Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:56 AM
It really depends on the thing being flavored and what sort of mood I'm in. But there's a big difference between real vanilla (derived from vanilla beans) and fake vanilla. Fake vanilla (i.e., vanillin) is often made from a paper byproduct. Yuck! Fake vanilla is bland and artificial tasting. Real vanilla can be very good as it doesn't have that nasty aftertaste. Chocolate can be great but if it is too sweet or not sweet enough I find it sickening. I only eat dark chocholate, but I hate very dark / bitter chocolate. Back in the day when I still ate dairy ice cream I always liked vanilla chocolate combos, so I really cannot pick a favorite here. They are both great flavors in their own right, man.