Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal, 16-ounce

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal offers a wonderful nutritional boost to almost any recipe. Omega-3 fatty acids, 4g of fiber, and lignans make for a heart-healthy nutritional combination. Mild in flavor and ground for maximum availability of nutrients, Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal can be inconspicuously added to almost any recipe – smoothies, shakes, breads, cookies, pancakes, waffles, and more. Sprinkle on eggs or salad greens, or toss with grains and veggies in a pilaf -the possibilities are truly endless. Flaxseed Meal can also be used in almost any recipe as a vegan egg substitute: simply mix 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 Tbsp water in a small bowl and let sit for two minutes to replace one egg in a recipe. This product has opaque film to preserve the nutritious flaxseed oil. Like all of our gluten free-labeled products, this product is processed in a dedicated gluten free facility and R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status. Certified Organic by QAI.

Quick facts

  • Case of Four, 16 oz. bags (4 lbs. total)
  • USDA Certified Organic; Gluten Free; Vegan; Vegetarian; Paleo Friendly; Kosher Pareve
  • Manufactured in a dedicated gluten free facility; R5-ELISA tested gluten free
  • Omega-3 fatty acids; Good source of fiber; Contains lignans
  • Vegan egg substitute

Top reviews

Organic Flaxseed Meal bought at Amazon

Organic flaxseed is an excellent product. Unfortunately I did not realize that flaxseed loses much of it potency twenty minuutes after it’s ground up. I now order the whole seed and grind it myself. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal, 16-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)
DeneseLa Harpe, KS


This was purchased on the recommendation of Dr. Oz in a women’s health magazine. He stated weight loss was initially 12 pounds in one week. I knew it was extreme but was hopeful. In two and a half weeks, I lost one and a half pounds. The taste is good, very light, and does not ruin whatever it’s on. I will not buy this again.
BereniceCharenton, LA

Tasteless healthy addition to your food

Flaxseed’s latin species name, Linum usitatissimum, means “most useful.” Couldn’t have picked a better name myself. Flaxseed is a really useful addition to your diet. It contains alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps with heath health, bone health and is an anti-inflammatory.

Plus it is great for cholesterol. A study compared people with high cholesterol who added 20 grams of ground flaxseed to their diet. These people were compared to people taking a statin drug. After two months, there were significant reductions of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in both groups.

So, clearly it’s good for you, but lots of things are good for you. Question is, how difficult is it to add flaxseed to one’s diet? This is where flaxseed distinguishes itself. Flaxseed can be sprinkled on all kinds of food. I put it on my cereal, in my smoothies, on my sandwiches, in cake and baked goods. I don’t really notice it. This is where flaxseed shines, it is an invisible ingredient.

Alright, so I don’t notice it. How about other people? I put flaxseed to the test by sprinkling it on the cereal of a very picky 7 year old I babysit for. He ate the cereal and drank the milk without a word. Passes the test.

Adding flaxseed to your diet is a no-brainer. Hope this review was helpful – enjoy.

MariKent, CT


I use this as an egg replacement in all my baking. It is more heart healthy and way cheaper than the cost per egg! I also put this on my cereal, in my oatmeal, and lots of other stuff. It tastes good and has a good texture. You will be hooked!
VicenteNorthport, NY

Good for you Flaxseed

I add Flaxseed to many dishes, however I use Flaxseed almost every morning as part of my cereal which includes nut and seeds and coconut. I get all breakfast fixins from Amazon.
CarlaPottstown, PA

Low carber can finally eat bread yea!

I have recently went on a low carb lifestyle CHANGE. My father has diabetes, and him going on dialysis was the final wake up call for me to get it together. My doctor told me I am morbidly obese, so I said to myself “Change must come” I was looking for something to fix my bread fix as I have already replaced my pasta fix. I found this low carb focaccia bread recipe , and it called for this product. This bread was delicious and I used it with my infamous chicken salad and it was delicious! You really can’t tell the difference in taste and so so easy to make. I don’t have any reason to buy grocery store bread any more. Warning: you will be going to the bathroom!
AlfonsoCollinsville, AL

I like this product

I just started using Flaxseed meal within the last month or so. I was looking for some nutritious additives, to help put fiber and ingredients that might be good for the heart and the rest of the body, such as lots of omega-3. Research led me to flax seed, so off I went, to the store and found some. I started adding it to my cereal for breakfast, my Carnation Instant Breakfast when that’s breakfast, my homemade yogurt for my lunch time dessert, my ice cream (OK, an occasional treat that I generally avoid).

