Which Vanilla?

What’s the Difference Between Madagascar Bourbon, Mexican and Tahitian Vanilla?

To create our origin-specific vanilla extracts, pastes, powders, beans and sugars, we use beans cultivated in three specific regions–Madagascar, Mexico and Tahiti. Each of our vanilla products has its own unique influence on a dish, based on the product’s specific benefits and ideal culinary uses, as well as the distinct flavor imparted from where the vanilla was grown.

How do you know which one is right for your culinary needs? We provide details that cover advantages, uses and best pairings for each of our vanilla products.

 

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Full, sweet, creamy and mellow with velvety after-tones
  • Uses: Very versatile. Just measure and add to hot and cold applications.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: cakes, cookies, ice cream, puddings, pastries, French toast, scones
  • Savory ideas: seafood, sauces, soups, marinades
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate, iced tea
  • Other ideas: refrigerator/freezer deodorizer (cotton ball soaked in vanilla)

Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Full, sweet, creamy and mellow with velvety after-tones. Uses only certified organic ingredients.
  • Uses: Very versatile. Just measure and add to hot and cold applications.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: cakes, cookies, ice cream, puddings, pastries, French toast, scones
  • Savory ideas: seafood, sauces, soups, marinades
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate, iced tea
  • Other ideas: refrigerator/freezer deodorizer (cotton ball soaked in vanilla)

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Paste

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Full, sweet, creamy and mellow with velvety after-tones. Features real vanilla bean specks in a thick base.
  • Uses: A convenient way to increase the visual flair. Add delicious vanilla flavor without thinning out batters or sauces.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: crème anglaise, crème brûlée, custards, puddings, gelato, ice cream, sauces, honey-vanilla spread
  • Savory ideas: glazes for poultry, seafood and pork
  • Beverage ideas: milkshakes, coffee flavoring
  • Other ideas: add to oatmeal and yogurt

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Powder

  • Flavor Notes & Features: dry version with same flavor as above
  • Uses: Ideal for cake and cookie mixes and other dry applications. Perfect for dishes sensitive to color. Or, sprinkle on top of baked goods as a flavor enhancer.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: dry baking mixes (cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins), icings
  • Savory ideas: barbecue spice blend
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate mix, tea blends, sangria
  • Other ideas: sachets for drawers and linen closets, flavoring for oatmeal, granola and cereal

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Moist, hand-selected beans with full, sweet, creamy and mellow flavor and velvety after-tones.
  • Uses: Any application requiring unadulterated vanilla flavor. Increases the visual appeal of your dish by adding real vanilla seeds.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: crème anglaise, crème brûlée, custards, puddings, yogurt, gelato, ice cream
  • Savory ideas: glazes for poultry, seafood and pork
  • Beverage ideas: sangria, cream soda floats, amaretto sour
  • Other ideas: natural car deodorizer

Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Moist, hand selected, certified organic beans with full, sweet, creamy and mellow flavor and velvety after-tones.
  • Uses: Very versatile. Just measure and add to hot and cold applications.
  • Uses: For unadulterated vanilla flavor. Increases the visual appeal of your dish by adding real vanilla seeds.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: crème anglaise, crème brûlée, custards, puddings, yogurt, gelato, ice cream
  • Savory ideas: glazes for poultry, seafood and pork
  • Beverage ideas: sangria, cream soda floats, amaretto sour
  • Other ideas: natural car deodorizer

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar

  • Flavor Notes & Features: A hint of sweet, creamy vanilla and the sweetness of sugar.
  • Uses: Use in place of sugar in a recipe to add an extra layer of vanilla flavor. Or, sprinkle on top as a finishing touch.
  • Pairings: chocolate, cream
  • Sweet ideas: cookies, cakes, pies, pastries; on top of fruits, Dutch baby pancakes, cereal and baked goods
  • Savory ideas: tomato sauces, pasta sauces, dry rubs
  • Beverage ideas: coffee, cocoas, smoothies, rimming sugar on drink glasses

 

Mexican Vanilla

 Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract

  • Flavor Notes & Features: deep, creamy, spicy-sweet character, like clove or nutmeg
  • Uses: The vanilla’s spice works well with other spicy foods. Or, switch it up and give a twist to recipes that call for Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.
  • Pairings: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, citrus fruits, dark chocolate
  • Sweet ideas: ginger snaps, spiced cookies
  • Savory ideas: tomato sauces, barbecue sauces, chilis, salsas
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate, chai lattes

Mexican Vanilla Beans

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Moist, hand-selected beans with a deep, creamy, spicy-sweet character, like clove or nutmeg
  • Uses: Any application requiring unadulterated vanilla flavor. Increases the visual appeal of your dish by adding real vanilla seeds.
  • Pairings:  cinnamon, cloves, ginger, citrus fruits, dark chocolate
  • Sweet ideas: ginger snaps, spiced cookies, hot chocolate, flan. Give familiar recipes a twist: cookies, cakes, frozen desserts
  • Savory ideas: tomato sauces, barbecue sauces, chilis, salsas
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate, spiced cocktails, margaritas
  • Other ideas: natural car deodorizer

 

Tahitian Vanilla

Tahitian Pure Vanilla Product Line

Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor
  • Uses: Since this vanilla is susceptible to being damaged by heat, it’s best in cold or frozen dishes.
  • Pairings: fruits
  • Sweet ideas: cakes, cookies, ice cream, puddings, pastries, French toast, scones
  • Savory ideas: seafood, sauces, soups, marinades
  • Beverage ideas: hot chocolate, iced tea
  • Other ideas: refrigerator/freezer deodorizer (cotton ball soaked in vanilla)

Tahitian Vanilla Beans

  • Flavor Notes & Features: Moist, hand-selected beans with floral, fruity, cherry-like flavor
  • Uses: Any cold or frozen application requiring unadulterated vanilla flavor. Increases the visual appeal of your dish by adding real vanilla seeds.
  • Pairings: fruits
  • Sweet ideas: pastry creams, fruit pies and sauces, smoothies, shakes, custards, puddings, yogurt, ice cream
  • Savory ideas: salad dressings, beurre blanc sauce for seafood, sweet potato salad
  • Beverage ideas: agua fresca, punch, mojitos
  • Other ideas: natural car deodorizer

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