Origin : Historic birthplace of vanilla, it is exclusively produced in that country.
Thin, black quality, glossy light brown vanilla pods. Relatively flat pods that are a little less fleshy than its junior from Madagascar ... but with a wider aromatic palette.
Notes are strongly chocolaty, warm and powerful yet subtle, persistent, and spicy in the background. This vanilla has the most diverse and subtle flavours.
Like Tahiti vanilla, it is a vanilla for discerning gourmets.
It has a lightly spicy chocolate flavour, developing base notes of red fruits. Average pod weight between 3 & 6 g.
Recommended Uses: baking, ice cream, desserts, and hot dishes.
Our opinion: limited distribution in Europe, it is a very rare vanilla here. Import and consumption monopoly held by its American neighbour. Production: 50 tonnes +/- 5%. Sharp increase over 2012/2013/2014.