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acidreyne Apr 12, 2008 10:29 AM

Does anyone have suggestions on where i can get Vanilla Beans and beef stock cubes? I went to Treasure Island and found Vanilla beans..but baulked at the price of $6 for 2 pods. Is that the usual price? I've bought them for AU$12 for 6 beans in Sydney.

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  1. chicgail RE: acidreyne Apr 12, 2008 12:54 PM

    Try the Spice House on Wells St in Chicago or Central St. in Evanston or on line.
    http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/m...
    http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/t...
    http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/m...

    Not what you paid in Australia, but better than Treasure Island.

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      wandajune6 RE: acidreyne Apr 13, 2008 01:13 PM

      My local Costco had them last weekend. There were 2 vials with about 4 beans each. I don't remember the price offhand but I believe they were under $20.

      1. nsxtasy RE: acidreyne Apr 15, 2008 09:33 AM

        Where would you prefer to find them (which city neighborhood or suburban town)?

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          acidreyne RE: acidreyne Apr 26, 2008 06:50 AM

          I actually did visit the spice house and stocked up on my saffron and smoked salt among other things...i love that shop!

          however if anyone else is looking for vanilla beans in larger quantities i suggest they look online like i did. www.beanilla.com is where i got my beans...very well priced and the quality is excellent...

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