Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

Wattleseed extract

Flavour – Coffee-chocolate-hazelnut

Colour and Appearance – Dark brown, liquid

Typical Uses – As for Wattleseed but just use with simple addition. Use as a flavouring for sweet or savoury sauces or in batters, desserts and baked foods. Use at 2-4% addition. Simply dilute with hot water and top with frothed milk to make a WattleccinoTM.

Helpful Hints – Add to whipped cream to flavour and stabilise the cream but fold in quickly or the tannins can curdle the cream.

Storage and Packaging Sizes – chilled or frozen, 200ml bottles and 1kg jerry cans, 20kg tubs

Wattleseed extract is a highly versatile ingredient for use in savoury and sweet dishes as a source of Maillard products. These add nutty, roasted, toasted notes to steamed or braised meats, enhance beverages such as beer or juices, flavour cream and ice cream to name just a few.

See Wattleseed entry for more information and ideas of uses.



Vic Cherikoff

Shannon - March 3, 2015

G’day Vic,

Can you please let me know when wattleseed is in stock?


    Vic Cherikoff - March 3, 2015

    Hi Shannon,

    It should not be long. The orders have mounted up so I am keen to get the new season stock in too.

    I’ll be in touch.


    Vic Cherikoff - April 28, 2015

    Hi Shannon,
    We have Wattleseed back in stock. The bad news is that it is $100/kg as the price has not eased with the new season.
    Let me know if you still want some.

Renata - February 10, 2015

I would like to check if you got in stock wattleseed extract.
If not how long will take to get one in.
Thank you

    Vic Cherikoff - February 20, 2015

    Hi Renata,

    The Wattleseed has been harvested and cleaned. We expect to have stocks roasted and milled by early March.

    Thanks for your patience.


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