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Spun Sugar vanilla beans--any good?

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I visited Spun Sugar in Berkeley today. They are selling Tahitian vanilla beans 5 for $10. That's pretty cheap, but are they any good?

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Spun Sugar
1611 University Ave, Berkeley, CA

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  1. I've actually never tried them, though I do frequent the store. I'm very happy with West Berkeley Bowl's vanilla beans - very fragrant, pliable and fresh. 4 for $4, in a jar on the bulk weight station counter.

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    Berkeley Bowl
    2020 Oregon St, Berkeley, CA 94703