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Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
Yuk! Ruined my smoothies! Not at all the imitation vanilla of my youth! Surprising, as McCormick is a major brand. Tastes mostly like the alcohol (13%) and citric acid in the ingredients list, and not anything like vanillin. And what "other artificial flavorings?" I just wanted the vanilla flavor (I poured it out in the garden it was so bad!)! You're better off with your local store brand of imitation vanilla (brown), if they even have one these days (I purchased an 8oz Weis brand today, which is fine and has plenty of vanilla flavor - no citric acid!). Gold Medal also makes an imitation vanilla (haven't tried it yet - larger 16oz bottle) and both are so affordable and storable!
PS. One of the great things about vanilla flavor is the aroma! Totally lacking in the McCormack item. ALSO, I did sample the Gold Medal brand Imitation Vanilla purchased at Weis - it also gets a "YUK"! No vanilla flavor or aroma here along, more "ingredients", and ¼ teaspoon actually burned my mouth! I'll be sticking with the Weis product as long as they still carry it!!!