We are always grateful to hear from our customers about their experience with our products.
Here are a few of your comments:
Marlo Scott of Sweet Revenge (NYC), on Martha Stewart (unpaid endorsement – between 4:10-4:55)
“When I was little and we took family vacations to Mexico, my mom would always buy the largest bottle of pure Mexican vanilla she could find. Joan is not a stingy lady, but she’d lock that bottle up tight in a cabinet, safe from the sun’s taste-altering rays, and swore us all to the one rule of her kitchen: Mom’s special vanilla is only for pound cakes. She measured it carefully, never wasting a drop. That’s probably why, when I saw the Mexican Vanilla showcase at the 2008 Gourmet Housewares show in Las Vegas, my first instinct was to hoard. Once I realized that the precious Mexican vanilla was now available for sale in the U.S., I relaxed my grip on the bottle and starting tasting the samples provided by Blue Cattle Truck, the maker of the fine ingredient.
Just as I remembered, the Mexican vanilla added a smooth richness to the portioned samples of pound cake, making the classic recipe pop with flavor. What’s more, because none of them had grown up under the ‘Pound Cakes Only’ rule, they’d added the vanilla to a variety of cookies. Maybe it was the wonderfully intoxicating smell of vanilla wafting around me as I sampled to my heart’s content, but I don’t know if I’ve ever had a better chocolate chip cookie. I may have to swing back by the booth for one more taste to make sure…”
Ashley Johnson (youvegottotasetethis.myrecipes.com)
“I have to add my accolades for this vanilla product. I saw it a couple of years ago in a shop in
Boise, ID and was told if I tried it, I would never buy grocery store vanilla (extract or pure extract) again.
It was pricey so I tried their smallest bottle. When it was about half gone, I returned to buy their largest bottle! It seems to keep its flavor better when used in baking, and you’ll really notice the difference in things that are not cooked for long periods. I use it for everything calling for vanilla.
Try it – I think you’ll also be very glad you did!”
“I have loved Mexican Vanilla for years and years. In fact have even been known to go south of the border just to get it. But I have never found anything of this quality in a border town! This is by far the best vanilla I have ever used. I put it in everything: cakes, cookies, pancakes, french toast, even in my bath water! Also, don’t forget Mexican vanilla is great for burns, and to keep mosquitos away (only real mexican vanilla works for that).
This is also perfect for a gift. The packaging is darling, I can’t stand to put it in the cupboard, I just keep it right on the counter. It’s that cute! I’m going to give it to my sisters for Mother’s Day and my grown daughters in their Easter baskets.
Really, trust me on this one – try Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla, there is not any better.”
Elizabeth T. (Santa Barbara, California)
“I found your vanilla at a store and my daughters say it’s the best they have ever cooked with, so I have to buy them more.”
“I ordered this vanilla liquid in a glass bottle. It came well packed to protect the product, and it arrived quickly! The Mexican vanilla itself is a great quality product. Excellent resource! Thank you!”
Lorri G. (Thornton, Colorado)
“I absolutly LOVE this vanilla. I don’t want to use anything else.”
Danice M. (Corrollton, Ohio)
“I love the Mexican Vanilla, my friend sent it to me the past couple of years as a gift, and I loved the quality, flavor, it makes a difference in my baking.”
Laury M. (Baltimore, Maryland)
“I have used your product for about 5 years and love it and it makes a wonderful gift to my lady friends and my daughters.”
Bonnie F. (St Charles, Missouri)
“LOVE the Vanilla… I grew up in Mexico and can’t find anything comparable except your product.”
“I think it is wonder, the brownies are to die for oh wow i mean you don’t get them anywhere else. My grandma is a cook and great one as a matter a fact and like me i think she would also die for them. They are out of this world!”
“I’ve used Blue Cattle Truck Vanilla in the past and think it’s simply the best, but when I went to their website they suggested your website. I love all of the products, use them myself and for gifts. My baked goods are a notch above because of the vanilla. Thanks!”
