Try a long soak in hot water with baking soda. My wife works in a little restaraunt here on the island and they go through a lot of strawberry topping. We take the empty containers and use them for food storage (beans, rice, pasta, nuts etc.). This is the method we use to get the OVERPOWERING artificial strawberry flavor scent out.
It is sometimnes necessary to soak one or times
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