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vanilla bean source ?

metropical's picture

vanilla bean source ?

with the price rocket and scarcity of quality vanilla the last few years, my previous source doesn't seem to exist anymore.

has anyone a good reliable source in the US for B beans for DIY extract?

I'm not too particular of the source as long as they aren't blood beans.

Mada, Tahitian, Mexican  ....


Don't really want to buy off the shelf extract as most seem to have to many additives other than perhaps Massey.

gary.turner's picture

Have you tried  Penzey's?


metropical's picture

yes, but I found vanilla queen later.  think I'll go there for the time being.

thanks though

GAPOMA's picture

I've used Vanilla Products USA in the past and I've been happy with them.  I have made my own vanilla extract for years using their products, and I would recommend them.

- Greg

metropical's picture

Vanilla Prods seems to only sell in a lot that would last long past my life.

ArtistDakine's picture

I use 1 Tsp Costco Vanilla extract in all 1 Lb breads I bake 3-4 times a week.

stanss's picture

Try San Francisco Herb.        They have them but not cheap.

nava's picture

Have you try Red vanilla bean , they have in , red is the premium extract grade vanilla bean

Yippee's picture

$17.79 for 10 beans; that's a steal!