Madagascar Vanilla Beans – Grade A
Indulge in the rich flavor and aroma of our Gourmet Grade A Madagascar vanilla beans. Prized for their complexity and intensity, these beans are high in vanillin content and cured using the traditional Bourbon island method. Grade A Madagascar vanilla beans are fresh, smooth, soft, flexible, and vanilla “caviar” dense with an average length of at least 6 inches. Our beans have a rich, velvety flavor that is perfect for home cooks as well as professional chefs.
Perfect for cooking, baking, brewing, and vanilla extraction.
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Madagascar Vanilla beans are highly sought-after and prized for thousands of years due to their complex flavor and intense aroma. Madagascar vanilla beans are extremely high in vanillin. Vanillin is the main flavor compound in vanilla beans responsible for the characteristic aroma and taste of vanilla.
Our Gourmet Grade A Madagascar vanilla beans are carefully hand-harvested and sun-cured using the traditional Bourbon island method. This artisanal process results in vanilla beans with extremely high vanillin content (1.4% -1.6%) and an intoxicating aroma that is sure to enhance any recipe. These beans are perfect for cooking, baking, and preparing beverages, adding a depth of flavor and complexity that is unmatched by any other spice
Spice Bay Madagascar vanilla beans are ethically sourced directly from Malagasy partner farmers, ensuring that they are as fresh as possible when delivered to our customers. With an average moisture content of 33%-38%, the vanilla beans have a rich, velvety flavor that is perfect for cooking, baking, brewing, and extract making.
In addition to their exceptional flavor and aroma, our Madagascar vanilla beans are smooth, soft, flexible, and dense. With an average length of at least 6 inches. Their intense aroma and complex flavor make them a versatile and highly sought-after ingredient in any kitchen. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional chef, our vanilla beans are sure to add depth and complexity to any recipe.
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Wonderful vanilla beans! As soon as you open the package the pleasant scent permeates the room. This is our second batch of vanilla we have made. We plan on continuing it ad infinitum.
They were plump and bigger than advertised; out of my ten I received only one was 6 inches, the rest were 8-9 inches. The smell was amazing. Bought them to make vanilla extract, they are brewing now. Fast delivery. Will buy again
barbara horn –
Summer Sault –
These beans are very good, moist but not soggy, medium sized and not fat, juicy ones I’ve purchased in the past. I paid $3 for each bean, which is the most that I have paid, ever, for vanilla beans, a 10-pack for $30. I am making vanilla extract with them and will update after a month and then after 6 months. I just put them in a 1.75 liter of Wolfschmidt 80 proof vodka and put it in the lower cabinet. Will shake it every week. Should be ok after a month and great after 6 months. We will see.
I have never purchased vanilla beans online. However, due to the in store price, I decided to try other alternatives. And I am thankful that I did! The beans exceeded my expectations and were better in value and quality than most I have purchased in my grocery store.
The beans came fresh and moist in a vacuum sealed package. The aroma was so intense that I could smell it through the packaging.
Once I opened the packaging, the rich sweet smell of vanilla was magnified through my kitchen. As advertised, most of my beans were between 5-6 ins; however a few of them were about 7 inches. They were fleshy, soft and moist with brown vanilla oil. When I opened the pods, I found a good amount of vanilla caviar which made a great addition to my cupcake frosting.
They are truly high quality and potent. I ended up using the spent pod to flavor my creamer. I am already planning on buying more.
James E Thomas –
Every store I visited charged an insane amount for One Bean! Buying Online was worth the wait!
Lora Thor –
I purchased them for a homemade vanilla extract; they came in very good condition, fresh, with divine smell. So far, the extract is still “brewing” but it is very dark in color and smells very good. Cannot wait till it’s ready to use.
Amazon Customer –
This is my first time buying vanilla beans and it won’t be my last. I love the freshness and smell of the van-beans! I made some vanilla extract and ice cream. Thank you very much for sending good quality vanilla beans.
