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Ugandan Vanilla Beans - Grade A Whole Pods for Vanilla Extract Baking

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Flavor Profile: Creamy & Chocolatey with a Bit of Earthy Undertones
Origin: Uganda
Species: Planifolia
Grade: Gourmet - A
Moisture Content: 28% - 33%
Length: 4 - 7 Inches


Flavor Profile: The initial burst of sweet, creamy vanilla is quickly followed by a symphony of warm, earthy undertones that add depth and complexity to the beans' character. The subtle notes of dark chocolate and caramelized sugar, creating a rich and indulgent experience that lingers long after the first taste.


The fragrant aroma of these Ugandan vanilla beans is equally enchanting, with a bouquet of heady floral notes intermingled with hints of honey undertones. This intoxicating scent will fill your kitchen, enveloping you in an ambrosial embrace that speaks to the rich heritage and skilled craftsmanship of Ugandan vanilla farmers.


Introducing our premium grade A Ugandan vanilla beans, a truly exquisite and luxurious ingredient that will elevate your culinary creations to new heights. Sourced directly from the lush, fertile regions of Uganda, these beans boast a unique and unparalleled flavor profile that has captured the hearts of discerning chefs and home bakers alike.


Our Ugandan vanilla beans are carefully hand-picked and sun-cured by local farmers who employ sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Their dedication to preserving the rich heritage of Ugandan vanilla cultivation is evident in the unparalleled quality of these beans. Each pod is meticulously selected for its size, plumpness, and rich, dark hue, ensuring that you receive only the finest beans that Uganda has to offer.


Incorporate our Ugandan vanilla beans into your recipes to impart a sumptuous and sophisticated flavor that will elevate even the simplest of dishes. From velvety ice creams and custards to delicate pastries and rich, decadent sauces, the possibilities are endless. These beans are also the perfect accompaniment to savory dishes, where their complex flavor profile adds an unexpected and delightful twist.


Our Ugandan vanilla beans are a testament to the richness and diversity of the world's flavors, and we are proud to offer you this exceptional ingredient that will inspire you to create culinary masterpieces. Experience the unparalleled flavor and aroma of these exquisite beans and let them transport you to the sun-soaked hillsides of Uganda, where each pod is nurtured to perfection.


Embrace the indulgence and luxury of our Ugandan vanilla beans and allow their unparalleled flavor profile to elevate your culinary creations to new heights. Order your supply today and join the ranks of those who have discovered the true essence of Ugandan vanilla.

You can also follow these instructions to learn how to open, split, and scrape a whole vanilla bean!

 Our beans are triple inspected throughout the beans journey from Uganda to the United States. First, they are inspected by our farmers who have hundreds of years of wisdom and experience growing these gourmet pods.  The second inspection is before bulk vacuum sealing for transport and to ensure no mold has developed. The final inspection is done at our warehouse moments before packing your shipment. We check the smell, quality, and appearance if any mold has developed a final time. Once all of these are checked, we vacuum seal our vanilla beans in our beautiful custom industrial vacuum pouch to a tight 28 HG vacuum.

  • Traditionally Cured Gourmet Planifolia Vanilla Beans from 2023-2024 Crop
  • Average Length: Approximately 4 – 7 Inches (13 cm – 16 cm)

Storage: Vacuum packed/sealed bag preferred to ensure fresh beans otherwise wrapped in zip lock bag inside an air tight container such as a glass jar. Shelf Life of approximately 2 years if properly vacuum sealed.

If you have any more questions, be sure to check out our Vanilla FAQ for all the answers!

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Susan H. (Brewster, MA, US)

Quick delivery and exceptional quality. Although I didn't understand the Co-op
benefit and had already placed my order I ordered another quarter pound to make vanilla paste. Also delivered very quickly. Your members are so informative and helpful.

Mere (Cavalier, ND, US)
My favorite! And rigth beside my Madagascar! Mmmmmmm.....

I have bottled a case of this one! It's is absolutely amazing! I love to open a bottle and take a whiff....
I would say it is intoxicatingly beautiful vanilla extract! Wonderful beans! I made double fold and can't wait to use it. I bake and this one is a keeper in my cabinet! I wait a year and better for my extracts. It's worth the wait. Enjoy! I am! Waiting for more of these beans to arrive! Will never purchase vanilla extract again. Mine can't be beat! Thank you, VBK!


Can’t wait to taste my vanilla in bourbon has aged and soaked up all that wonderful flavor.

Michelle L. (Crete, IL, US)
Best beans ever!

I only buy from VBK! Plump juicy and simply amazing!

Dawn F. (Crockett, TX, US)
1st timer

I'm so excited to try these beans! They look beautiful. Not sure I'm going to be able to wait to try it.

Tammy P.
Wonderful beans

These are great beans. I will reorder them.


Love these vanilla beans. They arrived well packaged and are steeping in bourbon they smell heavenly.

Jean (Georgetown, DE, US)
Amazing Vanilla Beans

Vanilla Bean King service was exceptional. Products arrived quickly, were better then described. The site also offers lots of help with all products.

Jennifer W. (Houston, TX, US)
Ugandan Bean Review

I have used the Ugandan beans I paste and extract. The paste I tried 360 double chocolate soaked for smug t a month they turned out so shaving it almost like chocolate mousse. These 2 flavors belong to wait otger.