Did you know that we have lots of types of vanilla pods? All categorised due to size and grade? For example, we have... SUPREME VANILLA PODS!!
Vanillabazaar is certified by the Fairtrade Foundation and the Organic Federation in the UK to sell products to these standards. This ensures the full traceability of all these products back to the grower. The organic status ensures that no pesticides were used in the production of these pods and the Fairtrade mark ensures that the growers always get a fair price for growing them. Supreme pods vary in size between 14cm to 20cm and each pod has extra special care taken to look after them to ensure a high level of vanillin and good moisture content. These pods will not disappoint!
Futhermore, after harvest and blanching, and by using methods of sun drying, vanilla beans are removed for conditioning, sorting, and are straightened by hand. Bundled in around 50 beans, and then wrapped in wax paper, they are then placed in wax paper-lined, wood conditioning boxes. The vanilla beans are bundled in grades of the same caliber (premium, gourmet etc) and are the product of many hours of intense labour. We love showing off how much work goes into these processes!
Pods of this grade have a strong vanilla flavour with smokey undertones, ideal for flavouring where a good vanilla flavour is required.
Organic pods are grown by professional farms many of them run by families which specialise in maintaining Organic standards, whilst Fairtrade farmers always make sure they take extra care to attract Fairtrade traders. This extra care helps to make sure the vanillin yield per pod is high.
We package our pods carefully to help maintain the life and flavour of the pods.