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.

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 72-85 Beans) - Grade B
1 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 143-161 Beans) - Grade B
2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 254-357 Beans) - Grade B
5 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 655-861 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.

**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%
Flavor Profile creamy, smooth, full, rich, sweet
Dietary Gluten-Free
Country of Origin


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    by JayCie on Aug 21, 2014

    I'm SO excited to tell everyone how great these beans are. I ordered a 1/2 pound bag of Grade B Vanilla Beans and I got almost 90 beans!!! I had extra that I'm planning on using as soon as I can get more vodka. I'm ordering more so that I can test how much better the flavor gets if I let them sit for more than six months. I won't be looking around for a bean supplier anymore and I've told everyone I know about Beanilla!!
  2. Great Service

    by Lois Boehl on Aug 21, 2014

    My beans arrived promptly and in good condition. Great for making homemade vanilla extract for Christmas gifts.
  3. OK

    by Donald Sifton on Aug 16, 2014

    4 Stars
  4. Beans are Good for the Money

    by Patrick Rogers on Aug 13, 2014

    Vanilla beans are pricey. If you want the best money can buy, this is not it. If you want good vanilla at a price common folk can afford. These are for you. They are cheaper and of better quality than most store bought. I plan on making a couple of gallons of vanilla extract to gift out over the year. If I was to buy the good vanilla extract I would be looking at hundreds of dollars. Making my own not only gives me a lot of joy and great finished product, it adds just the right touch to my baking. Everyone all ways asks for the recipe and then comes back to tell me. I made them just like you said but it dose not taste as good.. I asked if they made their own vanilla extract like I said. The answer is all ways the same No. I used what I had.. I tend to just smile and say then you did not follow the recipe... In the end these are what I buy and have found most cost efficient. They ship pretty fast, arrive mostly intact and have a good vanilla bean flavor.. I have not found a better site to order from.. That is what keeps me coming back.
  5. 5 Stars

    by Scott Syverson on Aug 13, 2014

    To heck with growing your own.
  6. Good value

    by Michael Payne on Aug 11, 2014

    These are good, useable beans but they are noticeably smaller and drier than the grade A Madagascar beans. I have used them quite a bit for cooking and brewing in the past, but eventually decided that it was worth paying the relatively small premium for the marked increase in quality you get with the grade a bourbon beans. When you think about it, Beanilla's price on both is really cheap so why not pay a bit more for the better beans when they are still a fraction of the cost of the much inferior vanilla you get just about anywhere else?
  7. Great!

    by Zeo Phillpotts on Aug 10, 2014

    Cool beans!
  8. Excellent beans for extract

    by Jan Kern on Aug 10, 2014

    Quick shipping, great packaging and excellent beans. Have a large container of vodka steeped and spiced rum steeped for Christmas. And, another vodka steeped for next year. Beans are fragrant and pretty easy to slice. I can definitely recommend.
  9. Excellent product!

    by Nathan Whitmire on Aug 7, 2014

    I ordered my beans to make extract. I have it in a big jug it has already gotten darker in color. I can not wait to use this in my baking! Beanilla shipping was very fast great place to order from!
  10. Perfect

    by Bonita Moore on Aug 6, 2014

    Just what I needed to make my first batch of vanilla extract!
  11. Best ever!

    by Arleen Fluhr on Aug 5, 2014

    Once again Perfect. Thanks for a great deal
  12. Vanilla Beans

    by Jeff Blackwell on Aug 4, 2014

    Product was well packaged and exactly as described on website. This is my first attempt in making Vanilla flavoring, but if I make again, I will purchase from Beanilla.
  13. Repeat customer.

    by Carol Blair on Aug 3, 2014

    I like the vanilla beans from Beanilla. Good quality beans
  14. Great experience!

    by Rachel Galloway on Aug 2, 2014

    Super easy from start to finish! Very satisfied!
  15. Extract Vanilla beans

    by Patricia H Taylor on Jul 30, 2014

    This is my second order from Beanilla - I will definitely buy from them again
  16. Mmmmmm

    by Michael Davis on Jul 30, 2014

    Very good.
  17. Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    by Cheryl Larson on Jul 30, 2014

    My first order and was very pleased. The order came very quickly and very happy with the beans.
  18. From Korea, Thanks!

    by Michael Bradley on Jul 28, 2014

    What great service! I ordered 2 pounds of beans and they arrived soooo quickly! Perfectly packed. Even being grade b, they were wonderful. Nice and pliable, very fragrant. I have many liters of extract in the making now for me and all the people here who also have a hard time getting vanilla.

    Thanks so much, will order again!
  19. Wonderful!

    by Lee Sweet on Jul 27, 2014

    Not only was the order everything I expected...but the shipping was so fast I was amazed. Thank you! It took several attempts to find the right company to order from, but now I know where to go with your company.
  20. 2nd order - both excellent

    by Debra Hjortland on Jul 23, 2014

    My beans are perfect for making extract. Extract from my last order lasted over a year, so it was time to order again. Looking forward to extract again!
  21. Beans

    by Arleen Fluhr on Jul 23, 2014

    Nice product and fast delivery.
  22. 5 Stars Across The Board

    by Joseph Pettinato on Jul 23, 2014

    What can I say: great price, great quality, and great service. If this keeps up I will be a repeat customer.
  23. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Grade B)

    by Ellen Gibson on Jul 23, 2014

    All products I have ordered from Beanilla have arrived very fast and always in perfect shape. The website has very helpful recipes. Thank you Beanilla!
  24. Grade B Extract Beans

    by Beverly Clement on Jul 21, 2014

    Excellent beans, easy to prepare for extraction. Heavy aroma and rapid extraction evident. Lots of flavor bang for the buck.
  25. Great buy! Fast Delivery!

