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Feb 28, 2013 08:02 AM

Starbucks Vanilla Powder

Does anyone know what the vanilla powder that Starbucks has at its shops is called? I am referring to the one in the shaker by the milk and sugar. I love this stuff and want to have some at the office for my work coffee. Curious if there is a similar product available at the grocery store.

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  1. It's called vanilla powder. Go figure. It can be purchased through Amazon, King Arthur, and probably stores in large metro areas that sell Nielsen-Massey products (I doubt Nielsen-Massey is the only producer).

    1. I have always wondered the same thing as well. Well, mostly I wondered if it contains sugar but just assumed so. Also any idea of the cinnamon and nutmeg or just that or have some added sugar?

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      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Vanilla powder is made with dried vanilla extract and maltodextrin, which is a kind of a sugar (google it). It would be most disappointing if Starbucks added sugar to the cinnamon or nutmeg; I don't think they do. I have put them both in my Starbucks n the past and not tasted any sweetness.

      2. scrap vanilla bean into sugar, in batches pour sugar in coffee grinder, grind each batch to a powder. Add to your favorite (home made) starbucks drink, save money and enjoy!

        1. This is supposed to be the brand Starbucks uses

          The Spice House and Great American Spice Company also have vanilla powder available that sounds similar.

          1. I was wondering the same thing. Vanilla powder purchased in stores in pure vanilla and is not sweet at all. Pure vanilla powder is also expensive. I suspect they use powdered sugar mixed with vanilla powder. I am going to try that mixture. It definitely has sugar in it.