Announcing the arrival of our new season Plump Pods organic vanilla beans. Our freshly-cured organic beans are some of the finest vanilla beans currently available on the market. Deliciously fragrant with heady aromas of sweet, fruity and slightly grilled cocoa, they are a real treat to the senses.
Wondering how to use vanilla beans instead of vanilla extract or paste? Using vanilla pods in cooking is really easy. You will quickly be rewarded for taking the time to learn how, as you will taste the difference immediately in your desserts and savoury dishes.
If you know how to store vanilla beans correctly, they can be kept indefinitely. Treat your beans with a little love, and the fragrance will age and mature over time, further contributing to each bean's unique flavour profile.
Behind the alluring world of deliciously scented sweets and perfume, lies a dark side of vanilla. The vanilla industry faces many challenges globally which continue to impact the availability, quality and price of the these little black pods.
Vanilla bean ice-cream is my go-to test of the flavor of a vanilla bean, and one of the best ways to appreciate the simple pleasure of the pure vanilla bean flavor. It can accompany any dessert, or be enjoyed on its own. This is certainly one dish where an extract just will not do!