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bhyde Aug 22, 2013 06:04 PM

Any suggests on where I can acquire some vanilla beans at a reasonable price?

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    lc02139 Aug 22, 2013 06:23 PM

    Don't know about reasonable but Christina's spice, and Penzeys will have them, you can try Arax or the other market on rte 16 in watertown.

    Here is an older post about the same topic

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/593767

    and another

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/647670

    Or if you are west of 495 you can try this place

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boston...

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      bhyde Aug 23, 2013 09:04 AM

      Thank you! Those old postings are excellent, I'm embarrassed I started another thread :).

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        Science Chick Aug 23, 2013 09:50 AM

        Hey, that was 4 years ago.....lots could have changed since then! Case in point, I never heard of BVBC and wouldn't have if you hadn't gotten us all talking.... :)

      2. re: lc02139
        Science Chick Aug 23, 2013 09:50 AM

        It doesn't look like Boston Vanilla Bean has a brick/mortar store. But it DOES look like they have a nice quality vanilla bean selection.....
        http://www.bostonvanillabeans.com/sho...

      3. justbeingpolite Aug 23, 2013 10:19 AM

        Saw 'em at Costco the other day. Good price. Can't speak to quality.

        1. Boston_Otter Aug 23, 2013 10:42 AM

          Honestly? eBay.
          I've gotten terrific beans in bulk off of eBay for just a few dollars.

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            StriperGuy Aug 23, 2013 01:26 PM

            YES

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