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Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans - Whole Grade A Vanilla Pods for Vanilla Extract and Baking

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Flavor Profile: Rich & Creamy, Buttery
Origin: Madagascar
Species: Planifolia
Grade: Gourmet - A
Moisture Content: 28% - 33%
Length: 5 - 7 Inches


Flavor Profile: Steam Cured with the Traditional Bourbon Curing method produces a Heavenly vanilla aroma with rich, creamy undertones that will undoubtedly please the palate.

Introducing our USDA Certified Organic Grade A Madagascar Vanilla Beans, the gold standard of vanilla, sourced from the lush and fertile region of Madagascar, an island paradise renowned for its exceptional climate and unique biodiversity. These exquisite beans are hand-selected for their superior quality, tantalizing flavor profile, and enchanting aroma, making them the ultimate choice for discerning chefs and passionate home cooks alike. Upon opening the package, you'll be greeted by the unmistakable, rich aroma of our Madagascar Vanilla Beans, characterized by their deep, creamy sweetness and delicate hints of butter. This captivating fragrance sets the stage for the unparalleled flavor experience that awaits.

Vanilla beans originated in Mexico and are sun cured for months using the traditional drying method. They are now found all over the world from places like Madagascar to Indonesia to Papa New Guinea PNG farms. Gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are the highest quality beans in the world and have an incredible flavor profile. The scent consists of a heavenly buttery aroma with a rich, black or dark brown color and an oily outside surface. The interior of the bean is where the magic is at and consists of millions of black, tiny vanilla seeds that are waiting to be scraped out.

Our beans are traditionally cured using the Bourbon curing method to develop the full, complex vanilla flavor made of over 200 organic compounds that artificial vanilla (Natural Vanilla Flavor WONF) cannot properly replicate. The entire process takes anywhere from 6 to 9 months after pollination and our farmers in the SAVA region have turned vanilla processing and curing into a true art. This region remains the industry quality benchmark for producing planifolia (the species of vanilla found in Madagascar) vanilla with high vanillin content.

Our grade A vanilla beans are ~5 - 6 inches in length and are handpicked to ensure proper qualities. There are so many recipes that can be created with these magical beans! They are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract or KAHLUA, home cooking or baking, desserts such as vanilla bean ice cream, cake, cupcakes, or cookies and are a top choice of professional chefs for making desserts such as Creme Brulee. Our beans are also a top pick for home brewers or those who own a brewery! Homemade KAHLUA or Vanilla extract is also a very popular gift and can be made using a simple vodka infusion method! Bonus points for using the spent vanilla beans after the extract making process for creating vanilla sugar!

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 Madagascar 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 Madagascar Vanilla Beans from 2023-2024 Crop
  • Average Length: Approximately 5 – 6 Inches (13 cm – 16 cm)
  • Color & Texture: Black or Dark Brown, Oily, Full of Black Vanilla Seeds

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 4338 reviews
Megan C. (Sioux Falls, SD, US)

Amazing beans, great company the only place I buy vanilla beans from! Highly recommend!

Barbara P. (Monroe, GA, US)
Can’t wait for my extracts to be ready!

I have ordered from VBK twice now and am really impressed with the quality of the beans I’ve received so far. Can’t wait to try more bean varieties. I am new to making vanilla extracts but can already see this will become a new, fun hobby and great for gift giving!

Michelle (South Bend, IN, US)
First time ordering

First time order from a referral. Really good quality. I can’t wait for vanilla.

Rose S. (Sun Prairie, WI, US)
Great vanilla beans

Was buying vanilla beans from another good company when I ran across Bean kings. Gave those a try as it was better pricing and shipping. The Madagascar vanilla beans are wonderful. Will definitely be ordering more from this company. Used the first ones I ordered for extract. Can't wait to try more.

Ann B. (Tucson, AZ, US)
Just the beginning of the best vanilla extract

I am very pleased with the vanilla beans. I have started my journey with an extract . So far it looks good and I'm excited to the final product.

M B. (Mobridge, SD, US)
Best Ever

I ordered and I think it was about 5 days later I got my madagascar beans. Seemed very fast. Beautiful oily plump beans. I have lots of paste and extract aging as I write this. Thank you, VBK

Liz M.
Look and feel good

Look and feel good Making vanilla flavoring so don’t know for 3 months how will taste. Only 5” long so shorter than the 7” I usually get.


Love VBK beans!!!


Love VBK beans!!!