Drinking vanilla extract for the alcohol
- LindaWhit Sep 12, 2008 05:35 AM
On Cape Cod, no less, and only in one supermarket. http://tinyurl.com/4kxxfq
Kids? As much as I love vanilla, I cannot even imagine drinking a whole bottle of it!
I remember, in the 70's, there was a home for troubled adolescents here. I was supposed to help the part of their program that was to cook the meals. They did not allow vanilla in the pantry for just that reason and no one had heard of powdered vanilla at that time.
Whether they did that because somewhere it had been a problem or whether it was a knee jerk reaction, I have no idea. But I did think that almost every kid, somewhere between 7 and ten, had tried Mom's vanilla because it smelled so good. Tried it once, only!!!
I remember trying vanilla solo at about age 7. Just once! It was nasty. Anyone who would drink THAT must be an alcoholic with no access to anything better.
This is old wisom for soup kitchens and homeless shelters...however, I found the most shocking thing in the article the reference to 'inexpensive' bottles. I am really surprised that there is a problem with the genuine vanilla extract, it is usually WAY too expensive for these poor folks.