Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are superior, with flavor and aromatic qualities that make these beans the most popular and sought after vanilla variety. The flavor is rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, buttery aroma. These are well suited for many baking recipes, drinks and desserts. If you are trying to decide where to buy vanilla beans then look no further! We know you will agree that our Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Madagascar are the best in the world! Available in Wholesale and Bulk amounts.

Product Price Qty.
1 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean (Glass Vial of 1)
3 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Glass Vial of 3)
5 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 5)

Regular Price: $7.25

Special Price: $6.25

10 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 10)

Regular Price: $10.99

Special Price: $8.40

25 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 25)

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $22.75

1/2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 50-70 Beans)
1 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 110-130 Beans)
2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 210-230 Beans)
5 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 540-560 Beans)


Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are very distinct, with a flavor and aroma profile unlike any other vanilla bean. Madagascar vanilla beans are processed using the "Bourbon" curing method. This technique typically produces vanilla beans with higher moisture content. Our gourmet vanilla beans have a moisture content of roughly 33%. You'll notice that there are no breaks or splits within the vanilla beans; another indication of extremely high quality.

The Best Source

"...Madagascar vanilla beans stand up to cooking and have a lovely, warm flavor. The Best Source: Buying vanilla beans in bulk is a great value. Beanilla Trading sells beans, extracts, and powders from around the world, in a variety of quantities. Madagascar beans, $13 for 10,"

Taste-Test Winners, Martha Stewart Living, April 2010

Best of the Bean

"For smooth, pure-tasting vanilla extract, make your own...If you want to fill several bottles, it's worth buying the pods in bulk. charges $13 for 10 (Madagascar variety); the site also sells glass jars"

Ask Martha, Martha Stewart Living, February 2011

Beans In Bulk

"...To save money, order vanilla beans online from sites such as You'll end up spending a lot less ($13 plus shipping for 10 Madagascar beans) than you would buying them from a supermarket. And of course, the more beans you buy, the cheaper they are."

DIY Vanilla Extract, America's Test Kitchen D.I.Y Cookbook, 2012


"No matter the variety, sourcing from high-quality distributors is a must to ensure the freshest, most nuanced beans....Beans should be moist and very pliable; a stiff, brittle feel indicates that the flavor-packed essential oils have evaporated. Stored in a sealed container away from sunlight, vanilla pods will keep for up to a year."

—Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn, Vanilla Beans That Are Anything but Plain Vanilla, The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 21, 2013

**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 A (Gourmet/Premium/Prime)
Cuisine No
Length 5.5-7 inches (14cm-17.5cm)
Taste & Aroma No
Color Black
Moisture Content 30-35%
Country of Origin Madagascar
Flavor Profile creamy, strong, full, rich
Dietary Gluten-Free
Country of Origin Madagascar

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Customer Reviews

  1. Only place for vanilla online

    by Charles Owens on Aug 19, 2014

    This is the only place I would shop for vanilla. I have been a customer for several years now.
  2. Good Beans Good Price

    by Lisa Wyckoff on Aug 18, 2014

    I have been making vanilla extract with vodka and rum. I bought some beans from another source. They were wet, squishy and smelled moldy. I heard about Beanilla from a friend and decided to give them a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. They arrived quickly and were nice plump beans. They are currently soaking in rum and will make great gifts for Christmas.
  3. Very nice beans

    by Claire Harlow on Aug 18, 2014

    I love these, have some soaking now to make vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. They came 10 to a pack, the only thing I'd like to see is a way to open the pack and pull one or so out but still keep them sealed. I have since put them in a zip lock bag.
  4. I will certainly buy again!!

    by Douglas Santos on Aug 17, 2014

    I liked very much the product quality, the package was ok (just ok because I thought the beans would come individually wrapped and it were not, what make very difficult to store after you open the package). The delivery was fast and the beans are very good, the smell is amazing and there are a lot of seeds!