I found that I like the stuff. So, when I was getting near to running out of my first pound, instead of buying it at what to me seemed to be inflated prices I decided it was time to check

Wow, am I glad I did. Four 16 oz bags cost about $5 more than one 16 oz container at the store. I used the subscribe and save option (which I also use for my tea), and it’s $13.75 for 64 oz compared to $8 + for 16 at the store. And this is good stuff.

Also, I really like getting Bob’s Red Mill because I really respect owner Bob Moore’s plans to sell the company to his employees using an employee stock ownership plan. A really neat thing to do.

So, would I recommend this flaxseed meal? Let’s put it this way, I’m giving one of the bags to my Mom, and when I go through the rest, it will be just about time that my subscription sends me more. And if I’m going to use it, I will definately recommend it.

DanikaEverly, IA

Great in oatmeal!

My mother recommended this product a while back. This flaxseed meal is easy to digest and packed full of nutrition. I add this to my oatmeal every morning.

My daily yummy oatmeal recipe: Boil the oatmeal (not the quick kind) with water, turn off the heat, sprinkle a little cinnamon, add couple of spoonful of this flaxseed meal and stir. (The amount of oatmeal and the flaxseed meal will depend on the individual taste.) Pour into a bowl; add frozen (or regular) blueberries, banana, and sprinkle with roasted walnuts. You can add a little maple syrup or brown sugar for sweetness. It’s delicious without feeling that you are eating food that’s good-for-you. Even my picky hubby likes it. Highly recommended for your daily health routine.

(Note: Pay attention to the expiration date and keep the product in the fridge in the summer so it won’t get stale. Also, after you opened the bag, keep it in an airtight container to retain freshness.)

ChiekoSouth Burlington, VT

Best Brand I’ve tasted. Fresh & Nutty Flavor and you can add it to so many things!

I’ve tried a few brands of whole ground flax seed and this one tasted the freshest. It has a nice nutty flavor, the meal is ground to a nice consistency – not so large you need to chew it forever, not so small it turns into mush when wet. I add it to cold and hot cereals, pancakes, ice cream, puddings (great in vanilla pudding), yogurt, breads, cookies, cakes, tuna salad, scrambled eggs, real meat loaf and veggie meatloaf, veggie burgers & meatballs and more.

Just be careful with men. I’ve read reports and articles that say too much flax seed can cause prostrate problems in men.

I recommend keeping the entire bag in the freezer then opening it and taking only what you need when you need it. Since it’s a ground grain-like texture it won’t freeze into one large chunk so you will be able to take out small amounts at a time. I recommend keeping it in a glass container. If you use plastic containers please keep it in its original paper bag then in the plastic because plastic can release toxins over time.

RossanaCamdenton, MO

Omega 3s in a pleasant way

This goes in my cereal, in smoothies, or most anything else, as the fresh nutty flavor is a plus to most anything….and it’s organic. I always find Bob’s Red Mill products to be tops, and this is no exception.
LoriaLytle Creek, CA

Nice product

After reading the book “Muscle foods” I set out to buy products listed in the book for a healthier life. Well, the problem here is that the foods listed are not easily found at the local stores. The item is exactly as described an provides the health value as mentioned in the book. Very happy.
CarleenEarlsboro, OK

Heavy User -Quality Product

I am a heavy user of flax, this stuff tastes great, has a really great color and I could not be happier with the quality.
MargueriteOrtley, SD

exactly what i wanted 🙂

i realized that i wasn’t getting any omega-3 fats in my diet so i looked for the right thing to do so and i came across this product. I ordered it and was completely satisfied with what i received. the price is very fair and i will definitely be ordering again in the future!
SofiaCameron, MT

Excellent flavor and texture!

