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)
10 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 10)
25 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Package of 25)

Regular Price: $29.99

Special Price: $22.75

1/2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 45-85 Beans)
1 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 90-160 Beans)
2 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 180-340 Beans)
5 LB Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans (Approximately 450-850 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%
Flavor Profile creamy, strong, full, rich
Ingredients No
Dietary Gluten-Free
Country of Origin Madagascar

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Customer Reviews

  1. Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    by Rosemarie Croner on Mar 3, 2015

    They are the best, I love using them in cooking and get great compliments.
  2. Great!

    by PJ Condino on Mar 3, 2015

    Great value. Great product. Great service!
  3. Beautiful Beans!

    by Karen Reynolds on Mar 3, 2015

    I ordered the 1/2 lb size and I am extremely satisfied. The beans were long, plump, soft and moist. They arrived quickly, sealed in a vacuumed airtight pouch. I am in week three of making homemade vanilla extract. It looks great!
  4. I'll never buy vanilla beans from the store again!

    by Justin Norwalt on Mar 2, 2015

    I love to bake home made goods a lot and buying beans from the store was super costly but after buying my vanilla beans from here I'll never have to feel like I'm getting suckered out of my money :) thanks guys!
  5. Very Pleased

    by Tressa Constance on Mar 2, 2015

    My beans came in a timely manor and were packaged air tight. Good quality beans. I can hardly wait until my vanilla is ready to bake with. I saved some beans to put in other things.
  6. Thanks

    by Robert Bellis on Feb 28, 2015

    They smell great!
  7. Great value

    by Beth Fellows on Feb 28, 2015

    Was very happy with the vanilla beans, got my order very promptly. Will order from this company again.
  8. Vanilla Beans

    by Bob on Feb 27, 2015

    Pretty good stuff
  9. Vanilla bean order

    by Valeree Lecey on Feb 27, 2015

    Excellent product, well-packaged, fast delivery, great value! Will order from this company again.
  10. Wonderful beans

    by Pepe on Feb 27, 2015

    Arrived quickly, packaged well. The smell is so great. Making vanilla extract now.
  11. Excellent product and service

    by Jennifer Cho on Feb 27, 2015

    My order was processed and shipped the same day I placed it. Fastest turnaround I've ever experienced in online shopping. The beans are of the highest quality: pliable, fragrant, and almost sticky with vanilla essence. The price simply cannot be beat - nearly half the price of beans sold in local stores. I will always purchase my vanilla beans through Beanilla.
  12. Best Vanilla Beans

    by David Shanks on Feb 26, 2015

    Best vanilla beans i have found. The beans are fresh, very aromatic and flavorful. Makes the best home made vanilla extract.
  13. 5 Star Experience

    by Joseph Quinn on Feb 26, 2015

    Great product, fair price, quick service!
  14. Quality Aroma

    by Jean Banker on Feb 26, 2015

    The number of beans sounded like a lot the package but did not look as plentiful as I thought. I have tasted the beans and they are heavenly!
  15. Vanilla Beans

    by Roy Varcoe on Feb 26, 2015

    Great service. Fast shipping. Excellent product.
  16. Beans are great!

    by Ms. PJ Stauffer on Feb 26, 2015

    First time buyer. Very excited about the purchase. Will order again.
  17. Madagascar vanilla beans

    by Leslie Dutenhoffer on Feb 25, 2015

    The beans were very good quality and were shipped within a couple of days .
  18. 5 Stars!

    by Helen McIntyre on Feb 25, 2015

  19. Vanilla Beans

    by Dale LeVan on Feb 25, 2015

    The vanilla beans were of good quality and worked well for what I use them for. It took a little longer for the shipping but I wasn't in any hurry. I will order beans from you again. Thank You
  20. Nice quality, great price!

