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gourmet grade (GRADE A)

mexican vanilla beans

SHOWCASE REAL VANILLA: Excellent for use in baking, savory meals, and signature drinks


SUPERIOR QUALITY: Plump, oily and visually attractive; High moisture content; Pliable beans that do not have any splits or cracks; Exquisite sweet aroma and rich flavor


DIRECT TRADE: Voladores Vanilla works collaboratively with small producers in the Totonacapan region of Mexico to ensure fair pay and develop viable growing practices. 


TRADITIONALLY GROWN: Pods are hand-picked to ensure maturity and high vanillin content and sun-cured using artisanal methods to achieve maximum flavor.


TRACEABILITY: Vanilla planifolia grown in Papantla possesses unique characteristics as a result of  soil conditions and curing methods; Vainilla de Papantla is the Denomination of Origin that has been protected by the Mexican government since 2009.


Gourmet grade Mexican vanilla beans (also known as grade A beans) are excellent for use in desserts, savory dishes, speciality drinks, and any recipe that showcases real vanilla. Gourmet grade beans are the gold standard of vanilla--they are plump with vanilla “caviar” due to their higher moisture content and have a glossy sheen from the fragrant oils that naturally develop as a result of the artisanal curing process. They are extremely pliable and visually attractive with virtually no flaws.

Voladores Vanilla works directly with small producers in the Totonacapan region of Mexico, the birthplace of vanilla, to bring you this sweetly aromatic spice. Each vanilla bean is left to ripen on the vine for nine months in order to achieve maximum vanillin content. The pods are sun-cured for several more months using traditional methods to develop the warm, chocolatey flavors and unmistakable aroma. 


With their bold flavor and enticing aroma, gourmet Mexican vanilla beans are delightful to use in just about any recipe and are the perfect gift for bakers, cooks, and chefs.

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