Group Buy Tongan Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)

$43.95 $46.95

Select # of Beans per Package
Best Price: $40.72/oz when you buy an 8oz pouch. 
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Tonga
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable and soft)
Aroma: Bold, rich, cherries and black licorice
Extract Taste: Pronounced vanilla, undertones of cherry/licorice
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This is a Group Buy (previously "co-op") product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include group buy products usually ship in 4 weeks.
"Wait a little. Save a lot." 
If you don't want to wait you can purchase the same product from our retail store by clicking here. Retail products ship immediately in orders that do not include co-op products.  

Tongan vanilla beans are often described as "bold and pronounced". They have fruity tones and are one of the most sought-after vanilla beans in the world. They enhance desserts with fruity tones or focuses, in addition to offering unique sweetness to breads and creams. Pies, danishes, fruit tarts, etc. are all improved with Tongan vanilla beans. 

Only a decade ago, nearly all of the vanilla plantations in Tonga laid dormant. But thanks to efforts within the Vava'u region, 95% of the once-dormant vanilla plantations are now cultivating vanilla beans. 

Tonga now has more than 300 vanilla farmers and 1400 local residents that work within the Tongan vanilla bean industry. With every purchase of Tongan vanilla beans, you are contributing to the growth of an emerging community. Remember, every vanilla bean was hand pollinated via a delicate process performed by a trained vanilla bean farmer. 

These Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, fruity, cherry and sometimes licorice aroma along with a bold vanilla scent. Grade A Tongan vanilla beans are usually between 6" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. They are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract, home cooking or baking. 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. 

This is a co-op product page for VanillaPura's co-op  members. Co-op orders are combined with other customer orders and may have a lead time of 4-8 weeks. The result is the lowest priced, gourmet vanilla beans anywhere. "Wait a little, and save a lot!" 

On average, there are 6-10 beans/oz depending on the moisture content of the specific batch of vanilla beans. There can be as few as 5 beans or as many as 15 beans. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.


Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
My favorite vanilla bean

I just received my third order of Tongan vanilla beans. They never disappoint. I like the boldness of the scent. I used Reigncane vodka this time since you said this would produce an extra sweet extract.

Favorite Vanilla Bean

The Tongan vanilla bean is my favorite vanilla bean for extract making. I liked the first jar of extract so much last year that I ordered another batch to make more. The beans arrived plump and smelling delicious and I immediately made it into extract. Last year, I did all my vanilla sous vide. This time, I'm not, so it will be awhile before I can use it.

enough can not be said about this one!

These beans were so plump and full of oils that when I cut the ends off for my mother jar its was seeping out of the ends!! They smell absolutely wonderful!! If you have not tried these and have a chance to you will not regret it!!

Roxanna I Kuusela
The Tongan bean

I spent the money on these and they were well worth it. So fat ,so oily ,and rich with caviar . Will be a long wait for my extract but will not be disappointed. These beans are well worth every cent.

Fragrant beans

It has been a week since I started soaking these beautiful beans in vidka, and I can confirm that the Tonga beans are among the most fragrant beans in my vanilla collection. It is a bit early for me to confirm that I love the flavor, but I will update this review after a year.