Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Grade B)

Grade B Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans (also called extract beans) contain significantly less moisture and are less attractive. They are smaller and contain many imperfections (splits and cracks), unlike our premium Grade A beans. Don't worry though, because the flavor isn't in the appearance. These beans will work just fine in your homemade vanilla extract, but are not ideal for baking or cooking with.

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Product Price Qty.
1 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean (Glass Vial of 1) - Grade B
3 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Glass Vial of 3) - Grade B
5 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 5) - Grade B
10 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 10) - Grade B
25 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 25) - Grade B
1/2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 90-110 Beans) - Grade B
1 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 180-220 Beans) - Grade B
2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 360-440 Beans) - Grade B
5 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 900-1100 Beans) - Grade B


Madagascar vanilla beans are processed using the "Bourbon" curing method. These vanilla beans are very distinct, with a flavor and aroma profile that make these beans the most popular and sought after vanilla variety.

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Enjoy free shipping on all vanilla beans. This offer does not apply to Vanilla Beans in glass vials and is only available to domestic orders within the continental United States

**Please Note: When purchasing vanilla beans by weight, please be aware that you may not receive the exact number of beans you are expecting from our estimates. Like any agricultural product, our vanilla beans have the potential to vary in length & size from crop-to-crop. If you need to ensure that you receive an exact quantity of whole beans we recommend purchasing a specific quantity amount.**


Grade Grade B (Shorts/Cuts/Splits)
Cuisine No
Length 6-7 inches (16cm - 17.5cm)
Taste & Aroma No
Color Dark Brown
Moisture Content 15-25%
Country of Origin Madagascar
Flavor Profile creamy, smooth, full, rich, sweet
Dietary Gluten-Free
Country of Origin


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Customer Reviews

  1. Greatful

    by Amber Boyer on Apr 21, 2014

    I am making my own Vanilla extract for the first time. So far it is going well. You can't beat the quality and the price that you get from Beanilla.
  2. Very good products

    by Bonnie Young on Apr 19, 2014

    Thank you for your prompt delivery and for the wonderful product. Now for some home made vanilla extract! Thank you for your pricing and speed. Will be ordering more from you in the future.
  3. Grade B Beans

    by Jennifer Maxwell on Apr 17, 2014

    Beans were smaller than expected (140 in the bag), and about 50% of the beans were split. They were as described, but the reviews make them seem better. They seem to be working well in extract and the vanilla sugar I made smells fantastic.
  4. Great for extract

    by Melissa Montgomery on Apr 17, 2014

    I purchased these grade B vanilla beans for extract. Very fast shipping.
  5. bought grade B beans for extract

    by maxine smyth on Apr 14, 2014

    I'm sure that the grade B beans will be fine for vanilla extract but I will probably spend the extra money for the grade A for the next batch. They were so much plumper and easier to work with.
  6. Madagascar Beans

    by Kay Wheeler on Apr 13, 2014

    Excellent. Making Vanilla extract for the first time
    and it already smells like vanilla and not the Vodka.
    So exciting
  7. Review

    by Clarence Tarpley on Apr 12, 2014

    This is one of the better purchases I have ever made on line. I could not be more pleased with my purchase.
  8. Extract Beans

    by Asia Murphy on Apr 7, 2014

    These are most certainly beans only for extract. But what a great value.
  9. Check back in 8 months

    by Christina Miller on Apr 5, 2014

    I bought these beans to make my own vanilla extract. I purchased a lot of beans in order to make quite a bit of extract to give for gifts at Christmas this year. The beans looked and smelled great - like a sweet tobacco, the specks got on my hands while putting the beans into the growlers and so I did taste them and they were delightful! I will also be making vanilla sugar with some of the beans from the extract when all is said and done. Can't wait to try it all!
  10. Lost order

    by Suzanne Ahrens on Apr 4, 2014

    My local post office lost my package.(2nd missing pkg in a month) I spoke to Kelsey and she was wonderful. She took care of re-ordering for me, I got that package just fine. She also took care of refunding me for my original purchase. I would absolutely recommend your company to my friends and family. If I could rate Beanilla higher than 5 stars, I would.
  11. Tia Maria

