SPECIAL OCCASIONS: With their high ratio of vanilla "caviar" per pod, these beans make an exceptional gift for baking friends and chefs.
CHEF GRADE: Soft, unsplit, and extremely plump; Deep brown/black color; Especially pliable due to high moisture content
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.
Premium grade Mexican vanilla beans (also known as grade AA or superior beans) are excellent for use in desserts, savory dishes, specialty drinks, and any recipe that showcases real vanilla. Premium grade beans are free of blemishes and imperfections. They have an extremely high moisture content which means they are brimming with vanilla "caviar." Their powerful aroma will add richness and depth to desserts, confections, and other dishes. They are lovely gift for your foodie friends.
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.
These particularly large beans are coated with naturally-occurring vanilla oils that will impart both a distinct aroma and flavor to any recipe.