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Vanilla Pods Grand Cru +14cm - Uganda

Main notes: Cacao, Wild, Intense vanilla.

Aromatic: The strongest vanilla I can offer.

Color: Large pods, Pearly Black, Essential oil of vanilla.

Quality: Gold Reserve +14cm - Harvest 2018

Use: Pastries, simmered dishes (veal blanquette, stew)

Origin - Plantations: Rwenzori, Kibale, Kyambura, Bwindi, N'dali region.

Packaging: 10 pods or same bag if several quantities.

"The vanilla of the adventurers, a long maturing process, a journey"

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    On the green slopes of western Uganda, not far from the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, grows a rare vanilla with exceptional notes.

    As in Madagascar, due to a lack of pollinating insects in sufficient numbers, this delicate orchid needs to be manually pollinated and with precision.

    With the help of a thorn, the matchmaker will tear the cap off this wonderful flower and meet the male and female organs.

    The volumes are derisory but we have to admit that we are here in search of a black vanilla pcompeting with the most beautiful aromatic palettes of Madagascar.

    Nevertheless, thehe annual quantities are increasing every year. Thanks to the vanilla price, Ugandan producers have the chance to start the vanilla adventure, which becomes a real source of export income other than traditional crops (coffee, cotton, cocoa, corn, rice,...).

    Today, it is a real privilege for me to be able to offer you such a vanilla from Uganda. If you choose to discover my selection, i assures you that it will be a real olfactory discovery

    I look forward to your comments after testing it in your desserts and salads!



    Uganda has two rainy seasons and flowering takes place in March-June and September-October, so producers can proceed with two harvests one in January and the main harvest in July.

    The fibre of Ugandan vanilla is similar to that of the Comoros, wide and flat. Her dress is rather matt

    Uganda vanilla is of the same species as that of Madagascar (Vanilla Planifolia) but it has a slightly less greasy and therefore more matt appearance with more woody notes, leather, peat and sometimes even juniper. The pods are deep black or dark brown and slightly oily. Sound a clear nose of dried fruits and cocoa is very appreciated by my pastry friends who use it in their ganaches and other creams.

    For several years now, the cooperatives in the region have been optimising their specifications and methods in order to offer a Planifolia which could be appreciated on the international market.

    Its specificity lies in the fact that it is the vanilla ideal for salty dishes! It will sublimate duck, salmon, shrimps or even foie gras.


    This vanilla is a culinary journey, it is easy to find similarities with the madagascar vanilla because of its intense flavour and cocoa notes fruity.

    By trying the Uganda vanilla that I have carefully selected, you will discover a vanilla pod that is becoming a serious competitor of Malagasy vanilla and whose price is falling year after year thanks to the increase in production and know-how.

    It is a vanilla bean that is rising in quality. It will be necessary to wait until 2025 for the producers to perfectly control its maturing



    Being more full-bodied than other vanilla products, it is perfectly recommended for salty dishes. It will marry wonderfully with the white or red meatit will be able to sublimate the meat of duck that your fish and shellfish.

    Nevertheless, Uganda vanilla knows how to enhance your cocktails and desserts. Do not hesitate to combine it with strong spicessuch as Madagascar's Wild Pepper, Nepal's Timut Pepper, or Brazil's Tonka Bean.

    The ideal is to let it infuse longer than the vanilla pod of Madagascar so that it delivers all the subtleties of its perfume.

    Here is a brief overview of the recipes in which this exceptional vanilla will magnify its aromatic talents :

    Cocktails / Drinks a real vanilla rum or rum liqueur

    Fish / Crustaceans vanilla colombo with cod, vanilla langoustines with vanilla

    White and red meats vanilla and pineapple chicken, vanilla veal blanquette, duck breast lacquered with spicy honey and Uganda vanilla

    Let it also surprise you by incorporating it into a red wine sauce or to sublimate blanquette and stew!

    Desserts Dessert cream, crème brûlée, whipped cream, chocolate based dessert, or even some fruity desserts such as roasted pineapple, compotes,..

    The chiefs have already adopted it! I invite you to test the wild flavour of this vanilla by incorporating it into Alain Ducasse's "Tian de Saint-Jacques et fenouil".

    Or discover its aromatic power by combining it with a vanilla pod from Madagascar in "Pineapple caramelized with vanilla butter "by Joël Robuchon.

    It's up to you to share your recipe ideas with me!

    Now all I have to do is wish you a nice tasting!

    Click here to find out how to store your vanilla beans


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    Jose D. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 27/11/2019



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    Chantal A. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 13/11/2019


    Wahou ! que c'est beau je n'ose y toucher

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    Patrice D. published the 28/11/2019 following an order made on 21/11/2019


    Pas encore utilisé dans mes pâtisseries mais déjà les odeurs me plaisent.

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    Sébastien G. published the 24/11/2019 following an order made on 17/11/2019



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    Emilie J. published the 21/11/2019 following an order made on 02/11/2019


    Le parfum, vraiment impressionnant. Un pur régal

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    Zaina K. published the 13/11/2019 following an order made on 01/11/2019


    Très belle vanille!

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    Mohamed E. published the 10/11/2019 following an order made on 03/11/2019


    Très charnues

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    Jocelyne L. published the 30/10/2019 following an order made on 21/09/2019


    Bien conditionnée , les gousses sont magnifiques L'utilisation ne devrait pas tarder....

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    Maxence B. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 17/10/2019


    Très bien.

    Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
    Merci d'avoir pris le temps de mettre un avis sur la qualité de mon épice. Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations

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    Irina L. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 18/10/2019


    exactement ce dont nous avions besoin. très racée.

    Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
    Une vanille avec une vrai sensibilité, une aromatique "hors des sentiers battus" ;-) Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations

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