Kathy N. (Edwardsville, Illinois)
“Beautiful website. I was so happy to receive your email. Yours is the best vanilla extract I have ever tasted. I add it to everything from oatmeal to pancake batter to smoothies.”
Annabeth B. (Heath, Texas)
“Your product has the best vanilla flavor when compared to any of the more expensive vanilla extract brands on the market.”
Eugene C., Commercial User (Silver Spring, Maryland)
“LOVE your vanilla. Never have found another I love so much.”
“Best Vanilla Ever!!!”
“Your Mexican vanilla is the best! Vanilla even advertised as “pure” in the grocery store is a waste of money and does not compliment the food at all."
Lisa G. (Flemingsburg, KY)
“I bought some of your vanilla several years ago. And I have bought some other brands more recently. Yours is by far the best!”
“Your site is very attractive and easy to navigate and your vanilla is without a doubt the best I have ever tasted. I bake frequently and always use your vanilla.”
“Your site is colorful and easy to navigate. Your Mexican vanilla has a better flavor than any vanilla I have ever tried (and I’ve tried many gourmet brands) and it holds up in everything – from cookies to cakes to puddings.”
“I went searching for a great vanilla and found yours six years ago. We sold it at our little store we have since sold but not before I secured all the vanilla that had not sold. Of course I have used or given away all that I had. Every time I find your VANILLA in a store I get so excited I find myself selling it to everyone in the store. Yesterday I talked four ladies into a medium size then I found the large 16.7 size at another store and talked three more people into the large since the holidays were coming up and I promised they would not be sorry. I have become your roaming sales person. Love,love,……..love, love, love your vanilla.”
“I found you at the Denver Craft Fair at the Convention Center… I tried a piece of your brownies and have been addicted ever since. Now I am addicted. They are so easy, and they stay soft for so long, and the frosting to to DIE for!!!! I am truly in love with your easy yummy, brownies. … off to order more!”
lauraasimp@###.com (Dec 29, 2009)
“My brother swears by your pure Mexican vanilla. I just visited him in Florida and his wife made this wonderful cake with your vanilla. It was fabulous.”
johnbeckyhartley@#########.net (Jan 3, 2010)
“I love, love your product and your site. I have ordered several items for gifts and for my own use. Thank you soooo much!!!”
sweetTsweet@#####.com (Feb 1, 2010)
“I have tried many Mexican vanillas – my mother in law even brought me some from Mexico that she purchased from a pastry chef when she went on vacation! Your vanilla is simply the best – that’s why it’s the only vanilla I buy.”
a.fearnow@#####.com (Feb 12, 2010)
“Your vanilla is the best I have ever tasted, I use it in all of my recipes.”
lubmo@######.net (Feb 15, 2010)
“This is the BEST vanilla I have ever used!!”
SherriWatson@####.com (Feb 15, 2010)
“We started using your vanilla before it was mentioned on Martha Stewart’s show – we found it in a small gourmet grocery store in Olympia, WA – Ralph’s Thriftway. The best vanilla we have ever used – hands down!!!”
allenbains@######.net (Feb 27, 2010)
“I have been buying your product from a local shop. My son, a baker, from California, likes this product so much he has requested it for his birthday. So I found your site. This is the fifth large bottle I have bought in the last year. Every birthday and Christmas my sons request this product. Great Job on a fine product.”
terk1010@#######.com (Mar 6, 2010)
“My sister-in-law swears by your vanilla and she let me try a drop vs. a drop from a bottle of McCormick’s she still had on hand. Wow. I am a believer, and I can’t wait to start cooking with your vanilla!”
tmterral@#######.com (Mar 6, 2010)
“We are spoiled after having your vanilla…the store brand just doesn’t cut it!”
adkeverritts@########.net (Mar 13, 2010)
“Nothing better than your Vanilla!! We sold it in our store (we closed) and miss your vanilla!”
