by Gerri Perriello on Feb 27, 2014
Nice to be able to try all the different beans without spending a fortune.
by Shirley Audetat on Feb 26, 2014
I thought they would be stronger in taste when using in cakes. I haven't tried the vanilla extract yet.
by Cindy Hawkins on Feb 26, 2014
Fun way to compare vanilla beans.
by Leonard Tartaglia on Feb 20, 2014
My beans arrived as expected, I used the labels on the vacuum sealed bags to place on the bottles as I used these to try making my own vanilla extract. Not disappointed.
Let the experiments begin...
by Michelle Hackett on Feb 12, 2014
In order to keep our vials from rolling around we cut hole out of the top of an empty plastic gallon ice cream bucket. Then we popped the lid on the bucket and the vials float safely inside. Remember to make the hole smaller than the lids.
by Randy Linsenmeyer on Feb 7, 2014
They mis-shipped on of the items in my order, sending one whe three were ordered. I called and they shipped out what I was missing right away and it arrived in time for the birthday that this was a gift for. The product and the packaging were great.
by Chantel Lamb on Feb 2, 2014
I placed quite a large order so I could taste and see the difference. These were amazing. Great in every way.
Vanilla bean sampler.
by Andrea Weathers on Feb 2, 2014
Received in great condition. They are currently steeping in vodka for vanilla extract.
by Kevin McArthur on Jan 29, 2014
Some of the beans have a distinct and off-putting musty smell to them while others are excellent and exceed expectations. The Tongan beans are almost unusable while the Tahitian ones are wonderful.
by Jaclyn Peters on Jan 15, 2014
Outstanding Product & Service
by Kathryn Kvederis on Jan 10, 2014
Very carefully packaged for shipping and the product is wonderful!
by jill reichardt on Jan 2, 2014
My daughter is a high school culinary student. We used these beans to make each of her 2 chef teachers a set of small 2 oz. bottles of extract in each vanilla variety. They loved the gifts and were excited to try all 7 varieties.
by Danna Davis on Dec 31, 2013
Item exactly as described. Arrived promptly and intact.
Would shop again!!!
by Lee Evans on Dec 29, 2013
Loved the care with packaging the items! Nothing was broken and it was well wrapped yet easy to open and get the items out of the bubble wrap and packing tape. Very fast shipping too !
Perfect for my body butter
by Toni Juarez on Dec 26, 2013
I bought the sample pack, so I could see which would be the best to use in a homemade body butter. I enjoyed all the different fragrances, the Mexican bean won. Everyone said the body butter smelled good enough to eat.
Sampler in glass vials
by Robert Stilwell on Dec 18, 2013
I used half the vanilla in each vial to make a vial of vanilla extract, this is a great method for getting a good handle on the characteristics of each vanilla.
by Angela Nichols on Dec 16, 2013
Definitely worth paying the extra for the glass. Beans were plump and fragrant. I've already several most for cooking and extract. Won't know results of extracts for another month or so, but they look beautiful. Great price for what you get and a great way to try them all. I'll definitely be ordering again. Thanks BEANILLA!!
by Regina Cox on Dec 12, 2013
I have started some vanilla with the Tahitian Beans and can't wait to get the others started, as well. Smells wonderful ;)
Love the beans!
by Amanda Eberle on Dec 9, 2013
It's rare you come across such a quality product!
by YEN NI LIAW on Nov 18, 2013
Good sample arrangements
If you cook by smell get these...
by Earl Callens on Nov 16, 2013
This is such a good way to really understand the difference in Vanilla. Smell, taste and feel. It really makes a difference knowing how the base vanilla used in a recipe will effect the out come.
vanilla beans samplee
by Sarah Nelson on Nov 7, 2013
I will order again
by Sherry Selmer on Nov 2, 2013
I bought these samples and the 4oz bottles to make my own vanilla. This is a great way to experience the subtle differences in vanilla varieties!
Get the glass vials!
by Katie Wurden on Oct 31, 2013
It's worth it to get the glass containers so that the beans stay fresh as you make your way through them. We got a kick out of the differences.
by Misty Lustberg on Oct 22, 2013
Best fresh vanilla ever...
vanilla bean sampler
by Deanna L Kopecky on Oct 10, 2013
i am very excited about this shipment. i am a repeat customer and have recommended you to others.
Very good quality product
by Todd Steeves on Oct 7, 2013
by Cheryl Carmer on Oct 5, 2013
Making home made vanilla won't know for a couple of months if it was worth it.
by Teresa Traum on Oct 1, 2013
I never realized there were such a variety of vanilla beans! I'm looking forward to trying each one of them!
by Krista Hertzel on Sep 30, 2013
It was perfect!!!
