Artificial Vanilla can’t replicate the complexity of over 200 compounds found in Natural Vanilla Beans. There is no real clear vanilla, this is always an artificial vanilla, as no vanilla is clear.
“PURE” Vanilla by FDA Standards. To use Pure, FDA requires a minimum of 13.35 oz vanilla beans to a gallon of minimum 35% alcohol & 65% water. After that “Pure” extract producers can add sugar, corn syrup, caramel colors. Stabilizers, & other additives to sweeten the extract further. So long as the alcohol content & vanilla bean weight stay the same, it remains “pure” by FDA standard. FDA does not require all vanilla extract additives be listed on the label.
Virtually every “Pure” extract producer dilutes & adulterates their vanilla to some extent.
We at Vanilla ‘n’ Spice are very pure vanilla from quality gourmet grade A vanilla beans. We follow strict quality control. Never use grade B or Extract vanilla beans. And did you know there is a big difference in the Brands of the same spirits. We know what Labels rank A to F, and we only use A+ Spirits for optimum results.