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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 http://cooksvanilla.com/index.php?p=v...

          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.