    by Nicole Dostert on Feb 23, 2015

    Surprising price on vanilla beans! Smell great, have them sitting in Courvoisier turning into vanilla extract as we speak.
  21. Vanilla beans

    by Marilyn Facer on Feb 23, 2015

    The beans are working well so far! Very pleased!
  22. Vanilla Beans

    by Karen Mendrygal on Feb 22, 2015

    Beans were fresh and plump! Great to work with.
  23. Great!

    by Selma Lupic on Feb 22, 2015

    Good quality beans, soft, moist and long enough to be used multiple times. Recommended.
  24. Fast delivery

    by Michele McCathern on Feb 21, 2015

    I had a great experience with my vanilla beans. They took less then a week to get to me and were great quality. I will be ordering again soon.
  25. Vanilla Beans

    by Mary Long on Feb 20, 2015

    These beans blend so well with Vodka or Rum
  26. First time vanilla maker

    by Sonya Sampson on Feb 20, 2015

    I have been wanting to make my own vanilla for a while. I was excited to get the beans at such a great price. They came quickly and I can't wait to try the results.
  27. Recent Purchase

    by Alisha Rushing on Feb 19, 2015

    Excellent. I can't really give 5 stars until I see what kind of Vanilla this makes, that will be a few weeks still.
  28. Fast, quality service

    by Diana Dzubak on Feb 19, 2015

    I got them super fast, all the beans look in excellent shape. I love this company.
  29. Good product, Poor delivery

    by Stephen Jordan on Feb 19, 2015

    the product received was fine and although the beans were smaller and less full (plump) that earlier orders I'll purchase from Beanilla again.
    The downfall on my latest order was poor delivery via USPS.
    The package was sent via 3-7 day delivery but took 2 weeks to arrive
  30. These will fuel our future supply...

    by Penelope Xanthakis on Feb 19, 2015

    These look great...came vacuum-packed so we know they'll be fresh!
  31. Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    by Mary Long on Feb 18, 2015

    Very pleased with these beans
  32. Will definitely purchase again

    by Bree Green on Feb 18, 2015

    I am so happy with my purchase of these beans. They were sealed very nicely and the beans were exactly as described. Plump, moist, SUPER fragrant. At such a great price for such high quality, I'm happy to make use of these at more than a sparingly rate! (Though I'm sure I will still treat these prized beans as something to savor.) I keep about two-3 beans folded up in a spice size jar and the rest in a tall glass amber bottle so as to preserve their freshness and not have to expose them all to air each time I open the bottle. I sure love peeking in on them in my cupboard though.
  33. Vanilla Beans

    by Dianne Major on Feb 18, 2015

    Love them!
  34. Excellent

    by Barbara Bailiff on Feb 18, 2015

    I am very happy!
  35. Great Product and Fast Service

    by Debra Mocarski on Feb 18, 2015

    I placed an order for vanilla beans and received in within 2 days. Thank you for the quick turnaround and great customer service. As usual, I received exactly what I ordered and in a timely manner. I even recommended this website to my son who was looking for hazelnut extract for his home brew. His order arrived within 2 days as well.
  36. Great product!

    by Betsy Sproessig on Feb 18, 2015

    I have been happy with all my purchases from Beanilla.

    by Brenda Wolfe on Feb 18, 2015

    Ships very fast and packaged well.
  38. Super product and price

    by Thomas Cowdrey on Feb 18, 2015

    These beans are fresh and plump. I recommend Beanilla to anyone looking for a great product at a reasonable price. Shipping is fast and free - it can't get any better than that.
  39. Fantastic Value

    by Betsy Power on Feb 18, 2015

    I loved the beans I received from Beanilla. They arrived in airtight packaging and have a fantastic flavor. This will certainly be from go-to place for Vanilla beans in the future.
  40. 5 Star Review

    by Laura McDuffee on Feb 18, 2015

    Love it!
  41. Vanilla beans

    by Jeanie Schmidt on Feb 16, 2015

    Thanks for the fast service. I made vanilla extract and can't wait for it to be done!
  42. Quality product, fair price

