Strawberry Extract--What Brand?

Baking By TurksandCaicos Updated 17 Apr 2016 , 4:14pm by julia1812

TurksandCaicos Posted 14 Apr 2016 , 2:31am
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I found a recipe for a different strawberry cake that I would like to try.  It calls for strawberry extract (in addition to strawberry puree) and I've never used that before.  

Does anyone have any recommendations as to a good brand of strawberry extract?  From my cursory research, it seems like there is a wide variety of brands both imitation and "natural" (whatever that means.)  I thought I also read somewhere that depending on the brand, strawberry extract can emit a chemical/bitter taste, which of course I would like to avoid.  While the imitation extracts seem to be cheapest, if the quality isn't great then that's not a good option.  

I would appreciate any input anyone might have on this.  Thanks!

6 replies
maybenot Posted 14 Apr 2016 , 8:03pm
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I highly recommend the strawberry extract from It's not chemical or bitter at all.   I purchase all of my extracts and flavorings from them and I think they're superior to others.   They ship quickly, too.

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TurksandCaicos Posted 15 Apr 2016 , 2:49pm
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Thanks so much for the suggestion and for the coupon code link!  I will check out. 

jenner28 Posted 16 Apr 2016 , 10:36pm
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I used this company However I have only ever added it to icing and not to cakes, so I'm not sure how the quantities play out.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Apr 2016 , 3:22pm
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i use strawberry jello and fresh strawberries in mine

-K8memphis Posted 17 Apr 2016 , 3:23pm
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i mean the jello powder into the mixture 

julia1812 Posted 17 Apr 2016 , 4:14pm
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Oh I am not a huge fan of extracts but especially with berries I find they all taste very artificial. Can you not use real strawberries? But that wad not your question anyway so...just my opinion. 

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