Believe it or not, you do get cherry extract, not just cherry essence. If you don’t know what the difference is, we will also be covering that in the article. But bottom line, the extract version of a flavor is almost always more difficult to find.
Cherry essence on the other hand is also known as an artificial cherry extract. It is a much more diluted flavoring ingredient. This essence is made using a combination of alcohol, water, and some other additives like emulsifiers and flavor enhancers.
CHERRY EXTRACT VS CHERRY ESSENCE VS CONCENTRATE (FLAVORING)