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    Musk Sticks

         Musk cupcakes, with musk frosting & topped with musk mini's
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    Ahhhh, difficult to describe the flavour of musk lollies if your not from Australian or New Zealand. A popular pink lolly in it's most common form a 12cm (4.72in) "stick".
    The sticks are extruded, firm, yet are soft & melt in your mouth. The mini's are crunchy and lifesavers chalky, all have that distinct one of kind musk flavour. 
    As for the flavour, well it certainly is a conundrum, let's see, they are not related to the cosmetic musk perfume, yet  I would describe them as having a strong "perfume". With a hint of rose water &... well, I don't know really. I've heard them described as "tasting like the smell of old ladies at the bus stop & yet kind of nice" (bet that makes you want to try them!), I like the flavour with it's floral undertones. Popular wedding cupcake choice with the pretty pink colour & sweet flavour. 
    Like to live on the wild side?? Then try making yourself some musk vodka!
    6 packs of musk lifesavers 
    I bottle of vodka
    Crush the lifesavers in a mortar and pestle, add to vodka bottle, wait 48 hours. You'll now have pink musk vodka. Drink in shot glasses or as mixed with soda.
    Concentrate the formula and you have your own musk extract/essence or I found musk oil for baking and confectionary making online in Oz at Inspired by Chocolate
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    Reader Comments (4)

    I think the taste would probably have to be described as a combination of rosewater, lavender and vanilla. I found this out by accident over the weekend when I was making cupcakes. I love musk, and am surprised that its an australian only thing. I had no idea!!

    October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBec

    Trying to find a recipe for musk icecream. does anyone remember musk flavour ice blocks called "pink pussycat" from the early 70s?

    April 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpinkpussycat

    hi pinkpussycat... I don't know the ice blocks "pink pussycat"... but to make a musk flavoured ice cream start with your favourite vanilla recipe and replace vanilla with culinary musk flavoured extract and pink food colouring.

    Bec... excellent description of the flavour!!

    Thanks for stopping by.

    April 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterThe Lone Baker

    The flavour is similar to dragon fruits - the ones that are pink on the inside, not the white ones.

    May 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIan

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