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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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Vanilla Beans

Excellent Product! Excellent Service!

Jacqueline Oliver - United States

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I'm a convert

I've been making my own vanilla extract for over a decade and used to buy my beans based on reviews at a Infamous Global seller. Was never sure what I would get. Then I found this company! The beans were beautiful! Fragrant, moist but not too moist, easy to cut open to expose the seeds and each Bean was six to seven inches long. I'm a happy extract maker! 💝💃🥳

Beth Borchers

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High Quality Vanilla - excellent customer service.

Slo Food group team takes great care of their customers. Received a broken bottle of Vanilla and it was immediately handled. Received my replacement bottle within 3 days.
This extract is used to make our Tahitian Vanilla Cakes!

Brigitte Oger

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Great place to get your spices

SLO Food group is the best place I have found to buy my vanilla beans, great customer service, fast shipping and very competitive prices. Thank you for helping me with my project, Vanilla extract. Thank you don young

Don Young

Buy Vanilla Pompona from Madagascar Online

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

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. 

How to use vanilla pompona

Pompona vanilla is used just like any other vanilla bean such as vanilla planifolia or vanilla tahitensis. To use these vanilla beans for baking, just slice the pod down the center and scrap the inner seeds to add to your favorite recipe. To use for making vanilla extract, we always recommend following the standard ratio as prescribed by the FDA.

What is vanilla Pompona?

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.  

About these Pompona type vanilla beans from Madagascar

  • 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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Love these Madagascar Pompona beans! They are so plump and long, just filled with caviar and oily. The aroma is rich and soothing. Shipment time can not be beat! SFG for the win again!!!

Janet G.
United States United States

Madagascar grade A

Adequate arrival time, big and plump. I would recommend this product anyone. I will definitely be ordering again.

Ellen H.
United States United States

Top quality - Amazing service

Slofoods is a top notch operation! They offer high quality products at a great price point and turn your order around quickly. I always receive my order within days of ordering. Slofoods is also highly responsive to customer requests and needs. Can’t ask for more than that!

Theodore W.
United States United States

Bourbon Vanilla...Yum!

We plunged into private raw dairy farming 12 years ago and reached an abundance of milk and cream this year that is overwhelming and wonderful. Our farm members, 350+ families, regularly comment on the quality of our vanilla in our products made from SloFood Group vanilla beans extracted in bourbon. Our ice cream and honey-vanilla kefir products are favorites, and SloFood group's service and low prices help us keep the prices reasonable to distribute the tasty abundance.

Troy W.
United States United States

Madagascar Pompona

Absolutely beautiful beans. Super fast shipping. Moist oily and smells like heaven. They’re in vodka already. I cut them to fit in the jar. It’s already turning dark. The bottom is covered in caviar and it’s smells wonderful. Can’t wait to try it in another 12 months !