These were very fragrant and flavorful, and much larger than expected. You could smell them as soon as I opened the amazon packaging, which was a great sign. Also good to note- they were all larger than what is stated in the description. Used them to make vanilla cupcakes and they provided a very strong vanilla flavor profile, which is exactly what I was looking for.
We bought these to make vanilla extract and the scent and freshness were wonderful. I can only expect the flavor to be the same. These were packaged extremely well to ensure freshness.
Great for making pure vanilla extract, taste amazing when used to bake products
All good, use them for making vanilla ice cream. Since each is double the weight of the supermarket beans, not to mention a fraction of the price, I can make all the ice cream I want and use all the beans I want.
Kindle Customer –
I am excited to make my own vanilla extract. I am a baker and the cost of vanilla is thru the roof. I am now in the process if making my own quart of vanilla extract. ! I could smell the beans thru the packaging and can wait to start to use them. I looked at a lot of websites and chose this one for the reviews and very good price. !!! Thank you. My Christmas baking will be delicious with your vanilla extract.
Amazon Customer –
Best vanilla beans I’ve ever had! Makes those I get in the grocery store look positively puny🤔. Moist and smelled luscious…
Haven’t had a chance to use them, but the aroma is fabulous !
Thucuc Nguyen –
I like it. I make vanilla extract.
These beans were fragrant, moist and measured at the advertised length. Bought them to make extract. I don’t think I will be disappointed.
Amazon Customer –
I am making extract won’t be able to tell until end of December. Sure smell good though
Cheryl klausman –
I am using these vanilla beans for homemade vanilla extract. The beans are sealed very well so I know they are very fresh!
Great beans nice size. Plump
These beans surpassed my expectations. They are pliable, fragrant, and excellent value.
Katherine J. Ryan –
I purchased these vanilla beans to add to my homemade vanilla. The beans are moist and full.
These vanilla beans were incredibly fresh and well packed! Homemade vanilla extract in progress now. The vodka base is quite dark and already has a strong vanilla aroma and taste after only ~ 1 week of starting the process. The process I used is as follows.
Divided the beans evenly (by weight) between 2 x 1000ml (~34 fl. oz) bottles. (search: “leak proof bottles with metal clamp and silicone stopper”). Pre-bottling process was to cut the beans long wise from stem to stern with a good sharp knife so the vanilla caviar (that’s what they call it, heh) didn’t spill out. Don’t cut through the entire bean front to back, just a slit on one side like you’d slice open (gut) a fish, for example. Then I cut the beans in half to fit into the bottle with plenty of extra room for mixing during the shake process. Added Smirnoff vodka (but I understand almost any vodka will do) and done…
…well almost. Now it’s just a matter of shaking the bottle at least once a week for 3-6 months then I’ll have plenty of the best vanilla extract money can buy. And no water added like some ‘pure vanilla’ extracts. I may have to filter the extract thru a coffee filter once at the end, just to get any stray vanilla seeds out but this won’t be a big deal. If you try this out, good luck and enjoy!
FAST!!!! I ordered yesterday morning and it was waiting for me when I got home today. The smell?….DELISHHHH ♡ the beans look great, no signs of mold. I can not wait to use in my homemade vanilla.
mocha mamma –
Product was good value. Was fresh and as represented online. Took longer than I anticipated for delivery but arrived in excellent condition.
I use these beans to make Vanilla Extract. I’ve been making my own extract for several years. These are the nicest vanilla beans I’ve used.
Jeanne Williams –
These vanilla beans came packaged very well, and were very fresh, pliable and not dry. They were a good size as well. I only gave 4 stars on “value for money” because I still think they are expensive, not the fault of the seller, I know vanilla beans have been in short supply.
Dante M. Serrecchia –
This product is absolutely amazing! I use them to make my own vanilla extract and also added them to my homemade coffee liqueur. This is the best price for these authentic raid a Madagascar vanilla beans.
Michele Brazeal –
Perfect condition! Smells wonderful!!
