Beverage Manufacturing Experts

Since 1982, Florida Natural Flavors has served distributors, manufacturing high quality fruit and juice-based beverage mixes and soda syrups with superior service, accuracy and reliability.

The company’s founder and president, Dave Erdman’s main objective has been to bring to market high quality beverage mixes which are easy to use, easy to store, and will provide high profit margins for the distributor, our valued customer.

Our specialization and singular focus on beverages keeps us ahead of the curve as experts in beverage innovation with new ideas, flavors, tastes and identification of market trends, while providing cost efficiencies to distributors. Our high-quality beverage products are served around the world in theme parks, restaurants, bars, convenience stores, hotels, cafés, cruise lines and all-inclusive resorts.

Our Team

Our passion for the beverage industry and seasoned team bring over 100 years of collective experience to Florida Natural Flavors. We are a family-owned business and pride ourselves in treating our employees and customers like family. We deeply care and always ensure our customers always receive superior service and the highest quality products. Our team of seasoned beverage professionals is located in our Casselberry, Florida corporate office and manufacturing facility.

Leadership Team

Dave Erdman - Founder and President

Garry L. Erdman, Vice President of Operations

Jeffrey A. Smail, General Manager


We consistently exceed the highest quality and safety standards set by the industry and possess the following certifications:

  • Global Safety Food Industry (GSFI) Certified
  • National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP) Certified
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Trained and Certified
  • Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Food Safety Program
  • Kosher Certified (Florida-K)


Using only the freshest ingredients, Florida Natural Flavors is a State of Florida licensed citrus dealer and is inspected regularly by:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Florida Department of Agriculture

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