I add a tablespoon of this to my cold cereal every morning. Perfect blend of flavor and texture. Not too ‘bitey’, not too gritty. The flavor is not overpowering but you know it’s there. Can even be eaten directly out of the bag, although I would not recommend doing it this way 🙂 Great as a ice-cream topping too. Shop around before purchasing though. I paid almost 50% less per 16oz pack at the supermarket, so this is not a good deal at all, unless you live in an area where it’s simply not available at your local store.
MarguriteEast Thetford, VT

Easy to use, tastes great.

I have used this product in baked goods (healthy oatmeal – chocolate chip cookies!) and smoothies, and it is great. It’s pre-ground, so you don’t have to deal with finding an easy way to grind your own seeds. It tastes great, and stays fresh for a long time in a crisper.
SenaSolon, ME

Great additive for baking

This is a convenience–to have flax seeds ground for baking. We use whole seeds for texture in breads and in cereals, but the ground seeds go right into breads and cookies or hot cereal. You have to keep this product in the fridge because the oils can go rancid (normal for oily seeds and nuts.)

We use this in an oatmeal bread recipe that calls for molasses. The dark color goes well with the seeds and the extra fiber and omega-3 oil makes this a healthy bread.

WillianShullsburg, WI

Almost Medicinal

I am still raving the benefits of flaxseed meal after three years of daily use. Flaxseed meal aids digestion (flaxseed meal is easier to digest than flax seeds) which can be easily experienced by anyone with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a sensitive gut. Another nice visible benefit for me has been growing longer and stronger fingernails. Bob’s Red Mill comes in nice sized packages which should be kept refrigerated for longer shelf life. For an even longer shelf life, I keep a few packages in the freezer until I am ready to use them.

There’s some evidence flaxseed can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its healthy reputation primarily to three ingredients:
* Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
* Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Flaxseed contains 75- 800 times more lignans than other plant foods
* Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types

I recommend this product highly.

TildaMarthasville, MO

Great product …

This is the best ground flax seed that I have found. It is light with a slight nutty taste. Can be easily added to shakes, hot or cold breakfast cereals, yogurt, applesauce, salads, … anything. I use it everyday and because it comes in a 4 pack, I shared my first order with friends to try and now we are all pleased with the product and continue to use it. Bob’s Red Mill has a number of other great products that I like better than other brands …
KimberelyBrownstown, WA

Great for stimulating bowel movements

I have been adding about 2 tablespoons of this to my morning oatmeal and must say that it is like a miracle ingredient to keep me regular. My local chain supermarkets do not carry this. I find it a specialty grocers. I am really glad to see that Amazon carries this now.
OrenLoop, TX

Versatile Nutrition

We all know how good flaxseed is for us (non-animal source of omegas,fiber and all), but the taste and convenience makes this product an essential part of any menu–sprinkled on soups,salads,cereals, baked into breads,deserts,pizza dough, added to smoothies,dips,taco fillings; the uses are endless. Good taste,good nutrition, low cost and qualified free shipping = a win/win/win/win situation.
JeannieAtkins, VA

Great for my health!

After years of very busy work schedule which did not allow good eating habbits, my health was taking a toll. I did not feel it when I was hounger. But in the last couple of years, my cholestrol got higher, my skin was at its worst, and constant constipation was making my whole body ill. Finally I decided to add some natural ingredients to my diet which was convenient and not time consuming. Flexseed meal was one of them.

I add two teaspoons of flexseed meal to my morning oatmeal, my afternoon yogurt snack, and my dinner soup/rice/pasta. I still eat all my other meals like the good old days, and enjoy hearty breakfast on weekends, but I already feel a difference from those small changes. Oatmeal and flexseed helps to keep my cholestrol down, my skin clear, and keep me regular. Once my body is comfy, I am very happy and content. It was hard to imaging what eating healthy may change a person. But it really helps!
Of the few different brands of Flexseed Meals I’ve tried, Bob’s Red Mill was one of the best. It tastes good, and it stays fresh a long time. I keep half a bag in an airtight container which I access a few times a day, and keep the rest in the freezer. The flavor is always constent till the last spoon this way.

