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Old 11-17-2006, 06:34 AM   #1
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Vanilla and saffron

I don't know how I found this site but did and after pondering on price and quality decided to take the plunge for a comparatively small amount of money.
My vanilla beans and saffron arrived yesterday and I am quite pleased. The beans are beautiful--long, slender, soft and pliable, very fragrant. The saffron is also long, brilliantly colored and fragrant.
I stopped at my health/bulk food store last night and vanilla beans were $3.79 each. I have about $370 worth!!

Just an FYI for anyone else.

http://www.saffron.com/

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Old 11-17-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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thanks for the link...great price.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:32 AM   #3
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Great site! Thanks for the tip. SO is already drooling over the extracts.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:36 AM   #4
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I have since heard from another person that they have been very pleased with this source also. Always feels better to have corroboration.
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:45 AM   #5
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Great site! Glad they sell the beans in smaller quantities than a pound, tho. I couldn't use a pound fast enough to keep 'em moist and plump!
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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Great link. I would like to order the one ounce saffron powder but they don't deliver to Asia ...
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:50 AM   #7
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I wouldn't have ordered a pound either except I am going to give them away for Christmas.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:02 PM   #8
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I don't know how I found this site but did and after pondering on price and quality decided to take the plunge for a comparatively small amount of money.
My vanilla beans and saffron arrived yesterday and I am quite pleased. The beans are beautiful--long, slender, soft and pliable, very fragrant. The saffron is also long, brilliantly colored and fragrant.
I stopped at my health/bulk food store last night and vanilla beans were $3.79 each. I have about $370 worth!!

Just an FYI for anyone else.

http://www.saffron.com/
Thank you for the link, Gretchen. Curious about the saffron. Presuming you purchased the threads (rather than the powder). Please let us know quality/taste results. Saffron is very expensive here, and kept under lock and key. Also curious, is there an expiration date? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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I bought an ounce of the saffron from that site and I love it. I still have quite a bit and gave alot to my my sister and DIL. I was desperately waiting for it to arrive because I wasn't going to pay $10 for 3 pitiful little threads in a glass container....it just wasn't right. So the box arrived, I was having a dinner in a couple nights so I had been fretting about it. Mr HB opened the box and asked why I had purchased a bar of saffron soap. I screeched that they had filled the wrong order and I was going to have them overnight the saffron to me.

Of course, he was kidding...I didn't realize that I would receive a free soap, too.

An ounce is alot of saffron.

I was worried about ordering there since I had no idea of the quality but it's wonderful.
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