Heilala Vanilla Beans are unique premium Tongan vanilla beans (and the same variety as grown in Madagascar). Grown with integrity, the beans are harvested, cured, and dried by dedicated local farmers. Are you thinking about where to buy vanilla beans? When you choose Heilala to buy vanilla beans, you are supporting Tongan growers.
The plump beans, bursting with vanilla seeds, are delivered to New Zealand where they are carefully packaged to maintain their full aromatic quality. Easy to use, simply split and scrape the bean to extract the rich seeds, perfect for sweet or savory dishes, offering you the ultimate in flavoring! Heilala Vanilla is where to buy vanilla beans!
Making your own vanilla extract is super easy—toss these vanilla beans (cut in half and slit up the side) in vodka or bourbon and let them sit in the dark for 6-8 weeks or Google instructions to speed up the process considerably in your Instant Pot. It’s cheaper, tastes way better, and makes a nice little gift for your friends.
These vanilla beans are so full of little vanilla seeds. They add so much flavor to my homemade ice cream. I think it is really worth it to use a real vanilla bean for special occasions.
Pricey but good
As expected nice and plump full of vanilla beans
Hand selected at their ripest to develop distinctive flavor and aroma perfect for infusing deep vanilla richness into crème brûlée, ice cream, poached fruit, and curries.