||$18.49/oz when you buy an 8oz pouch.
||Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
||Strong fragrant vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, mango
||Bold, creamy vanilla, cinnamon and sandalwood.
|Best Extract Spirit:
Visit our spirit pairing guide for Vanuatu 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 "Lakatoro" bean is the same as our regular Mavea Vanuatu bean but at a lower price and with limited availability. If it’s available, buy it quickly as it will sell out.
This is a "Group Buy" product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include group buy (previously "co-op") products usually ship in 4-8 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.
We are excited to introduce our special buy vanilla bean from the islands of Vanuatu, located just West of Fiji and Tonga in the tropics of the Western Pacific Ocean. We named this rich, oily and fragrant bean after one of the beautiful small towns in Vanuatu: The Lakatoro.
Now, let's talk about the amazing vanilla from Vanuatu.
This is a very difficult bean to find and is available in a very limited quantity. It's very seasonal so it will stock out due to its low supply and high demand, and may not be available again for some time. It's a vanilla bean with a taste like no other. In fact, the aroma and taste of this bean is reminiscent of ginger spice and nutmeg. You will also notice hints of cinnamon and sandalwood. No other vanilla bean has those characteristics.
Like all VanillaPura beans, The Lakatoro(Vanuatu) vanilla beans are of the highest quality. They are plump, dark, extremely rich in oils. Light spirits like vodka, white rum and tequila are best when using this bean in your DIY extracts. But given the ginger and nutmeg undertones of this amazing bean, it is fantastic with spiced or dark rum as well, and perfect for specialty holiday extracts.
(A small island within Vanuatu)
When you first open a pouch of The Lakatoro Vanuatu vanilla beans, your nose will be met with a burst of powerful vanilla aroma that is certainly one of the most bold vanilla beans that we have experienced. As the vanilla scent subsides, you will begin to tease out the spicy undertones that make this vanilla bean a favorite among pastry chefs and at-home dessert connoisseurs alike. Cinnamon, sandalwood, mango and floral, spicy sweetness will all present themselves to you.
(The location of Vanuatu provides the climate and unique soil to make this vanilla bean an entirely new experience.)
After months (or even years) of extraction, your finished Lakatoro Vanuatu vanilla extract will demonstrate a sweet, spicy extract with notes of mango, cinnamon, sandalwood and subtle notes of nutmeg.
These vanilla beans are very oily and rich with vanillin. They are usually between 6" and 8" inches long and have a dark brown color. Like all vanilla beans from VanillaPura, they are backed by our 100%, no questions asked satisfaction guarantee.
VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place.
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.