Vanilla Extracts

Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract Gallons and Drums

A favorite of pastry chefs around the world, Tahitian vanilla features a floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor. This vanilla is very susceptible to heat, making our exclusive cold extraction process a necessity in preserving its more than 300 flavor compounds. Use our Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract to effortlessly add delicious, delicate vanilla flavor to such cold dishes as refrigerated and frozen desserts, pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, puddings and custards.

Available in quarts (6 to a case) and gallons (4 to a case).

Vanilla Extracts

Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract Gallons and Drums

A favorite of pastry chefs around the world, Tahitian vanilla features a floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor. This vanilla is very susceptible to heat, making our exclusive cold extraction process a necessity in preserving its more than 300 flavor compounds. Use our Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract to effortlessly add delicious, delicate vanilla flavor to such cold dishes as refrigerated and frozen desserts, pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, puddings and custards.

Available in quarts (6 to a case) and gallons (4 to a case).

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  • One-gallon jugs (4 to a case)
  • 30-gallon drums
  • 55-gallon drums

Available in one- and two-fold strengths

Tahiti, an island which is part of a southern Pacific island chain, has a tropical climate that makes it an ideal location for growing vanilla.  In 1848, French Admiral Ferdinand-Alphonse Hamelin brought Vanilla aromatica plants to Tahiti, and, two years later, French Admiral Louis-Adolphe Bonard imported Vanilla fragrans plants. These two species were skillfully crossbred during the next few decades, resulting in the plump Tahitian vanilla beans we know today, known as Vanilla tahitensis. 

Tahitian vanilla is cured differently than vanilla grown in Madagascar or Mexico.   Mature beans are stacked in a cool place for five to ten days until they are completely brown. They are then rinsed in clear water, a process unique to Tahiti. For the next month, growers expose the beans to the gentle morning sun for three-to-four hours a day. In the afternoon, they wrap the beans in cloth and store them in crates until the next morning, to promote transpiration.

Little by little, the water evaporates, causing the beans to shrink. Throughout this phase, the bean pods are smoothed and flattened by hand between the thumb and index finger. After a month, when the vanilla has received its fill of sunlight, the beans are left for 40 days to dry in a shaded and ventilated spot, which reduces their moisture content.

Water, Alcohol (35%), Sugar, Vanilla Bean Extractives

• Kosher Certified
• Gluten-Free Certified
• All-Natural
• Allergen-Free
• GMO-Free

1 tablespoon vanilla extract = 1 whole vanilla bean = 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

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"Nielsen-Massey offers, without a doubt, the best vanilla and flavor extracts available to the industry. Excellent customer care is hard to find these days, and everyone at Nielsen-Massey makes customers feel appreciated and welcome.”

Nicholas Lodge Pastry Chef & Cake Artist, International Sugar Art Collection