Main notes: Cocoa, spicy, sweet, confectionery, red fruits.
Quality: 15-17cm - Size L - about 30% humidity - Long maturation.
Origin - Plantations : Veracruz
Subtle notes of chocolate, spices and caramels, beautiful pods less fleshy than the Bourbon vanilla pods, but just as delicious (and even better in aromatic). Tasting this treasure will change your perception of vanilla. Mexican vanilla is a truly exceptional product that deserves to be recognized.
"2 vanilla beans from Mexico to discover an exceptional product"
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Few people know the history of vanilla, so it seems important to go back a few centuries before I introduce you to my Mexican vanilla. If today Madagascar produces 80% of the world's vanilla, it is not from here that this exceptional product comes from. You also know vanilla from Reunion Island, vanilla from Tahiti, but do you know vanilla from Mexico? Have you not? Well, to our knowledge, Mexico was the first vanilla producer in the world. During the Spanish colonization in the 16th century, Europeans discovered the vanilla plant and vanilla beans. As good colonizers, the Spaniards wanted to produce vanilla on the European territories. The problem was that they did not master the cultivation of vanilla, a very specific crop that requires mastery and patience. Pollinated by a bee endemic to Mexico, the vanilla flower did not develop outside this territory. It wasn't until Edmond Albius, a Reunionese slave, discovered the concept of pollination that vanilla production began. Since then, the Indian Ocean has established itself as a vanilla producer, while Mexico has been forgotten. However, this country has not stopped producing wonderful vanilla beans. When I was able to taste this product, I fell in love with it immediately.
If you are not familiar with Mexican vanilla, it is important that you can discover it without buying large quantities. That's why I offer you two beautiful fleshy beans with a moisture content of about 30%. A long refining process has allowed the flavours of this vanilla to develop. You will love its cocoa, spicy, sweet and red fruit notes. Little known, Mexican vanilla is still for me a must, that's why I'm keen to share it with you and to get your feedback.
To produce Mexican vanilla, and any other vanilla from elsewhere, you have to be patient and passionate. When the vanilla plant (a species of orchid) is planted, it takes 3 to 4 years before it flowers. Then, it is necessary to pollinate these ephemeral flowers as quickly as possible, then wait another 9 long months to harvest its pods. And it's not over yet. From scalding to maturing, you still have to wait a few more months to hope to taste this vanilla. But it's worth it!
Mexico's vanilla offers you a true taste journey. In a custard, flan, vanilla whipped cream, ice cream or homemade yoghurt, your whole bean infused or split will add another dimension to your recipes. And if you are a sweet and savoury lover, this vanilla will find its place in your fish dishes or with chicken.
Fiona A. published the 29/06/2020 following an order made on 07/06/2020
Christine G. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 06/06/2020
Françoise A. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 03/06/2020
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Marcelle J. published the 17/06/2020 following an order made on 27/05/2020
Patricia B. published the 29/05/2020 following an order made on 15/05/2020
Véronique S. published the 25/04/2020 following an order made on 06/04/2020
Isabelle G. published the 21/04/2020 following an order made on 10/04/2020
Comme toutes les autres gousses de vanille un excellent produit
Nina J. published the 18/04/2020 following an order made on 06/04/2020
Très bonne qualité