    by Maria on Jul 20, 2014

    Beans received super fast and well packaged. Although these aren't as plump as Grade A they are perfect for homemade vanilla extract. I used 1 liter vodka and 18-20 beans and it turned out perfectly! When it's low I just add more vodka and half the amount of beans!
  26. Vanilla Extract

    by Patricia H Taylor on Jul 19, 2014

    This was my first order for Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans - I have had extract macerating for 2 weeks - It already smells delicious and strong. I used 6 beans to 8 oz of vodka. I plan on re-bottling it in December to use as Christmas gifts. Liked so well I already ordered more to use for more gifts.
  27. Satisified!

    by Terry Johnson on Jul 18, 2014

    Love this company! Items come fast!
  28. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans Grade B

    by Deirdre Fisher on Jul 18, 2014

    The smell and color of the beans was fantastic. The extract I made is all ready a deep beautiful amber color. I am very pleased with the beans and will purchase more from you in the future.
  29. Great beans, super fast delivery

    by David Luedtke on Jul 17, 2014

    I purchased these beans to make vanilla extract. I've had them soaking in diluted Everclear (100 proof) and in a separate brandy mix. They smell amazing and I can't wit to use them. I used some of the beans for cooking and making vanilla sugar and they worked very well and tasted amazing! Very high quality beans and I received them in just two days. All of my future bean purchases will be through Beanilla!
  30. Happy Customer

    by Elizabeth Soule on Jul 17, 2014

    Great value. I use these to make bourbon vanilla extract.
  31. Great Value, quick delivery

    by Mitchell Oliver on Jul 17, 2014

    I was very impressed with the packaging and quality of beans I received. This is hands-down one of the easiest and best e-commerce sites I have ever used, and the product lives up to the purchasing experience.
  32. Beans and Bottles

    by Stephanie Dunphy on Jul 17, 2014

    This is my favorite place to order beans and bottles. The beans are fresh and top quality and the bottles are packages super well. I tell everyone to shop here. I made homemade vanilla and gift it to my baking friends. Now they all wait for their vanilla and never buy store bought.

    by Marlyn Sylva on Jul 16, 2014

    Great product and would buy again.
  34. High quality.

    by Roger Fugere on Jul 16, 2014

    I actually haven't even opened the package yet but I'm sure they are the same, high quality product I have come to expect when I order from Beanilla................................rj
  35. Great value!

    by Barbara Blanchard on Jul 13, 2014

    Love doing business with Beanilla! Fast delivery. Product was better than I expected for Grade B beans. They were much better than the more expensive ones I had gotten from the local spice store. Can't wait til you get some of the Mexican Grade B Vanilla Beans in..........

    by Pam Kristiansen on Jul 10, 2014

  37. Excellent product!

    by Joyce Judd on Jul 10, 2014

    I love the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans for making vanilla...
  38. Vanilla Extract

    by Amy Ray on Jul 10, 2014

    We are making extract with this vanilla bean. We chose to use bourbon in one batch and one in brandy per the recipe on this page. We are 3 weeks in and it smells amazing. I cant wait to try it!
  39. Homemade Vanilla

    by Mary Preston on Jul 10, 2014

    I started making homemade vanilla 3 years ago with your beans and wouldn't use another.
  40. Great Vanilla Beans!

    by Sherri Caputo on Jul 10, 2014

    Makes excellent vanilla extract. This is my second batch.
  41. vanilla beans

    by Robert Gibbs on Jul 9, 2014

    For grade B these are very nice beans. I'm very happy with my purchase and will be ordering again.
  42. Nice Beans!

    by Ma Cullen on Jul 9, 2014

    Shipped timely as stated. Quality good as expected.
  43. Vanilla Bean Order

    by Aura Cisneros-Gonzalez on Jul 9, 2014

    Product was what I expected, arrived on time, and would recommend to friends.
  44. Loved it

    by Vicki Sukoloski on Jul 5, 2014

    I can't wait to make my own vanilla and this was exactly what I needed to do it with.
  45. Order has been sent to the Philippines

    by Elizabeth Razon on Jul 4, 2014

    I have rceived my order and very happy to have it. Very excited to make my own vanilla extract. Will definitely order again. thanks!
  46. Vanilla Beans

    by Arlene Ford on Jul 3, 2014

    Package received quickly and I appreciate the free shipping. Waiting on my extract to cure.
  47. Nice beans

    by kimbrely townsend on Jun 30, 2014

    I'm happy with the quality of the beans. Your service is outstanding.
  48. Very nice vanilla beans

    by Annelise Judd on Jun 26, 2014

    I used these Grade B beans for vanilla extract and also for vanilla sugar. Fragrant, high quality vanilla beans!
  49. vanilla beans

    by Charlene Barker on Jun 26, 2014

    What a great price on Vanilla Beans and shipping was very fast.
  50. Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    by Tammy Matthews on Jun 22, 2014

    My order shipped quickly and the vanilla beans were just as described. I would recommend Beanilla to anyone needing vanilla beans. Thanks Beanilla!
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