    by Bruce Nyberg on Feb 15, 2015

    Always enjoy the quality of your product.
  43. 25 Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans

    by Maria van der Weiden on Feb 15, 2015

    I was so happy to finally find vanilla beans for a good price. I was not sure what the quality would be for that price, but they are really good! And fast delivery. I'll order again when needed.
  44. Packaging

    by Margaret B Harding on Feb 15, 2015

    I thought your site showed the beans packed in a glass tube which is what I wanted.
  45. Wonderful

    by L Clark on Feb 15, 2015

    These beans are fresh, moist, plump and add wonderful flavor. I appreciate that they arrived in an airtight vacuum package. I've used several already and my vanilla should be ready in a few weeks!!!
  46. Outstanding

    by John Paul on Feb 14, 2015

    These beans cost up to $8 each in the store. Just used these to make creme brulee and it came out awesome. These beans are way better than what I get at the market or at the local chocolate store. Worth the order.
  47. Vanilla extract

    by Marie Zimmer on Feb 13, 2015

    Nice quality beans to make extract..
  48. Small Beans

    by Jill Franzel on Feb 13, 2015

    I thought these would be similar to what I used to get at Costco as the glass vials are identical. The beans were much smaller so I used 2 for a recipe I used to use one in. The beans seemed shorter and deflated - like maybe the vacuum packaging pulled some moisture out. Not quite what I was expecting but would probably order again because I don't know where to get better ones.
  49. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

    by Sharon Barton on Feb 13, 2015

    I don't know anything about real vanilla beans except that there is a lot of work that goes into the process. I did share them with a friend and I use some right away. At this time, I have no disappointments and will order again.
  50. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

    by Jody Perkins on Feb 13, 2015

    Yet to use them. They look to be of good quality
  51. Home Made vanilla flavoring!

    by Lisa Cavanah on Feb 12, 2015

    I was well pleased with the quality and the price of these beans. Can't wait to try my flavoring when it is ready.
  52. Vanilla Beans

    by Stephanie Oppor on Feb 12, 2015

    I use them to make vanilla extract so needed really good beans. They came looking really good, fresh and smell fantastic!!!! can't wait to see how my vanilla turns out in 6 months
  53. The best "healthy" cheesecake ever!

    by Jean Ruhl on Feb 12, 2015

    Loved it! Will buy again!
  54. 5 Star Review

    by Kenneth Osentoski on Feb 12, 2015

    Still in the process of making our vanilla. Good service.
  55. 2 lb bag

    by Kathy Fitzgerald on Feb 12, 2015

    Love them.
  56. Madagascar

    by Leslie Westberry on Feb 12, 2015

    Bought the special. 25 beans to make my girls extract. Made 5 bottles. Plump moist beans. Very pleased with my entire purchase.
  57. Great 1st experience

    by Allen Tang on Feb 11, 2015

    Great Packing and speed.
  58. Wonderful company

    by Patricia Lang on Feb 11, 2015

    Delivered promptly!
  59. Quality & Value

    by Janet Santilli on Feb 11, 2015

    Beans arrived promptly in vacumn pack. Beans are soft pliable and fresh. Would definitely purchase again.
  60. Happy with my purchase.

    by Marlene Kuypers on Feb 11, 2015

    Quick service. The beans were smaller than I expected, but I would rather have many small ones for the price since I'm usually cooking for two and not for a crowd.
  61. They small delicious

    by Janette Van Kirk on Feb 11, 2015

    I immediately split these beans and put into a bottle of vodka to make vanilla extract so I have not had the opportunity to taste-test them, but they are soft and moist and smell glorious!
  62. Rating

    by Diann Gushue on Feb 11, 2015

    Some of them were much thinner, but overall I was happy.
  63. Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans

    by Judy Crouch on Feb 10, 2015

    Wonderful as always.
  64. Just the best

    by David Krueger on Feb 9, 2015

    The quaity is wounderful and delivery is very very fast. Best value You can find.
  65. First Order - So Excited!

