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Faq

What are the most popular flavors?

Shortly after introducing Blue Raspberry, we discovered that some of the blue was bleeding on the lips. We didn’t want that so we stopped producing it. However, our dealers’ small amount of inventory was soon depleted and the demand was so high that we had to bring it back. It became our best seller. It became “cool” to have slightly blue lips. All the red flavors are the next best sellers: Strawberry, Bubble Gum, Cherry Red, and Watermelon. Cinnamon, our most vivid flavor, which does not have a color, is used by students of band directors who do not want a colored reed in the band. Mint Green and Piña Colada are the more adult flavors. (There is no alcohol in any of our flavors.)

How long does the flavor last?

It is similar to chewing gum. The flavor gradually dissipates and the taste of the cane is gone forever. When the student can not taste the flavor anymore, the band director will usually suggest that it’s time to use a new reed.

Do Flavoreeds have sugar in them?

Artificial sweeteners are used instead of sugar. All the ingredients used in flavoring Flavoreeds are natural food additives found in baked goods in any supermarket.

Will Flavoreeds harm the instrument?

Flavoreeds should be handled and treated like any other reeds. If the player swabs the instrument and washes the mouthpiece regularly, the instrument will smell clean and there will be no problems. Pads will stick if the instrument is not swabbed no matter what kind of reed is used.

How do Flavoreeds compare with other reeds?

Because Flavoreeds are especially attractive to students and priced competitively, the assumption is that Flavoreeds are student level reeds. The fact is that Flavoreeds are premium quality reeds. Most of our reeds are made by a well-known manufacturer in Paris from premium cane grown in southern France. Because of the large quantities that we use, we will also buy elsewhere to assure a continuous supply. We only purchase premium cane reeds. Flavoreeds are slightly stronger than regular Van Doren reeds.

How can the life of a Flavoreed be prolonged?

Rotate the reeds so that there are two or three reeds that have been broken in and ready to play. When a reed is discarded, replace it with a new reed in rotation. Use a reed guard.

How are Flavoreeds packaged?

Clarinet & Alto Sax:
2 reeds in a twinpak
10 flavors, 5 strengths

Tenor Sax:
3 reeds in a tripak
10 flavors, 5 strengths

Bari Sax:
3 reeds in a tripak
3 flavors, 3 strengths

Oboe & Bassoon:
Single package
3 flavors, 3 strengths

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