RaisaGackle, ND


I have been buying flaxseed regularly from my local grocery store. They suddenly stopped carrying the plain variety and replaced it with ones that have flaxseed+cactus pear+cinnamon+some fruit flavor(gross!).
I was so happy to see this product on Amazon. It tastes perfect(slightly nutty) and can be added to pretty much anything without modifying the original flavor. I will definitely be re-ordering once this runs out.
FloydOakland Mills, PA

Love this ground flaxseed

I love this flaxseed, it’s delicious and nutritious. I add it to pancakes, waffles, breads, cereal, etc to add some much needed omega 3’s. It’s easy to store and use. I keep on buying it and my whole family loves it.
JoanieElliott, IL

A good product

Amazons’ got a great price for a great product. Want to lower your BP and colesteral, take a couple a tablespoons a day with some almond milk or anything you like…you’ll like the smooth nutty flavor!
FernElwood, IL

Yummy way to get fiber

This goes in my hot cereal every morning. Organic fiber, good oils, supposedly supports weight loss, and gives things a great nutty flavor. What more could you want? Subscribe and Save is a great way to get flax seed at a reasonable price. Vacuum packaging means getting 6 at a time is no problem, but it’s a good idea to put your open package in the freezer.
NoemiStilwell, KS

Deeply Moving Culinary Experience

Two tablespoons of Bob’s organic flaxseed meal in a cup of oatmeal (not the instant kind) every other morning works gentle wonders, especially if you consume a lot of protein (milk/yogurt, cheese, meat). The delicious, nutty taste, plus the added benefits of Omega-3’s and lignans make this a no-brainer for heart, circulatory and digestive health. I also add it to plain non-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. It’s finely ground, so I also add it protein shakes from time to time since it blends wonderfully. Outstanding product, and the price is a steal for this quality.
SalvatoreTable Rock, NE

Just what I wanted!

I bought this flaxseed meal to use in my morning smoothies and oatmeal. To keep it fresh once I opened the bag, I transferred the flaxseed meal into a cannister that I keep in the fridge. The quality is great, and the price was much better than what I could find at stores in my area. At first, I was not a fan of the taste and texture, but I got used to it after a few days, and now I don’t notice it at all!
TonyClifford, IN

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal is a Great Addition to your Diet!!

After being on the Atkins Diet for awhile, I decided to purchase Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal as a food supplement. I sprinkle it on top of my salads and when I make my meatballs, I use the flaxseeds instead of breadcrumbs. I also sprinkle it in my homemade soups. The Atkins Diet people also recommend flaxseeds as a way to keep regular when you are consuming so much protein on their diet.

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal is a great source of Omega-3 and I highly recommend it to anyone, whether you’re on a diet or not.

BridgetteCatoosa, OK

Great product

The product itself is fresh, high-quality and ground just right. I place one tablespoon in my fruit & spinach protein smoothies that I consumer daily. It gives it a slight gritty texture, in addition to the blended strawberries & blueberries. I like the nutty flavor that it adds to my shake. As for the product, I recommend everyone using this product for the endless health benefits: bone health, heart health, diabetes, cancer, anti-inflammatory, blood pressure & cholesterol. And it also keeps my GI system regular. I use one tablespoon daily, but some people use 2 tablespoons. I am 4’11” and 100 pounds.
JanaDavy, WV

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal

I use this in my cereal every morning…great for regulating the digestive system, good taste and very good for your over-all health.
MyrtleBellerose, NY

Tchibo Mild Exclusive Premium Ground Coffee 8.8 oz

Tchibo Mild Exclusive Premium Ground Coffee 8.8 oz

Quick facts

  • Tchibo Mild Exclusive Premium Ground Coffee
  • 8.8 oz

Top reviews

Excellent Coffee

I received a gift of Tchibo Mellow Roast from a friend in Hesperia, CA about two years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since.

This German coffee is rich, smooth, and delicious. Sadly, it’s very difficult to find in the USA.

Although I’ve bought it at European Market in Chattanooga, Tennessee, it’s so popular they can’t keep it on the shelf. Many times I’ll drive there, only to find an empty display where the product should be. Wasted time and gas.

When I saw this product on Amazon, I nearly fell out of my chair. Finally, my favorite brand of coffee as close as my fingertips on No more trips across town to an unreliable retailer.

