Ten things you didn’t know about me and vanilla:

10. I’ve always and forever bought imitation vanilla extract.

9. I stare at those pretty dark brown bottles of real vanilla with longing.

8. I am horrible at spending money *cue Husband’s cheering* so I always buy the cheapest of everything (including vanilla).

7. My mom baked with imitation vanilla extract and I still had a happy childhood.

6. I recently bought real vanilla extract at my grocery store and I was giddy with anticipation. I hated it.

5. I baked 3 things with the grocery store vanilla before I gave up and threw it away.

4. I contacted Wild Bean Vanilla Company and confessed my imitation vanilla extract sins and my real vanilla extract dislike and asked if there is a 12 step program for real vanilla extract drop outs.

3. The people at Wild Bean Vanilla promised to convert me and said that the problem is that grocery store vanilla is aged for 2 weeks, while hand crafted vanilla is aged for 2 months.

2. I have been baking with their Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract all week…and I LOVE it! Sweet success! My buttercream just got even more awesome. Oh yeah.

1. Wild Bean Vanilla Company is letting me share my new found vanilla-love with you!

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Disclosure: I was given a 4oz bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract to sample. I was not paid for a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own.