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RECIPE: How much are vanilla beans where you are?

Posted by sayhellonow (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 28, 08 at 13:12

I was shocked when I started to buy some vanilla beans last Saturday. They were $19. I only need one-half of a bean, so I decided to use vanilla extract instead. Then, yesterday (Sunday) I went to The World Market, which is new here. I found vanilla beans for $3.

I love the results of using vanilla beans in my baking, but there is no way in he!! I would pay $19 for them. How much are they where you live?

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RE: RECIPE: How much are vanilla beans where you are?

Funny you should ask just this minute....I am cleaning out my spice cabinet....and discover I have 3 bottles of vanilla beans...2 marked $1.50 I know I bought when the grocery store built a new store and moved and sold lots and lots of stuff very cheap.
So I don't know how much they are usually.
But I have 6 (count 'em! SIX!!) bottles of pure vanilla extract, 3 little containers of saffron, 3 of Coleman's mustard, 3 kinds of Penzey's cinnamon and a jar of "ordinary cinnamon" to use when I want to scent some boiling water and apple skins for potpourri, 2 little containers of cream of tartar ( does it go bad?) a jar of meat tenderizer which I only use for insect stings....and a jar of colored sugar in every color known!!
Sorry....but I digress!!
Linda C

RE: RECIPE: How much are vanilla beans where you are?

I don't buy them here. I order them. The price has zoomed in the last year or so. Can't remember the reason but something about a problem growing them so they're scarcer & so cost more.

RE: RECIPE: How much are vanilla beans where you are?

Last time I ordered 1/4 pound of beans from this company on ebay. (They have a regular website also.) They're the best beans I've ever purchased, worlds better than what comes in jars at the store or from Penzeys and much cheaper in bulk. They're also so fresh and moist I can use less.

I divided the beans into packets of two or three then vacuum-sealed with my FoodSaver. So far they're keeping beautifully.


Here is a link that might be useful: Organic Bulk Vanilla Beans

RE: RECIPE: How much are vanilla beans where you are?

"a jar of colored sugar in every color known!!" LindaC, you are sooo much like me here -- LOL. I dont' have the colored sugar, but I found 7 or 8 pkgs of plastic wrap and about the same number of plastic bags (or more) in the back of a closet recently. I remembered putting them there when I got them on sale and, apparently, went into Sr. Moments personified immiately afterward.

Carol, thanks so much for that site. Funny, I had never thought of looking on the Internet for vanilla beans. Silly me!

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