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[Amazon Canada] Pure Vanilla Extract - Club House - 455ml - $28.61

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dainja wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 8:27 am
I remember studying the vanilla molecule in chemistry class. Unlike most flavour molecules, it can be easily synthesized in a lab with 100% accuracy, so synthetic vanilla extract should be as good as the real thing if it’s from a reputable source/brand.
Ya, but then I can't say my vegan deserts are organic.
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dainja wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 8:27 am
I remember studying the vanilla molecule in chemistry class. Unlike most flavour molecules, it can be easily synthesized in a lab with 100% accuracy, so synthetic vanilla extract should be as good as the real thing if it’s from a reputable source/brand.
For that one molecule, but the natural extract has many others in it besides vanillin, so there is a difference. May or may not be discernible depending what you're using it for.
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dainja wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 8:27 am
I remember studying the vanilla molecule in chemistry class. Unlike most flavour molecules, it can be easily synthesized in a lab with 100% accuracy, so synthetic vanilla extract should be as good as the real thing if it’s from a reputable source/brand.
Vanilin can be easily synthesized, yes. Actual vanilla extract contains many, many more compounds aside of vanilin. If you're baking/cooking vanilin is indeed as good as the real thing as the other compounds are volatile and are destroyed by heat. Ice cream etc. require the real stuff.
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superfresh89 wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 7:45 am
Either you're buying fake vanilla, or it's been years since you've been down to Mexico.

There's a huge shortage of vanilla and the price has sky-rocketed in the last few years.

I used to get whole vanilla beans for $1-2 each.... They are now like $8-15 each
I've got a 250ml bottle with best before date in 2016 so I guess I got it in 2015 or 2014 (I go there often, so I don't remember) at Comercial Mexicana for MXN 12.50 (less than a dollar). I thought I paid $2-3 but I didn't. I didn't know about the recent shortage. I chose this bottle, because it said pure natural, and more expensive than artificial.

No, I never buy stuff from tourist stores anywhere I go, except for Mayan calendar which looks like stone that I bought from a street vendor for MXN 20 (less than $1.50).
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never thought i’d ever buy 455ml of pure vanilla extract. Thanks and curse you at the same time OP!
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nuxper wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 8:05 am
The only thing I trust in Mexico is the tacos, coronas and cocaine!
How do you know the cocaine you took is real?
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It's $13/500ml on Amazon México FYI. It's organic, and I don't know if stores have lower price with generics:
https://www.amazon.com.mx/Vainilla-Pura ... ery&sr=1-1
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I bought "pure", no coumarin at a duty free store at a cruise stop. 1 litre for around $18 us.
it's okay, but the ingredient list is longer than the Kirkland vanilla and different. And the smell is very different. On the whole we prefer the Kirkland but the mexican is fine in chocolate cakes/cookies. For vanilla icecream or anything where vanilla is the star I'm sticking to Kirkland.

Thanks OP, am ordering 2 bottles of this!
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How do you know the cocaine you took is real?
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How much of this would need to be added to a litre of plain yogurt to get a medium flavor?
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I use vanilla for most of my ice cream recipes, but I usually don't make plain vanilla - it's usually strawberry, peach, Oreo crumbles, etc. So I don't know if this would be noticeable versus synthetic vanilla. It would add about $1 to the cost of each batch.
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maverikbc wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 9:41 am
I've got a 250ml bottle with best before date in 2016 so I guess I got it in 2015 or 2014 (I go there often, so I don't remember) at Comercial Mexicana for MXN 12.50 (less than a dollar). I thought I paid $2-3 but I didn't. I didn't know about the recent shortage. I chose this bottle, because it said pure natural, and more expensive than artificial.

No, I never buy stuff from tourist stores anywhere I go, except for Mayan calendar which looks like stone that I bought from a street vendor for MXN 20 (less than $1.50).

Around that time(2014-2015) I bought 473ml of vanilla in the USA at walmart, for like $4 USD since then the prices have skyrocketed.
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how about this one "Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Organic Vanilla Extract, 4 oz" $12.99

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075CSW2DZ
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2Riskit wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2019 1:34 pm
how about this one "Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Organic Vanilla Extract, 4 oz" $12.99

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075CSW2DZ
The one the OP linked to is 15.3854 ounces, so a much better deal if you use it a lot. I use a Kirkland 473 ml bottle every 6 months at a minimum.

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