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Mint Extract vs. Peppermint Extract

post #1 of 7
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I have been reading around on the difference between mint and peppermint extract and there are tons of different answers floating around. Id thought Id come to the place where people actually know what they are talking about!

When making mint buttercream or mint chocolate cupcakes or anything that asks for a minty flavor what do you use? Mint extract or Peppermint and why?
post #2 of 7
I use peppermint.
post #3 of 7
I use mint sometimes when making candy. Mint extract tastes like spearmint and peppermint like peppermint. Like the Lifesaver candy, the difference in the green package (spearmint) or the blue (peppermint).
post #4 of 7
This is good to know. A lady at work bought me a bakery cake for my birthday. It was chocolate mint but it was spearmint flavored-it was weird. At first I thought it tasted like toothpaste. It was so funny to see people's reactions when they took a bite! They would be polite but most went in the trash. I don't like the combo of spearmint and chocolate at all....
post #5 of 7
i prefer peppermint over regular mint.
post #6 of 7
Peppermint..
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Where the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways. Where it is unwilling, it will find a thousand excuses.
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"I did then what I knew then, when I knew better, I did better." Maya Angelou
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post #7 of 7
I prefer to use mint extract. It goes really good with chocolate although I haven't tried peppermint yet
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