it?) Here’s why:
A) I’d already noticed that you get them in a much more convenient size, at much cheaper prices elsewhere
B) They do this horrible, horrible thing with their prices:
Oganic Extract (various flavours) 1 oz: $12, 2oz: $14; 8oz: $18.
So, if you’re like me, you really , really don’t wanna pay $12 for 1 oz, not when 8oz comes so cheap. But hey! WTF would I do with 8oz? Hell, I don’t even know that i’m gonna really like those flavours yet. And then, there’s also that extra postage for all the extra weight, and the money-grubbing British Customs and Excise who charge ypu 20% tax on the freaking postage, as well as on the contents of the packet. Seriously!)
So , yeah, of course I become extremely indecisive all over again. And then I scoured the web again, just in case I’ve missed something.
Yeah, I did miss something, FWIW: Nature’s Flavors have at least three clone sites , exact same products, marketed. at exact same prices, from same damned location, under a different name. What the heck is the point of that?
It looks to me like they are geared towards suppluying industry anyway, not a humble little mixer like myself
I suppose there’s a thousand-to-one chance that I missed something more useful?