Top positive review
BONUS FEATURE: alerted me to COVID!
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
I’ve used this wonderful vanilla several times for tapioca pudding and always enjoyed the aroma while making it. Earlier this week I made a batch, and suddenly realized I could no longer smell the vanilla, either in the pudding or in the bottle. The scent smelled like nothing, or just faintly like alcohol. In desperation I ran to the spice cabinet for another bottle of vanilla from a different brand, but couldn’t smell that either. Sudden loss of smell can be a Covid symptom. The situation was weird enough that I got tested for covid, and it was positive. So, thank you Nielsen Massey for making a vanilla so amazing and reliable that the absence of the usual smell and flavor could serve as a warning. And if you’re reading this, and your vanilla seems way off . . . well, it’s not always the vanilla.