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snoobie Jun 1, 2010 04:51 AM

I have a recipe that calls for vanilla paste, but I don't know where to buy it.... I would appreciate your help.
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  1. TorontoJo Jun 1, 2010 05:14 AM

    Williams-Sonoma carries Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste. Pricey, of course. One of the vendors in the St. Lawrence Market might carry it, but I couldn't tell you which.

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    St. Lawrence Market
    92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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      JennaBean Jun 3, 2010 07:07 AM

      I get mine at WS. It is pricey - about $30 for a bottle, but it lasts for a very long time and for me WS close to home.

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        TorontoJo Jun 4, 2010 01:24 PM

        I just saw that Ashton Green also carries the Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste. And at $14.95 for a 4 oz jar, I'm guessing it's a fair bit cheaper than the Williams-Sonoma price.

        http://www.ashtongreen.com/p-941-mada...

        It's a mail order store, but the warehouse is in Scarborough and you can pick up your order there if you don't want to pay for shipping.

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        stet Jun 1, 2010 06:41 AM

        The Spice Emporium sells vanilla powder, which I assume can be reconstituted into vanilla paste. They might have a method as well.

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          Aleta Jun 1, 2010 04:37 PM

          Try Bulk Barn. I think I bought my bottle there; I certainly didn't go to Williams-Sonoma or St. Lawrence Market. I would remember if I had gone to W-S!

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            4.184kj Jun 2, 2010 07:30 PM

            I've seen it at Williams-Sonoma.

            In the St. Lawrence Market, I've seen it at one of the basement stores sells assortment of gourmet groceries. They had it on the counter by the cashier.

            I bought one from Golda's Kitchen.

            Which Bulk Barn carries the Nielsen-Massey brand in Markham area? I would like to buy some Nielsen-Massey extracts. Golda's kitchen is really out of the way.

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            St. Lawrence Market
            92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

            Golda's Kitchen
            2885 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N, CA

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          Abbeshay Jun 3, 2010 02:55 AM

          I saw it the other day at Pusateri's on Avenue Road, in the baking aisle. It was attached to another bottle with vanilla extract so I guess it's a package deal and probably on the pricey side.

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          Pusateri's
          1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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            plainjane_to Jun 4, 2010 06:23 AM

            The W-S vanilla paste says to use it 1 for 1 as a substitute for vanilla extract. So if you can't find it, a similar amount of vanilla extract should be fine (it just doesn't give the nice little specks, and is a bit more liquid).

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              slradcli Jun 15, 2010 10:04 AM

              Bonnie Stern sells vanilla paste at her cooking school (near Yonge and Eglinton). She uses it a lot of her recipes and I'm a total convert - way better than extract.

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              Bonnie Stern
              6 Erskine Ave, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

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                Julia_K Jun 15, 2010 10:09 AM

                I saw Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste at HomeSense near Yonge and Queen a couple of days ago. The bottle was 9.99$

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                  sweetie Jun 15, 2010 11:01 AM

                  me too @ the Markville location though and the vanilla extract.

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                  JalpineJ Nov 15, 2011 09:54 AM

                  I just picked up a 4 oz jar of Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste at Williams Sonoma on Bloor, for $10.

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