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Old 07-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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eBay. Got a dozen for around $5 shipped a few months ago.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:47 PM   #4
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PM me I just got some in they are tahitian ones Not from ebay either.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:46 AM   #5
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I heard about someone doing that, but are they old? I feel odd about purchasing them on eBay, were they ok?
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.
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Re: Where do I find CHEAP vanilla beans?

Costco had them around christmas at least for a decent price.
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Cost Plus had 3 stalks for $1.99
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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!
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:35 AM   #9
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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.
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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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