The BIG QUESTION?
Vanilla: What’s the Difference?
People wonder about the difference between
Watkins Original Double-Strength Vanilla and
Watkins Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla ?
Both contain real Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
extract. But Watkins Original Double-Strength
Vanilla is the one people want for delicious
cookies and other baked goods. It is made with
considerably less alcohol (8¼%) and is fortified
with stabilizers which make it more effective for
baking and freezing.
By contrast, Watkins Pure Madagascar
Bourbon Vanilla (35% alcohol) is better
used in recipes that do not require baking or freezing,
such as adding to whipped cream, butter, cereal, or
a favorite beverage.
By the way, for wedding cakes and other
baked goods that need to be pure white,
professional bakers choose our colorless
Watkins Double Strength Imitation Clear
Vanilla Extract, which has all of the bake-proof, freeze-proof, double strength
flavor of our Original Double Strength Vanilla.