I hope that helps. A subreddit for fans of all things related to TJ's! TJ’S VANILLA Bean Paste is fabulous SADLY it’s no longer available Seasonal thing except the holidays are still upon us.. What a bummer ALSO The Peppermint Loaf also DONE They need a BIG SIGN .I would have bought a lot. I've done this. Cookies help us deliver our Services. You don’t have to use it for only baking, it can also be used in beverages, add it to the milk in your bowl of cereal, add it to frostings, brush it onto pastries, etc. General Discussion. had I known.. Hey Lita! My big jar of vanilla has a 3 year shelf life but I’ve found it has lasted even longer. It expires in 2022 so you’re good! That same quart on amazon has become incredibly expensive. It was a hit! Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. It was like magic how butter, sugar, and flour came together to make cookie dough. Despite the overwhelming smell of deliciousness of vanilla extract, the taste never measured up to the flavor. I am thinking stuff like panna cotta and creme brulee. Oh boy, was there ever! Way back just after the turn of the century, around 2003, we offered Vanilla Paste as part of our nascent baking section. I'm going to need more details on the pumpkin butter caramel sauce please.... New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Something light in color to show the flecks, and mild in taste to benefit from the vanilla. TJs is usually a good bet. Perhaps our baking section was so small it went largely unnoticed. I’m going to have to see if my local Trader Joe’s has this in stock. You don’t have to use it for only baking, it can also be used in … We loved it, and we got some great customer feedback, but alas, we didn’t sell enough of it to justify keeping it on our shelves. Not affiliated with Trader Joe's. I use NM Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Paste, which has a delightful slight bourdon flavor which the TJ’s paste does not. Press J to jump to the feed. Join the discussion today. Please share your favorite TJ's products and recipes! A few years ago TJ's had these great jars of vanilla bean paste, just like vanilla extract but with the bonus of all those sexy vanilla flecks. I unwisely fell in love with it but then, like so many of us TJ's lovers do, got burned when it disappeared from the shelves without even a parting glance. I think it might be waste/be lost in complicated bakes. However, I’ve never used the TJ’s paste, I primarily use Nielsen Massey. There is no need to be fearful of using this because it is an equal substitute for vanilla extract.