My roommate and I bake a lot* and while she clearly must be suffering from a massive head injury and thinks that imitation vanilla does the job, I simply cannot lower myself to such frighteningly untasty standards.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been paying out the wazoo for grocery store vanilla that runs me like $5 for one teeny tiny little bottle. I often find myself having to put a bit more than the recipe asks for to reach optimum vanilla-y goodness, thus leaving me with even less uses for my money.
My mom used to buy vanilla at the fair in big bottles for a reasonable price and that stuff was vanilla, let me tell you- a teeny tiny bit and you were good to go. Sadly, they don’t sell the vanilla there any more.
So where can I order some good, quality vanilla that isn’t horribly expensive, but is also tasty?
*Funny enough, neither of us actually eat the sweet stuff. Needless to say, we have lucky friends- very lucky.