Tammara Pittman –
I am using these beans for homemade vanilla extract. They came vacuumed sealed and their fragrance was heavenly before I even cut the package open. I bought 10 beans and they were soft, pliable and they were longer than expected or described. It takes about 4 to 6 months to make a great vanilla extract and I will update this when I have the finished product. And the product came very quickly. GREAT SERVICE!
Chris Smith –
I am making homemade vanilla with these beans. Should be awesome
E. Carmean –
the vanilla beans are soft, large size and contain very fragrant seeds. I asked the seller Spice Bay Foods- how to store the opened package, they responded very quickly with two recommendations. I used the seeds to bake vanilla cupcakes and make vanilla buttercream icing, and this worked very good for both.
Michael Nails –
Madagascar Vanilla Beans from Gourmet Bourbon Grade A are the best tasting, easy to use, and fantastic value for your money. Without a doubt, I’ll repurchase these beans.
R. Hutchinson –
I bought vanilla beans from another Amazon vendor who had many more reviews. They were fine but seemed a bit small to me, so I tried this vendor. These beans were at least an inch longer and plumper and we’re very happy.
Daun L –
That look so wonderful. Have not used them yet but the size of the pod for the money is great. They smell so good. I am so excited!!!
Cathy H –
Good quality product and comes well packaged. I would definitely buy again.
Vanilla beans are darned expensive! I’ve been purchasing them for years. I don’t mind paying for them if they are good quality. As these ARE! I like to dry them out and grind them into powder or make a paste with them using a little coconut oil. I use the dried powder in my homemade coffee creamer. I grind the dried beans in my coffee grinder, ULTRA FINE. Once in a while, I will get a little piece at the the bottom of my coffee, but I don’t mind. When I use French Press at times, I will get some coffee grounds residue in the bottom of my cup, too. I don’t mind. The FLAVOR it give my creamer is amazing.
These beans came shrink-wrapped so tightly. When I opened the package I instantly got a lovely waft of a rich, creamy vanilla. My husband was across the table and noticed it immediately as well. These would also make a wonderful extract perfect for baking. They are plump and moist. I keep them in a glass amber jar until ready to use.
LOVE LOVE LOVE~!
Very fresh, smells WONDERFUL! Worked great for my vanilla pudding I made. Perfect for baking.
Amazon Customer –
These beans are very soft and their fragrance is wonderful. I am using them to make vanilla for baking so I have not had a chance to taste them yet. I expect they will taste just fine.
Gina Chavis –
Wonderful aroma, very moist and averaged 6 to 7 plus inches. Will buy again.
Tracey Howell –
I have always order my vanilla beans fro Spice Bay and have never been disappointed!! The are always plump and make the absoute best vanilla a baker could ask for! This vanilla is a game changer in your baking!
Note- I’ve only purchased the Grade A Vanilla beans. This is my third shipment.
Beans were moist and fragrant.
Package came in 2 days and the vanilla beans are vacuumed and sealed into a baggie to prevent the air ruining flavor and freshness. I ordered 10 and 10 were delivered to me in great shape. The flavor of these beans are amazing, I bake often and using actual vanilla beans has been a game changer. Highly recommend purchasing from this seller, especially since Walmart sells one bean for $12. Great deal!
Dennis Muoio –
I’m using the beans to make vanilla flavoring.
Rainbow Brite –
I am really impressed with these beans!
Patricia Lystad –
The beans seemed a bit puny, but I hope I get some good vanilla in a few months.
Amazon Customer –
The beans are fragrant and full, not dried out at all.
I placed 2 orders of the vanilla beans at 2 different times, when I realized I needed more. The second package had no smell to it upon opening, and beans were much shorter. I know they come in different lengths, so hope they will be just as nice when I use them. I am making bottles of baking vanilla for Christmas gifts.
I am making my own extract and the scent is intense! Just chopped them in half and slit them then add 10 ounces of vodka with a little rum. Two weeks later and it smells like bourbon and vanilla. Exquisite!
