Madagascar Vanilla Beans
I truly believe this is one of the best offers Amazon.com has in their store. You can purchase these big, gorgeous, fresh, moise, incredibly pungent vanilla beans for as little as $0.59 per bean with free shipping!
I’ve used these to make homemade vanilla (if you haven’t seen that already, here’s the link to that project part 1 and part 2), and I can say these are some of the nicest beans I’ve seen. And my kitchen cabinet smells DIVINE!
At the grocery store, you may spend $8-$11 for ONE BEAN, to which I say, forget it. Now I can have some for Christmas baking and otherwise and not cringe when I use one!
They come in two options:
The best value is this Premium Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Beans – 1/4 lb. – Approx. 27 beans for only $15.75 shipped. This breaks down to about $0.58 per bean!
If you don’t want or need quite so many, the 16 count package is $11.45 or $0.73 per each. Still a FAR cry from the $8-$11 per bean at the grocery store.