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Great flavor for imitation vanilla
on January 1, 2015
I use natural vanilla for most of my baking. But sometimes I need clear vanilla when natural vanilla make the mixture tinted or brown. I like the flavor of Wilton clean imitation vanilla. It smells strong just like the natural when added to mixture, and the flavor bakes off some. So sometimes I use just a little more than natural vanilla in order to achieve the same potency in baking. Other than that, sometimes I almost can not tell which vanilla I use to bake, Imitation or Natural.
The Wilton Clear imitation vanilla I used to get come with a foil seal on the bottle for freshness. I recommend removing this foil before using. One time I was in a hurry. Instead of removing the foil, I made the mistake of punching through the foil and left it in place. A few weeks later, the bottle of clear vanilla turned a slight brown tint. I guess the ingredients in the imitation vanilla had a chemical reaction with the foil. The flavor was not affected, it was just no longer clear. Just FYI.