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Wild Pompona Vanilla Extract Kit

Extremely rare species of wild vanilla, ready to be made into a rich extract.

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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. You've never had vanilla like this before, a beautiful combination of flavors from bitter and chocolate-y to dried cherry and dark rum. A slight bitterness is characteristic of Pompona vanilla and represents some of the flavor compounds found in Pompona that you don't find in standard Planifolia vanilla.

The DIY Vanilla Extract Kit contains chopped-up, vine-ripened split pods, perfect for making your own vanilla extract. The jar contains 10 grams of chopped vanilla, with room to add 100ml of your favorite spirit.

Fill the jar with the vodka, whiskey or rum and let it infuse for at least two weeks, but it only gets better with time. Top off frequently, and use as you'd use any other vanilla extract.

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Moyobamba, Peruvian Amazon


Sun-dried during the day, cured in wooden boxes overnight

Tasting notes:

Dried Cherry • Chocolate • Dark Rum


non gmo clear
non irradiated clear
no preservatives clear
Sugar Free

Vanilla pompona pods

Cooking tips


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.

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Heirloom Spices Yes No No
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Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
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