    by Francesca Whitcomb on Feb 8, 2015

    So excited to get my first order of beans. Looking forward to making some homemade vanilla!
  66. Fab

    by Polly Beaird on Feb 8, 2015

    Fantastic service!!
  67. Great quality beans and a good value.

    by Lesley Jacobs on Feb 7, 2015

    This is the second time I've ordered vanilla beans from Beanilla. The beans arrived quickly, and were beautifully aromatic when I opened the package. I am attempting to make vanilla for the first time and am looking forward to seeing the results in several months.
  68. Great Beans

    by Danny Garvin on Feb 7, 2015

    First quality beans. Will purchase again.
  69. 25 Bean Pack

    by Barb Cooper on Feb 7, 2015

    Great price for great product
  70. Great product!!!

    by Marianne Mulherin on Feb 6, 2015

    Absolutely great beans, with a great price. I am always surprised how quickly I get my order.
  71. Great Vanilla

    by Mike Ragland on Feb 6, 2015

    I have been buying and making my own vanilla now for two & a half years. I give a lot of it to friends and family. They all rave about how much better it makes there desserts. I have now on hand about a gallon of vanilla & just got this new shipment in & going to make more it seems the older it is the better it gets. I just hope it don't get to expensive to purchase. Thanks
  72. What that said

    by Jon Mcconnell on Feb 5, 2015

    Soo happy I found this website. Can't beat the quality or the price.
  73. Vanilla Beans

    by Joycelyn Wainwright on Feb 5, 2015

    Wonderful flavor and aroma at an excellent price.
  74. Fantastic quality beas

    by Myria Ince on Feb 5, 2015

    The beans were fresh and big. Great flavor!
  75. Good source. Bebe

    by Betty Barber on Feb 5, 2015

    A friend purchased this same item so I followed her recommendation.
  76. So far so good!!!

    by Natalie Pimpo on Feb 4, 2015

    So far so good... I am making my own vanilla - I'll keep you posted on how that goes, but so far I am loving the value!!
  77. Madagascar Bourbon Vanalli Beans

    by Thanta McIntyre on Feb 4, 2015

    It would be nice if this quantity come in the glass jars. I have not used my beans yet, but I am happy with my purchase. My order arrived on time.
  78. Madagascar Vanilla Beans

    by Leo Neveux on Feb 4, 2015

    Excellent hearty beans arrived!
  79. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans

    by Nancy Chan on Feb 4, 2015

    Very prompt delivery and the beans came in fresh with distinctive smelling fills the air. I will definitely do repeat order and would recommend it to my friends and relatives for such great products. Well done!
  80. Great beans

    by Tanya Nelson on Feb 4, 2015

    Excellent quality of vanilla beans for an exceptional price!
  81. My first order from Beanilla

    by Kathleen Williamson on Feb 4, 2015

    I had been looking for quality vanilla beans at a good price and I came across a referral from a blog. I checked it out right away and placed an order a couple days later. My beans arrived quickly and nicely packed. I will be ordering again. Thank you!
  82. Vanilla Bean Syrup

    by Paatricia A Morette on Feb 3, 2015

    I made Vanilla Bean Syrup and filled bottles to use as a bridal shower favors. Because of the freshness of your beans everything was perfect.
    I will definitely order them again. Thank you.
  83. Beans

    by Robert Garloch on Feb 3, 2015

    The best we have had in years, we will be ordering more soon.
  84. Love these beans!

    by Dolores on Feb 1, 2015

    I've ordered beans to make vanilla- love them. The vanilla comes out great. Glad to see the Grade A beans now have packaging that include the grade.