  5. Great Value!

    by John B. Szabo on Aug 17, 2014

    Beans arrived ahead of scheduled delivery time. Great quality, good value for the money. Will order more in the future.
  6. Nice beans!

    by Katherine Olds on Aug 17, 2014

    Nice beans for the price! Super fast shipping!
  7. First time vanilla bean user

    by Michelle Mendoza on Aug 17, 2014

    They came in a vacuum packed bag and smelled great when I opened them. I already made a cake, have vanilla extract in process for Christmas, and vanilla infused vodka. The jar I have the beans stored in already smells great! After we finished infusing the vodka we didn't throw away the bean shell, we stored it in out sugar bowl!
  8. Very fresh

    by Lori Martin on Aug 17, 2014

    High quality beans, very soft and oily. Packaging does not lend itself to partial use. A sealed glass jar is almost required if you aren't using all of them at once.
  9. Awesome

    by David Rodriguez on Aug 16, 2014

    Very affordable prices !! Y'all are great company.
  10. Great beans. Hope they last until I use them all.

    by Gail Franklin on Aug 16, 2014

    The vanilla beans added a great taste to my homemade ice cream. I am curious to see if they last as long in storage as advertised.
  11. Favorite

    by Angela Pennacchini on Aug 16, 2014

    Beanilla is my favorite site to buy vanilla, it is always packaged well, and find it wonderful for the descriptions of all the vanillas offered are great.
  12. Good

    by THERESA TURNER on Aug 16, 2014

  13. Vanilla

    by Karen Benson on Aug 16, 2014

    Kept the vanilla, I'll use it, definitely.
  14. Great beans!!

    by Jennifer Bachman on Aug 16, 2014

    Love em! Using for baking and vanilla extract! 100% satisfied with these beans!!
  15. Pretty awesome

    by Mary Anne Refaei on Aug 16, 2014

    I got two packs of 10 vanilla beans on sale. My only minor gripe is the vacuum sealed packaging being kind of messy when first opened them with the oil leaking and all. They smell and taste better than anything you can get at the grocery store, and are cheaper to boot.
  16. The beans

    by Charles Cord on Aug 16, 2014

    This is the first time using your company, ver impressed and love the beans. I'll be back to get more.

  17. Vanilla

    by Dawn Perez on Aug 16, 2014

    My vanilla is in the early stages so it's hard to know anything at this point. I have a 17 ounce glass bottle and I used 11 beans with Vodka. It's very dark after just one week, but the smell is just delightful. The beans that I haven't used yet have been sealed with a Food Saver machine and placed in a dark cool place. I'm more than happy!!!!!
  18. Best beans ever

    by Christopher Flynn on Aug 15, 2014

    Love them
  19. Perfect

    by Susan Sullivan-Steiner on Aug 15, 2014

    Will be using these excellent quality beans to make vanilla extract for my co-workers for Christmas presents. I couldn't be more pleased!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Awesome

    by Judy Gesey on Aug 15, 2014

    Fantastic just what I was looking for!
  21. So pleased with my order

    by CHRISTINE GARVEY on Aug 15, 2014

    I really wanted to make my own vanilla extract and the beans were so expensive in the grocery store that I couldn't. These beans are great, they came packaged well, came promptly--I can't wait to try my vanilla and 6 more weeks!
  22. Very good product

    by Chloe Burns on Aug 15, 2014

    We got our order rather soon after ordering, the beans smell delicious and the product is of high quality. Will definitely shop with Beanilla again!
  23. Vanilla Beans

    by Kathleen Burch on Aug 14, 2014

    Excellent product!
  24. 1/2 lb. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans, Grade A

    by Cindy Cruz on Aug 14, 2014

    Love them!! Working great in my vanilla extracts!! Love them!!! Thank you!!
  25. Has been better in past

    by Lawrence Zalewski on Aug 14, 2014

    Much smaller than the last batch I bought a couple of weeks earlier, not nearly as plump or as long....
  26. Madagascar

    by Daniel Morales on Aug 14, 2014

    Best beans for your buck in both quality and flavor. I used them in my beer making and highly recommend it to any other homebrewer out there.
  27. Very happy with my beans!

    by Beth Cornelius on Aug 14, 2014

    This was my first time to order from Beanilla. They arrived in great shape - vacuum packed and had great color and weren't dried out. And, of course, the price was great!
  28. Fresh!

    by Karen Wagner on Aug 14, 2014

  29. Fresh product / affordable price

    by Barrett Humphrey on Aug 14, 2014

    These vanilla beans make any baking project delicious. Doubt i'll buy extract again, unless absolutely necessary. Dependable shipping and can't wait to start trying the other beans offered. The classic is amazing but the other varieties may give my foods the elevation I'm looking for!
  30. A very satisfied customer!

