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Address: 1 Center St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266-9502
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+1 413-232-7785
09:00 - 17:00
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Family store, established in 1888, specializing in extracts for cooking.

Family store, established in 1888, specializing in extracts for cooking.

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Purchasing Vanillia Extract and Worchestershire Sauce

We drive from Ontario Canada to Purchase their Vanilla Extract and Worcestershire sauce ( 8 hr drive), I usually get multiple orders then do the drive as they don't ship to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London. ont.
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London. ont.
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drive from Ontario Canada to Purchase their Vanilla Extract and Worcestershire sauce ( 8 hr drive), I usually get multiple orders then do the drive as they don't ship to Canada. If your a baker this stuff is out of this world, I have people as me all the time what is the secret to my baking. The ladies... More 

Thank Cheryl&Lionel
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This charming, historic general store is more than a local attraction, but rather a source of unsurpassed flavor extracts for cooking and baking made by the proprietors. Especially famous for their Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract, they offer a range of syrups, flavorings and candies. Their location in the heart of West Stockbridge is a plus.

Thank jeromey04
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had a ball looking at everything jammed in this store. We purchased some vanilla, as well as a few other items. You will find things here that you will not find anywhere else. Had fun talking to the ladies working there, and they even threw in some free gift bags and another item once they heard our story. A... More 

Thank Jeffery J
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Eclectic country store - a lot of stuff in a small space. Old time candy, bulk spices, and an 'adult' gag gift section reminiscent of a Spencers gift store at the mall. Kids toys & puzzles, tourist kitcsh.

Thank Robin B
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

What a place, the history here speaks for itself .purchased a number of items from vanilla extract to Worcester sauce .Nice to come across stores like this not many left

Thank Chuck M
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I've been ordering their 1 pint bottle of Vanilla for about 7-8 years now. My wife is the cook at our River Edge Mansion Bed and Breakfast and she always uses Charles H. Baldwin & Sons vanilla. Great stuff.

Thank hutchcraft2
Chilmark, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

There are not many places like this left... The corny gifts, the pretty scarves, the goofy cards and penny candy (plus a 1-cent gumball machine) abound. The proprietor is wry and obviously enjoys his shop and his customers. In addition to the signature vanilla, there are countless other flavorings and spices to be seen, sniffed, enjoyed and purchased. What fun!

Thank Dianne S
Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

A place with personality and wonderful locally made products. Great prices for unique gifts and amazing vanilla!

Thank noire48
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

They have a little of everything. Gifts, the best vanilla extract ever, spices, scarfs. There is even a photo booth so you can dress up and take a few pictures!!

Thank scarot
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

When you enter this store the aroma of house made vanilla extract takes you back to Mom's kitchen. Penny candy, rubber band airplane kits, greeting cards, soaps and toys make for a browser's dream. The collectables up on the top shelves are a nostalgia trip in itself. Pleasant shopkeeper/owners are full of local information. A wide variety of spices, extracts... More 

Thank M_Freedley

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