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Some help in choosing a quality vanilla extract

DonaldT123 | Jul 20, 201902:26 AM     8

Hi all, I do realize this topic has been covered before, but considering it's been some time since this subject was discussed, it may be worth revisiting it. The reason I started this topic is I guess my disappointment at my recent purchase of vanilla extract. So I'll name names. I bought "Rain's Choice - Pure Tahitian Vanilla Extract" from Vanillaqueen.com. I felt like groundskeeper Willie in that Simpson's episode when he said to principal Skinner on a soup he made "My God man, I've watered it down as far she'll go". I could hardly taste any vanilla flavor at all. So I'm looking for something better. I want a really robust vanilla flavor, I really want to taste that vanilla. Many say the best bean for that is the Madagascar variety, such as those with bourbon as the alcoholic base, using Madagascar beans, others swear by the Mexican beans. I confess, I haven't tried the Mexican vanilla extract varieties, so I can't comment as to their quality (I'm sure quality can vary a lot too between brands). I'm just looking for some guidance to make a good choice. Thanks all.

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