*We're currently all sold out of our Wild Pompona Vanilla! Check out our brand new Nyanza Vanilla*
Pompona Vanilla is an extremely rare species of vanilla, and ours is wild-harvested in the Peruvian Amazon. You've never had vanilla like this before.
We have an extremely limited quantity of full Pompona Vanilla pods. 1 Grade A Pod comes in a biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo tube.
These vanilla pods are 3-5 times the size of your typical vanilla, so feel free to cut into segments or scrape only a portion of the pod at a time, then put back in the tube until you need it next.
Origin: Moyobamba, Peruvian Amazon
- Process: Sun-dried during the day, cured in wooden boxes overnight
Ingredients: Vanilla pompona pods
- Tasting notes: Dried Cherry • Chocolate • Dark Rum
- Cut or scrape a piece into homemade ice cream, desserts and pastries
- Drop a segment into your cold brew or oatmeal
- Scrape into jams and pastry creams
- Pairs well with: Pemba Cloves, Cloud Forest Cardamom, Morogoro Cacao
If a regular vanilla pod is like a string bean, Pompona Vanilla is like a sugar snap — bigger, fatter, sweeter and fuller of flavor.
These incredibly rare, wild (literally and figuratively) pods come from the Peruvian Amazon. Wild vanilla is virtually unheard of, and impossible outside of vanilla's native range, from Mexico to northern South America.
Vanilla orchids are only pollinated by a couple of species of bee, which only live in the Americas. All commercial Vanilla planifolia (most of which is grown in Madagascar) has to be hand-pollinated by the farmer once per year when the flowers bloom for just 3-5 hours.
Pompona Vanilla is pollinated by a single species called the dilemma orchid bee (amazing) and is then either picked green and cured by hand by 3 foragers over about 6 weeks, or ripened and split on the vine.
- vanilla scent
The wild Pamplona vanilla is incredibly fragrant and flavorful. The vanilla ice cream I made was the best ever. The pound cake received raves. I hope this becomes more readily available.
Wonderful ! I love this very unique Vanilla Pod ! It tastes amazing & I look forward to be able to purchase another when they become available.
A wonderful flavor
Just opening the bamboo case is joyful. The aroma has no words equal it... I pass it around for friends to enjoy to scent, and unique story here. Thank You All, for All That You Do :):):) alansmiles
These pods are HUGE, outstanding flavor and divine scent. Darling container, perfect for friends for gifts for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime. Thank you B&ab