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hollyday27 07-07-2010 07:49 PM

Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
I've been to several stores and the cheapest I've seen is $3.99 PER BEAN!?!?!
I went to a natural grocery store today and they were $140 per/lb. :thud:

Computermama 07-07-2010 08:34 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
eBay. Got a dozen for around $5 shipped a few months ago.

hollyday27 07-07-2010 09:11 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Computermama (Post 10677637)
eBay. Got a dozen for around $5 shipped a few months ago.

I heard about someone doing that, but are they old? I feel odd about purchasing them on eBay, were they ok? :blush:

LoveThyScent 07-07-2010 09:47 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
PM me I just got some in they are tahitian ones :) Not from ebay either.

Computermama 07-08-2010 01:46 AM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hollyday27 (Post 10677925)
I heard about someone doing that, but are they old? I feel odd about purchasing them on eBay, were they ok? :blush:

I had no problems with them, they seemed fine. Mind you, the extract I'm making with them is still steeping (is that the right word? Infusing?) so it's hard to say.

jenthe10 07-08-2010 08:37 AM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Costco had them around christmas at least for a decent price.

Meighan 07-14-2010 01:59 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Cost Plus had 3 stalks for $1.99

artemis33 07-18-2010 08:24 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
wow - they are generally very reasonable in the bulk section of my HFS but it has been a year or so since I bought some. I hope the aren't $140/lb! They don't weigh much, but still!

mmmarmalade 07-21-2010 08:35 AM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Have you checked out the Latino spices? The ones that come in plastic bags instead of bottles? They're usually in the grocery store in the international isle. Sometimes they're on a rack all by themselves. You can usually find vanilla beans MUCH cheaper (as well as many other things that I use in daily cooking) that are just as good of quality as other stuff. Usually there are lots of dried peppers and stuff, but often you can find vanilla beans for ridiculously cheap.

KWinMT 07-29-2010 10:26 PM

Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?
 
Costco is always my best bet for an affordable vanilla bean. The ones I have purchased there have a very good flavor also.


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