Watkins Flavorings

Decorating By Gatorfan01 Updated 16 Apr 2008 , 1:44pm by apclassicwed

Gatorfan01 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:19am
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One of our local restaurants sells the Watkins flavorings. Has anyone used them and are they good?

I've always bought my flavorings from Penzeys or the grocery store.


17 replies
Bettycrockermommy Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:28am
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I get Watkins vanilla, lemon, and almond at Walmard, and I love them.

The flavor is good, and doesn't seem to need as much as the other brands.

superstar Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:39am
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I haven't heard of them before, but I am very interested as I keep looking for new flavors. My Walmart doesnt have them, where else could I get them?

Gatorfan01 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:42am
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You can also order them here.

rreed6263 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:43am
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They are actually a few websites for them and they will ship.
Just google Watkins products. My grandmother
always used Watkins products and their flavorings are awesome.
I've bought quite a few from them and they're all good.

eriksmom Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:44am
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Watkins is great stuff. its all natural flavors, unless it says otherwise. you tend to need less of it to get your flavors. they've been around for a loooooong time, you can research them on the web to find out more about them.
i went to Watkins home party years ago, and i was very impressed with their herbs and spices as well. Although I don't use their flavorings since I go through it so quickly and in large quantities, but they are very good quality products.

Melvira Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 1:50am
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I love the lemon flavoring, but I find the vanilla tastes weird if used in my icing. I prefer another brand for that use.

superstar Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:19am
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Thanks so much.

nrctermite Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:41am
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I've used Watkins before and it's been fine for me, just as good as any other that I've used.

bevyd Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:54am
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I have used the vanilla once and I did not care for it.Sams club has a very good vanilla extract (Tones) that I prefer.

steplite Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:55am
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It's all I use. I think it gives your cakes a different flavor. The lemon is really intense ,you only need a little. I love the watkins vanilla too.

vickymacd Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 3:57am
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I personally don't care for the Watkins but Walmart does carry them. You just have to look hard for them. I'm so excited that a friend of mine is bringing me Mexican Vanilla next week!!

joy5678 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 5:32am
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I have always used Watkins products to "doctor" my cakes. People are always telling me how good the cakes are and they "think" they are from scratch. Also use other flavorings in my buttercream. Really makes a difference. I finally decided to become a dealer in order to purchase my product wholesale because it is not cheap! If you need more info. just ask. I'll be happy to share.

newlywedws Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 5:41am
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I love Watkins!!!! I just bought some of their extracts...Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Peach, Peanut Butter, Vanilla Nut, Mango, Pineapple, Lemon, Pure Vanilla, Rum, Strawberry, etc., They are the Best!!!!

In regard to the mexican vanilla...just a note of caution, Some manufacturers of mexican vanilla add coumarin; the US FDA has banned coumarin b/c it can cause liver and kidney damage. icon_surprised.gif

peanut123 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 11:28am
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Newlywedws, here is a link to the US Food and Drug Administration list of Mexican Vanilla brands to watch for coumarin:

This list was updated 3/19/08.


Danncy Pure Vanilla Extract is on the alert list. I see lots of people bring this brand back from Mexico.

Kiddiekakes Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 12:24pm
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I use Watkins all the time.I buy my Double Vanilla in the 3.78 litre jug which is a bleach bottle size...It cost me $93.00 but lasts about 4 months

newlywedws Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by peanut123

Newlywedws, here is a link to the US Food and Drug Administration list of Mexican Vanilla brands to watch for coumarin...

Thank you for that link, as I'm sure it might help those who do use mexican vanilla...I have no intention of EVER using mexican vanilla.

apclassicwed Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:44pm
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I use Watkins flavorings exclusively--my mom is a distributor in Michigan. You don't have to use as much, the quality is great and they have a full line of 'out of the ordinary" flavors as well. I also love their spices & seasonings

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