Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean Pods

Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean Pods

Vanilla Bean Project

Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean Pods

Vanilla Bean Project

If Jack sold his cow for a handful of basic, giant-catching beans, imagine what he’d do for these pods, rich with full-bodied, sweet flavor. Wait a minute, we don’t have to. We’ll sell our cow right now.

Sustainable goodness

Vanilla Bean Project was founded to offer direct trade opportunities and full-value pay to woman-owned businesses in Madagascar.

  • cRc Kosher
  • Gluten Free
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Vegan

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Why we love it

“Vanilla bean” is actually a misnomer. The robust, indulgent, incredibly fragrant flavor comes packed into dark, vine-like pods, growing off the unique and beautiful orchid flower. This expertly harvested variety, hand-picked in Madagascar, takes you straight to the source, so you can craft your perfect vanilla taste. Your spice rack will be saying, "Extract who?"


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How it does good

Ethical trading, fair wages, quality vanilla

“Vanilla” is often synonymous with simple, neutral, or boring. But the vanilla bean is one of the hardest crops to grow. It only flowers once a year and has to be picked, by hand, right away. Eighty percent of vanilla comes from Madagascar, where its been painstakingly harvested for generations. But, at the same time, almost 80% of the people in the country, vanilla farmers included, are living in poverty. The Vanilla Bean Project set out to change this, with a commitment to buying from small-batch, women-owned makers, breaking the tradition of a few vanilla companies monopolizing the market and selling their extract for high prices the growers don’t see. The result is a high-quality extract that ensures financial security for the farmers, suppliers, and communities it comes from.

  • responsible sourcing

    By sourcing vanilla beans directly from smallholders, the Vanilla Bean Project ensures a transparent supply chain, all the way back to the village the vanilla orchid was grown in. They're dedicated to providing continuous support to their partners and paying for the full value of their crops.
  • low carbon footprint

    Inspired by farmers markets, the Vanilla Bean Project purchases its vanilla from local growers in Madagascar, cutting down on the impacts of transportation and storage. By sourcing naturally, they also limit the use of synthetic ingredients and petrochemicals.
  • supporting key causes

    They work specifically with women-owned suppliers, supporting gender equality and economic diversity in developing communities.
  • recyclable packaging

    All of their packaging is 100% recyclable.

How to use it

Once you’ve used your pods, dry them and grind with sugar for a luxurious powdered topping to anything sweet.

When you're done...

Good news! The glass bottle and metal lid are 100% curbside recyclable. The plastic freshness seal is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

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About the Brand

Vanilla Bean Project

Vanilla Bean Project

Vanilla Bean Project wants to provide a better option for vanilla the same way industry leaders are providing fair-trade coffee and slavery-free cocoa. Vanilla is probably already in your pantry, but the founders of Vanilla Bean Project want you to join them in changing the old ways for the better. By using quality vanilla beans for their small-batch vanilla extract that comes directly from local grower cooperatives and women-owned businesses in Madagascar they're setting new standards for an old business. 
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