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Gourmet Pompona Vanilla Beans, Costa Rica

Sustainably sourced vanilla beans from the rainforest of Costa Rica

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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

blueberry cheesecake baked with tahitian vanilla

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

Buying rare Costa Rican vanilla Beans made easy with Slofoodgroup

Long, supple, glossy, and notes of chocolate, raisin, dates and more these Pompona vanilla beans are sure to please. Three to four times the average size of most planifolia vanilla, Pompona is by far the largest player on the team.  These vanilla beans, while quite rare and elusive, are not for everyone.  Some people like just plain vanilla and that is fine by us but we support diversity.  If you are looking for some vanilla beans besides what's on the shelfs of your local grocery stores, give these vanilla beans a try.

What is Pompona vanilla?

Pompona vanilla is actually the first type of vanilla ever documented by western explorers found in mostly Mexico at the time. Now it can be found in remote parts of South America such as Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and even Florida. It has been grown commercially but died off years ago in favor of vanilla planifolia commonly from Madagascar as planifolia give better yields in plantation system. Pompona vanilla can be used in baked goods, vanilla extracts, perfumery and medicinal concoctions. If you are looking to try something new, give these all natural, ethically sourced vanilla gems a try. We guarantee you will love just as much as we do. 

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K V.
United States United States

I Can Not Wait!!

These beans are fantastic! They are extracting so nicely, and my double fold already looks like thick syrup after only a month. I can not wait to make some delightful desserts. Thank you for such a great product!

Dobra B.
United States United States

The most amazing beans

These beans I could not stop smelling. They were plump, moist and full of amazing smell. It made the most amazing extract and vanilla paste.

Cynthia L.
United States United States

Much smaller than other Pompona beans

I was expecting larger beans based on prior purchases (elsewhere) but there was nothing wrong with the beans aside from size.

Kristina O.
United States United States

First time purchase

The beans are fabulous! Nice price and shipping was very quick

natalya h.
United States United States

Poor handling of situation

My vanilla beans went to a different address, when I called customer service to explain that I needed these for Christmas baking, they continued to say, “we need to put a claim with USPS and have them taken from the people who wrongly received them and get them to you.” Alright. A week later, they arrive and are open. I’m not going to use a product that has been opened by someone else. There is still time, please send me a replacement. Nope, they said, we need to get the opened ones back first. What? Ok. I ordered from this company for a few years, but can’t rely on them anymore, which is a shame. Cannot recommend.

Slofoodgroup Gourmet Pompona Vanilla Beans, Costa Rica Review


Happy to address this issue. Our team offered to send an expedited replacement on December 11, 2022 as shown in the screen shot of emails below. You demanded a refund. While we regret the error of mis delivery by the carrier all efforts where made to listen and resolve the issue in a timely and professional manner. Your comments of and statements of the situation are completely untrue. Every step of the way, you chose to be combative rather than simply allow us to properly document the issue, make the proper notations and resolve the situation.