do you use mccormick flavor extracts?

Posted on: Mon, 08/04/2003 - 1:46am
steph626's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

i recently purchased some mccormick pure lemon extract for a cookie recipe, but when i got home i realized that there were several nut flavored extracts on the shelf with the lemon. i've called mccormick and they assured me that there are no nuts or peanuts in the plant at all--all the imitation flavors are completely synthetic, and the one "pure" nut extract (almond) is made entirely from the apricot kernel. vanilla is on a separate, dedicated line altogether, but all the others are on the same lines. has anyone else used the lemon or orange extracts, with or without problem?

Posted on: Tue, 08/05/2003 - 5:15am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I use McCormick Spices and Extracts with no problems. Have done so for several years now. I use the orange and lemon all the time for Iced Tea, and frequently use the mint for mint ice cream or homemade Peppermint Patties.
I received the same response via email. They seem like a very allergy aware company.
[This message has been edited by ryan's mom (edited August 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 08/05/2003 - 5:30am
brendaj's picture
Joined: 08/24/2000 - 09:00

Does anyone know if this also true with their spices?

Posted on: Tue, 08/05/2003 - 6:38am
steph626's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

apparently it is true for both flavor extracts and spices--see the thread i started with the same topic under "manufacturers (safe, unsafe)"--the general consensus seems to be that mccormick is pretty safe.
thanks everyone!


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