A leader in the manufacturing of vanilla, cocoa and coffee extracts and flavors for the food industry, Prova brings together the two major aspects of the flavoring profession: it retains full control over both the processing of raw materials and the creation of flavoring compositions. 


Prova began in 1946 using an original extraction technology and remains one of the world's major vanilla pod processors. Prova since has diversified into cocoa, coffee and other sweet brown note extracts and flavorings. A leading vanilla extract and flavor supplier, Prova is a founding member of Vanilla Durable Bermanevika, the sustainable, non-profit group in Madagascar.

Here’s an extended look at Prova’s extensive line:

Prova offers vanilla extracts, oleoresins, natural vanilla flavors and vanilla flavors. Thanks to our many years of experience, we have built up a highly specialized selection process to help us choose from the very best vanilla pod qualities. Our various and unique extraction technologies allow us to manufacture tailor-made extracts adapted to each specific application.

The extracts are fat soluble for chocolate and bakery products; milk soluble for dairy products and ice-cream; water soluble for beverages and sugar confectionery; and moisture free for dry mixes and cereals.

Prova’s natural identical flavorings are represented by two offerings with specific purposes. The PROVAROM range groups together a vast selection of nature identical flavors in liquid and powder form (sprayed, encapsulated), offering different taste profiles adapted to each market, and a choice of concentration in accordance with application restrictions.

The PROVANIL range provides a complete alternative to vanillin and ethyl vanillin offering a technical and cost effective substitute for use in the chocolate, bakery and cereal industry.

Prova’s PROCAO flavor lines includes cocoa extracts, natural cocoa flavors and chocolate flavors that deliver a very high concentration compared to cocoa powder.

PROCAO flavors deliver an authentic taste reproducing the true cocoa/chocolate notes. They offer good solubility compared to cocoa powder; as well as technical advantages to supplement the action of the cocoa powder

PROCAO includes a range of natural, NI and N&A flavorings with a variety of chocolate notes: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate—as well as combinations of a chocolate taste with toffee, hazelnut, coffee, biscuit, cereals and orange notes.

PROCAO flavors are available in liquid and powder forms.

Prova’s PROCAFE flavorings line includes concentrated liquid coffee extracts, coffee extracts, natural coffee flavors and coffee flavors.

Our range of coffee flavors offers varied aromatic profiles depending upon the sources and varieties of coffee. Varieties include Pure Arabica, Pure Robusta, Arabica/Robusta blends sourced from Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Venezuela and other countries.

Manufacturers can create Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha and Latte Macchiato products using the liquid form, which has the advantage of easy handling and fast solubility. This ensures optimal dispersion in the finished product. There also are different solubilities to adapt to each type of use: water and milk soluble for beverage and dairy applications; and fat soluble for high-fat systems in chocolate and bakery.

Prova also offers a wide range of additional sweet brown extracts, natural and nature identical flavors. A wide range of brown notes offers a choice of classic flavors—not only involving nuts or caramels but also gourmet and more elaborate flavorings, such as those with pastry or biscuit notes.

Prova’s nut flavors include Hazelnut, Almond, Coconut, Walnut, Chestnut, Peanut, Pistachio, Pecan Nut, Walnut and Carob.

Caramel notes include Caramel, Toffee, Butterscotch and Dulce de Leche

Biscuit notes include Lebkuchen, Speculoos, Gingerbread, Biscuits, Cookies and Brownies

Pastry notes include Crème Brûlée, Tiramisu, Sabayon, Panettone, Pudding, Black Forest Cake and Tarte Normande

Confectionery notes include Nougat and Praline

Alcoholic notes include Whisky Cream, Marsala, Rum, Rum & Raisin, Amaretto, Vodka and Whisky

Other related flavors notes are Cream, Butter and Milk.

PROVA has had a range of organic EC-certified vanilla extracts since 1996, and more recently, also NOP certified. They are available in three mains forms: liquid extracts, extracts on powder carrier for dry blends or as ground vanilla bean powder.

Organic offerings include vanilla natural flavor, cocoa extracts, coffee extracts, caramel natural flavor and chestnut natural flavor.

Learn more by exploring the world of Prova.

— Prova, www.prova.fr