Preferably PURE as opposed to inferior ARTIFICIAL.
Pure Vanilla Extract = $13.97
Artificial Vanilla Extract = $3.99
Guess which one I came home with. sadly
The last authentic Pure Vanilla Extract I bought was in La Paz, Mexico about four years ago for about 40 pesos, seriously! It was amazing stuff! I wish now that I'd bought a gallon of it instead of the little bottle I opted for.
Oh holiday baking how you will suffer.