Sri Lanka Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract & Baking Grade A (Retail)


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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 and tea.
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This is a new, limited offering. Quantities are limited and we will stock out.

VanillaPura's planifolia 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. 


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When you first open a pouch of 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. 

Sri Lanka 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. For at home extracting, they pair best with vodka, dark rums, brandy and cognac.  

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 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. 

This is a co-op product page for vanilla bean 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!" Since this is a NEW PRODUCT, it may not ship for up to 6 weeks. 

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
The Cheerful Sponge
Great Beans

These were plump, oily, and smelled amazing right from the package. I used them with white rum this go around. Yum!