K. Harwood –
I’ve never used vanilla beans before, so I don’t really have an accurate review or comparison with other sources. But, the scent was intense (good). After reading reviews online, this particular company/bean had the best reviews. I bought to make my own vanilla extract, so will have to wait and see how that turns out.
Amazon Customer –
This is my first time making homemade vanilla extract, and I couldn’t be happier with these vanilla beans! The scent alone was enough to bring my family to the kitchen as I sliced and cut the beans. They were fresh and chock full of vanilla seeds. The hard part will be waiting for the extract to finish.
Thank you; I highly recommend!
Patricia O’Roark –
very fresh, and smelled delicious. would purchase again.
Ed Concie –
Never ever have I found a better bean. I make my own extract. The flavor from your beans is more powerful, due to a more mature bean.
My wife bakes so often, it is cheaper for us to make our own.
Terrie Huggins –
renee grabski –
Huge plump beans, I’m using them for extract but they are so plump that I only used half as much as normal. I am looking forward to baking with the others. Will buy again!
Internet searches –
Very favorable and moist. Definitely Grade A
Amazon Customer –
Excellent for making homemade vanilla extract.
About 7” long each. Definitely would recommend.Fana
Merry Ann Lewellyn –
Used my vanilla beans to make vanilla extract so that will take at least a month. Extract is percolating in time for Christmas cookies.
Mercy McLaughlin –
but these are good ones. They were very fresh and smelled amazing. I’m using them for vanilla extract and would definitely purchase again.
These vanilla beans were perfect! Nice and fresh and a wonderful vanilla scent! I will order again!
Jennifer sc –
Very pleased. I can’t believe they are such a high quality bean for that price.
They smelled delicious, as soon as I opened the Amazon shipping bag. The pods are good sized, a few could have been plumper. There was a dark oil, dried on the inside of the bag that I expected to be full of flavor. Sticky but flavorless. I didn’t get a very strong flavor from cutting open and tasting it. They Are full of caviar though I wished the pods were a bit moister.I added 3 pods to my vanilla extract in the making. I’m going to use 2 for vanilla sugar and maybe make Real vanilla milk for my children and grandchildren. Hopefully, I can come back and edit my review. I’m really hoping the reviews I read are right, I love vanilla.
Kindle Customer –
Came on time. The smell of vanilla was was great, I loved it. I added it to my vanilla extract. I would order it again.
You get what you pay for. These beans are excellent quality.
I’m making vanilla extract and some alcohol infusions using vanilla beans. I purchased gourmet grade a Madagascar vanill from a few sources to compare. I purchased these from spice bay foods, FITNCLEAN VANILLA, and Costco. They all are excellent quality and I’d give each 5 stars. The spice bay foods are the most plump, however 2 of the beans had small slices in them when I removed them from the packaging already. If it weren’t for that they’d get 1st place of the 3. Spice bay foods and FITNCLEAN VANILLA both were all beans at least 6″ in length. The Costco ones had some that were shorter than 6″.
Lorne Holley –
I’ve never bought vanilla beans before, so not sure what to expect besides for what I read online. They seemed like decent quality beans. They smelled amazing. Making vanilla extract, so I’ll see in a few weeks on taste.
The beans were as advertised. Oily, plump, fresh, and averaged about 7″ long. I purchased from another vendor also, they were good but not as good as these from Spice Bay Foods. After seeing the quality I made a second purchase. I will buy from them again.
Mary Lou Kish –
The quality was very good !
Eleanor F. Tipp –
These vanilla beans were perfect for the homemade vanilla I am making.
Marianne Moore –
What a delight to bake with these vanilla beans! The flavor is rich and yummy, and the scent left in my kitchen is mouth watering! Will definitely buy again
Maria Arnold –
Amazing quality and great value
Only Because of the Grace of God –
This was extremely hard for me to make the decision to try this product. I did my research and narrowed down between this and another company. I bake so when the vanilla prices went up I went on the internet and found out I could make my own vanilla…I was EXCITED! I bought my first beans from Whole Foods and that was on 6/2018 it came out pretty good and have been baking with it.
