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. They are very oily with a strong 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 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.