Everything You Need to Know About Monin Products

Exploring Monin's delicious array of syrups and flavorings? We've compiled a list of common questions to help you shop with confidence.


  • Do any Monin flavors contain caffeine? Yes, Monin Espresso Syrup, True Brewed Espresso Concentrate, and Iced Coffee Concentrate contain real coffee bean extracts, contributing some caffeine. The amount is typically equivalent to or less than what's found in an average cup of coffee or espresso-based drink. Specific caffeine levels per 1 oz. serving of these products are listed below:

    • Espresso Syrup: 2.1 mg/1 fl. oz.
    • Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate: 80 mg/1 oz.
    • Iced Coffee Concentrate: 74 mg/1 fl. oz.
    • Sugarcane Cola Syrup: Less than 1 mg/1 fl. oz.
    • Monin Tea Concentrates: Less than 1 mg/1 fl. oz.
  • Do any Monin flavors contain nut allergens? Yes, some Monin products contain nut allergens. These include Toffee Nut Syrup, Sugar-Free Hazelnut Syrup, Coconut Purée, and Piña Colada Fruit Smoothie Mix. However, their formulations are handled in accordance with strict FDA guidelines and internal HACCP programs.

  • Do Monin flavors contain any dairy ingredients? Monin Syrups, Sweeteners, Fruit Purées, Beverage Concentrates, and Fruit Smoothie Mixes are dairy-free. However, Monin Gourmet Sauces do contain dairy ingredients, except for Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce.

  • How are Monin Sugar Free flavors sweetened? Monin Sugar-Free Syrups use a blend of sucralose and erythritol, providing sweetness without the metallic aftertaste sometimes associated with other sugar-free products. Monin Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Sauce is sweetened with maltitol, sorbitol, and sucralose, while Monin Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate contains no sugar or sweeteners. Additionally, their Zero Calorie Natural Flavourings are sweetened with an exclusive natural stevia blend.

  • What is the sugar in Monin flavors? Monin Syrups and Tea Concentrates use pure cane sugar, while Monin Organic Syrups use organic evaporated cane juice. Monin Sauces, Fruit Purées, and Monin Organic Agave Nectar utilize granulated sugar. We never use high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in any of our flavors.

Lifestyle Questions:

  • Are Monin products Vegan? While most of Monin's products are vegan-friendly, some, like their sauces, contain ingredients that may not be suitable for all vegans. Currently, products like Monin Sugar-Free Syrups, Monin Organic Syrups (excluding Honey Organic Sweetener), Monin Natural Zero Flavourings, Monin Purées, Monin Concentrated Flavours, and Monin Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate are considered vegan.

  • Are Monin flavors Halal? The majority of their flavors adhere to Halal guidelines set by Ifanca. For a complete listing, please reach out to us directly.

  • Are Monin flavors Kosher? Yes, all Monin flavors are Kosher certified.

Shelf Life and Storage:

  • Do Monin flavors need to be refrigerated? Most Monin products do not require refrigeration. However, refrigeration is recommended for Monin Desert Pear® Syrup to preserve its color, and Monin Fruit Smoothie Mixes should be refrigerated after opening.

  • What is the shelf life of opened Monin flavors? The shelf life after opening varies depending on storage conditions and whether a pump is used. Store Monin products at room temperature, away from high humidity and direct heat. With the cap on, the shelf life ranges from 90-180 days when stored between 65-80°F.

  • What is the unopened shelf life of Monin flavors? Unopened Monin products have shelf lives as stated on the package, ranging from 6 to 36 months depending on the product type.


  • How do you care for Monin pumps? To protect Monin products from contamination, cover pump openings with plastic wrap or foil. Avoid washing pumps to prevent detergent or water contamination.

  • How much product does a Monin pump dispense? Monin offers specially calibrated pumps: Syrup pumps dispense ¼ fl. oz., Fruit Purée and Sauce pumps dispense ½ fl. oz., and Concentrated Flavour pumps deliver 3mL per pump.

  • How do I use my pump for the first time? Simply assemble the pump, unlock it by turning the spout counterclockwise, and prime it by pressing down a few times before use.


  • The milk is curdling when I add certain flavors. Why? Mixing naturally tart Monin Syrups with milk, especially hot milk, may cause curdling. Try blending with a sweeter syrup like Vanilla or French Vanilla to balance acidity.

  • Why is there a ring/sediment on the inside of a Monin fruit syrup bottle? This sediment is from naturally occurring fruit oils, pulp, or pectin and is harmless. Simply shake the bottle to dissolve it.

We hope these FAQs address any concerns you have as you explore the world of Monin flavors. For further assistance, don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy your flavorful journey!


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