Ugandan Vanilla Beans - Grand Cru

Main flavours : Cocoa-like, raw

Aromatic range : Highly dominant raw head note. Cocoa-like base note.

Colour : Deep black. Wide beans - 2018 harvest

Size : +14cm (+5.5 in) - Gourmet Vanilla 30-35%

How to use it : Patisserie, meals in sauce

Origin : Rwenzori Mountains area, Kibale, Lake George (Lake Dweru), Kyambura, Bwindi, N’dali

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19,90 €

  • Ugandan Vanilla : a rare vanilla like you’ve never tasted before

    I supervised every step of the making of this variety. I handled the sorting myself and oversaw the elaboration of the maturing process as I wanted to get the best quality possible.


    This exquisite and rare vanilla grows on the verdurous hills of Western Uganda, close to the Rwandan and Congolese borders. Its producers managed to improve how they work in order to offer a Planifolia variety that would meet international standards and could be sold abroad.
    Even though the quantity could never even dream of matching the Madagascan Varieties, its quality is a great contender to the latter. Its aromatic palette is as wide and as exquisite as the Madagascan finest products.

    How to sublimate this unusual and rare variety ?

    Its wild notes and cocoa-like undertones makes it one of the chefs’ favourites. It’s really sublimated when used to make vanilla extract or different alcohol-based macerations (vanilla rum or vanilla liqueur for example).

    It can also be used in salty preparations where it will reveal all wild and spicy hints, even if you only use half a bean. Using it alongside Dijon mustard when you cook a filet-mignon, will blow everyone’s mind. It will sublimate any recipe, truly.
    The key to success with this exceptional Vanilla is maceration. You have to give it time to release all of its unique aroma and flavour.


    I consider myself truly blessed to be able to offer you the discovery of this unusual and breathtaking variety. This product is a true olfactory odyssey.

    Don’t hesitate to give me feedback after trying it, whether it’s in salty or sweet recipes.


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    4.6 /5

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    Karine G. published the 18/04/2019 following an order made on 08/04/2019


    Tres belle gousse, très bon parfum

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    Martine S. published the 03/04/2019 following an order made on 27/03/2019


    Superbes gousses

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    Marine K. published the 02/04/2019 following an order made on 26/03/2019


    C’est la première fois que je commande celle ci. J’ai déjà testé celle de Tahiti et j’ai adoré

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    Aurelie P. published the 14/11/2018 following an order made on 04/11/2018



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    Sabrina M. published the 12/11/2018 following an order made on 04/11/2018



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    Bourgeault E. published the 12/11/2018 following an order made on 05/11/2018


    de très belle gousses merci

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    Estelle C. published the 06/11/2018 following an order made on 30/10/2018


    Bien emballé et bonne qualité

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    David B. published the 12/03/2018 following an order made on 03/03/2018


    Je ne les ai pas encore utilisées mais elles ne sentent presque pas la vanille et j' ai des doutes sur la qualité de ces gousses. L' odeur n' est pas agréable et les gousses sont toutes petites et un peu trop sèche. A voir une fois gratté pour juger de la qualité des graines mais mon premier avis est des plus négatif comparé à toutes les autres commandes de vanille que j' ai pu faire sur le net.

    Comment from David Vanille the 11/03/2018
    Bonjour David, Chaque vanille a un aromatique différente. C'est vrai que la vanille d'Ouganda change complètement des gousses de vanille Bourbon Gold. Le calibre de cette origine reste supérieur à 14cm et certaines gousses font plus de 18cm. Au plaisir, David Vanille

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    Mohamed E. published the 04/03/2018 following an order made on 24/02/2018


    Vanille au goût authentique, très parfumée

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    Delphine G. published the 25/02/2018 following an order made on 24/09/2017


    Personnellement j’aime moins mais très belle vous e

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