I love vanilla, but I am frustrated by the lack of pure vanilla that can be found easily in stores. I can find vanilla beans, sure, but they’re terribly inefficient, don’t you think? But other than that, vanilla always seems to be in a sugar, alcohol or glycerin base. I used to pick up pure vanilla in a jar whenever I would go to Europe, and wondered why can’t I find that stuff here?
Well, yesterday I was at the Tribeca Whole Foods (alias my vacation home) and to my delight, I found 100% vanilla powder from Love Street Living Foods. It was in the raw food section. The jars are very small (1 oz), so you really have to look for it. The only ingredient is “Organic ground vanilla beans from Madagascar.”
In the event you can’t find it in a store, and you’re interested, the information on the jar says www.lovestreetlivingfoods.com and the phone number is 412.381.1867.