Madagascar Vanilla Beans - Grade B Best for Extracts (Retail)

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Best Price: $12.99/oz when you buy a 1kg pouch
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Madagascar
Bean Quality: Grade B (dry, can be brittle, split, cracked, extract grade)
Aroma: Classic vanilla
Extract Taste: Buttery, creamy and traditional rich vanilla
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Today, Madagascar vanilla beans are the most common and the most widely-used in the world. They are popular for their rich and deep vanilla tones, along with a buttery taste and creamy sensation when properly extracted. A favorite for vanilla ice cream.

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One of the more popular Madagascar vanilla beans is the Bourbon bean. Contrary to belief, the Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean isn't named after a type of alcohol. Bourbon (previously named Reunion) is an island several hundred miles east of Madagascar where the beans are grown. 

These Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, dark aroma with a strong vanilla scent.  Grade B Madagascar vanilla beans are usually between 5" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. They are more dry than our Grade A vanilla beans and are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract. They are sometimes still pliable and the caviar can be harvested for creams. More often, however, they can be very dry and brittle, split and cracked and cannot be cut and seeded prior to submersing them in spirits. Instead, simply break them into multiple pieces or leave the whole. Though they are dryer than grade A, their essential oils are still locked in and they will produce a tasty, sweet and beautiful extract at a much lower cost. 

VanillaPura vanilla beans are a regular choice for professional chefs and are used in 5 star restaurants around the world. We proudly offer some of the most sought-after vanilla beans on the market.

VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

The day that I received the beans, they were divided and sent to their long swim in their awaiting bottles of vodka. They appear to be perfectly good vanilla beans, and at a competitive price as well. Will try to remember to report back in a year!


Good packaging, delivered timely and the beans look good. I'm using them for vanilla extract. Just started them about a week ago. Everything looks good so far.

Bucella Marie
Beautiful beans

I am catching up on writing reviews for all types of beans I’ve purchased. These are just wonderfully fragrant, and of exceptional quality. Perfectly plump and the right amount of oils, it’s been a long-standing favorite!

Deb C
Madagascar Grade B Beans

Amazing quality! I typically order co-op beans from this company, but did not have the time to wait, so went with the retail grade B. As other reviewers have stated, these are like grade A from other sellers. I only purchase vanilla beans fromVanillaPura now. Quality is consistently superb. (I have purchased beans from other retailers in past years, and there is no comparison to VanillaPura quality.)

Lori J Bayne
Madagascar Grade B - Wonderful!

My order came just 2 weeks after I placed it, even in 2020, with an expected lead time of at least 4 weeks! These are the BEST beans I've ever gotten!! I put them into vodka right away to start my extracting, and in under 2 weeks, the extract is already taking on color and a divine scent! The price I paid for the quality I got is great. I can't wait to see how amazing this extract turns out.

In short, wonderful company, wonderful customer service, wonderful people, WONDERFUL beans!!!!! Look no further. Shop here!