Vanilla beans

Aloha from French Polynesia

Aloha from French Polynesia …

Vanilla has always been one of my favourite spices!

So, in the spirit of adventure and the desire to deliver the best possible products to our customers, we’ve decided to hit the road yet again!

If you travel to latitude 16 degrees, 39 south, longitude 151 degrees 29 west, you’ll find the fabled “vanilla island”, locally known as Taha’a.

With the deepest lagoon in French Polynesia, pristine habitat & friendly locals, it forms part of the Leeward Islands.

With only 88 square kms, many valleys have an intoxicating perfume of drying vanilla! Paradise found!

Vanilla tahitensis is quite unlike our current stock of bourbon vanilla or vanilla planifolia. A unique collection of chemical compounds give it a distinct aniseed note!

We’ll be bringing back a few samples and definitely returning during the annual vanilla festival mid next year, to buy larger quantities!