|......good ..................... gooder .................... better still ......|
And I did a taste comparison. I used the vanilla I had in my cupboard, a bottle of vanilla made with Madagascar vanilla beans and distilled in bourbon.
Color - Homemade = Good dark color
Store bought = a little darker
Taste - Both were comparable in taste
Texture - The store bought was slightly "thicker" than my homemade. (I think that's because I should have put 3 vanilla beans in each bottle but I was too cheap to buy another.)
Cost = Again, they're comparable. The homemade was bottled in 150 ml size jars at a cost of roughly $12-$15 each. The store bought was in a 118.3 ml size bottle at a cost of $12.95.
Yum-ability - I used my homemade vanilla when I baked muffins and you couldn't tell the difference. Comparable!
Would I make it again? YES, especially as I just found vanilla beans for a dollar cheaper than what I spent last November. And there's just something nice about making your own or passing it on as a gift. But I'll have to find some nice cheap jars as well.
Great! A valid purpose to go to Frenchies! ('cause even this Thrifting Queen needs to justify her obsession sometimes!)