I never used to bother with almond extract because I'm lazy, I didn't have it, and it's expensive. But recently I bought some (the good stuff -- it cost almost $10 for a 4-oz bottle), and I have to say I will never be without it again! I LOVE this stuff, it really adds a lot to my almond-based cakes and biscotti, and a little really goes a long way. So any of you out there who might be on the fence about it -- buy it now. You won't regret it.