Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

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Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

Post by charboehm » Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:00 pm

Heard Mexico is the place to buy cheap and GOOD vanilla.
Where do I go to buy some.
I'm going to be staying at hte Holiday Inn.
What other cheap shopping is there close to the H.I.

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Re:Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

Post by tojol57 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:42 pm

just like any grocery store or anywhere else... shop shop shop and compare.... Giagante is just across the street from you, and down the street about four blocks is a Super Laplaya... great prices for alcohol too.... i usually get my vanilla at the Mega Store ... they have different "brands" just like we do, and just go from there....

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Re:Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

Post by adamkw » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:02 am

You will see vanilla on sale all over among the vendors, corner stores, etc. It is usually more expensive in these locations. Make sure you find a grocery store where the local people shop, like the mega, for the best price.

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Post by Pickled Parrot » Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:46 pm

How much can you bring back thru customs?

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Re:Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

Post by chuck » Wed Feb 11, 2004 3:35 pm

Big bottle of Vanilla 1 litre usually around $8-10 usd. This is the real stuff, not artificial, and a little goes a long way. As for as customs, I don't think there is a limit, unless they think you are bringing it back for resale. You just never know, this last time I was stopped in STL and asked about the soccer jerseys (6) brought back. They wanted to know why I had bought them. Jeez, What the hell am I going to do with 6 mexican soccer jerseys all of different teams? I had to explain that we collect them and use them ourselves.


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Post by shmoogirl » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:42 pm

I brought back 6 bottles and got searched at the airport when we got home but they didn't care..make sure you check the label and it says "pure" vanilla because there is lots of the fake stuff in PV too. Rizo's Grocery on South Side Downtown has lots of brands and very good prices.

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Re:Vanilla??? Where is cheap place to get it?

Post by parrot head » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:14 pm

Over the years, I have found that Orlando brand is the best vanilla. Also, check out the Mercado grocery store south of the river, the locals shop here. It's a great store!

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Vanilla in Puerto Vallarta

Post by webmaster » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:55 pm


Recommended brands

Blue Cattle Truck Trading Co. Pure Mexican Vanilla
Gaya Vai-Mex
La Vencedora
Los Cinco Soles
Molino Real
Orlando (they do not use coumarin as stated some places online)

Where to buy in Puerto Vallarta

La Casa de La Vainilla
Calle Morelos 128, Centro, Plaza Juarez Local 15
Tel: (322) 222-9758

Dulcería Leal
Av. Juárez #262, Downtown, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
(322) 222-8042

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Post by KevinSteve » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:20 am

I also found that orlando vanilla is the best brand to use. Prices were also good and cheap.