    by Grace Chan on Aug 14, 2014

    Here in Singapore, vanilla beans are rare and very expensive. Once in a while, I have seen supermarkets selling 1 bean for more than S$6 and it is just a pathetic, thin and dry piece. Vanilla extracts are expensive too and the cheapest vanilla product I can find is imitation vanilla flavouring that tastes horrible. I am so glad that someone from a Facebook baking group recommended Beanilla and the rest is history. The website is user friendly and the delivery is fast & efficient. I had expected a month for my order to arrive, but it took less than 2 weeks. I placed another order for Grade B vanilla beans in less than 1 month after my first purchase. This time, I ordered half a pound of beans to make vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. Thank you, Beanilla!
  31. High quality beans for the price!

    by Pamela Hooks on Aug 13, 2014

    Excellent high quality vanilla beans for the price! Always pleased with my vanilla beans from this company!
  32. Excellent First Time Purchase

    by Kevin Gill on Aug 13, 2014

    I was very pleased with the 10 pack vanilla beans. I'm new to real vanilla so I can't compare to other brands; however, the vanilla ice cream I made with the beans had outstanding flavor. I will definitely buy again.
  33. Addicted

    by Crysta Stephenson on Aug 13, 2014

    Had never really tried fresh vanilla....and now I am hooked...
  34. Great Beans

    by Elizabeth Marshall on Aug 13, 2014

    I have ordered from Beanilla several times and have always been very pleased with my purchases. The quality of the vanilla beans is superior!
  35. Very satisfied

    by Darlene Keeter on Aug 13, 2014

    I am pleased with my purchase and have always been happy with Beanilla. Thank you
  36. Brewing

    by Joe Gallaher on Aug 13, 2014

    I just started using your product in my brewing. Very satisfied with the all aspects of Beanilla and have referred you to other local brewers.
  37. Vanilla Beans

    by Gia Zill on Aug 13, 2014

    Excellent product! I am so happy with my vanilla beans, & they shipped lightning fast!
  38. Wonderful beans!!

    by Jennifer Bachman on Aug 12, 2014

    These beans came quickly and were wonderful!
  39. Really nice beans at a great price

    by Michael Payne on Aug 11, 2014

    Excellent quality and classic complex flavor. For me these are worth the extra money compared to the grade B beans. The grade Bs are good as well, but these are much better quality for a small increase in price.
  40. 5 Stars!

    by Robert Morrison on Aug 11, 2014

    Same as above !!!
  41. Love Beanilla

    by JEN HESS on Aug 11, 2014

    This is my 2nd purchase from Beanilla. They are my go-to company for vanilla beans!
  42. Great products

    by Cindy Hawkins on Aug 10, 2014

    Repeat customer. Great products at a VERY reasonable price. Thanks!!
  43. Perfect

    by Pat Lilienthal on Aug 10, 2014

    This is the second time I have ordered Vanilla Beans from you. Love the packaging. Everything about the order was wonderful. thank you very much !! Pat in Vermont
  44. Best Vanilla Ice Cream

    by Ann Barkley on Aug 10, 2014

    I use the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans in homemade ice cream. They produce a terrific flavor and lots of litty bitty specks that are part of the charm of homemade ice cream.
  45. Great Find

    by Jill Wilks on Aug 10, 2014

    I have loved and used Beanilla from the time I discovered them. Great service and great products.

    by ANA COTHRAN on Aug 10, 2014

  47. Madagascar

    by Keith Bonnstetter on Aug 9, 2014

    Vanilla beans are awesome!
  48. Vanilla Extract

    by Jessica Layden on Aug 9, 2014

    Great vanilla beans, I hope they work well in my homemade vanilla extract.
  49. Outstanding Quality & Service

    by Hussein Issa on Aug 9, 2014

    I had been searching for affordable and high-quality vanilla beans all over until a simple Google search led me to Beanilla. I was immediately surprised by their prices and product selection. I placed an order for the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans and was in no rush to get them so I chose the free shipping and figured the wait would be worth it. Boy was I surprised when my package shipped the next day and was at my door two days later. I was ecstatic, to say the least. I immediately opened the beans and began using them in my recipes and they are simply amazing. The aroma is so strong and the flavor so intense I used fewer beans in my desserts. Needless to say I will be coming back to purchase more. Fantastic product and unbelievable customer service. Thanks, Beanilla!
  50. Vanilla cupcakes

    by Angela Hauge on Aug 9, 2014

    My vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting were a hit! Great product and great service!
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