I just ordered two 4-packs (ASIN: B000S54760). Not only is it the lowest price I’ve seen, the Free Super Saver Shipping makes it the best deal on the market.

Thank you, Amazon, for carrying my favorite coffee!

ShalondaMc Clure, IL

Unique Extra Fine Ground Coffee

This coffee makes a complex flavorful cup of coffee. Low acid (smooth) and we used a drip coffee maker, but this would be good for expresso makers as it’s a fine grind. I gave it a 5 star rating as I have never had a coffee quite like this one. Interesting & enjoyable & glad we decided to add it to our order. We have tried around 20 various coffees recently and this was one that didn’t disappoint us.
MaileGainesville, FL

Eden Organic Yellow Mustard, 9-Ounce Squeeze Bottles

Handy, kid friendly 9 ounce squeeze bottle. Organically grown yellow mustard seed traditionally stone ground with EDEN organic raw apple cider vinegar, a bit of EDEN Sea Salt, and organic spices. Pure and delicious. Simply the best yellow mustard ever, mildly spicy and naturally sweet. Zing flavor, zest… low sodium, no fat, no calories.

Quick facts

  • North American organic yellow mustard seed stone ground with organic raw apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and organic spices
  • Delicious, mildly spicy, and naturally sweet.
  • Convenient, child-friendly 9 ounce squeeze bottle
  • Kosher and pareve; Wheat and gluten free

Top reviews

Dreadful. Taste before buying, if you can.

I’d definitely see if there’s a health food store that gives samples, or an organic restaurant that carries this, or a friend with it–try it before buying.

I was used to French’s and Heinz’s yellow–staples in my fridge along with Grey Poupon and Gulden’s. But I have been, in the last year, switching to organic products and produce. I purchased this to replace my about to expire French’s yellow mustard.

Well, this stuff is awful. I don’t know why it has that odd taste–the vinegar, the particular mustard seeds?–but I put this on a sandwich and hated it. Then I decided to try again, a different day, and again, scraped it off the turkey. I could not bear it.

I threw the nearly full bottle away.

For now, it’s back to non-organic mustard until I can taste other organic mustards and find one that doesn’t make me wanna spit out my food.



WilliemaeCatlett, VA

It tastes off..

You would think that something as simple as yellow mustard would be impossible to ruin, but this company seemed to do so. I will never buy this again what a waste of 27$ for subscribe and save. I don’t know one guy seemed to this it, It tastes bad to me.
RebeccaTurin, IA

Very tasty, but not your standard yellow mustard flavor

To be honest, like the other reviewers, I had not read the label as carefully as I should have before purchasing this product. It is based on apple cider vinegar, not the usual plain white vinegar that most mustards are based on. As a result, it has a sweeter apple-hinted flavor to it. I turned out to really like that flavor, but others may not.
SimonaBowdon, GA


This is a pretty bad product. Whatever the manufacturer intended, taste was not a priority.
CarmelaChancellor, SD


I don’t know what everyone’s talking about. I love this stuff! Maybe what everyone’s missing is the chemicals that are in most commercial condiments.
KamilahMaiden Rock, WI

Earl Grey Stash Tea

Earl Grey Tea is mild and fragrant. This blend is scented with Bergamot, lending a hint of lavender-like bouquet.

Quick facts

  • Earl Grey Tea is mild and fragrant.
  • This blend is scented with Bergamot, lending a hint of lavender-like bouquet.
  • This essential oil is pressed from the rind of the fruit of the Citrus bergamia tree
  • Due to foiled wrapped bags, Stash Teas are fresh the day you serve them as the day they were packed.

Top reviews

Too Plain and Way Too Perfumed

This Earl Grey Tea from Stash is plain, and definitely not subtle because of a strong bergamot component—way too strong! If you really, really love bergamot you may like it, but I much prefer a more subtle and more complex tea. It tastes like perfumed black tea; I could hardly drink it. I could not tell the difference between it and Stash’s Double Bergamot Black Tea—both are just swimming in oil of bergamot. I am an Earl Grey fan, but just couldn’t stomach this tea.

It seems like the quality of the black tea is very good, though, because even with a longer brewing time, the tea did not become bitter…so, if you can stand being hit over the head with the bergamot flavor, you might enjoy it.

