Ok, I went back to this site and now the same amount of beans is 24.75. Whats up with that? Has anyone received their beans yet?
Huh, you're right. Dunno why they have a lower price...
On the plus side, I received my beans 24 hours after I ordered them (I live in the SF Bay Area). I ordered the 1/4# package, which contained exactly 40 beans. There was also a couple of bonuses in the box with the beans: vanilla soap and a small bottle of 1-fold vanilla extract.
The beans were a little dryer and less plump than I would expect for tahitians. I made a small "test batch" of vanilla pastry cream, and while the vanilla flavor/aroma was there, it was definitely mild. My next test is a vanilla ganache, so we'll see how that goes later today.
Edited by Anni, 29 January 2005 - 08:53 AM.