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Artificial flavors we love


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I confess I really like the taste of artificial almond flavoring in things. Anybody else with examples?

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Fake cherry. Like in Ludens cough drops or (hangs head in shame) cheap maraschino cherries...could eat 'em by the jarful, god help me...

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Watermelon AND green apple Jolly Ranchers.

And cherry jolly ranchers!

I also like fake banana like is found in now & laters and laffy taffy, so bad, yet so good.

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As much as I hate admitting it, I like peach Nerds. I've actually considered working them into a dessert... but so far I've been able to talk myself out of it.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Fake banana! When I was a kid, the local swimming pool sold these flavored sugar powders in little plastic fruit-shaped bottles. The banana was my favorite. I like to pretend my affection is mostly nostalgia-based, but I'm not sure that's true.

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Oh, dear. If you pop a watermelon Jolly Rancher into your mouth when you are in my vehicle, you WILL be walking home. Cannot bear the smell. I would rather that you lit up a cigarette!

I guess I am pretty much anti-anything fruit-flavored.

Or artificial butter-flavored.

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Oh, dear. If you pop a watermelon Jolly Rancher into your mouth when you are in my vehicle, you WILL be walking home. Cannot bear the smell. I would rather that you lit up a cigarette!

I guess I am pretty much anti-anything fruit-flavored.

Or artificial butter-flavored.

Agreed.

I'd rather eat road tar than put anything made by Jolly Rancher in my mouth.

Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today. -- Edgar Allan Poe

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Was going to list diet coke but they supposedly use natural flavoring oils so I'll just say I enjoy whatever artificial flavorings are in my coffeemate italian sweet cream coffee creamer.

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I have to admit to loving Nocello liquer, which has artifical walnut flavor.

I remember being very bothered by a friend who I had gifted a bottle to. She said she very much enjoyed the first glass of it, and while reaching for a refill, read the bottle and immediately pronounced it repulsive. Rude. I should have hidden her eyeglasses, and if not that, I should have taken the bottle home with me. It's wonderful on dark chocolate or expresso flavored gelato too.

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Fake banana! When I was a kid, the local swimming pool sold these flavored sugar powders in little plastic fruit-shaped bottles. The banana was my favorite. I like to pretend my affection is mostly nostalgia-based, but I'm not sure that's true.

Me too! And I actually hate real bananas... totally shameful, I know. :-)

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Fake banana!

Me too! And I actually hate real bananas... totally shameful, I know. :-)

I'm just the opposite. I love bananas but artificial banana flavor is one of my most disliked artificial flavors.

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Fake banana! When I was a kid, the local swimming pool sold these flavored sugar powders in little plastic fruit-shaped bottles. The banana was my favorite. I like to pretend my affection is mostly nostalgia-based, but I'm not sure that's true.

Me too! And I actually hate real bananas... totally shameful, I know. :-)

I'm on board. I like bananas but the Cavandish - the only variety available except in ethnic markets, simply doesn't have enough banana flavor - even when I use the method favored by Cook's Illustrated.

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The artificial banana flavor tastes more like what I think of "banana" than the real thing.

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Blue Moon ice cream... Its a Midwestern thing. I have no idea what it is supposed to be, but it is so good.

And the mystery flavor dum dums. You are what you eat.

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Occasionally I get a craving for a McDonalds "vanilla" milkshake

Vanilla Triple Thick® Shake:

Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream: Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate.

1100 calories, 26 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat; YUM! - but definitely not real vanilla.

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Occasionally I get a craving for a McDonalds "vanilla" milkshake

Vanilla Triple Thick® Shake:

Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream: Milk, sugar, cream, nonfat milk solids, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, dextrose, sodium citrate, artificial vanilla flavor, sodium phosphate, carrageenan, disodium phosphate, cellulose gum, vitamin A palmitate.

1100 calories, 26 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat; YUM! - but definitely not real vanilla.

Scary. :smile:

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