Only recommended for those who want a strongly perfumed bergamot Earl Grey.

LesleyEdgarton, WV

Vernors ginger soda

ginger soda (ale), Detroit original, 6 1/2-liter plastic bottles

Quick facts

  • Barrel Aged Taste

Top reviews

made in Michigan since 1866

I like “Vernor’s”, and drink it all the time. It is old fashioned drink from Michigan, since 1866, and the labeling was known for its lovely green and gold colors and the gnome character. If you look at the can it is actually called ginger soda instead of ale and is different than typical ginger ale in taste. Vernors has a strong vanilla presence, is smoother and more moist, and sweeter than a ginger ale. It is closer to a cream soda than ginger ale, very good. A ginger ale is more dry, higher in carbonation, and has a spicier bite to it. Vernors has 39 grams sugar per can, versus 33 grams per can for Schweppes Ginger Ale. Neither has caffeine.

The recipe has changed a bit over the years mostly in the choice of sweeteners. They use the same high fructose corn syrup that the cost-cutting mega soda companies use, rather than the cane sugar they used to use. The down side to that is that the corn syrup syrup drowns out some of the flavors. Many microbrews are using cane sugar again, although it costs more, to get a better taste. Vernor’s is still aged in oak barrels for 3 years, no doubt accounting for the smoothness. All in all a great soda for anytime. The soda is also known, like other ginger drinks, for its use as a home remedy for an upset stomach.
Vernor’s is a regional soda, and there are many areas of the country you can’t find it in. That is why it sells here. They may be selling it in glass bottles again soon, at least there is a page that says so the day I am writing this comment. Search at Amazon for ASIN: B001JK2SEG to see what I mean. Vernors has quite a history, and there are two books at Amazon about the soda. The first is Vernor’s Ginger Ale (Images of America: Michigan) ISBN-10: 0738551856. The second book is “The Vernor’s Story: From Gnomes to Now” ISBN-10: 0472066978 a book about the company’s marketing green and gold packaging with the famous gnome, and Vernor’s fans.

CarissaO Neals, CA

Like it.

Being from the mitten state I like my vernors & often by it. I have to let it sit for a while before drinking it, or it makes me sneeze. Other than that it’s great! I’ll keep buying it because it’s Made in Michigan.
HueSocial Circle, GA

Pure Organically Grown Mexican Vanilla

Orlando vanilla is popular mexican vanilla, made form organically grown vanilla beans. It is an irreplaceable ingredient in baked goods, coffee, ice cream, etc… You will notice the difference when using Orlando Mexican vanilla. About the product: Experience the true delicate, soft, and delicious flavor of Orlando’s premium gourmet vanilla. The vanilla beans grown on the Orlando Plantation are aged for over one year. They select only the premium beans, soak them in rum to release only the vanilla nectar. The vanilla nectar is then blended with other natural vanilla to add stability in the baking and freezing process. Orlando’s unique aging and blending process, brings out a delicate, yet rich and mellow flavor.

Quick facts

  • Made from organically grown vanilla beans
  • Does not contain coumarin
  • Rich vanilla flavor
  • Great in baked goods, drinks and pastries
  • Made in Mexico

Top reviews


I’m a life long vanilla lover and was thrilled to discover this product in my local market while I was living in Southern California. Now that I’m on the East coast, I’ve been unable to find it. As you might imagine, I was delighted to find it on Amazon. This product is sweet (without any sweetening additives) and the lovely vanilla flavor is rich and long-lasting. It permeates and enriches whatever I have used it in. I recommend it most highly!
IrvinTatitlek, AK

One of the best vanillas you will taste and at a great price

I discovered Orlando Vanilla a few years ago while spending a week in Puerto Vallarta. I am a chef and specialize in pastries so a good vanilla is important. I’ve tried Nielsen Massey vanillas and they are excellent but they still have a bit of a chemical/alcohol scent to them. McCormick extract (the most commonly found at your local supermarket) is so strong alcohol-wise that once you’ve had good vanilla you’ll never go back to cheap chemical tasting junk.

