Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Questions about Flavour Pearls


Q – How many Pearls are in a jar?

A – There are more than 160 individual Pearls in a 50 g jar.


Q – How many Pearls is one serve?

A – We recommend 10 Pearls or 2 – 3 grams is a serve. You may need more or less depending on your dish though. A canape would need only a few Pearls for impact.


Q – Where can I buy them?

A – You can buy them from our on-line store, we post Australia wide. We are also stocked in many fine food stores, see our stockists tab for more information.


Q – Do you sell them to restaurants and bars?

A – Yes we do…please call us (03) 9773 6403 or send us an email and we will get you a product list ASAP 


Q – Do the retailers stock all of the flavours?

A – Some of our retailers do but not all. It’s a good move to phone ahead and ask.  Often they can order in what you need.


Q – What is the outside of the Pearl made from?

A – We use pectin as our gelling agent. For example in our Balsamic Flavour Pearls the outside consists of Balsamic Vinegar and pectin.


Q – What is the liquid that the Pearls are in inside the jar?

A – Using Balsamic Flavour Pearls as our example, the liquid is the same balsamic vinegar as the Pearl just without any pectin in it.


Q – Do they need to be refrigerated?

A – Yes…but only after they have been opened… they will need to be stored in the fridge.


Q – I can’t see any Pearls in my unopened jar. I think they have melted. Do Flavour Pearls melt?

A – No they will not melt! We heat pasturise the Flavour Pearls in the jar at above 93 c at production. The reason you may not easily see the Pearls is because the pearls and the fill liquid in the jar are the same liquid. We choose not to add any additional colour to either liquid.


Q – Can you freeze them?

A – Yes they can be successfully frozen without losing the liquid burst once defrosted.


Q – Are they vegetarian?

A – Yes – they are actually vegan (the honey varieties are vegetarian). Also gluten free. Dairy free too.


Q – Can you serve them on hot foods?

A – Yes you can.


Q – Will they dissolve in my Champagne or cocktail?

A – No they will not.


Q – Do you use Eco-friendly packaging?

A – In order for your delivery to reach you without breaking we use a combination of bubble wrap, biodegradable foam bubbles and recycled boxes to package your goodies.


If you haven’t found the answers to your questions please contact us for more information.


Peninsula Larders Flavour Pearls Balsamic