Not all vanilla extracts are created equal. A true palette can distinguish the difference between them. I've been making Double Fold Vanilla Extracts for myself for almost two decades. I love to hear that the things I've made are delicious. What do I do differently? Well, to be honest, it's the vanilla. When you add Vanilla Paradise to whatever you are making, you are adding pure Madagascar vanilla beans. Not a concoction of vanilla beans, water, sugar, dyes, and some kind of shelf life stabilizer. I'm a strong believer that less is more. Keep Vanilla Paradise in a dark and cool location to enjoy for a long time. I'm confident to say this product will not set for a long time, though. You'll smell and taste the difference. I'm often asked why vanilla extracts are so expensive. It is a very long process. Vanilla beans grow on the vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia), a tall, flowering vine that takes years to mature. The best vanilla beans (in my opinion) are grown in Madagascar. They have the right weather temperature and soil to produce the perfect beans. Hand pollination is required to get the vanilla fruit from which the flavoring is derived.
Following saffron, vanilla is the second-most expensive spice. Growing vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive. Despite the cost, vanilla is given high value for its flavor. It is widely used in various industries, such as baking and perfume manufacturing. The Vanilla planifolia species, more commonly known as Bourbon vanilla or Madagascar vanilla, makes up most of the world’s vanilla. It is found and produced in Madagascar and near islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean.
Vanilla Paradise Double Fold Extracts take a minimum of six months to create. Don't wait until it's too late. Once they're gone, they're gone until the next batch ages to perfection. We have timed our production to keep up with the demand. We have a new batch aging every four weeks. Occasionally, we sell out, and it could be weeks again until we have our stocks refilled.