We searched the Vanuatu Islands by sailboat to find the best Vanilla Beans for our Vanilla Extract. Our pure and natural vanilla extract is made from Organic Vanilla grown in Vanuatu and organic alcohol (35%). There is no added sweetener. The beans have been soaking in the alcohol for at least 7 months and are then blended and strained, and a whole piece of Vanilla pod is added to the bottle. Please shake before use as the tiny vanilla seeds will have settled to the bottom. 1 teaspoon is all you need to add vanilla flavour to your recipe.
The vanilla has been sourced from a farmer in Vanuatu who uses organic and permaculture growing principles and pollinates every flower by hand. He is an expert in the vanilla curing process and the result is a high quality product with plenty of vanilla aroma.
We buy directly from the grower and have paid a mutually agreed upon price as well as seen his Vanilla plantation. He uses coconut husks as mulch and other nitrogen fixing plants as support structures for the vanilla vines foregoing the need for artificial fertilisers and an array of other tropical fruit trees such as bananas are dotted throughout the plantation giving shade to the delicate vanilla plants.