About Our Flavors


Which Type of Flavoring Should I Use?

LorAnn sells flavorings in a variety of concentrations, formulations and sizes.  Our flavors are used by professional candy makers, bakeries, pastry chefs, popcorn shops, ice cream & yogurt shops, specialty manufacturers and, of course, the home consumer.   All of our flavors are gluten-free, contain no diacetyl, and most are Kosher Certified. All of our flavors are available in larger and bulk sizes for qualified Wholesale/Business customers.

How Much Flavoring Should I Use?

For more information on how much of a particular LorAnn flavoring to use, please see our  Suggested Usage Table

Are LorAnn Flavors Vegan Friendly?

Nearly all of our flavors are vegan and vegetarian friendly! Please see our Vegan statement and list of suitable products.

What is the shelf-life of your food grade essential oils and flavors?

Although it is not required in the U. S., a "best by" date must be present on our bottles to comply with import regulations of many other countries.  This date can be found on the safety seal of 1-dram bottles, and on the label of larger sizes.   We recommend storing flavors with the caps tightly closed and in a cool, dark place. Sunlight and heat can degrade the essential oils and flavorings.  If stored properly, most flavors should last several years.  Citrus oils degrade more quickly, but can be refrigerated to extend shelf life. If your essential oils or flavors look cloudy, have an off smell or lose their intense aroma, it’s time to buy new.


Super Strength Flavors ~ Also known as Candy Oils or Flavoring Oils

"A little goes a long way!"
Our most concentrated type of flavoring.  These intense and exceptionally versatile flavors are all appropriate for the higher temperature demands of hard candy making but can also be used to flavor just about anything!   Many of these flavors are natural essential oils derived from the peel, flower or leaf of plants. 

LorAnn Super Strength Flavors and Essential Oils are 3X to 4X stronger than typical alcohol-based extracts.

Use LorAnn Super Strength Flavors in:

  • Hard candy & confections such as cake pops, fudges, marshmallows, and brittles.
  • Most flavors are appropriate in chocolates (see the super strength category of our Chocolate section)
  • All baked goods such as cakes, cookies, muffins, frosting and fondant (use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per 1 cup butter or fat)
  • Ice cream & frozen dairy

Our Super Strength Flavors are:

  • Gluten free
  • Concentrated
  • Free of nut and dairy allergens
Caution:  Please keep in mind that our super strength flavors are extremely concentrated and should be used with care. 

We recommend the following safe handling tips:
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not ingest super strength flavors undiluted
  • Wipe-up spills quickly as prolonged contact to countertops may cause damage
  • Avoid using plastic utensils and bowls
  • Avoid rising steam when making hard candy
Special Note:  Our Cinnamon Oil, Hot Cinnamon Flavor, Jalepeno Flavor, and Hot Chili Oil can cause irritation and a burning sensation if the oils come in contact with skin, eyes or mucous membranes.  For contact with skin, wash area immediately with warm soapy water to remove oils.  For contact with eyes or mucous membranes, flush with cool water.  Seek medical attention if burning sensation persists.  

LorAnn Compounded Naturals

'LorAnn Naturals' are concentrated, compounded flavors that are made with natural flavors, but are not essential oils.  These flavorings are about half as potent as our traditional line of super strength flavorings.

LorAnn Naturals are about 2X stronger than typical alcohol-based extracts.

Use LorAnn Naturals Flavorings in:

  • Soft candies such as taffy, caramels, fudge, gummies and other confections (not recommended for use in hard candies or chocolates)
  • All baked goods
  • Ice cream & frozen dairy

Our Super Strength "LorAnn Naturals" Flavors are:

  • Gluten free
  • Concentrated
  • Kosher certified (except Creamy Caramel and Toffee)
  • Free of nut and dairy allergens

Bakery Emulsions 

Bakery emulsions are water-based alternatives to baking extracts.  When it comes to flavoring, professional bakers almost exclusively use emulsions over alcohol-based extracts. The flavors are more robust and will not "bake-out" when exposed to heat.  Our Bakery Emulsions offer superior results at a great value.

