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Regularly: $3.59/Each

  • Great for use in cakes, cookies, pastries, sauces, and icings
  • Made using artificial flavorings
  • Real-tasting vanilla flavor

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Flavor Vanilla
Gluten Free Yes
Package Size 16 oz.
Type Imitation Flavorings

Customer questions about this product

How does this compare to pure vanilla?
It generally takes twice as much imitation vanilla to match the strength and taste of pure vanilla.
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Add a vanilla flavor to your cakes, cookies, and pastries using this Shank's 16 oz. imitation vanilla. It's also great for making sauces and frostings! Featuring a great, real-tasting vanilla flavor, imitation vanilla is made using artificial flavorings. Substitute this imitation vanilla for your regular vanilla extract and make delectable, tantalizing treats that your customers won't be able to resist!

Shank's Extracts, Inc. was founded in 1899, initially creating flavorings to help make medicines taste better. Expanding their company and label through the years, their flavors, extracts, and food colorings are sold in major grocery chains across the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. Today, their primary product remains Shank's Compound Flavoring of Vanilla Bean, and they continue to make quality products for both retail and industrial applications.

  • Gluten Free

    Gluten Free

    This item is Gluten Free per the manufacturer.

  • Orthodox Union

    Orthodox Union

    This item is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Shank's 16 oz. Imitation Vanilla

    4.9 stars from 16 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Vanilla great Imitation price flavor baking love real smells tastes

    An imitation vanilla that taste almost as good as the real stuff. A really generous amount extract for the low price that this product co

    from Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Cafe Posted on

    Mixing vanilla drinks

    This imitation vanilla extract as absolutely wonderful. Just a splash in my morning pancakes is all it takes. A very vibrant flavor and delicious vanilla smell in every bite!

    Posted on

    Vanilla in use.

    I use the Shark’s sixteen ounce bottle of Imitation vanilla on a regular basis. I have an in-house baker and this is his go to vanilla flavoring. He likes that the flavor stays true at high temperatures and has a good shelf life. And I always appreciate the positive sincere feedback from our cake customers. Works well and easy to order.

    Posted on

    Great addition to my slow cooker rolled oats. Highly recommend.

    I always try to use real vanilla in my baking but it has gotten so expensive. I have been using imitation in items that are baked and saving the real vanilla for things like buttercreams and non baked items. This imitation vanilla has a nice flavor that is not to artificial tasting.

    Posted on

    good substitute for the real stuff.

    This was well packaged when received intact. Bought this to give it a try and it smells and tastes great. The price was excellent for the size and quality.

    Posted on

    Mixing Shank's Vanilla flavor with my liquid ingredients for the pastries I'm baking. This has a nice flavor.

    A great tasting imitation vanilla that gets really close to the real thing. A great price to use in large volume baking. It still gives your baked goods that great taste and flavor your customers love.

    Posted on

    This flavoring has really helped our business save money. The taste is true for a fraction of the regular price, so we can increase our margins,

    from partycakes bakery Posted on

    Bought this vanilla just to try it out and I am pleasantly impressed! Great flavor, and comes at a really great price, this is good stuff.

    Posted on

    We really like this vanilla. We have had to start using imitation due to the extreme price increase in the pure vanilla. This is a good imitation vanilla.

    Posted on

    This vanilla has great flavor. It is one of the best imitation vanillas that I have tried. I would definitely recommend it, even better for the price!

    Posted on

    This is a great vanilla flavor!! THe size is great for my baking business! I love it. The price is unreal too. I'm really enjoying it

    from sweetart Posted on

    Shank's 16 oz. Imitation Vanilla #1041003 today im going to talk alot about maube the dark vanilla is good in darker maube mixes ppl like the dark version for its bitter quality

    from PowerQuee Media Posted on

    Pretty good for the price. Came in a box with one other thing. Wish it was cheaper or shipped more efficiently to cut down on my costs.

    from backwater Posted on

    Love this product for all my baking needs! It is a very good price and the quality is just as good as others I have tried.

    Posted on

    I was a little hesitant about getting imitation vanilla but this is awesome!! It smells and tastes absolutely GREAT!!! I love this and will definitely buy again!

    from Kat's Krumbles Posted on

    Helps out in a pinch when we run out of pure vanilla extract. The shipping is so fast so that also was a bonus! Great flavor as well.

    from Hardcore Sweet Posted on

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