November 16, 2016
What are they used for: Will provide unique flavors and textures to foods not found in other liquids.
Liquor is most often full of food additives, such as flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, etc. So even though it is listed as a single item on a packaged food, it comes with it's own list of unlabeled ingredients. There is absolutely no way of knowing what is in these products if it is not further broken down; nor is there any indication of the quality. Since these are to be used in small amounts in a product, they are likely the cheapest form of that liquor product.
The items that are listed with the kind of description that you would not drink, such as "wine solids" are very highly processed products. These types of products are used as cheap replacements for what would originally have been used, which would have been real wines, or whatever other liquor flavor is trying to be imparted to the food. In most cases these would technically be a flavoring, and will bear no resemblance to the original liquor.
Examples of alcoholic liquids:
- Marsala wine
- Sherry wine
- White wine
Examples of alcohol based products:
- Sauterne wine solids
- White wine concentrate