LorAnn Oils Gourmet Flavorings are 3 to 4 times stronger than grocery store extracts.
When substituting these flavors for extracts, use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 1 teaspoon of extract. 1 dram = 1 teaspoon (approx.)
What is a Flavoring Oil? Flavoring oils are highly concentrated flavors. The word "candy oil" has been used for many years to describe a type of flavoring that is potent enough to be used in hard candy making. These flavors do not contain vegetable oil. Unlike an extract, the flavor of these candy oils is not diminished when exposed to high heat.
Note: The flavors labeled as "Super Strength" are 4 times stronger than standard extracts. Ideal for candies, fudges, frostings, baking and more.
These are great and very strong. Their website says they are 4x stronger than store bought extracts, so use 1/4 of what is called for in a recipe. I use the eye dropper and start with 1-3 drops depending on size of recipe, blend and taste to see if it needs more. I have never ruined a dish by using too much.
This review is specific to Gourmet Flavorings, Butter Rum
All the flavors are great, but I'm especially happy with the cinnamon because it's hard to find good cinnamon flavoring. Many extracts are weak and taste like cinnamon powder (think cinnamon bun), and I really wanted a red-hots sort of candy cinnamon taste. Well LorAnn really delivers! Careful how much you use, though, 'cause this stuff is hot! I make sugarless gummy candies with it and they're like those cinnamon bears.
This review is specific to Gourmet Flavorings, Cinnamon Oil
I actually bought the butterscotch one for an extra yummy flavour in my coffee & I love it! You only need a couple of drops because its potent stuff!! I am going to try it in some recipes like shortbread, ice cream & for cakes and frosting/icing! Can't wait to try some more flavours!
This review is specific to Gourmet Flavorings, Butterscotch, Super Strength
I made low carb "apple" pie filling with jicama. Have worked and worked to get the taste at least SOMEWHAT apple-y! I have tried two other brands of apple flavor/extract and was disappointed in the results. ( really gross and hideous tasting would be an accurate description). The LorAnn apple flavor is just SO GOOD! The taste is light and fresh, with no chemical ickiness. Like a Granny Smith apple,I'd say. Now if they could just "invent" a jicama that would soften up like a real apple! :O I really recommend this product.
This review is specific to Gourmet Flavorings, Apple