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Old 02-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Opinions please on two davinci syrup flavors

What's your opinion on the Davinci's sf german chocolate and the pumpkin pie flavors? I'm getting ready to place an order and the reviews are for all the davinci products, so I'd love to read some firsthand opinions of these two. Also, any other flavors I need? what about the peanut butter?
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I haven't tried the German Chocolate but I love the Pumpkin Spice to flavor coffee and pour over my OMM pancake occasionally.

That German Chocolate would probably be great in afternoon coffee when you are wanting a little treat.

I use more Raspberry than anything, putting it in my plain yogurt, my hot flax cereal or in my vanilla protein shake.

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I have not tried the german chocolate either but I have the pumkin pie and I love it. I use it to make OMM, lc pumkin bake, LC pancakes and protein shakes. I bet the german chocolate is good too!!

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Thanks so much for the replies
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I tried the peanut butter.

It was... disappointing. Seems PB needs a good bit of fat with it to make it "work" as a flavor. I was really disappointed.

I find the fruit-flavors the most versatile: Raspberry, peach, lemon. The other flavors, especially the exotic-sounding ones, start all tasting pretty much the same. The fruit ones, though... THOSE are great. Like freeman, the Raspberry is my "go-to" flavor.
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I like the French vanilla!!! When I make my cheesecakes and stuff I use the French Vanilla in place of the vanilla extract. I have also tried the regular chocolate and it is not sweet enough for me. Not sure if you have tried the Torani brand that Walmart sells, but I like them and I can try different flavors for about 1/2 the price and then if I don't like it, I don't feel so bad about the money spent.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #7
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I tried the peanut butter.

It was... disappointing. Seems PB needs a good bit of fat with it to make it "work" as a flavor. I was really disappointed.
I picked up the Toriani one and it's actually very good.
Especially in hot almond milk in place of a "hot cocoa" type drink.
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If you go to amazon you can see reviews for specific flavors. I feel like I remember people saying that pumpkin pie was not as good as pumpkin spice.
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Pumpkin spice is quite good. I can't say I've tried the German chocolate, I don't think they even had that one when I was a barista so I wouldn't have had an opportunity to try it. Eggnog flavor is excellent, as is coconut, vanilla, blackberry, etc.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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I keep reading about these and really want to get the chocolate and one of the caramel, think those two would be the ones i use most regular. Let us know how they taste when you try them x
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Focus the torani salted caramel is really, really good!
For chocolate, I personally find the Monin 0'free brand the best tasting.
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pumpkin pie is great, but WHAT ARE YOU USING IT FOR? I can't imagine it in coffee! I use my syrups to make flax muffins.

the german chocolate is marginal at best. not really a chocolate flavor, lots of coconut, but you might like it. I did not. the plain chocolate and chocolate macademia are worse. the chocolate is a BIT of help along with a lot of cocoa powder, but it's pretty much as good just with vanilla and the cocoa powder.

I don't see the point of salted caramel. we all have salt, and it is more versatile to have regular caramel and add salt when you want it.

the peanut butter is another maybe. there were times I thought it was worthless, but now I use it again. Trader Joe's used to sell a very low carb peanut flour, and when you put both in muffins they were pretty good. this alone as flavoring is pretty insipid. In other words, my husband usually can't tell what flavor it's supposed to be without my telling him, though it's not unpleasant at all.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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Raven the salted caramel taste is a lot more complex than just caramel with salt. I can't really explain it but if you run across a small bottle to try, I think you'd really like it
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I have most of Davinci's sugar free syrups, or at least have tried them all. I hated pumpkin pie. The flavor was so off. I wasn't a fan of the chocolate, either. Most of their other stuff was awesome. I regularly use dulce de leche, praline, creme de menthe, butter rum, vanilla, toasted marshamallow,cherry, raspberry, khalua, white chocolate and butterscotch. Those rock.
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German Choc: Not as good as chocolate
Pumpkin Pie: Excellent. Put it on Greek yogurt, and you have pumpkin pie filling.
Gingerbread: Excellent. Put it on flaxseed meal bread.
Almond: Excellent. Toast a slice flaxseed meal bread, then put two tsp of syrup on it, then coat it will almond butter: tasted like marzipan. Good in smoothies too.
Peanut butter: No bad. I add it to smoothies sometimes
Toasted marshmallow: Not worth it.
Eggnog, butterscotch: Quite good.
Torani almond roca: good, but not as good as DV Almond.
Banana: Tastes not like real bananas, but like banana candy. If you like that, it's good.
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Raven the salted caramel taste is a lot more complex than just caramel with salt. I can't really explain it but if you run across a small bottle to try, I think you'd really like it
Agreed.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #17
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Dottie, what do you use the salted caramel in?
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Coffee mainly, in warm almond milk with a little cocoa powder (salted caramel hot chocolate).
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I've used the German Chocolate in cheesecake and it was just ok, in my opinion.
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Mountaingirl how do you use the praline I got it but thought it had no taste also didnt like the egg nog one either. Dorothy love your idea for hot chocolate
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Taste is such an individual thing but I LOVE the German Chocolate. I don't drink coffee though. I use all my syrups in egg creams, egg white protein 'shots' and as sweeteners/flavor for baked stuff.
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Yes, taste is individual. Pumpkin pie is ok. Not great. I love the toasted marshmallow and egg nog. I use the PButter in my coffee. Never would have thought p butter and coffee would be a match, but they are.
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i have both flavors prefer pumkin spice more. also like the irish, gingerbread flavors.
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Has Pumpkin Spice been discontinued or am I just blind? I'm only seeing Pumpkin Pie.
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