Well I saw the 10 beans here and I read and reread the reviews. I trust Amazon they have been pretty good to me in regards to purchases and protecting customers. I read this company’s website and I felt confident that I would try it. I just opened it today and made me another bottle of vanilla using Sky Vodka. I could see that the beans were moist in the package and they were long. The fragrance could be smelled through the package even though it was fully sealed.
I cannot comment on the taste yet as I will let it sit for 1 year or longer because I still have my bottle made last year. I trust that it will be as tasteful as it’s fragrance. I’m glad I took the chance and ordered from this company…I don’t think I will need to make any more for a very long time. If your like me give them a chance and order from this company…again I’m glad I did.
monica marchany –
I am making my own extraction in alcohol!! So far so good
Great package, smells delicious
Amazon Customer –
This was my first time buying vanilla beans. They were plump and very aromatic. I appreciate this seller uses responsibly sourced beans
These vanilla beans are all over 5″ long. They come shrink wrapped to ensure all flavor, smell, and freshness isn’t lost. I’ve got some brewing for vanilla flavoring. We are making ice cream again this Sunday with some. When these are gone I will be buying more. Great price for the product.
La Chica –
I ordered ten beans from this company to make vanilla extract. Their beans smell good and seem fresh – my batch has an expiration date of Aug 2020, no mold or anything. All 10 beans are about 6 inch long. I carved open the beans and then cut them into halves before putting them into the alcohol. In two days, my extract has already turned really dark and has a subtle vanilla smell. I will likely to order from them again if I need more beans in the future.
Sharon Sivori –
Outstanding, flavor, freshness!!! They arrived quickly and look and smell fabulous! Thank you for an outstanding product!
Mary C –
Delicious and wonderfully potent! I love making my own vanilla extract for baking, and these are perfect!
I am using the product to make vanilla extract which is why I didn’t respond to the flavor question.
It looks good. I haven’t started to use it. Will update once start.
Amazon Customer –
The beans were great and I used them for extract
Brenda Huddleston –
I bought these to make my own Vanilla Extract. So far so good! Will have to revisit the review when my extract is ‘done’. Shipping was quick, product was well packed and appears as shown.
Charmaine Grays –
Perfect in every way. Started a new home brew of vanilla wish them and vodka. The wait begins.
David Feinberg –
The product was exactly as advertised.
Love these vanilla beans, and I’m already soaking them in vodka for Christmas. Yum! This was my first time with actual vanilla beans, and I didn’t know what to expect … they were the proper size, and really fresh! A wonderful buy!
Awesome product and affordable!!!! I bought some vanilla beans from our grocery store and was very disappointed that they were all dry and I could not even cut them. I ended up throwing them out. 🙁 Then I went to Whole Foods and their options were absurdly expensive! These beans were wonderful! They were very soft and smelled nice. I simply sliced them down the middle and put them in Bacardi rum to make my own vanilla extract. Very happy with the purchase and will definitely purchase again in the future!!!
Love the freshness and the smell
Miss LiLi –
My vanilla beans arrived perfectly sealed to preserve the integrity of the beans. They are just what I was hoping they would be. Beautiful beans!
Donna S. Johnson –
These beans were highly fragrant, lots of seeds, moist, and easy to split and scrape to make vanilla extract. All my beans were between 6′-6.5′ long. Highly recommend, would definitely buy from seller again.
Excellent quality. Fragrant and potent
Gail A. White –
H Duhaime –
I bought to make extract, still in process of making. But these were plumb and whole and smelled good and oily. I am happy so far. I will update after the product is done and tell you how the extract came out.
Received as described.
Amazon Customer –
Very moist and plump
MICHAEL BUGOSH –
Beans were very fresh and smelled wonderful! I am using them to make vanilla.
