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.
- 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
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 extract
Using the wild Pompano vanilla bean
It was easy to simply split the long bean and drop it in ethyl alcohol to diffuse over a few months. The hard part is waiting for the results.
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.
Love this !!!
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
the cremé de la cremé
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
Excellent Christmas Gifts too
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
My entire order took a bit longer to get too me than I liked. Love everything about the beans. I have my own vanilla extract being set.
I’ve never experienced any vanilla flavor, or pod like this before. It’s massive. It smells incredible, like sweet, rich, florally vanilla. Plus, it’s DELICIOUS. I made vanilla ice cream. I cut off about an inch and a half of the pod and used the seeds and the pods in the base. I let the pod infuse overnight then removed it and rinsed it well. It still smells as amazing as it did fresh out of the package. I was curious how the ice cream would taste since the pod was still so fragrant. It was the best ice cream I’ve ever had. I'm going to use the pod again then dry it and make vanilla powder. I can’t wait to order this again.