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Vanilla extract?

Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 01:38 PM

Anybody have a brand they think is superior?


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  1. LindaWhit RE: Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 02:33 PM


    I've not yet tried it, but Penzey's double-strength vanilla is excellent as well.

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      pine time RE: LindaWhit Jan 13, 2013 02:49 PM

      I love vanilla, and say a +1 on Penzey's. Also, anything Madagascar can't be too bad.

    2. iluvcookies RE: Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 02:37 PM

      Both Nielsen Massey and Penzey's are excellent. These days I'm using Penzey's double strength--you only need half as much as called for in the recipe.

      1. jmcarthur8 RE: Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 02:46 PM

        I like Sonoma Syrup Co.'s Vanilla and their Vanilla Crush, which has the little bean specks in it. Both are a little more floral than some other vanillas.
        When I want one that is less flowery, I use Neilsen Massey.

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          ButterYum RE: Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 03:44 PM

          I prefer Penzeys and Nielsen-Massey, but Rodelle is an excellent value (from Costco). I've purchased the double-strength from Penzey's and I didn't think it's twice as potent as the regular strength.

          I've been wanted to try the Vanilla Crush?

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            sr44 RE: Deborah R. Jan 13, 2013 04:21 PM


            1. Novelli RE: Deborah R. Jan 14, 2013 09:38 AM

              I've always enjoyed Bassett & Morton's vanilla extract...as well as their other spices.

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