We are Canada's Online Source for Vanilla Beans!
Our company was founded on vanilla beans and we are proud of the quality of our product.
The term 'plain vanilla' certainly does not apply to the vanilla bean. After using real vanilla beans, it is easy to understand how this spice has become the cornerstone of pastry and baking. Vanilla beans are the most costly form of vanilla flavouring - but are without question the best.
MADAGASCAR BOURBON BEANS - GRADE A and CERTIFIED ORGANIC EXTRACTION GRADE
We obtain the finest vanilla beans from Madagascar. This allows us to provide our customers with the highest quality vanilla beans at the best prices possible.
Our Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans are rich in natural vanillin and carry the classic vanilla flavour. These beans have a smooth, rich, sweet flavor and are the thinnest of the vanilla beans grown. Bourbon beans are highly prized by professional pastry chefs and bakers. Our Madagascar beans carry the well-earned reputation as being premium quality products and exhibit a sweet vanilla aroma that is almost caramel in flavour.
Madagascar vanilla is available in two grades - Grade A and Certified Organic Extraction Grade.
UGANDA BEANS - CERTIFIED ORGANIC/FAIR TRADE EXTRACTION GRADE
Our Uganda Vanilla is Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade by IMO Group! These extraction grade vanilla beans from Uganda exhibit amazing aroma and flavour. Extraction grade beans are typically used by the large vanilla extract manufacturers. However, they are drier than Grade A vanilla beans. Additionally, these beans contain uneven lengths, and you may receive split beans within your batch. In general, these are not the 'prettiest' looking vanilla beans. But if appearance is not an issue, they provide excellent value for certified organic vanilla!
Be aware that there is a big difference between 'Organic' and 'Certified Organic'. Many vanilla companies claim that their vanilla is grown organically, but they are unable to obtain certification due to various reasons. Without accredited certification, there is no way to know whether these growers are actually following USDA organic standards. Our Ugandan vanilla beans are Certified Organic through the IMO Group in Switzerland (www.IMO.ch). IMO Group is accredited as an official inspection agency with the USDA National Organic Program.
Our Uganda partners also pay premium prices to the individual growers and have achieved Fair Trade Certification (also through IMO Group in Switzerland)!
PURE GROUND VANILLA BEANS - STANDARD and CERTIFIED ORGANIC/FAIR TRADE
Our Pure Vanilla Powder is 100% pure with only a single ingredient - ground vanilla beans. Ground with either Madagascar (Regular) or Uganda (Certified Organic/Fair Trade) vanilla.
BULK PRICING AVAILABLE:
Foodservice and industrial clients requiring bulk volumes are welcome. We specialize in vanilla and are ready to fulfill large quantity orders on short notice. Take advantage of price savings when ordering in bulk. Our webstore is setup to handle bulk purchases up to 9 lbs. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require vanilla in quantities 10 lbs and larger. We will be more than happy to provide you with pricing.
HOW TO STORE VANILLA BEANS:
Keep the vanilla in an airtight container (we recommend a glass jar) at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. Kept this way, it can be stored for 12 months. Do not worry if you see whitish powder on the surface of the beans for those are vanillin crystals - gold of the vanilla bean!
Please note that our vanilla bean prices are based on the global vanilla market. These prices are constantly fluctuating based on global supply and demand. By pricing our vanilla beans according to these market conditions, we are able to offer our customers fair prices for top quality vanilla beans. However, please note that our vanilla prices will change from time to time.