Where to buy coconut and/or almond extracts?

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  1. Pootler

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    Does anyone know where you can buy proper extracts? Yesterday I used the synthetic coconut flavoring in my Thai green curry and frankly couldn't taste it at all. And I used synthetic almond flavoring in a carrot cake but it just tasted bitter and chemically.

    I've looked and looked online - US companies have them but won't ship - and in Holland and I can't find the real thing anywhere. Can't even get proper vanilla in the shops here!

    Any idea where I can get it that will ship to Holland? I'm going to London soon and could look there, if anyone has any tips.
     
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    When you are in London see if you can pop into a Lakelands they do lots of things like that (I get my vanilla there)
     
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    Just a quick thought - have you tried ebay? I seem to remember someone once saying that they got theirs there and you might getting shipping to Holland.
    Good luck!
     
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    You star! Found it! Thank you!

    I buy nearly everything else on Ebay. Can't believe I didn't think of looking there!
     
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    Oooh, lemon curd and coconut! I think I know what my next SW lemon meringue pie is going to have in it. :) I've ordered all three flavours from Ebay. Coconut was hardest to get and I'm paying a small fortune for it. Lots of companies in the US carry it but don;t do international shipping. Anyway, I suppose that if it's a good quality, a small bottle should last a long time, and I think it's more than worth it if I can eat near-authentic tasting Thai green curry. :)
     
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