Madagascar Grade A TK Vanilla Beans for Baking & Desserts, Planifolia

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We are selling off our remaining supply of Grade A planifolia vanilla beans from Indonesia and Madagascar to accommodate a steadily growing increase in demand for extract-grade vanilla beans.If you love using vanilla beans for dinners and desserts, you’ll want to get some Grade A beans while you still can.Right now, our Grade A vanilla beans are on sale — up to 50% off! But don’t wait! These savings are...
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We are selling off our remaining supply of Grade A planifolia vanilla beans from Indonesia and Madagascar to accommodate a steadily growing increase in demand for extract-grade vanilla beans.

If you love using vanilla beans for dinners and desserts, you’ll want to get some Grade A beans while you still can.

Right now, our Grade A vanilla beans are on sale — up to 50% off! But don’t wait! These savings are only good as long as we have the beans in stock.

Yes! You can make vanilla extract with Grade A beans. The formula is a bit different when using Grade A vanilla beans—the FDA formula requires a minimum of 15 ounces of Grade A vanilla beans to 1 gallon of alcohol solution in which the content of ethyl alcohol by volume amounts to not less than 35 percent—like Vodka, various types of rum, bourbon, or pure ethyl alcohol.

Note that vanilla extract from Grade A beans will have slightly softer notes compared to extract made from extract grade vanilla beans—it will be delicious just the same!


When to Use

  • Cooking, baking & desserts
  • Used for their seeds

Madagascar grade A TK vanilla beans, planifolia variety. Planifolia vanilla beans are mellow and impart a lingering vanilla accent with traditional creamy, smooth, and sweet flavor notes. Their creamy taste and savory fragrance make them an excellent addition to custards, puddings, yogurts, ice cream, sauces, and cakes.

Product : Grade A TK Black Bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar
Harvest : 2021
Growing MethodsThis vanilla is wild harvested.  Chemical products & pesticides are prohibited in the production of vanilla. There are no organic certificates due to the high cost of getting certified.
Origin: Madagascar, SAVA, Madagascar
Length: 14 to 15 centimeters
Color: Chocolate
Vanillin: 1.7–2.6%
Moisture: 31%–33%

 

Our Ambient-Air Packaging 

We have chosen to package our vanilla in ambient air packaging. The reason is that vacuum packaging can create an environment for anaerobic bacteria to grow. The second reason is that vanilla will continue to cure and develop flavor in natural air. 

Customer Reviews

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Dawn Bachman

Great quality! Can't wait until my extract is ready to use.

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Benjamin Pratt

The bean quality was great, fantastic moisture and smell. My one complaint is my bag showed up with air in the bag, I’m not sure if it was supposed to be completely vacuumed or just sealed but I wish it would have had no air in the package.

Hi Ben,

Thank you for your review—we appreciate the feedback!

Many vendors of vanilla package it in vacuum packaging, and we have given that a lot of research and have chosen to package our vanilla in ambient air packaging. The reason is that vacuum packaging can create an environment for anaerobic bacteria to grow. The second reason is that vanilla will continue to cure and develop flavor in natural air.

Here is a great article on the topic from Dr. Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Ph.D

https://medium.com/@baktoflavorsnewsletter/why-we-should-not-use-vacuum-packed-vanilla-beans-48d8f2755562

Please let me know your thoughts.

Michael—

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Bothell Robinson

Fantastic vanilla beans and great customer service, what more can you ask for
I will be ordering again soon!!

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Bothell Robinson

Just received my beans, they look,smell and feel great! The communication and speed were equally great.
This is the place for Vanilla Beans!!

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Joan Conrad

Great value-shipped quickly. Product is excellent quality 💕

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