I would like to try a few recipes which call for rosewater. I have made these in the past but it seems difficult to get rosewater here. Many places seem to sell "rose flavoured water".
To me this sounds like one of those fudge words to suggest that it's never been near a rose and is actually concocted from a mixture of isolated synthetic substances.
On the other hand, rosewater is really just the water-bit of distilling rose petals in steam, I think, so really could be described as "rose flavoured water".
Whether or not the taste and safety is is equivalent, I'd prefer something made from roses.
Nowhere online seems to give the ingredients for these things and actual shops are some miles away. Could someone who knows the market in the UK or the big international online sites help me out?
Is there a difference?