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Jul 31, 2013 10:25 AM

What is Victorine Flavoring?

I have a photocopy of a small candymaking book that my great (great?) grandmother had published in the 30's, and I have begun transcribing so it's electronically available. One of the recipes for chocolate centers lists Victorine as a flavoring option. Numerous web searches turned up nothing in terms of what this might be. Is it a defunct flavor? Have you had it?

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  1. Looks like a kind of rum(-flavored) extract. "Lyons Victorine Extract" seems to be or to have been one brand. See also here, for example:

    I also found "Artificial Victorine Flavor" listed as an ingredient in Humboldt Creamery's spumoni ice cream, which claims to contain "exotically flavorful rum". (Actually, I take it back, they only tell you to "imagineā€¦ exotically flavorful rum", so I guess that's OK!


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    1. re: DeppityDawg

      Ah, this is making more sense! The author (and subsequent family members using the book) have all been Mormon. Using real rum or similar would be a problem with the "no hot drinks" rule.

      1. re: LaureltQ

        Actually, "strong drinks" and "hot drinks" are two different things. Hot drinks is just coffee and tea. ;)

        I'd be interested in seeing that cookbook when you're done with it. Mormon cookbooks can be amusing things.

        1. re: Kontxesi

          I hope it doesn't disappoint. There's nothing particularly Mormon-y about it except the absence of references to liquors, and the cordial-less cherry cordial dipped chocolate filling.