Great way to try a few
by Steven Riedl on Sep 29, 2013
Didn't really like the tahitian in ice cream, but glad I got to try the variety.
Beans smell great
by Lynsey Anderson on Sep 27, 2013
The beans smell great and they got here quickly. Thanks Beanilla!
excellent way to try vanilla
by Holly Green on Sep 26, 2013
Love the sampler. All the varieties are an excellent way to try the various types of beans.
Test Tube Stand
by Mattie MacGregor on Sep 26, 2013
The sampler back was perfect for giving me the opportunity to experiment with different beans to see which I like best for making vanilla extract. However, I'd really love to see a test tube stand available with the sampler to keep the tubes upright after adding alcohol to them for vanilla. It makes me really nervous to just let them roll around, and I've invested enough money that it would be worth it. I think it would also make for a really great add-on for gifts.
Perfect for sampling a variety of vanilla beans.
by Catherine Thurston on Sep 26, 2013
Some friends who also bake mentioned using fresh vanilla beans to make extract. Another friend had previously shared some beans from her order from your site.
by Christine Shipley on Sep 25, 2013
I don't know much about beans prices since this is my first order and first time making extract.
Storage rack would be nice
by Mattie on Sep 15, 2013
I bought the sampler to make my own vanilla extracts, and now that I've done some research I'll be buying others to experiment with potato vs. grain high-end vodkas such as Belvedere and Chopin. It would be incredibly useful if Beanilla offered test tube racks for storage during and after making the extracts. Failing that, I hope Beanilla will post both the diameter and the length dimensions of a vial on the website!
by Francesca Joseph on Sep 7, 2013
This is an excellent Christmas present for all the family
by Cynthia Silveri on Aug 29, 2013
The sampler is a great way to see, smell (and soon, taste!) the different types of beans next to one another. You really can sense the differences.
by robyn houston on Aug 19, 2013
the extra 5$ for the tubes was money well spent to keep future purchases fresh .the beans were moist and fragrant. Oh my the tahitians are my absolute favorite. You can purchase beans online at ebay in bulk for cheaper but here you get to sample a variety to figure out what your favorite is. Ive already made vanilla sugar, vanilla extract, vanilla paste, vanilla bean caramel sauce and the list goes on. great product.
Sample, sample, sample
by Robyn on Aug 4, 2013
After buying 2 vanilla beans at the store for $15 I stumbled upon this site. I was happy with the glass containers and labeling.
Many Vanillas, Different Flavors!
by Cynthia Blair on Aug 4, 2013
To sample vanillas this is the way to go, My beans arrived fast, safely packaged, and of the highest quality! I found a favorite but learned that different beans lend themselves to different flavors which has enhanced my baking.
by Maria Liesegang on Jul 10, 2013
very pleased with my beans!
Variety is the spice...
by Lindsay Van on Jul 6, 2013
I was thrilled to order this sampler pack. I am even more delighted that I will have a small amount of each to play around with in my baking :)
by murat goksen on Jun 20, 2013
Excellent...Love this product really nice
Great way to try them all
by Verna Norris on Jun 10, 2013
I bought the variety pack as I wasn't sure which vanilla bean I would like best. This gives me a chance to try them and make a choice. Each pack is now steeping in 47.5% alcohol (vodka) and in a couple of months I'll have the results. The quality of the beans is superb and the packages were well sealed. One unexpected benefit: The labels come off the packages easily so I could apply them to the bottles, thereby keeping all the samples labeled neatly.
by Gary Merriam on May 20, 2013
I had NO CLUE the subtle and not so subtle differences In the different Vanilla Beans...it IS AMAZING the DIFFERENCES in these beans! A MUST HAVE FOR A TRUE COOK/CHEF!!!
by Mallarie Lujan on May 6, 2013
Not bad for getting 9 varieties to try. What I have tried so far I can say that I am happy with the results. I had a small discrepancy but Beanilla customer service took care of it IMMEDIATELY and has knowledgable staff about their products. I have already purchased 1.5 more pounds of vanilla beans!
by Matthew Tuccio on May 6, 2013
Best and most freshest beans ive ever ordered
by Gary Caruso on Apr 2, 2013
The quality makes it worth it 100% I do wish they advised it is best to just get the glass vials unless you own vacuum sealer. Overall happy with purchase, will definitely order in the future.