    by Julianne Dick on Apr 2, 2014

    Using the beans to make some Christmas gifts, went with the grade b as the quantity was greater and the drink is damn close to vanilla extract with some kick. Beans were a little dryer and smaller, but were still pliable and aromatic(despite 3 ziplock bags my cupboard smells amazing) they have done the job perfectly. Awesome price as we'll for bulk buying 1/2 lbs, paid slightly more then when I bought 20 single beans locally, but you get a hell of a lot more. Was very impressed upon opening the air pack.
  12. great buy

    by Shawna Boas on Mar 29, 2014

    I was very happy with my purchase.
  13. Great Customer Service!

    by Robin Harmeson on Mar 27, 2014

    Both the company and the product exceeded my expectations!
  14. First time customer

    by Suzanne Ellis on Mar 27, 2014

    First time making my own vanilla extract. Great customer service. Very friendly and very thankful she took her time answering my questions. I will order again. Thank you =)
  15. Vanilla Beans.

    by Linda Shaffer on Mar 27, 2014

    The beans came very quickly! My sister and I made vanilla extract for the first time. The beans were easy to work with and we are looking forward to trying our extract in a few weeks. Thank you.
  16. pleased

    by Mystique Maines on Mar 26, 2014

    I was extremely pleased with my purchase and have already shared your site with several of my vanilla making friends. Very impressed with turnaround time, from order to ship to receive.
  17. Love my vanilla beans

    by Jo Anne Mendonsa on Mar 25, 2014

    I am very pleased with my vanilla bean order. I am so thrilled that I stumbled upon Can't wait to share my find with friends & family!
  18. Superb quality, great value

    by Heather Cobden on Mar 25, 2014

    I have ordered twice from Beanilla and have been most pleased both times. The beans are thick, moist, and smell heavenly! Recently I ordered 1/2# of grade B beans for home made extract and I laughed when opened the package because they look just like the (way more expensive!) beans you buy at the grocery store that are supposedly grade A quality!!
  19. Madagascar Grade B Beans

    by marilyn tenbrink on Mar 24, 2014

    Good quality and perfect for making vanilla!

    by sandra arnold on Mar 22, 2014

  21. Better description

    by Erin Simpson on Mar 20, 2014

    Beans looked great! Already at work making vanilla. Only complaint was that the description for 1/2 lb said approx. 90-110 beans. Great...enough to split with mom and sister....only to find out there is really only 72 in the package....20 less then what I was planning on. Not a big deal but proper description is important.
  22. Very Pleased

    by Robyn Stroup on Mar 20, 2014

    Packaged well. Looking forward to using.
  23. Beans for Vanilla Extract

    by Jonathan Radin on Mar 20, 2014

    Very good quality and a decent price.
  24. Make your own vanilla

    by Jana Jacobs on Mar 19, 2014

    it's so easy and it saves so much money. I'll never buy it again. America's Test Kitchen recommends Beanilla beans and they have a great, easy recipe to make your own extract. Easiest way to save money if you do any baking at all.
  25. Satisfied customer.

    by Ann Hord-Heatherley on Mar 19, 2014

    I'm pleased that my order was acknowledged and shipped so quickly and with the quality of the product. I will be a repeat customer.
  26. Satisfied customer.

    by Ann Hord-Heatherley on Mar 19, 2014

    I'm pleased that my order was acknowledged and shipped so quickly and with the quality of the product. I will be a repeat customer.
  27. 6 Batches of Extract!

