difference between vanilla and french vanilla pudding

Can anyone tell me the difference? Have a cake recipe that calls for vanilla pudding to be added but all I have is french vanilla, its for a pineapple upside down cake.
Jessica Hannan - Mar 8, 2011
To me, there is a taste difference, and the french vanilla is sweeter. It should work fine though. :)
Donna Joy Oder - Mar 8, 2011
ok thanks I am getting ready to make it. will let ya know later today.
Bea L. - Mar 8, 2011
Well, I see that you made it in this morning, Donna. Good deal.
Donna Brown - Mar 8, 2011
I believe the French vanilla is a bit richer in flavor and as Jessica stated, a bit sweeter tasting. I interchange vanilla and French vanilla with whichever I have at the time.
Kimi Gaines - Mar 8, 2011
$3.49 in Orlando...$70 to fill our truck...It's all a scam...
Dee Stillwell - Mar 9, 2011
I usually use french vanill bcuz it has more flavor..same as french vanilly cake mix over white.

Kimi, It was $3.79-$4.19 today when I was out. I put in $60 on Sat and didn't even get a full tank in my van. The prices are sposed to just keep rising..i heard on the news tonite it may reach $7.00..this is crazy talk!!
Donna Joy Oder - Mar 10, 2011
I used the french vanilla in the cake and it worked fine. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who replied I appreciate it more than you know.
Donnalee Hicks - Oct 1, 2015
I used French Vanilla in my recipe and it tasted the same to me!