This was my first time ordering from this company. I have ordered from a few other companies over the last 10 years (Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla). These beans were smaller and skinnier (possibly due to PNG origin?). The price was better but I would need more of these to equal the same amount elsewhere. They were still moist. I am glad they weren't dried out, but smaller, less plump beans = less flavor. Keep that in mind. Probably should have been labeled Grade B and the packaging had no indication that they were Bourbon Vanilla Beans. They have a different aroma as well, possibly due to PNG origin.
I've been so happy with the quality of the beans! They smell amazing and "fresh". Can't wait to incorporate these beans into holiday baking and other various gifts. Shipping is so fast! I'm always so excited to see my Native Vanilla package arrive in my mailbox.
I really enjoy the beans I get from NV. I have ordered several pounds since July in order to make some really amazing products to share with friends and family. Each order has been shipped and received in a very timely manner. These beans are wonderful!!! Thank you for having naturally sourced beans. I am also a bee keeper, it is very important to me to be able to support other bee keepers.
These were purchased as a gift. I got an excited call when the kids received them. They were raving about the aroma - and they hadn't even opened the bag yet! They absolutely loved them.
I never throw out my 2 liter bottles from plain sparkling water. Every few months I buy $4.00 worth of dry ice, fill my bottles 4/5 full with cold tap water, add about 2” chunk of dry ice and seal. Makes about 80 liters or more. I chill it to drink, and add a tsp of vanilla tincture, no sugar… tastes great.