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Feb 5, 2009 12:06 PM

Where do you buy your real vanilla beans?

Thank you!

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    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

      I'll second Penzey's but I also had a nice one from Costco last year.

      1. re: BostonZest

        Third. Three plump and not-folded beans for $8. Can't beat 'em.

      2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Penzey's has an online presence as well if you don't live near Arlington.

        1. re: rmperry

          And Penzeys now has free shipping on orders over $30. I don't seem to have any trouble hitting that number :)

      3. Costco has them, you get 2 vials with 5 pods in each, $10.99. A great deal.

        1. Christina's on Cambridge St. in Inman Square. I used beans from there last winter to make, literally, the best vanilla extract I've ever had.

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          1. re: tlk

            I also get them at Christina's and love their vanilla beans. Plus, I load up with other treats when I go.

          2. I think that Harvest Co-op has them.

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            1. re: BackBayGirl

              Yesterday Harvest had them for 2.99 ea. They look good although I haven't split them yet.

            2. I've gotten decent ones from Trader Joe's.

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