On Candyflavor.com they have different base that you have to click on (I just looked to be sure), Maybe you were under the the water based ones without knowing it. I love the flavors (PG based) that I got from them.I ordered from Candy Flavors once, just a few things. Can't remember what they were, only they said they were in PG and no, no they weren't. They all went in the trash. I suppose you could use them for making candy.