    Beans are well packed and arrived very quickly!
  85. Excellent

    by Nancy Marino on Jan 31, 2015

    I ordered the package of 25 vanilla beans. I got them in about 3 days which I was so excited about and were packaged air tight. I was very happy with the quality of the beans. I never did anything with vanilla beans before because they were so expensive. I immediately made home made vanilla and I also made kaluha. They kaluha came out excellent and my vanilla is not ready yet to try but it is turning brown fast. Very happy. Nancy.
  86. Exactly as promised

    by Doug on Jan 31, 2015

    I've re-ordered these for the fourth time now. And every time I have received the beans, they have been exactly as promised. Highest quality and freshness.

    I love the homemade extract so much now I'm in the habit of having a few big bottles aging in the pantry as I use one bottle. I'll never not have at least one full 1L bottle with at least 8-12 months on it by the time I'm ready to use. There's nothing to it and the results are wonderful.
  87. 5 Pounds of Madagascar Vanilla Beans!

    by Spencer Lines on Jan 31, 2015

    Love these beans, and love the quality that Beanilla is able to get me. Other places I have ordered from have had dirt on the pods and when you eat them you get the grit of the dirt in your teeth... nasty business... but the beans I get from Beanilla seem to always be clean and of the highest quality and cleanliness--- which is critical when baking anything! Better ingredients = better eating!
  88. For Extract

    by William Goodman on Jan 31, 2015

  89. Good product at competitive price

    by Monica Bales on Jan 31, 2015

    The Vanilla Beans were nice and fresh! Fast shipping too!
  90. The right thing

    by Gregory Williamson on Jan 31, 2015

    They came fast, were packed well, and the quality was right on.
  91. So, incredibly happy with Beanilla!

    by Kelly Bell on Jan 30, 2015

    I had an excellent experience especially with customer service. I placed two identical orders within minutes of each other because I realized that I needed twice the amount of my first order. Customer service contacted me immediately to ensure that I had indeed placed the order. They couldn't have been quicker, kinder and more focused on the customer. My package also arrived in record time!
  92. A+++

    by Aaron Deist on Jan 30, 2015

    Ordered a 25pk of Madagascar Vanilla beans. Quality product at a great price, fast shipping. What more could you want? Would definitely order again and highly recommend to those looking for vanilla beans.
  93. Yum!!

    by Julie Toole on Jan 30, 2015

    These beans were very fresh and fragrant when they arrived. Its nice that they shipped free of charge & so quickly. I'm making vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. I can't wait to see how the extract turns out. I would reorder these again although I'm excited to try different varieties as well.
  94. Madegascar beans

    by Anita Allgood on Jan 30, 2015

    For the most part the beans were fresh and full of rich aroma. There were a a small portion of the beans that were dry and hard to split. Overall, I'll still purchase beans from Beanilla.
  95. Always happy with my purchases here.

    by Randal G. on Jan 30, 2015

    Highly recommended. Quality beans arrive quickly and in great condition.
  96. Highest Quality, Best Value!!

    by Mary Wiest on Jan 30, 2015

    I am a repeat customer and found Beanilla vanilla beans the highest quality out there I have seen and the best price ever. Superior shipping. Very Customer orientated.
  97. Chef

    by Scott Isherwood on Jan 30, 2015

    Super as usual!
  98. Excellent Service and Product

    by Becky Nation on Jan 29, 2015

    My beans arrived quickly and securely packaged. I can't wait for my vanilla extract to finish aging so I can use it.
  99. Thanks!

    by Debra Johnson on Jan 29, 2015

    Its so easy to make my own vanilla extract and it taste so much better than the store :)
  100. Wonderful Products

    by Ben Belcher on Jan 29, 2015

    Top quality right here. And at wonderful prices! I have purchased 50 beans from Beanilla so far. It really has renewed my passion in the culinary arts, being able to afford such a luxurious ingredient. I have also been tossing my empty beans in a large jar full of alcohol and in a few months I'll have about 750ml of beautiful extract to use! Thanks, Beanilla!
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