Sent by Lona
Editor: Lona, most flavoring extracts are quite volatile and, as you discovered with the peppermint flavoring, can evaporate. We looked at the storage recommendations from several flavoring manufacturers and they say that extracts tend to have a shelf life of 6 months to 1 year. The exception to this is pure vanilla extract which, if stored in a cool dark place and tightly sealed, can last indefinitely and even improve with age.
Readers, what has your experience been with storing flavoring extracts? How long do you keep them? Do you think that Lona can reconstitute her peppermint flavoring?
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