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Where to Buy Vanilla Beans?

kara1515 | | Mar 10, 2010 06:12 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions where I can buy fairly priced vanilla beans from Madagascar? I want to make my own extract. I know vanilla beans are expensive, but I wanted to see where I could get the most beans for my buck.

I went to Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, and Giant and none of these stores sold them (at least the stores around me). William Sonoma had a bottle of 2 beans for $8.50 and Wegmans had a bottle for around $10. I ended up buying the bottle from William Sonoma. But I'd like to make more... Any other suggestions for specialty stores or even online sites?

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