9 knockoffs as good as the originals
These stand-ins work just fine when you can't have (or can't afford) the real thing.
Who writes this stuff?
To be called real Vanilla, the FDA mandated that the vanilla had to contain 35% alcohol. Other, better tasting vanillas, like Watkins Vanilla, have only 8% vanilla. Guess which one tastes best and cooks better? Yep, the one in which you get more vanilla and less alcohol because the alchohol burns off when you cook with it. Another reason that the totally imitation vanillas can cook better than the so-called 'real' vanilla. Less alcohol, more flavor.
Beware of Mexican vanilla - tastes great but they don't have a FDA protecting you. They often spray the beans with rat posions to take care of the rats in their unsafe storage areas. Caveat emptor.
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market finished an upbeat week on a mixed note. The S&P 500 shed less than a point, ending the week higher by 1.3%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.1%) cemented a 1.7% advance for the week. High-beta names underperformed, which weighed on the Nasdaq Composite (-0.3%) and the Russell 2000 (-1.3%).
Equity indices displayed strength in the early going with the S&P 500 tagging the 2,019 level during the opening 30 minutes of the action. However, ... More
More Market News
As geopolitical tensions threaten to spin out of control, investors are wondering how best to position their portfolios for the global turmoil.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'