Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas: The delightful aroma of the kitchen during the holidays – with smells of cinnamon, peppermint, chocolate and vanilla – is a scent that many associate with long lived memories. The holiday season is a perfect time to create flavorful memories with family and loved ones. Throughout its more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest vanilla and pure flavor products in the world. This year, foodies can bake, cook and gift products such as Peppermint Extract, Chocolate Extract and Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste. The vanilla bean paste is made with Nielsen-Massey’s famous Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract with the addition of real seeds from the vanilla pod, combined in a slightly viscous base. It is used whenever the distinctive look of vanilla seeds is desired.

My Thoughts:
I was very excited to check out the vanilla extracts offered by Nielsen-Massey. We do a ton of baking during the holiday season, so I knew I would be able to put them to use and experience their flavor.

I received a sampling of some of the flavors they have to offer. My sample included:
2 oz Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 oz Pure Peppermint Extract
2 oz Pure Chocolate Extract
2 oz Pure Almond Extract

Mmmm, what a nice selection of flavors. I opened each bottle and took a whiff and was blown away by the delectable scent. These are the perfect selection of extracts to give someone this holiday season. You can check out these high quality extracts, as well as other flavors, on their website. They also have a very informative guide to illustrate what types of yummy treats can be made with each flavor.