Orlando vanilla (and their other brand La Reyna) is strong, smells sweet with no chemical notes. The aroma of vanilla permeates the kitchen when you use it. It is very reasonably priced and since most recipes call for about a teaspoon of vanilla you will find that an eight ounce bottle like this gives you enough for 48 typical recipes. Depending on your taste or the strength you are looking for you might get fewer or more portions.

I buy mine from Puerto Vallarta when I go. I usually buy two liters (a liter is a bit more than a quart) and this year I have a tour of the factory scheduled. Kept in a cool, dark place vanilla extract has an extremely long shelf life so no need to worry about spoilage. I don’t think you can go wrong using this extract. The only other way to get better flavor is to use good quality vanilla pods (see my review on those if you are interested)

LeahShelbyville, MI

Really Surprised!

I actually really liked this vanilla! I truly didn’t think I would, but it’s quite fragrant with a bit of a sweet vanilla smell. It’s nice. The only thing that would be great, is if it didn’t come in a plastic bottle.
LakishaRosebush, MI

Manischewitz Brownie Cake Mix, 12 Ounce Boxes

Manischewitz is the nation’s largest manufacturer of processed kosher food products. We’re also the number one baker of matzo or unleavened bread in the entire world. We produce hundreds of other kosher foods too, including baked goods, pastas, soups, gefilte fish, grape juice and borscht. Under the Manischewitz, Horowitz Margareten, Goodman’s and Season names, we sell our products to specialty food distributors in the United States, Canada and throughout the world––although from the homemade quality of our products, you’d think they came right from your Bubbe’s kitchen. Manischewitz® is committed to giving back to Jewish communities around the country. The betterment of those around us is of paramount importance as we strive to encourage growth and charity in and around these grassroots organizations. We encourage you to help as well.

Quick facts

  • Passover use only
  • Brownie cake, Brownies
  • Snack, dessert
  • Cakle

Top reviews

Passover paydirt!

Spotted these items on Amazon. Ordered Osem Shamura matzot, Manischewitz brownie mix and Yehuda matzah meal. All products were fresh and cheap. Highly recommended.—Liz in Seattle
RoxanaMarty, SD

Pill Pockets SMALL Dog 3.5 oz


Quick facts

  • Pill Pockets for dogs and cats
  • Makes pill taking easy
  • Pill Pockets are designed to carry your dog’s or cati 1/2s pill medication inside
  • No more forcing a pill down your peti 1/2s throat
  • Veterinarian designed and recommended

Top reviews

Great product

This is a great way to get dogs to take their pills willingly. My dog is very picky, but he thinks these are treats regardless of the pills inside. If you are giving a lot of pills every day you really have to shop around to get the best prices, and order in bulk. I buy both Small and Large pill pockets – 1 in Chicken flavor and one in Beef, just for variety. The Large pill pockets may be a better buy actually because each large pocket can be used to cover 2 or more pills depending on the pill size. The pill pockets are soft so you can mold this stuff like dough around any shape or size pill or capsule – once your sure your dog really likes them & doesn’t hesitate to swallow them immediately. This is much easier and less messy than using peanut butter or hot dogs, and probably healthier too.
WeldonCason, TX

Pill Pockets work!

My dog got wise to the pill wrapped in cheese and would refuse to take it. Using a pill pocket is easier than anything else I’ve tried. My dog seems to prefer the chicken flavor over the beef and now having the dog take her medicine in a pill pocket has made my life a lot easier. I think this is a great product and a small bag goes far.
YaniraNorth East, MD

Sams’ Yams Big Boyz- Sweet Potato Dog Chewz

Made of very thick slabs of sweet potato, dehydrated. Designed for larger breeds, but smaller dogs will enjoy them as well and they will last them a good long time. Each slice is perforated in order to assist in the dehydration of such a large piece. The surface is hard so as to provide dental hygiene for dogs, yet the chews have a texture similar to rawhide. Each chew has the nutritional value of half of a large sweet potato.

