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As chefs, we are all incredibly focused and moved by stellar ingredients.  Over the years, we remember slight nuances of different ingredients and even the differences of the same product grown in different parts of the world.

Vanilla is one of those ingredients.  I have used many of the varieties available and each has it’s own precious qualities.  The Mexican bean from Papantla is sweet with a distinct creaminess, the Bourbon from Papua New Guinea is smooth and sweet.  Madagascar beans are quite full bodied with slight tobacco notes and the India bean is woodsy and oily.  Indonesian beans are subtle and smoky and I have not yet tried the variety from Tonga!

Recently I had the pleasure of trying some Tahitian vanilla beans from Vanilla fromTahiti

These beans blew me away.  It is known that the Tahitian beans are best in quality and flavor.  Even though they all have their distinct differences, this was easily the freshest beans I have used.  They are long and extremely moist.  Their nose is intense and the floral purity and taste leaves all your infusions and applications singing with Vanilla flavor.  They also have a vanilla powder that is rich and powerful as well.  Their extract is perfume like and extremely high quality.

A close up look at their beans.

The powder which has unlimited applications.

I had the pleasure of meeting the president Peter J. Cohen recently and we talked in depth of the vanilla and I was impressed with his focus on every step the vanilla takes to reach it’s peak and delivered to chefs and foodies.

The beauty of this product is that it is available to everyone not just chefs…Even if you use vanilla only an occasional basis,  I highly recommend making this your vanilla bean for a true flavor difference..

Some of their own words:    While some non-Tahitian vanilla beans half the size can be found for less money, gram for gram Vanilla From Tahiti’s beans are both competitively priced and superior in flavor.  They import only the highest quality true Tahitian vanilla bean pods (official name: Vanilla X Tahitensis JB Moore) directly from local partners on the island of Raiatea.  As specialists in the vanilla bean pod extracts wholesale market,they add absolutely nothing (no fillers, sugars, other extractives) except Tahitian vanilla bean extractives, grain free alcohol (synthetic derived ethanol), and water.  People with grain allergies love Vanilla From Tahiti pure vanilla extract because it’s the only 100% Tahitian, grain free, vanilla extract on the market.Not all vanilla beans are the same!
Vanilla From Tahiti is the premier source for Tahitian vanilla extract, vanilla bean powder and Tahitian vanilla coffee made from the finest Tahitian vanilla beans.  As the world’s purveyor of the finest Tahitian vanilla beans, Vanilla From Tahiti caters to those who expect the very best in quality vanilla bean extract.  The finest pastry chefs, chocolatiers and gelato makers from around the world choose Vanilla From Tahiti for its distinct Tahitian vanilla bean aroma and taste.  
While some non-Tahitian vanilla beans half the size can be found for less money, gram for gram Vanilla From Tahiti’s beans are both competitively priced and superior in flavor.  They import only the highest quality true Tahitian vanilla bean pods (official name: Vanilla X Tahitensis JB Moore) directly from local partners on the island of Raiatea.  As specialists in the vanilla bean pod extracts wholesale market,they add absolutely nothing (no fillers, sugars, other extractives) except Tahitian vanilla bean extractives, grain free alcohol (synthetic derived ethanol), and water.  People with grain allergies love Vanilla From Tahiti pure vanilla extract because it’sthe only 100% Tahitian, grain free, vanilla extract on the market.  
Visit the web site to find a treasure chest of informative articles ranging from how to store vanilla beans and the history of vanilla pods to the true meaning of ”pure” vanilla bean extract and how they are used in vanilla bean recipes.  If you’re looking for information about vanilla bean to vanilla extract conversion, the web site has a wealth of information that is helpful to a wide range of vanilla lovers.  Unlike other “pure Tahitian vanilla extracts” on the market, Vanilla From Tahiti is the only one made from 100% Tahitian (pure vanilla) beans.  

Visit the web site at http://www.VanillaFromTahiti.com For phone orders or questions please call 805-965-5153