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Charles H. Baldwin & Sons

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Stop here, even for a few minutes

I found this shop absolutely delightful. Just as others noted, it’s a little trip back into... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
New York City, New York
via mobile
Neat Place to Visit

This is a real throwback in time store. Although they specialize in their extracts, the store is a... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Benicia, California
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  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“vanilla extract”(10 reviews)
“maple syrup”(4 reviews)
“general store”(3 reviews)
Family store, established in 1888, specializing in extracts for cooking.
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1 Center St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266-9502
+1 413-232-7785
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I found this shop absolutely delightful. Just as others noted, it’s a little trip back into nostalgia land. We picked up some maple syrup, their famous vanilla, and Worcestershire sauce. I can’t wait to bake with the vanilla. The very kind and engaging owner explained...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a real throwback in time store. Although they specialize in their extracts, the store is a quirky collection of items that recall previous times. It is a lot of fun to walk through and the proprietors are extremely friendly.

1  Thank irawine
Reviewed 9 November 2017

So many funky offerings penny candy, joke gifts, stickers, T Shirts, gag gifts; chocolate bars, local honey, maple syrup, house made vanilla all rung up in an antique cash register! Big wooden barrels with spigots are part of the decor along with the tall cast...More

1  Thank LJK0308
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I bought vanilla extract, they have many varieties along with honey, maple syrup and all the merchandise you would find in a country store. Their cash register is an antique and beautiful.

1  Thank LeslieS1
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This looked like the kind of place I would like and it didn't disappoint. Stickers, jewelry, candy, gifts, toys, but of course the main draw are the spices and extracts. Heard people there raving about the chocolate chips and vanilla and bought a small bottle...More

1  Thank sullific
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you like to bake you must go to this store and buy their homemade vanilla. Tastes phenominal and helps everything you bake to taste better. Then buy more of their spices and extracts like the almond extract. Buy the Worchestershire sauce.

1  Thank Jody S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank NorthStar802782
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank jeromey04
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...More

1  Thank Jeffery J
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 RobinB1752
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