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 Post subject: Almond Flavouring???
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:55 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:44 am
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Location: K-W, ON
The host of a Christmas gathering I am attending just commented that she will substitute almond flavouring for almond extract in something she is baking for the event. I have looked on-line but have not found any info on what almond flavouring is actually made of. Does anyone know? Is it safe for those who have tree nut allergies?

Food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts & OAS; onset with puberty and pregnancies. Environmental allergies to birch, cats & dogs. Drug allergy to sulfa.
All 3 kids allergic to cats & dogs, seasonal allergies

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:42 am 

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 4:27 pm
Posts: 300
Location: Montreal
I'm pretty sure it's the same principle as the difference between vanilla "extract" and "flavouring" where extract has a base of alcohol and is more pungent and flavouring uses oil. But there is still vanilla in each so I would steer clear of almond flavouring too.

Associate Editor at Allergic Living.
Allergies to all nuts and legumes except soy and green beans.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:17 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6501
Location: Ottawa
According to McCormick's
Water, alcohol (32%), and benzaldehyde ... tract.aspx

You may want to follow up with a telephone call to ensure that there is no cross contamination.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:39 pm 

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:40 am
Posts: 429
Location: Alberta, Canada
Even if the product was safe, if the cookies... smelled like nuts I am sure that alone would turn my tummy off! This idea would concern me also for children or people with out allergies I think they could get a wrong idea or mixed message. I do get that there is a difference and no tree nut is in the product but I think it could mess some people up! :?

Me-Allergic to Peanut, Tree Nut, Coconut, Shellfish, ASA and Asthma
My Husband and Children No Allergies

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