Torani is a brand of "Italian" flavoured syrups commonly used in Canadian coffee shops. There are a large variety of sweet and fruit flavours, some of which are only available seasonally (eg: egg nog). The most popular (or at least flagship) flavour is hazelnut.
In addition to flavouring coffee and espresso-based drinks, Torani (and competitors) can be mixed with straight steamed milk to create a steamer (sweet flavours recommended) or carbonated water to create an Italian soda (fruit flavours recommended). For some unknown reason, asking the barista to put less than the normal amount into a steamer results in an enhanced flavour that is more palatable to those without a sweet tooth.
Ingredients (for hazelnut flavour):
- pure cane sugar
- natural flavors
- sodium benzoate
- potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness)
- caramel color
- citric acid
Torani is bottled and manufactured by R. Torre & Co. of San Francisco (hence the scare quoted 'Italian', above).