Quick facts

  • All natural dog treats
  • All age dog treats
  • Pack of three, 15oz bags of Sweet Potato Dog Chewz
  • Wheat free, corn free and no added sugars
  • Patented design which helps clean teeth & gums

Top reviews

The easy way to clean your dog’s teeth

Our vet suggested these chews for my young hound, who was starting to get some soft tartar buildup on her teeth. I’ve tried to get in the habit of brushing my dogs’ teeth, but it’s just never worked for me. It’s like flossing my own teeth–I’ll do it for a few weeks, then forget a few times and eventually stop. But these treats are so easy! And my dogs love them, too! I give my dogs one of these treats every evening as a way to relax and wind down from the day. After my younger dog ate the first one, I could see a noticeable improvement in her teeth. After eating several, her teeth are now gleaming white! Yams will only do so much, though. These only work to remove soft gunk on the teeth that could be removed with a brush. Any hard deposits will require a dental at your vet’s office. My 13-year-old husky/shepherd mix (multiple health issues) got a little ill after the first one and threw up, but we tried again another night with a smaller piece, and he was fine with it. It’s the only thing we’ve found that he enjoys chewing in his old age. We do only give them ONE per day, however, although both dogs would happily devour an entire bag of them every day. I’m pretty sure you can overdo the fiber in these, and that could lead to all kinds of issues, I’m sure. The extra fiber seems to make their stools slightly softer, but they haven’t seen actual diarrhea from them. In fact, I think the added fiber helps to keep the dogs more “regular.” The vet also said that the yams are a good source of beta carotene, so they’re even nutritious. One thing to keep in mind is that the Big Boyz size is really not that huge. My hound is 60 pounds, and they’re fine for her size. My elderly shepherd/husky is 70 pounds, and he is fine with one of the smaller ones in the bag (the sizes within the bag do vary, as do the sizes of sweet potatoes).
LanelleWest Point, KY

Dogs Really Seem to Like Them

Very fast shipment and am pleased with the product! 2 of my 3 dogs like them but that says a lot! One of my dogs is extremely picky so I did not expect him to like them! Will order again! Thanks for the fast delivery and excellent product!
LedaHonolulu, HI

Amazing shipping!

I ordered this on Sunday and it arrived on Wednesday! I am very happy with the product, my dog loves them.
AngleaRamah, NM

great healthy choice

i have two wonderful boxers we tried the sam’s yams several years ago in attempt to get away from the nasty, unhealthy dog chews that are widely sold. these are great. my dogs love them! so do i as they are not messy thank goodness for amazon as i can’t get these treats locally. great job. thanks. darla, cheetah and guiness.
ArdathFrontier, MI

great treats

My dog loves these chews. He is on a strict vegan diet. He used to eat raw hide chews. This is a great alternate to the raw hides. I received the package in a very prompt time.
JoslynJay, FL

Big Boyz dog chews

Our dog absolutely loves these chews; they do not stain household surfaces and they have no offensive odors like some other dog chews (bull pizzle for example). The chews help to keep her teeth clean and the fiber keeps her regular. I highly recommend these chews for your companion animal. I would recommend starting out with a small trial order first since not all dogs seem to be so smitten with these like ours was(one of our family members tried the chews with her 2 dogs but they, the dogs, prefer traditional chews so we were actually first introduced to the chews by our relative and we have been ordering these ever since).
CarinaRock Point, MD

Filippo Berio Olive Oil Extra Virgin – 4 Pack


Quick facts

  • Imported from Italy
  • All Natural Cold Pressed
  • No Additives, No Preservatives
  • Kosher

Top reviews

Great EVOO but don’t buy it in this container.

Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil just might be the best of the widely-available oils. But my advice is that if you buy it, do not buy it in this 3-liter rectangular metal container. Apparently little or no thought was given to how the consumer would get the oil out of the container, and the result is that you should be ready for a messy and wasteful situation when you decant the stuff. I sought advice and was told that it is necessary to up-end the container in a swift move. And of course, to use a funnel. But I suspect that the most coordinated and athletic of pourers would still have a problem; that there is no way to accomplish decanting without spillage. In my opinion this is a serious flaw and I cannot recommend the excellent EVOO in this poorly engineered container.

When I bought it, I expected to find a pouring spout installed in the container, one that I could pull out. But my container lacked that… comments suggested some may have them. My experience suggests there still would be spillage.

MinHillside, NJ