Almond Extract (Pure)
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Almond Extract (Pure)

Classic. Bold. Sophisticated. Made from the sweet oil of bitter almond. A staple for European chefs. For cookies, cakes, breakfast pastries, marzipan and more. Where would your Danish be without it? Cook's Pure Almond Extract is an allergen-free product.
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Product Info

Classic. Bold. Sophisticated. 

Vanilla legend and aromatic chemist Ray Lochhead created dozens of flavorings, sourced from quality ingredients and perfected in family tastings. Cook's handcrafted extracts showcase our history and innovation. 

Craftsmanship at its finest. 

Made from the sweet oil of bitter almond. A staple for European chefs. For cookies, cakes, breakfast pastries, marzipan and more. Where would your Danish be without it?


This product is made from the oil of bitter almonds and does not contain the protein responsible for tree-nut allergies. Cook's Pure Almond Extract is an allergen-free product. 

Recommended Usage

For home cooking and baking, use 1-2 teaspoons.

For industrial applications, use 2 to 4 ounces per 5 gallons (40 pounds) of mix.

Store in a cool, dry, dark container away from sunlight.

This product is extremely shelf-stable and lasts for years. For FDA and trace-ability purposes, however, shelf life is stated as 1095 days from manufacture date. Manufacture date is listed as UDC. 


Alcohol, Water, and Natural Oil of Bitter Almond.
Gluten Free
Allergen Free
Sugar Free

Product Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Lisa Delle Donne
Cookies make the world go around!

I make a cream cheese and almond cookie with your Almond Extract. EVERYBODY loves these cookies. They wouldn't be as good with the flavorings you can buy at the store. I've tried. I share that advice with everyone I share my recipe with. I've been using your Almond Extract for probably 30 years. Thank you for your contribution to my holiday cookie making!

William deRosebud
Outrageously superb!

This is the best Almond Extract I have ever tasted! I’m 71 and I’ve been baking since I was 8! I worked at a local bakery in Keyport, NJ.
I believe I know extracts and this Almond Extract is great!

In addition to use in my baked goods, I enjoy a bit of the Almond Extract in my milk with maple syrup to sweeten the mix! Great night cap!

10 stars

I only use Cooks Almond I have for over 25 years! Nothing better!

Mark McGilvray
Good product and Service

I have only used the almond and am very pleased.

Hello Mark, thank you for your kind words!

Not what it used to be!

I am very sorry to find, and say, that Cook's Almond Extract is no longer nearly of the quality and strength that it used to be. Having used this product for many years, I recently (March 2022) purchased a new bottle, and used it in a recipe that I have made many times, only to find that the results were NOT as I was expecting --- the almond flavor in the final product was almost non-existent. So I looked at the ingredients, and the formerly first ingredient, "Oil of Bitter Almonds", was now THIRD, and last, with more water and alcohol. And it shows!

It galls and outrages me when companies make these kind of insulting and dishonest actions, cheaping and diluting their products and assuming that the customers will not notice or care. Well, they are WRONG, because I DO notice the change and I DO care! I will never purchase another bottle of this product, nor of anything made by Cook's Flavoring, as they clearly cannot be counted on or trusted.

Dear Alan,
Thank you for your message regarding our Pure Almond Extract. I assure you there was NO change made to the formula for the Pure Almond Extract, or any of our fine extracts. NO ONE cares more about our product than I do and our small staff at Cook Flavoring Company. I also assure you quality is our number one concern as it has been for 103 years under our family ownership. Each batch of product we make is closely analyzed before bottling for purity and strength. The order of ingredients was changed on the label to conform to new FDA labeling laws for flavors. Previously, the flavoring ingredient was listed first. New labeling requires ingredients are listed in order of dominance. Almond Oil is extremely potent, the alcohol and water are carriers for the fine flavor.
Thank you again, Alan, for your message and feedback. We are also pleased to have your product analyzed by a third party for its purity an strength and provide you with another bottle.

Regulatory Approval & Safety

  • This product is manufactured, processed, packed, handled, and shipped in accordance to all FDA requirements. In addition, all federal and state regulations for food products including California Proposition 65 and FSMA are satisfied. Our facility is completely allergen-free.
  • The product is stored and shipped in containers, at temperatures, and under conditions necessary to preserve the quality of the product.
  • Cook Flavoring Company is SQF Level 2 certified for food safety.
  • Certified Kosher by Central California Kosher.
  • All of Cook Flavoring's products are vegan and have not been tested on animals.
  • This product is sugar-free, allergen-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, and certified Kosher by Central California Kosher.
  • For more information, see our Certifications. Or contact us at or 800-735-0545.

Country of Origin

  • This product is manufactured by Cook Flavoring Company located at: 200 Sherwood Rd, Paso Robles, California, United States of America.
  • The alcohol in the product is a product of the United States of America and is derived from organic sugar cane.
  • The water in the product is filtered city water from the City of El Paso de Robles, California.
  • The natural oil of bitter almond in the product is a product of the United States of America and is derived from peach and apricot pits.


This product is packaged in amber glass and sealed for your protection. 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

37 Servings per container

Serving Size


Amount per Serving




% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g


     Saturated Fat 0g


     Trans Fat 0g


Cholesterol 0g


Sodium 0mg


Total Carbohydrate 0g


     Dietary Fiber 0g


     Total Sugars 0g


     Added Sugars 0g


Proteins 0g


Vitamin D 








*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

LNNS: Level of No Nutritional Significance

Container is 1 gallon/128 fluid ounces.