Extra Long Madagascar Vanilla, Planifolia
Grade A Bourbon Vanilla Beans for a classic vanilla experience
This particular Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean is a Grade A bean that is above average in length, while still just as plump as a typical gourmet bean from Madagascar. They are extremely flavorful—maintaining that rich, earthiness found in the most classically recognized variety of vanilla. As such, it is the most widely-used vanilla bean. Madagascar vanilla tends to be the workhorse of kitchens around the world and is often used for everything from flans, gelato, ice cream and icings to more savory recipes. It is the most common bean used to make vanilla extract and vanilla syrups. The flavor is rich, dark, and creamy with undertones that are sweet, buttery, and pronounced. Bourbon Vanilla beans from Madagascar are well-suited for just about anything and some of the best vanilla beans in the world. We suggest using Grade A Bourbon Vanilla Beans for recipes that don't have time for a long infusion process. Learn more about the difference in grades of vanilla beans here.
Our vanilla beans are available in Wholesale and Bulk.
What makes these grade A Madagascar Vanilla Beans stand out?
- Each of our extra-long Madagascar Grade A vanilla beans are at least 17 cm in length.
- Bourbon vanilla beans are remarkable in custards, cream bases, vanilla sauces, and so much more
- These gourmet vanilla beans are cured at optimal maturity, making them bean exceptionally fragrant—a true showpiece vanilla beans with an ample amount of vanilla caviar in each vanilla bean
- The moisture content of our extra long gourmet vanilla planifolia is in the range of 30-35%.
- There are about 80-90 extra-long bourbon vanilla beans in a pound.
- These Bourbon vanilla beans are all natural, gluten-free, vegan, and non GMO.
- As is true for all of our vanilla beans, these Madagascar beans have been certified kosher by a Rabbi from a notable Kosher Certification Agency.
- Due to fluctuations of vanilla supply caused by weather systems, growth, harvest, and curing processes, and theft from farmers, all vanilla beans are only available while supplies last.
How To Use Vanilla Beans:
With a paring knife, split the vanilla bean, lengthwise, directly down the center. Using the backside of the knife blade, scrape the inside of the bean to remove the vanilla caviar (vanilla seeds). Use as much or as little of the vanilla bean as desired. The spent vanilla pod can be used to make vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, or a number of vanilla related products. Learn how to make vanilla sugar with spent pods in the tips section of our Madagascar Gourmet Vanilla Beans page.
*always store vanilla beans in an airtight container in a cool and dark place
I used your vanilla bean to make vanilla extract with Jim Bean bourbon vanilla. 6 months later, it was way better than buying already made vanilla. The second batch failed. It tasted like liquor because I just used bourbon. Maybe that one needs another 6 months. This is the third batch of making vanilla extract with your bean. Come back in 5 months and I'll let you know how it came out. Pretty sure it will come out this time. I only buy your beans to make vanilla extract. Awesome beans and the prices too.
Great-extract made and bottled
I used these beans to make a large batch of vanilla extract. They were fragrant, long, and could wrap around your finger (i.e. very fresh). I would consider buying them again.
Excellent quality. I have shared your website with many friends. Keep up the great sourcing!
Thanks for the great vanilla beans. I won't know how this turns out until at least Christmas 2021 but when I need more I will buy for you.