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100 Years of Excellence in Premium Vanilla Extract


Since 1918, we’ve used the same slow, cold, extraction method our family developed a century ago. Every drop of our premium vanilla extracts represents painstaking craftsmanship, from the hand pollination of each vanilla bean, to traditional sun-curing, to our artisanal extraction protocols. We personally select our vanilla beans, and as a small family business, take immense pride in working directly with independent farmers. That’s what we call fair trade. We also offer a full line of food flavorings, each developed in-house to our highest standards.

From our family to yours, Cook’s is The Drop That Makes the Difference.

Recent Vanilla News from Cook’s

We scour the Tropics to personally select our beans, giving us on-the ground knowledge of production around the world. Stay current on global markets, learn about vanilla cultivation and curing, and find hints and tricks to get the most out of flavorings.  Whether you’re a home cook, pastry chef, or major manufacturer, nobody knows vanilla like we do.


Vanilla bean prices remain at record highs, but we are detecting signs of market softening as we head into the 2018 /19 vanilla season.   The “green campaign” -- when buyers flock to the Madagascar bush to buy harvested vanilla beans -- officially opens July 1, a...

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Mexico VANILLA MARKET Update March 2018

The Mexican Vanilla Market: A Silver Lining?   The bean that conquered the world’s palate is flourishing again in its native land, Mexico.   If there is any silver lining in the crisis rocking the vanilla market, it’s the revival of Mexican vanilla, now competitive...

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Raymond R. Lochhead April 28, 1923 — March 3, 2018

“My customers are my best friends.”   Our Dad, owner of Cook’s and our sister company R. R. Lochhead Mfgr. Co., died Mar. 3 with Emilie, his wife of 72 years, and his family at his side. Ray Lochhead was an extraordinary man. He created all that we are. We will...

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Cook’s has a full line of extracts and flavorings. We offer quantities ranging from quarts to gallons to 500-gallon totes.

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