Janet K.Severtson –
I am going to use it for making homemade vanilla ! So I could review it more after it is made ( takes 3 months!)
Amazon Customer –
Make vanilla flavor
I purchased Madagascar Vanilla Beans for baking recently and liked it so much that I reordered to make vanilla extract. I plan to order again for holiday baking.
Excellent quality and packaging. 10 fresh Grade A vanilla beans. I will purchase again.
Ordered early so the vanilla will be ready for Christmas presents. Very nice beans.
Vanilla Beans were vacuum sealed, securely packed and are just what I need to start making another bottle of my own Vanilla extract. Would absolutely purchase from this Seller again. Thank you!
Alan C. Fitzgerald –
I only received them a few days ago and have put them into a bottle with 100 proof vodka to make vanilla extract! Since that takes around 6 weeks to properly steep the flavor into the vodka, I can’t really comment on how it will turn out for another month and a half! I have done it before with another brand and it was great! Hope yours turns out as well!Regards,Alan Fitzgerald
Funny farm –
Amazing vanilla beans!! We purchased these, Mexican, and Tahitian beans (from different sellers) all for the same purpose of extract. These are without a doubt the best! Long 6-7” pods bursting with seeds!! Very fragrant, very well packed, moist and flexible. Definitely worth every penny!! I will be purchasing these any time we need more vanilla beans!
These vanilla beans arrived promptly and the quality is the best. They are a good size and very fresh. I re-ordered some for making vanilla extract for gifts.
Amazon Customer –
I your beans and plan on ordering more
Kathleen Allan –
Beautiful beans & very well packaged!
katja vance –
Wonderful vanilla beans and a great value when you purchase in 10 pack.
Susan Comardelle –
Only complaint is the beans are smaller than I thought they would be.
Received 10 vanilla beans as ordered. Nine beans were plump and moist. One bean was dry and thin. They do smell amazing. 5 went into vodka for extract. Other 5 saved for cooking.
Philly Lady –
I used these to make nectarine vanilla jam and they are PERFECT! My jam has just the right amount of vanilla flavoring thanks to these beans. I’ll order again.
Patti Harris –
Great product, very fresh and delicious.
Valerie McGeachy –
Bob Perreault –
Item came well packaged. I’m using it to make homemade vanilla extract. Can’t wait to try the taste in a couple of months. If I was to make a suggestion it would be to include some recipes.
Wendy Hartman –
Great beans! Great size and the smell is AMAZING!
I used these to make vanilla extract. It turned out amazing!
Amazon Customer –
I’m impressed. My last 3 orders of vanilla beans from different retailers have been sad due to various issues. One batch had very little smell or flavor and one batch was rancid. And the last bag was decent quality but several of the beans were split in half but counted as whole beans. Boo!!!These are great. I received today and when I opened the Amazon envelope, I could smell the deliciousness. When I opened the vanilla package the whole kitchen smelled nice.Immediately I used all but 5 beans for extract. Those I am saving for baking with. The beans are all about 6 inches. They are very oily! I filled the empty bag with sugar and taped it closed. My sugar will absorb the essential oils in the bag. I can’t wait to use it for coating cookies!Thanks for a quality product. It’s so frustrating buying online because you never know what you will get.
Christa’s Pantry –
I purchased Grade A beans from Spice Bay for the first time in September 2021. I use them in my homemade jams and preserves. There is just no comparison between the HEB Store beans (2 per jar, shriveled, dry, and more expensive) and Spice Bay’s beans (long, plump, and moist). Adjare Ako takes great care in selecting, packaging and sending your beans to you. Yes, vanilla beans are expensive, but if you want to produce a great end product you cannot afford to use substandard ingredients: only the very best for my customers who keep coming back for more. With a little planning and care your beans will last awhile. Buy these beans. You’ll love them!! By the way, this review is written 6 months after my first purchase, and I have not been asked to write it. I’m very pleased with the product, and am purchasing again.