Lorann Bakery Emulsions are equivalent in strength to baking extracts.  1 teaspoon emulsion = 1 teaspoon extract

Use LorAnn Bakery Emulsions in:

  • Baked goods such as cookies, cakes, muffins, brownies and sweet breads
  • Frostings and glazes

Our Bakery Emulsion Flavors are:

  • Gluten free
  • Kosher certified (except Cream Cheese)
  • Free of nut and dairy allergens (except Cream Cheese, which contains dairy)

Vanilla Extracts

Our vanilla extracts are made from premium ingredients and are comparable to other high-end vanilla extract brands, but at a typically lower price point.  

  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla ~ Made from only the finest vanilla beans grown on the island of Madagascar and aged to perfection.  The flavor of Madagascar vanilla is prized throughout the world.
  • 2-Fold Pure Madagascar Vanilla ~ The same rich flavor at double the strength, an excellent value!
  • Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste ~ A convenient, affordable alternative to using whole vanilla beans.  This rich, natural paste is used to impart both the flavor and appearance of vanilla. 
    1 Tbs vanilla paste = 1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbs vanilla extract.
  • Madagascar Vanilla Sugar ~ Sugar infused with our premium Madagascar vanilla extract.  Sprinkle it on everything for a punch of sweet vanilla flavor.
  • 2-Fold Tahitian Vanilla ~ Made exclusively with premium Tahitian vanilla beans from New Guinea.  Intensely aromatic with a complex floral aroma and fruity, cherry-like flavor profile. Double-strength.
  • Mexican Vanilla Extract ~ Made exclusively with vanilla grown in the tropical climate of Mexico. Mexican vanilla is often described as the finest in the world.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract ~ All-natural blend of vanillas, including beans from Madagascar. This vanilla extract provides rich flavor and aroma to all of your culinary needs.  Bilingual labels feature text in French and English.
  • Vanilla Bean Paste ~ All-natural blend of vanillas, used to impart both the flavor and appearance of vanilla. Bilingual labels feature text in French and English.
    1 Tbs vanilla paste = 1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbs vanilla extract.
  • 2-Fold Velvet Cream Vanilla ~ This double-strength natural and artificial  extract is a great tasting yet economical alternative.  Use it whenever you want to impart the rich flavor of vanilla.
  • Clear Vanilla Extract ~ This double-strength extract will not discolor your whitest frosting and offers a less expensive alternative to natural vanilla extracts.
  • Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract ~ Our non-alcohol vanilla flavor is made with real vanilla from select vanilla beans and contains no sugar or corn syrup.

Use LorAnn Vanillas in: 

  • All your baked goods
  • Frostings and glazes
  • Confections
  • Ice cream and beverages

All of our Vanilla products are:

  • Gluten free
  • Kosher certified
  • Free of nut and dairy allergens

Flavor Fountain

Not a syrup or topping!  These concentrated flavorings will flavor and color all frozen dairy treats as well as shakes, beverages, protein shakes, and diet drinks.  Just add to any vanilla or chocolate base.  The quart size is ideal for use in commercial soft serve machines, while the 4 ounce size is perfect for home ice cream machines and blenders.

Use Flavor Fountain to flavor and color:

  • Soft-serve and hard ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Protein drinks
  • Diet drinks
  • Smoothies & shakes

Suggested usage levels:  

  • 1 oz. per gallon of ice cream or yogurt base
  • 1 tablespoon per quart ice cream recipe
  • 1 teaspoon per 16 oz. shake or beverage

Our Flavor Fountain flavors are:

  • Gluten free
  • Free of nut allergens (except Texas Peanut Butter)
  • Most are free of dairy allergens except for the following flavors:  Caramel Pecan Cheesecake, New York Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake and Tiramisu