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Actual Imitation Butter is pretty good, if they actually send it to you
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2018
I ordered the Imitation Butter Extract from Amazon, as I can no longer find this in any local grocery stores. I have enjoyed baking with it--half of my family has milk allergies and we can't use actual butter or real butter extract; using this imitation extract adds that butteriness that we missed in our alternative baking! Some people complain that this tastes "too chemical-ly" or that it ruins their baking; I don't know how much they used, or if maybe they were trying to replace the butter itself, perhaps, but if you use it like any other baking extract, adding, say, 1/2-1 tsp. for a batch of cookies or to pie crust dough, then it adds the butteriness you want without being overwhelming. Maybe it doesn't taste 100% spot-on exactly like butter, but it tastes close enough to me to fill that missing gap. And if it bothers you that much, then maybe just actually use butter! Anyway, yes, the product itself is good. BUT although I've never had problems ordering through an Amazon fulfillment, they sent the WRONG THING--they sent Butter Extract (from real butter), which my family cannot have because of our milk allergies. I was totally bugged. I specifically ordered this from Amazon because I can't find the imitation anywhere, and then they went ahead and sent me exactly what I was trying to avoid! I guess I'll have to return it, but now I don't have what I wanted for holiday baking! Amazon, please review orders carefully! I realize there are similar items out there, and perhaps the average baker would be thrilled to be given the genuine extract instead of the imitation, but there may be health reasons why they wanted the imitation! I did get a refund and can keep this butter extract; I'll have to find someone to give it to, I guess. I'm not sure if it's worth risking a re-order to try to get the right thing. I'm pretty frustrated!