Well, it’s pretty big, but I didn’t realize that until the lime extract I ordered online arrived. “Holy cow,” I thought, “this is the size of the bottle of Jean Nate I got my mother for Christmas when I was seven.” This big ol’ bottle kinda makes me feel like Dennis Waterman from Little Britain. Look how tiny that eency-weency 1-ounce bottle of cinnamon extract looks next to a 32-ouncer!
You (well, actually, Jon) can find all sorts of extracts in any grocery store. Lemon and orange are pretty standard, but lime was another story altogether. The grocery story downstairs didn’t have any; Whole Foods, Balducci’s, and Trader Joe’s didn't have any either.
So what’s the Oatmeal Cookie Guy to do when he can’t find a key ingredient for his “Lime in the Coconut” cookie? Well, he goes online, of course!
I must have clicked on the wrong button or something because I never would have guessed that I’d wind up with an industrial-sized supply of the stuff. Long story short: I’ve got to come up with a lot of lime-based cookies…or start using lime extract as cologne. Lucky for me it tastes and smells awesome.