jenlevansmn@#####.com (Mar 19, 2010)
“It’s the only vanilla extract I use. All my baked goods turn out great!”
gollyg01@#######.com (Apr 4, 2010)
“Love it.. and love the vanilla! I now have gotten 5 other people hooked on it!! thank you”
Smone@###.edu (Apr 8, 2010)
“I’ve been using your traditional vanilla for a few years now and have recomended it with such confidence to many friends and family. It also makes a perfect gift for someone who appreciates quality ingredients for cooking and baking. I found your product at Cafe Carolina (gift section). My 4 year old son loves the traditional vanilla in his Greek yogurt (yogurt, agave nectar, Blue Cattle Truck Traditional, yogurt, and blueberries). When he was 3, I ran out and had to use another brand of vanilla and he noticed! He said “mommy, this is dirty, can you fix it?!:) Thanks for such a wonderful product. There truly is a difference.”
Renae H (Raleigh, NC) (Apr 8, 2010)
"A couple orders ago I noticed you were going to have beans. While I did not look through the site before completing 'thoughts,' I hope you now have them. Your products are supurb. And, ps, I "found" you when I purchased my first bottle at Sur La Table."
semolloy@#######.net(Apr 10, 2010)
“I love your vanilla - it's the best ever. It would be a site I would visit more often if you had more recipes that used your vanilla. As it stands, I just reorder and tell friends about the product.”
duricamp@######.com (Apr 13, 2010)
“I work for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and heard great things thru the company grapevine! Your Mexican Vanilla is by far the best in the world!! I will never use anything else.”
lincolnfanvt@########.net (Apr 15, 2010)
“I just wanted to say, that I first come to know about, your Mexican Vanilla on the Martha Stewart show. I immediately ordered the 16 ounce bottle and I fell in love with it. Now I am a follower of your vanilla and I think your vanilla ROCKS.!!!!!!”
ljward7154@#####.com (Apr 20, 2010)
“So addicted - my whole family is now!!! Thanks.”
mmclark@############.org (May 4, 2010)
“I absolutely love your vanilla. I live in Raleigh NC and was wondering if you sell it anywhere here. I haven't been able to find vanilla that is better than yours. Thanks I love it!"
chadalainm@#######.com (May 16, 2010)
“I think that your vanilla rocks, and is high end flavor and really enhances everything that I choose to make. Please, keep producing this product.”
ljward71545518@####.net (June 2, 2010)
“I have been using you vanilla for a few years now and absolutely love it.”
ornslp@########.net (June 3, 2010)
“I love your product. I give it to my Mom every year because she bakes so much and loves the flavor that it enhances.”
sterlingsilver56@####.com (June 5, 2010)
"Absolutely love the Mexican vanilla. Found it in a kitchen store while on vacation in Florida."
ginnetti@####.com (June 17, 2010)
"I bought a traditional vanilla from you at the Denver Holiday show several years ago and I love it! I use it in everything!"
jencronk@######.net (June 26, 2010)
"Absolutely love the flavor of the VANILLA! I have tried the traditional and the pure. I have never found another vanilla that compares to your product!!! I found it at a gift shop on my way back from vacation in GA. Now, I will not use any other vanilla in my recipes and thanks for a very user friendly web site...."
ocassidy@######.com (June 29, 2010)
"I LOVE your vanilla! First found it at pleasanthillgrain and then found your web address on the bottle which is getting reeeeeally low! Anyway, I'm one of those "milling moms" and I recommend your vanilla to EVERYONE because it simply is the best! I discovered Mexican vanilla when a friend visited Mexico several years ago, and love that I can high quality vanilla from a great company!"
carlkentfamily@######.net (July 10, 2010)
"Best vanilla extract ever!"
rogersrnl@#####.com (July 15, 2010)
"I was thrilled to find your website as the specialty store I have always bought from no longer carries your vanilla. I love it--my mother-in-law swears by it and I am happy to know I will have it in my kitchen again soon."
