If I had written this review a year ago I would have given the product 10 stars, it was that good. Pure, strong vanilla - it was amazing. MUCH, much better than even the best and finest of the liquid extracts. I used this paste constantly and frequently and over several years.
But over the last 6 months or so, I noticed that every jar had less flavour. SIGNIFICANTLY less flavour. And the LEAST flavour, ironically, you get from their "organic vanilla paste". Which , beware, you may recieve even when you order the normal, non-organic, variety, so check the label upon delivery.
It's a real shame - it was a truly fantastic product. But either the manufacturer couldn't keep up with demand and now uses a different supplier with less flavoursome pods...or they reduced the quantiy of vanilla beans per jar...or who knows what happend. But with the last 6 jars all I got for my money was lots of sugary paste with a mere hint of Vanilla. Which isn't worth the price. Even when I used 3 times the amount I used to, the previous strong vanilla flavour still wasn't there. As I said, pity.