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Mar 13, 2011 06:19 PM

vanilla beans

Good source in LA. Not a small fortune. Thanks

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  1. Surfas in Culver City/ sells packs of six Madagascar Vanilla beans for $11.30. Tahitian beans four for $15. That's the best place I know for a retail product locally.

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    1. re: la2tokyo

      I just found them on Amazon for much cheaper. If you can wait to have them shipped you can buy them on Amazon for about 50 cents each.

    2. you can get them at spice station in silverlake for $4 an ounce, which i think is 2 beans.

      1. Penzey's (Santa Monica, Torrance locations). Two different varieties (Madagascar and Mexican, I believe). $7.25 for three beans, $28.25 for fifteen beans.

        1. I buy mine from I've bought their sampler packs a couple of times, which include 3 beans each of 8 different varieties for $30.