Chemical Taste To Lorann Flavoring?

Decorating By tuffstuff Updated 2 Jan 2009 , 5:24pm by Petit-four

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tuffstuff Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 10:03pm
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Gah! I give up on Lorann flavorings... I just tried to put some in a pudding based filling (I used coconut) and it ruined the whole batch icon_mad.gif
It gave it a nasty chemically flavor. This happened when I tried it out in some buttercream, too.
The only application that hasn't been too bad is using a bit in my doctored cake mix. Since I extend it, if it's pineapple, strawberry or lemon mix, I add a 1/4 tsp of the matching flavor.
Everyone seems to love these things though! Am I the only person tasting the weird chemical after taste? I wish they worked for me. icon_sad.gif

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Someonesmommy Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 10:42pm
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I've never used the coconut flavoring before but I have used pralines n cream, cheesecake and bavarian cream. I used them all in mixes, buttercream and pudding. I haven't noticed a chemical taste. But with that said I've used the grape flavoring to make lollipops and they do have a funny taste and ended up throwing them away they were so bad.

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-K8memphis Posted 31 Dec 2008 , 10:46pm
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I add Lorann oil by the drop. It's very strong.

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FlourPots Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 12:50am
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I used coconut and pineapple (separately) in smoothies and hated it, ended up switching to DaVinci's sugar free syrups instead...YUM!

I do want to try the butter flavored one to make Macmom's MMF.

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Someonesmommy Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 1:05am
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I dont know if this would make a difference but I've never tasted my flavored fondant right after I made it. Maybe letting it sit for awhile would help? Dunno what else would help.

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linedancer Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 2:21pm
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I am with you, tuffstuff, I have used Lorann's a couple of times, chocolate and rootbeer. Maybe I use too much, or maybe it is just me, but I think the flavorings leave a terrible aftertaste in your mouth.

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MaisieBake Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 9:11pm
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They all taste like flavorings to me-- for example "cherry" flavor but not cherries, just like cherry/red life savers taste nothing like the actual fruit.

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Petit-four Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 5:24pm
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I agree with k8 -- the flavorings are designed for candy, and are quite strong. For baked good enhancements, I use only a few drops. The lemon, orange, and lime are all-natural, and quite good. I had a very bad experience with chocolate hazelnut in any amount.

So it seems to be hit-and-miss.

Hope this helps.

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