Yesterday, I was making some esters in the lab. For those of you who don't know, esters are extremely fragrant chemical compounds of acids and alcohols, and whenever your soda, candy, or whatever says it's "artificially flavoured", it's most likely esters in the works. I made esters that smelled like root beer, pear, peach, and pineapple. I also tried making jasmine, but to me it smelled like sour poop... One of my classmates said he thought it smelled like raspberry, though <_> A couple more days ago, I finally got over my fear of artificial grape flavour, and had some grape Nerds. The fear came from me trying grape soda last year, and after having just one sip, the sickeningly sweet flavour gave me a headache which made me throw up. The Nerds weren't that bad, but I still don't think I'm much of a fan of artificial grape. And that brings me to the topic of this thread! What is your opinion on artificial flavourings? Are there any you enjoy or dislike? Can you not stand anything but the real deal?