What is Victorine Flavoring?
- LaureltQ Jul 31, 2013 10:25 AM
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?
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 "imagine… exotically flavorful rum", so I guess that's OK!)