Opening a pouch of Madagascar vanilla beans is like taking a trip back in time to when you were younger. Its aroma will be familiar to you, like the smell of vanilla cupcakes or reminiscent of the taste of grandma's homemade ice cream. It's that classic vanilla scent that you grew up with and that most cooks and bakers use today. As you bring an individual bean closer to your nose, you will be amazed at the sweetness and the simplicity of its pure profile that has a bold vanilla smell with undertones of butter and perhaps a hint of chocolate, softened with notes of caramel and vanilla spice. Finally, a finished Madagascar vanilla extract will be a rich and powerful classic vanilla smell and taste.
The Madagascar vanilla bean is everyone's favorite for all of the aforementioned reasons. It became the world's most popular vanilla bean because Madagascar has historically produced the world's most vanilla beans. If you grew up loving the taste of vanilla, the vanilla you were tasting most-likely came from Madagascar. So it's a familiar smell and taste that we all love.
According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, Madagascar leads the world in vanilla bean production, with nearly 4,000 tons of annual harvests.
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. Today, other nearby islands such as the island of Comoros, along with its sister island, Moroni, provide a healthy environment for vanilla bean cultivation.
These Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, dark aroma. They are very oily with a strong vanilla scent. Grade A Madagascar vanilla beans are usually between 5" 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 6-12 beans/oz depending on the size and 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.
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Please note that we consolidate all of our co-op orders into as few pouches as possible to save costs that allow for low pricing. So, for example, if you order 2 or 3 of our 1-oz pouches, you will receive all 2-3 ounces of vanilla beans all in a single pouch with a single label.
Please note that any discount codes, sales or promotions currently available on VanillaPura.com cannot be used with this co-op product, given its already-low price. Co-op orders that have utilized site promotions will be immediately cancelled.