Today we'll be looking at food products with the ingredient Artificial Flavoring. Under the Code of Federal Regulation, natural flavor is defined as “any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.” Any ingredient that does not meet the “natural flavoring” standards of the Federal Drug Administration is considered artificial. A flavorist who blends chemicals to create an artificial flavoring uses the same chemicals found in a natural flavoring, but the chemicals are produced synthetically. Synthetic alternatives are cheaper to use since the pure natural chemical is essentially identical to the artificial flavoring, just not found naturally. So ... flavors created in a lab are today's topic. Foods to follow.