Mint Extract Vs. Peppermint Extract

Baking By approachthebench Updated 27 Jul 2010 , 10:30pm by pajnpis

approachthebench Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 5:27am
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I have been reading around on the difference between mint and peppermint extract and there are tons of different answers floating around. Id thought Id come to the place where people actually know what they are talking about!

When making mint buttercream or mint chocolate cupcakes or anything that asks for a minty flavor what do you use? Mint extract or Peppermint and why?

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Texas_Rose Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 6:23am
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I use peppermint.

momg9 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 2:21pm
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I use mint sometimes when making candy. Mint extract tastes like spearmint and peppermint like peppermint. Like the Lifesaver candy, the difference in the green package (spearmint) or the blue (peppermint).

DarleneP Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 1:20am
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This is good to know. A lady at work bought me a bakery cake for my birthday. It was chocolate mint but it was spearmint flavored-it was weird. At first I thought it tasted like toothpaste. It was so funny to see people's reactions when they took a bite! They would be polite but most went in the trash. I don't like the combo of spearmint and chocolate at all....

frogcooke Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 6:08pm
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i prefer peppermint over regular mint.

JulieMN Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 10:20pm
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pajnpis Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 10:30pm
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I prefer to use mint extract. It goes really good with chocolate although I haven't tried peppermint yet

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