Plump Pods sources the finest gourmet vanilla from the local Asia-Pacific region. The particular growing conditions, the soil, local climate, farming techniques and curing methods all contribute to the unique flavours and attributes of Plump Pod vanilla beans.
Our certified organic Vanillan planifolia is grown and cured in the central highlands of Sri Lanka, in the Matale District. The tropical climate of the region is ideally suited to growing vanilla beans and supports a small, boutique vanilla industry, which is growing. The terroir of the region produces beans with unique and complex natural aromas of sweet, fruity and slightly grilled cocoa.
Our premium Vanillan planifolia from Indonesia is chemical-free, grown sustainably following organic farming best practices. The small village family farms cannot individually afford the costs and administrative labour of gaining and maintaining certification. These dark, oily beans are of superior quality with intense vanilla aromas mixed with overtones of dark chocolate, cinnamon, blackberry, black pepper and liquorice.
Plump Pods vanilla beans are ideal for gourmet desserts, baking and savoury dishes, or infused in vinegar, sugar, honey or other liquids. Read some of our recipes for how to make delicious treats using our vanilla.