Real Vanilla or Artificial Flavoring?

United States
June 24, 2007 6:48pm CST
What is your preference real or artificial vanilla? I prefer real vanilla. The flavor is so much better than artificial.
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15 responses
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I too much prefer real vanilla over the imitation stuff. There is no comparison in taste! Also, I wonder what the chemicals are in the imitation stuff! I know that there is a huge difference in price, but I would rather use it less often and savor the delicious taste than to spend less, use it more and not enjoy it as much!
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I have been tempted to buy the more expensive stuff to see if it is any better than the brands in the store.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I don't think I have ever had real vanilla. I know there is vanilla extract. That is what I use to make my sweet yams.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
Ooops, I meant to put extract, but forgot. But, I would like to try real vanilla bean.
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Absolutely only real. I refuse to ever eat anything artificial. It's why I make *everything* from scratch. Even mayonnaise.
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@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
25 Jun 07
So do I it has a much better taste then the artifical does.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun 07
If I am really honest now I have never had the real Vanilla I have always had the Artificial one so I really can not tell you which one is better I have never ever seen the real one but then I have never looked for it
• United States
26 Jun 07
I prefer real vanilla. I have been told that imitation vanilla tastes the same but i dont' think so
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Well I have only boughten imitation vanilla- I don’t think I even know where to buy real vanilla- tell me it’s right next to the imitation right- but more expensive? Lol.. I bake hardly never! So I don’t use it often-
• United States
25 Jun 07
There is nothing like the real thing vanilla. especailly if u use it in cakes and in your pancakes..it smells like heaven...this is totally making my mouth water.....
@junksta14 (207)
• United States
25 Jun 07
i like real vanilla because the artificial is not that good
@sunshinecup (7880)
25 Jun 07
This is silly, but vanilla is one of the few things I can't taste a diffrence between fresh and aritificial. I have tried, but to me they both taste the same. Goofy isn't it? LOL
@AskAlly (3626)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
Though it is much more expensive, I have to say that I agree with you. I tried artificial once and it was definitly not the same. I'd rather pay more and get the best results.
@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
Real is always best but I have to be honest here I have never tried the real stuff and I have never seen it anywhere. I'll have to look for it.
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
25 Jun 07
In my house, whatever he picks up from the grocery store and comes in that little brown bottle that can be stored in the pantry and used many of times. I am not picky in that aspect. I am happy when I have it and have a use for it. :)
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I always buy real vanilla extract, but I can't honestly say that I prefer it, because I haven't tried the artificial stuff. If I taste-tested it side by side, I'll bet I would go for the real thing, because I don't care for anything artificial.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Real Vanilla is much better. It has a better taste and stronger. I just love to use real vanilla. However, I cant always purchase it as it is too expensive so often I have to use immitation vanilla.