We are pleased to present the latest addition to our family of grade-A vanilla beans. Vanilla beans grown in Ecuador offer flavors that are exclusive to the region where they are grown. Of course, the predominant flavor is a bold vanilla that is sweet and somewhat floral. But the smells and tastes of plums, apricots and cherries set this bean apart as an entirely new vanilla experience. It's almost as if the floral aroma of a Tahiti vanilla bean are blended with the rare, exquisite taste of a Tongan vanilla bean. And the result is an exquisite natural blend of flavors. Like most tahitensis beans, they are a bit smaller than the planifolia, usually in the 13cm - 17cm range, which is why they are sold by weight and not by bean.
When you first open a pouch of Ecuadorian tahitensis vanilla beans, your nose will be met with a strong, floral vanilla scent with undertones of plums and apricots. As you remove the bean from the pouch you will be intrigued by its durable outer skin that is strengthened through the curing and sun-drying process used to harvest these vanilla beans. After it has aired for a moment, the smell of plums, apricots and cherries become more pronounced.
This is the perfect vanilla bean for a sweet extract utilizing rum or vodka as its alcohol base. For cooking, the caviar of this bean is a perfect addition to homemade ice cream, fruit-based pastries, creams and frostings. It will make a vanilla sugar that is totally unique and can be converted into a powder with innumerable culinary applications.
This vanilla bean is sure to impress as an entirely new and novel vanilla experience.
All VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. Each bean is inspected individually before pouching in our USDA/FDA facility.
Please note that because co-op products are already fully discounted, no discounts can be applied to this product. Shipping times are usually 4 weeks, as co-op orders are consolidated with other customer orders to save costs. SINCE THIS IS A NEW CO-OP PRODUCT, ORDERS INCLUDING THIS PRODUCT MAY NOT SHIP FOR 6-8 WEEKS.