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or imitation vanilla in your baking? I have used imitation vanilla in my baking for a long time, but Gabe bought me real vanilla last night. :eek:
 

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I use both. Sometimes I think the immitation gives a more vanilla like flavor, lol. Other times I can't tell.:loop: Since my taste buds don't seem to care, I buy cheap.:)
 

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I use the fake variety here. And I'll be using it for a loooonnngggg time.... DH picked it up for me last time, and got it in the warehouse-sized jug. I'll probably be leaving vanilla for my grandchildren someday. :laugh:
 

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I use real. I just picked up some different type vanilla at the Mennonite store, it's alcohol free and said on a sign that it had a different taste from most vanilla products, I have yet to try it but am interested in seeing if it is better or worse than the usual stuff.
 

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I like to use real and IMHO Mexican vanilla is the best. I also make it if I can't get any from Mexico. It is just any white grain alcohol and a vanilla bean with a slit down the side. The key to using the homemade stuff is to let it seap for a long time.
 

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I use real vanilla. I buy it at the flea market and it is the vanilla from Mexico. I get it for $5 for a large bottle, it lasts at least a year.:)
 

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I use the real stuff--don't like the imitation flavor. :)
 

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I also use the real stuff- I can tell the difference in my cookies. But I never get fancy schmancy and use vanilla beans though...
 

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i've been using vanilla powder i ordered online two years ago for a craft project. before that, i used what ever i could get the cheapest. i use it mostly in cookies and you really can't taste the difference in them.
 
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