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Madagascar Vanilla

Debunny

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Apr 2, 2005
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I received an email from a newsletter I subscribe to and it had a madagascar vanilla in it for sale. Makes me wonder about our price since theirs was much cheaper with shipping since their bottle is 11 ounces. Has anyone ever heard of this brand? I did notice in our min catalog that the vanilla is not a PC exclusive item, so I am wondering if this is pretty much the same kind of vanilla. Here is a link to the site with it. Any ideas if it is the same kind or what? Or is the madagascar vanilla the new thing right now?

http://www.fabulousfoods.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?cart_id=9471277.7726&pid=100&product=Watkins
 

pamperedbecky

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May 6, 2005
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Ours is "double strength" and I don't know if the other one is or not. So you only need to use half of what a recipe calls for. I hear the bottle will last a LONG time. I've also heard that this makes it very similar in price than others on the market. Is the other one double strength? I couldn't click on the link to check it out.
 
May 27, 2005
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Watkins has been around for a very long time. They originated as door to doo sales people. they have a catalog that encompasses many household items. Pantry, keeping house cleaning products, Bath stuff, and suppliment/first aid type things.

Did you ever see the movie (made for TV?) with William H. Macy about the guy who was handicapped and still made a great living with it. It is a true story and I believe the guy is still alive.

I haven't had this product before but I think it is probably pretty good as it has been around for so long. You can do reseach by googling Watkins.
 

Marg

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Jan 27, 2005
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Yes, that does appear to be "double strength" but it's not pure vanilla extract. It sounds like they have added things to theirs.
 

Marg

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Jan 27, 2005
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Look at it closely - they make an imitation double strength vanilla flavour and a pure vanilla extract. If you look at the pic of the bottle on the link, you can just make out artificially flavored on the label.
That's why it's cheaper.
 

Debunny

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Apr 2, 2005
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Becky it is double strength but now that i keep looking at it under the Original double strength vanilla label in very small print it says artificially flavored...hmmm. wonder what they flavor it with?

according to Watkins exclusive process and fortified with special ingredients to make it bake-proof, freeze-proof, and double strength.

Tiffany no I never saw the movie you are talking about. Sounds interesting though. I was just looking at a little info on the company and they have been around a long time, think I saw that it was over 100 years?
 

cakepampered

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Jan 7, 2005
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Vanilla

This is so bizzar! It just so happens that I have recently been introduced to the Watkins brand. I ordered the vanilla extract, which is "double strength, double force". I have used it in my frostings and have found it to be great tasting. Yes, it is true that it is artificially flavored. That was a draw-back to me, but I taste no difference. Being a "baker" I really want "real" ingredients in my recipes. I am curious as to why PC is selling Vanilla now? Does anybody have the answer to this question?

Nevertheless, Watkins is a great company. And the TBS movie "Door to Door" with William H. Macy was excellent. I watched it twice (I never watch a movie more than once) and I laughed and cried. I think that there is a lot to learn from other direct sale companies. So that is why I went to the Watkins site and requested a catalog.

Just wanted to contribute to the conversation!
 

gmosullivan

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Jun 6, 2005
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Now you may have to correct me, but I thought at conference they stated it was returning. Thought they sold it before and brought it back. The beer Bread is a reintroduce for yester year. Maybe with tastefully simple out there the marketing/times have change and it was reintroduced. :rolleyes:
 
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