The current lot of Indonesian vanilla beans are very plump, pliable and moist.
"Though Indonesia produced only commodity-grade beans for years, its offerings are on the upswing. The world's second-largest vanilla exporter now delivers beans that sit between Mexico's and Madagascar's in appearance and boast a distinctly raisiny, acidic, prune-like flavor. Try putting these beans to use in chocolate-based desserts like brownies or hot cocoa. The quality of Indonesian beans varies vastly, so buy them only from a trusted source. $6 for 3 beans, beanilla.com"
—Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn/The Wall Street Journal
|Grade||Grade A (Gourmet/Premium/Prime)|
|Length||5.5-7 inches (14cm-17.5cm)|
|Taste & Aroma||No|
|Flavor Profile||delicate, smoky, woody, sweet|
|Country of Origin||Indonesia|