To help unlock the botanicals and oils confined in the birch cellulose, please give your toothpick a gentle bite or two and give it a minute to warm up in the mouth. We use real natural ingredients so it can take a little time for the flavor to work its way to your taste buds. Don’t expect explosions of flavour akin to artificially flavoured candies and toothpicks.
With our spirit-based toothpicks - bare in mind that shortly after bottling our toothpicks the hair-lip inducing taste of the alcohol will have flashed away. What is left behind are the mellow phenols and cask attributes of the booze. These are easily the most difficult toothpicks we make and the recipes that benefit the most from a gentle chew and time drawing out the heart of the ingredients.
In regards to our flavors - we do our best to make it clear that, because we only use all-natural flavoring, the tasting notes are often much more subtle than if we were to use artificial chemicals in our infusion process. We hope you understand our ethos in being an all-natural product.
Painstaking to capture in a sliver of wood, our Select blends are made with premium spirits, in a process unique to Daneson, that flashes away the alcohol leaving behind the essence of a spirit - botanicals, extracts and phenols - deep in the birch wood fibers.
Like all good things made with real ingredients, your toothpicks will taste best if enjoyed promptly, give or take a couple of weeks, from the time of popping the cork.
Furthermore, once the cork has been popped, much like a bottle of wine, an oxidization process begins to slowly mellow the flavor. This oxidization does not spoil your toothpicks but, over time, will make your lumber less tasty.
All that said, feel free to contact us at contact [at] daneson [dot] com if you are unhappy with your purchase as we typically do not receive back opened products as per our return policy (displayed at the checkout). We appreciate you taking the time to try our product and value your feedback greatly.