Halal Vanilla Essence
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Where do you find halal vanilla essence from? I get this question so often, it is about time I do a post about it. Sorry for not doing one sooner.

Before I start... let me state for the non-Muslims that visit my blog. Muslims are prohibited from consuming alcohol, this includes the amount you'll find in most vanilla essences. I'm sure you'll find someone who'll justify consuming it by saying it evaporates while baking, or the amount is not enough to intoxicate you - that's between them and God. I personally stay away from it.

This is mainly for Canadian readers, because it's much easier finding halal vanilla essence in the US.
You will need to read labels (even on the ones listed below - as some companies change things from time to time)

Brand: Guyanese Pride
Found: Most Caribbean stores
Price: $4 (approx.)
Note: Do not get "mixed essence" - the label is similar but it tastes different.
Taste: I like this one, it's one of my favorites.

Brand: Club Supreme
Found: Believe it or not... The Dollar Store
Price: $2 
Taste: Pretty good.

Brand: Kaibbean Flavors
Found: Some Caribbean stores
Price: ...don't remember sorry
Taste: Pretty good.

Brand: Trader Joe's
Found: This is for the US people. You should find it at most Trader Joe's.
Price: ...not sure, someone bought it for me.
Taste: Pretty good.

PURE Vanilla - not the fake stuff listed above, for those special occasions
Brand: Pure Ground Vanilla beans Madagascar
Found: Canadian website: Vanilla Food Company
Price: listed on site
Taste: Like vanillaaaaaaaaaaaa....haha

I hope this helps some of you. If you have further questions or know of other brands in Canada please let me know, as yummy goodies are always being baked here!

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At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Thank you so much for doing this post!



At 4:36 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

You're very welcome Salma!
Thank you for visiting :)



At 7:03 AM, Blogger C

Asalaamu Alaikum

I get mine from the halal meat store. Its called Foster Clarks. The store is run by Arabs though and my daughter says that in the GTA you can't really find it because most of the stores are run by Pakistanis. Hmm..I don't understand it but that's what she tells me. My daughter says that Foster Clarks has the best flavour.


At 9:19 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam sis,
Lovely to see you :)
Foster Clarks, I must look into this. Thank you so much for letting me know.

As soon as I get a hold of it, and try it out... I'll add it to the above list. Appreciate your input.



At 10:25 PM, Blogger Unknown

Hii! Do u know which store sells it plz ???


At 10:26 PM, Blogger Unknown

Hii! Do u know which store sells it plz ???


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