Currently, the Mexican vanilla bean (real Mexican vanilla that has been both grown and cured in Mexico) is one of the most expensive beans on the market due to limited supply. Some companies may try to sell beans that were grown in Madagascar and cured in Mexico as "Mexican Vanilla Beans" but they are not. The soil that they are grown in largely determines the taste, not where they are cured. Those who have tried multiple varieties of vanilla recognize pure Mexican vanilla beans as a gold standard that really is an experience that enlivens all the senses.
Our grade-A Mexican vanilla beans are grown in the tropics of the Yucatan Peninsula. When you open the package, you will immediately smell a dark vanilla aroma with hints of cocoa and mocha. Then, when you remove the beans you will smell an earthy bold vanilla with a hint of vanilla spice. If you use these beans to make extract, you will taste and smell a strong, concentrated, sweet vanilla with hints of chocolate, mocha and caramel. It is truly a wonderful and unique vanilla experience.
Mexico is where the story of vanilla begins. Vanilla grew naturally in Mexico several hundred years ago. The orchids were pollinated by a small bee that could fit into the flower and move pollen around. That bee is now believed to be extinct and, due to climate and cultural conflict, most of the world's vanilla cultivation happens outside of Mexico today.
But it's starting to make a comeback...
We have been sourcing Mexican vanilla for years. These are grade-A vanilla beans that are grown and cured in Mexico and they are in very short supply. Our farmers work hard, hand-pollinating each orchid, to deliver a beautiful and sweet vanilla bean.
Pricing on Mexican vanilla is currently the lowest it has been all year, but given its limited supply it is still one of the more expensive vanilla beans.
These beans are rich and dark, with spicy and smokey tones, perfect for stouts and holiday ales. They are usually between 6" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. VanillaPura vanilla beans are a regular choice for home brewers, brew masters and professional chefs, and they 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.
Please note that any discount codes, sales or promotions currently available on VanillaPura.com cannot be used with this product, given its already-low price.