I’ve been cooking and baking for a long time. I am totally not a baking snob or taste snob. I’m not super picky about brands at all about brands. We have friends that are particular over brands of ketchup. I know people that won’t try store brands. Not me. I am typically more concerned about the price than the brand. I’ve found that now that I’m older I am a little pickier about the brands of cleaning supplies I use but typically not with food products.
Well for Christmas one of my childcare kiddos gifted me some Watkins products. I’ve not tried Watkins products before. I think the cost and lack of availability has always been a obstacle. It was fun to get some things that I don’t normally use. One of the products he gifted me was Watkins vanilla.
I ended up opening it a week or so after I got it. I made cookies one day and it was a recipe we regularly have and was told the cookies were good. Then last week I made homemade vanilla pudding and everyone raved about that. I finally figured out that the difference in what I made was that I used the Watkins Vanilla.
So I asked Karl to make a cake the other night and I frosted it with my typical cream cheese frosting that uses vanilla. Well…I tasted the frosting and WOW…it’s better than ever!! Now isn’t that an amazing looking cake?
So then I wanted to try the frosting on the cake and wow! The cake tastes better than ever!
I am completely and totally sold on Watkins Vanilla. I have no idea what the price on it is but I don’t care. I don’t care one drop. I won’t be using any other vanilla and as of today, I am a vanilla snob…and I am proud of it.
Now I really want to make cinnamon rolls. Yum…I bet they are going to be better than ever too with the new vanilla.