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Gourmet Madagascar Pompona Vanilla Beans

Rare and elusive, often called the Mexican cure, Pompona vanilla beans from Madagascar

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Pompona vanilla bean pods, a species of vanilla orchid long forgotten but now sought after by vanilla enthusiasts when making vanilla extract. Known for its larger than average size, Pompona vanilla beans these vanilla are definitely the king of vanilla. A leather like pod gives way to an immense amount of vanilla seeds and higher than average vanillin content. Often times referred to as the Mexican cured Madagascar vanilla, these vanilla beans are not blanched in water to kick start the enzymatic process. The higher water content of these vanilla beans makes sun curing vs. water curing the ideal method in order to reduce water content, intensify aroma, and stabilize the vanilla.
  • A rare but not forgotten vanilla species
  • What is vanilla Pompona?
  • About these Pompona type vanilla beans from Madagascar

Vanilla pompona has recently made a come back after decades of decline. Now this vanilla can be found being used to make everything from vanilla extract, ice creams, body scrubs and more. In our shop you will find these beans and many others vanillas to choose from for all your cooking and baking needs. Pompona vanilla from Madagascar is not a pure Pompona bean but rather a hybrid of Pompona and Planifolia vanilla that happened after many decades of these orchids growing side by side. This is very similar to how Tahitian vanilla came about and was discovered growing in the wild in Tahiti.

Pompona vanilla is a species of vanilla native to Peru, Mexico and other parts of South America. Recently it has been found growing in Costa Rica, Madagascar, and even Florida. Unlike its native Mexico and Peru most vanilla that is sold commercial is hand pollinated. It is a member of the Orchidaceae orchid family.

  • Average size of vanilla beans are 14 - 16 cm (these are available for counted variations) up to 22 cm for weight variations. Vanilla is agricultural product that value is based weight 
  • Pompona vanilla is thicker than other varieties of vanilla 
  • Oily with notes of ripe plums, dark chocolate, and hints of cherry 
  • Limited annual stocks
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07/04/2022
Annette H.
United States

Gourmet Madagascar

The beans were very plump and oily. Very pleased with the beans.

SW
05/11/2022
Susan W.
United States United States

Exceptional Vanilla Beans

The Madagascar Pompona beans were plump and full of caviar. I ordered enough to make one extract using rum and another using vodka. I used the sous vide method and it should be ready in another 6 weeks. It is already a beautiful amber colored and very fragrant.

PP
05/10/2022
Patty P.
United States United States

Oh MY MY MY!!

These beans are UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS!! I have ordered them twice now, and have this feeling I need more. The first I put double-fold in Bourbon a month ago, and after the 1st week that vanilla was so dark it was crazy. Now a month later, it smells SOOO delightful and I can't believe it wont be ready for 1 1/2 - 2 years!! These beans are the largest I have ever seen and ridiculously plump and full of caviar! I have never seen these anywhere else, and I sure hope the continue to work with this farmer as these really are spectacular. You won't be disappointed!

GB
04/11/2022
Gina B.
United States United States

Plump Juicy Vanilla Beans

Love these rich-smelling vanilla beans. I’m using them currently to make my own extract which is brewing as we speak, and have a few left over for recipes. (Did someone say vanilla bean ice cream?) Will be buying again.

SR
04/11/2022
Shanna R.
United States United States

Pompona

Pompona! What can I say? Hands downy favorites! Wonderful vanilla scent through the bag. Nice oily and very plump! These beans are SO the BEST! Always enough oil left in the bag for vanilla sugar... Yummm!

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*Disclaimer: this vanilla calculator is solely meant for informational purposes and not meant as legal guidance, representation or otherwise. By using this calculator, you acknowledge these limitations. No warranty is expressed or implied. We do recommend using the calculate by weight of vanilla beans function rather than by count for more accurate results. Vanilla beans do have many natural size, length and weight differences.The count feature will specifically not be accurate for vanilla beans from Peru, Costa Rica, or Tahiti due to the naturally larger characteristics of these vanilla beans and limitations of this tool. THE USE OR RELIANCE OF THIS CALCULATOR IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. For more information about making vanilla extract and vanilla extract formulations, please consult a legal professional and the FDA code of federal regulations 169.3 definitions . Please use this tool accordingly.