    by Stephanie King on Mar 19, 2014

    My 6 batches of vanilla extract will be ready in another month, but they already look and smell amazing! I wouldn't hesitate to get grade B beans again when making extract.
  28. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Grade B)

    by Bettye Williams on Mar 18, 2014

    These bean are ugly but works very well. They did the job fine. My vanilla is 6 weeks old now and I have to make myself not use it. The vanilla is a great color and a fine smell. The beans arrived in a very short time after I ordered them. I made a large amount and gave some away as gifts. Can't wait to use it.
  29. Grade B Madagascar beans

    by Elizabeth Hosch on Mar 17, 2014

    No complaints, worked out fine. Haven't had time to assess vanilla quality, but don't expect a problem.
  30. My go-to

    by Ryan Frieson on Mar 13, 2014

    This was my second purchase and I'm so pleased. Beanilla is now my go-to for vanilla beans.
  31. Vanilla beans

    by Bonnie Small on Mar 12, 2014

    I ordered these beans to try my hand at making vanilla extract. I was very happy with the product bought and can't wait to try my extract when it's finished!
  32. Excellent

    by Phyllis Gustafson on Mar 12, 2014

    Wonderful service, items exactly as described. Excellent company to do business with.
  33. Amazing beans!

    by Sabrina Huynh on Mar 10, 2014

    Never fails to deliver great, quality beans! Quick delivery too!
  34. Wow!

    by Steve Croy on Mar 5, 2014

    Ok, so they call them "B", but these are the best "B's" I've seen! Shipped vacuum-sealed and delivered in just a couple days. Right now they're doing a great job soaking away and turning into an "A" batch of extract! Can't wait! Thank-you for such a great product!!!
  35. Much Vanilla! So nice.

    by Siu F Tam on Mar 3, 2014

    Enjoying my pods and extract making. So many more pods than I had expected.
  36. Bean Review

    by Ryan Zielinski on Mar 1, 2014

    My order came very quickly and the beans are of great quality. Very happy with the purchase.
  37. vanilla beans

    by Vickie Hunsberger on Mar 1, 2014

    As always, great product and fast shipping.
  38. beans

    by Janice Duggins on Feb 27, 2014

    This is second time I have ordered beans. This shipment was not good. The beans seem to be very old, dry and brittle. Very dissappointed. Probably will not buy from you again.
  39. Great Beans!!!

    by Tasha Douda on Feb 26, 2014

    These beans are a fabulous value & quality! I've already made a vanilla sugar scrub & have 3 different vanilla extracts soaking:) ! I'm looking for more things to make just because!
  40. Excellent value!

    by Amy Lemmon on Feb 26, 2014

    I make vanilla and this is a great quality for it, makes a rich yummy vanilla extract!
  41. Great Experience

    by Deborah Smithen on Feb 20, 2014

    Great price, fast delivery and very happy with the vanilla beans on arrival. Satisfied customer, would buy again.
  42. Great Experience

    by Daniel Ritter on Feb 20, 2014

    Super fast shipping and great product. Very satisfied and looking forward to some homemade vanilla extract.
  43. Madagascar beans

    by Ann McMullin on Feb 19, 2014

    First time ordering beans and I'm satisfied with grade B. A few months from now will tell how I like my homemade vanilla.
  44. My first attempt

    by Patricia Schmeling on Feb 18, 2014

    They appear to be great. I just made the vanilla, and I'm anxiously waiting to be able to try them!
  45. Madagascar vanilla beans

    by Ruth Thacker on Feb 15, 2014

    Appreciate the free shipping. Items are always packaged well.
  46. Ramonabanana

    by Mona Roberts on Feb 14, 2014

    Wonderful product, site and info. I will be buying all my vanilla beans from Beanilla.
  47. Good Beans

    by Vickie Raehtz on Feb 13, 2014

    Bought for making Vanilla, smelled great when opening the package and a few weeks later, looking great in my home made Vanilla
  48. haven't used them yet.

    by Judith Goetting on Feb 12, 2014

    have been pleased, but I have not opened them yet.
  49. Very nice product

    by mariya Koci on Feb 9, 2014

    I am very happy with this vanilla beans. It is siting in my cabinet right now and getting better and better. I smell awesome better than anything I bought. Thank you so much. Will definitely buy more.
  50. vanilla beans "b"

    by tammy hanna on Feb 9, 2014

    I was very pleased with everything when I got my order! I was kind of scared because the weather here in Indiana was below zero and I was afraid my beans would be frozen! But they were perfect!!!! Thank you sooo much. It was my first time ordering and I will be ordering again for sure!
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