I was eatin fresh almonds tother day (I decided I like them a long time ago.) I did a experiment. I wanted to see if I could get that wonderful almond extract flavor from them. I chewed and masticated (get your mind out of the gutter) and ched (my word – I like to make up my own words. You know – what feels right) and masticated and ched and masticated til the nuts was microscopic. I sucked on the paste and turned it round and round in my mouth. Nuttin. Just the normal nut almond flavor. HOW DO THE EXTRACTORS DO IT? I love that almond extract flavor but – I COULD NOT GET IT!!!
It’s one of life’s great mysteries… and miracles.