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Vanilla Bean Seeds: A Troubling New Trend

Vanilla Bean Seeds: A Troubling New Trend

We all love vanilla bean ice cream. It’s creamy, delicious and gourmet….right? Maybe.   Vanilla ice cream is often sold in two varieties: French Vanilla and Vanilla Bean. The quality of the vanilla extracts or flavorings in these two ice creams can vary wildly,...
Customer Spotlight: Silva Brewing

Customer Spotlight: Silva Brewing

Vanilla Beer: Like fine wine, but more romantic and complicated Beer and Vanilla. Who’d have thought they’d make a perfect couple? We had no idea until we stumbled upon Chuck Silva, a craft brewer here in our home town, a very pretty place called Paso Robles,...
Papua New Guinea Vanilla Market Report-March 2019

Papua New Guinea Vanilla Market Report-March 2019

A Vanilla Rival Rises from the Pacific: Papua New Guinea Takes on Madagascar Papua New Guinea is now the world’s second largest producer of pure vanilla. While everyone’s been waiting for Uganda, India, Indonesia, Mexico, or anybody, to challenge Madagascar’s...
Customer Spotlight: Anna’s Gourmet Goodies

Customer Spotlight: Anna’s Gourmet Goodies

At Cook’s we love our customers! Below is a re-post from Anna’s Gourmet Goodies blog! Anna’s Gourmet Goodies makes divine cookies and brownies. In fact, Josephine, our president says they’re the best in the world! We are so proud to have our...
Madagascar Presidential Election 2018

Madagascar Presidential Election 2018

There’s a big election this month that we at Cook’s Vanilla are watching closely. It’s in Madagascar, and the outcome has the potential to affect pure vanilla bean prices, already at near record highs. Madagascar is the world’s largest source of pure vanilla and a...