Tone's Vanilla From Sam's?

Decorating By CakeMommyTX Updated 19 Sep 2009 , 6:47pm by -K8memphis

CakeMommyTX Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 5:14pm
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Anyone use it? I just bought some and I was wondering if it's any good?
I'm going to try it out but was just seeing what the all knowing cakers from CC had to say about it.

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poohsmomma Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 5:32pm
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I've used it for years because it's a good value. I don't use it for white cakes, but for everything else. IMO it tastes fine-but then I don't have a very discriminating palate!

-K8memphis Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 5:44pm
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I use it--and this is where I employ my little motto, if a little is good a lot is better icon_biggrin.gif I mean I see Martha carefully measuring one teensy little teaspoon at a time--Dude, I measure one teaspoon as one generous squirt. Love a squirt bottle lid on my vanilla!

I mean my smbc takes a ton of flavor--I always use this brand.

I do not have an uber discriminating palate--my son does--he's never complained nor made me try to upgrade so...but some CakeBuddies think it's awful.

It's got sweetener in it now y'know.

CakeMommyTX Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 1:33pm
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Ok I used it, it's not bad. I do think it's better then McCormicks which is what I've been using and it's a way cheaper so I think we have a keeper! Thanks for ya'lls input!

Kitagrl Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 1:59pm
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I use it! And very generous squirts too....haven't had any complaints! I do think maybe the flavor isn't as concentrated...however I did get some vanilla bean paste and I found the Tone's gave a stronger vanilla flavor than the paste....I buy it all the time.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommyTX

Anyone use it? I just bought some and I was wondering if it's any good?
I'm going to try it out but was just seeing what the all knowing cakers from CC had to say about it.


I used to use the expensive Neilsen-Massey Bourbon Vanilla....at $20 for 4 ounces....but switched to Tone's a few years ago....no one ever noticed. I believe it was Cook's Illustrated magazine that did a taste comparison about a year ago and the results were that people couldn't really tell any difference in most brands of vanilla in baked goods, so the expensive ones really don't make a significant difference.

Kitagrl Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 2:59pm
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It may make a bigger difference in icings...I know I can tell a big difference between Tone's and the Wilton clear vanilla...and I actually am so used to the Wilton clear that I really like it in icing.

I use Tone's in some icings (that don't have to be white) and baked goods.

lardbutt Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 3:31pm
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I use it to, bit make sure you are getting the pure vanilla.....not the imitation! I can tell a difference in those! (The largest container at Sam's is the imitation)

Jeff_Arnett Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

It may make a bigger difference in icings...I know I can tell a big difference between Tone's and the Wilton clear vanilla...and I actually am so used to the Wilton clear that I really like it in icing.

I use Tone's in some icings (that don't have to be white) and baked goods.


For icing, I use a mixture of Tones Real vanilla, Wilton clear vanilla, and McCormick's French Vanilla.

indydebi Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 6:27pm
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I use clear vanilla for my white icing, otherwise I use this Tone's vanilla for everything else. I'm with k8 ... if you actually measure vanilla then you're probably not using enough! icon_lol.gif More IS better!

-K8memphis Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 6:47pm
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I use clear vanilla for my white icing, otherwise I use this Tone's vanilla for everything else. I'm with k8 ... if you actually measure vanilla then you're probably not using enough! icon_lol.gif More IS better!




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