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.