What is the difference between pure vanilla extract and imitation vanilla extract.?

i saw imitation at target and it was 89 cents for a nice sized bottle compared to pure vanilla extract ! and the pure one was maybe 2.00 or more ! i really wasnt sure , so i went with pure like always (i never seen imitation before) i was baking something so i went with what i knew , so basically i want to know are... show more i saw imitation at target and it was 89 cents for a nice sized bottle compared to pure vanilla extract ! and the pure one was maybe 2.00 or more ! i really wasnt sure , so i went with pure like always (i never seen imitation before) i was baking something so i went with what i knew , so basically i want to know are they basically the same? do they make your baked goods taste different ?
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