amy.rogers@######.org (July 29, 2010)
"Love your vanilla. I buy it by the case and give it as gifts to friends and neighbors."
gallagher702@#####.com (Aug 3, 2010)
"Your product is FABULOUS!!! Makes the best homemade ice cream and Buttermilk Pound Cake you've ever tasted!! Bought some to share with other "cooks" I know."
ntgilley@####.net (Aug 27, 2010)
"We love your vanilla. When the store we used to buy it at went out of business, we got the web address off of the bottle. Easy to use site. Thanks for your product... it is the best!"
bbcjmick@#######.com (Sept 7, 2010)
"Everyone raves my chocolate chip cookies are the best they have ever eaten. My daughter-in-law laughingly calls them my crack cookies they are so additive. They all want to know my secret, which I have only shared with 3 granddaughters. I like them a lot. Shhhh the secret is your vanilla."
dolly.07@###.net (Sept 13, 2010)
"Your vanilla is the secret ingredient at Sweet Revenge in NYC... I think that is why I am addicted to their cupcakes!"
leigh@###########.com (Sept 15, 2010)
"Great vanilla... I'm hooked for life!!"
janelle_gonzales@###.gov (Sept 22, 2010)
"Wonderful flavor that takes my baking to the next level!"
nrouns@########.rr.com (Oct 13, 2010)
"I tasted your Vanilla at at friends house. All I can say is WOW!!! Head and shoulders above the store-bought brand I am using!! I do ALL the baking in my house and can't wait to use this in all my recipes!!! Thanks!"
uglystick18@#####.com (Oct 20, 2010)
"I originally bought it from several gourmet shops.....my complaint is I can no longer find it locally. I refuse to bake without it. Been using it maybe 15 ? years!!!"
lcoffey990@###.com (Nov 7, 2010)
"This vanilla is so smooth and flavorful and is the best vanilla I have ever used. I don't mind spending a little extra money for this vanilla as I feel that time spent in the kitchen should be reflected in the final product, and my baked goods are DELICIOUS after using this product."
b33hive2191@#######.com (Nov 17, 2010)
"My first taste of the traditional was given to me by a good friend. I consider her a VERY good friend since then. It's the only one I use. Thanks!"
nodi@##########.net (Nov 22, 2010)
"Your site is interesting and informative. I found your Traditional Vanilla at Ralph's Thriftway in Olympia, WA about 5 years ago and marveled at the "smooth and heady" fragrance of this vanilla!! Put McCormick's up to your nose and compare--it has a bite to it. I can certainly smell and taste the difference. I can't find your product in my small town so when I travel to Seattle, I can get it there or purchase on line. Your vanilla is SO worth the hunt! I never give testimonials, but I just had to commend you for your excellent product.
mary.cat47@##########.com (Jan 14, 2011)
"I am so happy to have found you. I had received your mexican vanilla and recipe book for a wedding gift 10 years ago and was so happy to see that I can purchase online. Wahoo! Can't wait to start baking!"
bobettedavis@#######.com (Aug 21, 2011)
"I learned of your product in Pleasanton CA at "Pans On Fire" as I was moving and said goodbye the shop owner tells me you can order this on-line so here I am . I use this vanilla daily in my coffee grounds before brewing. I add a teaspoon of the Vanilla to the grounds and brew. It makes my coffee less biter and more tasty.
lgyoung@###.com (Aug 26, 2011)
"3 years ago I took our daughter to Flagstaff AZ for a college orientation. During our brief stay there we did a day-trip to the nearby town of Williams. It was in one of those tourist-type stores that I found your product. I have been hooked since then! Since my daughter now attends college in Flagstaff, I travel there at least once a year and each time we drive to that same store in Williams and "stock up" on the Traditional Vanilla. If I run out prior to getting there, I have my daughter purchase it and mail to me in Hawaii. I have never used any other vanilla in 3 years and will continue to use only your product. The distinctive taste is like no other. Thank you!!"
ane808@#######.com (Aug 28, 2011)