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Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 4-oz Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

4.7 out of 5 stars 460 customer reviews
| 14 answered questions
About the Product
  • Labeled specifically as a Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Rich and mellow Madagascar Bourbon; classic, flavorful Mexican; musky, aromatic Tahitian; and pungent Indonesian

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  • Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 4-oz Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
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Product Description

Nielsen-Massey is pleased to offer a pure vanilla extract that meets its unwavering quality standards and allows a lower price point to both its customers and consumers. Utilizing our exclusive cold process method, we have developed a pure vanilla extracted from a blend of selected vanilla beans. This product, labeled specifically as a Pure Vanilla Extract, is available in 4 ounce, 8 ounce, quarts and gallon bottles for both the retail and food service markets.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 6 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002HQE11O
  • UPC: 025638214049 025638714044
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,250 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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By Stoney TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 30, 2012
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DESCRIPTION
The product is actually a mostly-sugar syrup with black specks of ground vanilla beans. I expected a more intensely "vanilla" product than "extract", but the "paste" is actually less intense.

EQUIVALENCES
According to the label: "1 Tbs. vanilla paste = 1 Tbs. vanilla extract = 1 vanilla bean". In reality, my guess is that the paste is about half the strength of "extract". Caveat, the alchohol in vanilla extract is probably a substantial portion of the vanilla-ish flavor in "extract".

USING
Like any syrup, it is slow to mix with cold ingredients or in cold water. It generally requires warming or vigourous mixing to mix uniformly.

COMPARISON TO "EXTRACT"
> "Extract" is vanilla flavor in alcohol. "Paste" is ground vanilla in sugar syrup. In my limited experience, "extract" is more intensely "vanilla" but the alcohol flavor interferes with use in uncooked (or lightly cooked) desserts--for example, in home-made ice-cream, or in a glass of vanilla-milk, or pudding.
Example: I make a faux-chocolate pudding with a tropical fruit called "black sapote", milk, Knox Gelatin Knox Original Gelatin (32-Count Envelopes), Unflavored, 8-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 2), sugar, and vanilla. Vanilla paste or powder works well for this purpose, but it takes alot of paste---about 1 1/2 "heaping" teaspoon per cup of pudding.
> The "paste" has the advantage of not evaporating (which can happen to extract kept for a year or two).
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I LOVE this stuff! It is so handy and goes a long way. It has a syrupy consistency and is packed with vanilla bean caviar. This gives your food that extra special gourmet taste. I love putting it in whipped cream, frosting, icing, cakes and scones. It would be great anywheree you use vanilla extract or vanilla beans. If you like to make desserts, you really need to try this!
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Based on recommendation from King Arthur Flour (KAF), I bought the vanilla bean paste. It came in quickly. I tried it and came to several conclusions. First, the flavor is outstanding..rich vanilla flavor. As described at KAF, the paste contained small vanillla bean specks which were visible in the lighter colored preps I made, like French Vanilla ice cream. It gave the preparations a special touch. One caution. If used in a thin batter, the specks will sink to the bottom. I learned this when I made Creme Brulee. The vanilla flavor was great, but at the bottom of the ramekin were all the bean specks. Use the paste in recipes where the specks will stay suspended and not sink.
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Easily 5 stars if you like vanilla. Its much cheaper than whole beans, and tastes very much like pure vanilla, with none of the bitterness or alcohol taste of extract.

It's a bit different in texture than I expected...it is more of a thick syrup, due to the other ingredients (sugar basically).

I bought it initially because we make homemade tapioca, but I have been putting a drop in my coffee also!

Highly recommended.

I would love to hear a comparison with the other vanilla paste brands on Amazon...as this is the only one I have tried so far.
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By Kat on January 1, 2012
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Love this brand. I use Nielsen-Massey 32 oz. Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. also (32 oz. seems like a lot but it calculates to roughly a little over $1.20 per ounce. Um, CRAZY SAVINGS.).

You can use this as a substitute for vanilla beans for the most part but if you use this with extract you can punch up the vanilla flavor to a sinful degree. I love using this to make vanilla bean frosting (via a Cupcake Project recipe) that tastes like vanilla bean ice cream.

Whoever said vanilla was boring?! ;D
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I have been using this in icecream and the tase is great and has no funny after taste or alchol tast that extracts and vanilla flavorings have.
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By tm171503 on November 22, 2010
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I love this product! I bought it to replace my constant purchase of vanilla beans. It's a perfect substitute.
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I should have read the one star review first and then Googled it to verify. Normally I do, but this time I just bought it on a whim. I was hoping for just ground up vanilla bean, but this is all sugar. Actual vanilla bean is the 2nd to last ingredient. Really not thrilled and I wish I could send it back.
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