Special Buy! Group Buy The Ella Sri Lanka Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)

$21.95 $24.95

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If you missed this special buy, you can find our regular group buy Sri Lankan vanilla beans by clicking here

Best Price: $19.95/oz when you buy a 4oz pouch
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Sri Lanka
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Bold, earthy vanilla, hints of mocha.
Extract Taste: Sweet vanilla, dried fruit, cacao, tea.
Best Extract Spirit: Visit our spirit pairing guide for Sri Lankan vanilla beans.


  We are sometimes able to offer one-time low prices on products in limited quantity. When we do, we offer them as "special buys". Special buy offers have their own name to help us distinguish and separate inventory. This "Ella" bean is sourced from the same region as our regular Sri Lankan bean but at a lower price and with limited availability. If it's in stock, buy it quickly as it will stock out.

VanillaPura's Ella Sri Lanka Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, earthy chocolate and mocha aroma with subtle hints of dried fruits, teas and dates. They are full of vanillin and one of the most unique vanilla experiences from around the world. We're proud to add this vanilla bean to our collection. We named this bean after the beautiful small Sri Lankan town named Ella. 

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When you first open a pouch of The Ella Sri Lanka vanilla beans, your nose will be met with bold, earthy notes of vanilla softened by a hit of dates and raisins. Behind the vanilla, you will pick up a cocoa scent that is reminiscent of a chocolate-rich mocha. As you bring an individual bean closer to your nose, the strong, earthy vanilla aroma becomes more pronounced and complimented with soft and subtile fruity undertones. 

Finally, after months (or even years) of extraction, your finished extract will demonstrate a bold and pronounced vanilla aroma with enhanced vanilla sweetness with a hint of chocolate that is underscored with subtile scents of dates and dried fruit. You will also tease out the notes of Sri Lanka's famous Silver Tips & Black Tea, as these beans are grown in the same region where those teas are harvested. They are truly a unique and elegant vanilla experience. 

The Ella Sri Lankan vanilla beans are very oily and rich with vanillin. They are ideal for the most basic creations like cookies and brownies for a slight kick of added sweetness. They are usually between 5" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. They are quite frequently the choice of chef's for their rare complexity of flavors and applications. 

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

These hard-to-procure V. planifolia vanilla beans are grown in and around Sri Lankan tea plantations and rainforests. Even in Sri Lanka, they are noted as a rare and a prized crop. 

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 20 beans. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.