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Le Comptoir de Toamasina is the specialist in the purchase and sale of vanilla pods from all over the world.

We select for you the best vanilla beans. Come and buy vanilla pods with intense and deep aromas at our online vanilla store, all at the best price per ounce. 

Discover Madagascar's vanilla bean with its touch of cocoa, Tahitian vanilla and floral notes, PNG vanilla and its spicy side, Brazil and its slightly acidic floral notes and the vanilla bean from Uganda and its intense flavor.

Arnaud Sion, the creator of Le Comptoir de Toamasina, selects vanilla pods of excellence for you. He became a vanilla producer in Brazil in Minas Gerais in 2019.

Vanilla Pods

The best vanilla pods from counter Vanilla

Vanilla pods from Comptoir de Toamasina are the selection of the best vanilla pods in the world, the best producers of vanilla pods. To buy vanilla from the Toamasina counter is to buy vanilla from the best plantations, that have a tradition.

Our vanilla pods:

- Vanilla from Madagascar: It is the queen of vanilla, it is also called vanilla bourbon, it is Vanilla Planifolia or Vanilla Fragrans. Vanilla beans from Madagascar offer an intense vanilla scent with cocoa notes, it's a beautiful vanilla bean that fleshy, shiny, supple premium quality that is called vanilla gourmet for purists. (Beware of the deception on interning Madagascar bourbon gold vanilla exists, to know more about vanilla from Madagascar => Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar)

- Vanilla of Tahiti: It is certainly the vanilla pod which is the most luxurious its species is vanilla Tahitensis. It is a very beautiful pod, very oily, supple, shiny, fleshy with an extraordinary perfume. You have a symphony of flavors between anise and prune with a floral note and very long in the mouth. It's certainly the best vanilla pod in the world.

- Vanilla pod from Mexico (Papantla in the state of Veracruz): This is the first vanilla pod, it is very little known today. It comes from vanilla planifolia, it is thinner than vanilla from Madagascar. It is a vanilla that is very little produced.

- Papua New Guinea a new vanilla: It is a vanilla pod of islands or vanilla of the tropics. Our new guinea vanilla pod is a Tahitensis vanilla. It offers very surprising notes and very rich in flavors.

- Vanilla from Brazil: Vanilla from Brazil, is a very rare vanilla, Le Comptoir de Toamasina was the first company to sell this vanilla pod of excellence in France in 2018. We are the first to have trusted the producers of Brazilian vanilla. There are 4 varieties of vanilla from Brazil that are also called Cerrado vanilla:

Vanilla from Bahia, Vanilla Chamissonis, Vanilla Dubia, Vanilla Pompona.

The vanilla pod of Cerrado offers a very floral fragrance with slightly acidic notes. A vanilla pod that is used by the greatest chefs in Sao Paulo and all over Brazil.

Vanilla pod of Madagascar: a vanilla of excellence and taste

Vanilla pod of Madagascar: a vanilla of excellence and taste

Vanilla pods from the Comptoir de Toamasina

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Vanilla pods from the Comptoir de Toamasina

In March 2010, Arnaud Sion the creator of Comptoir de Toamasina began importing for you the best vanilla pods from Madagascar, Tahiti and Brazil. You must know that Comptoir de Toamasina is a vanilla family, a vanilla house.

Our vanilla counter works with families of producers.

Today it is very easy to find vanilla on the internet or in the shops, but it is very difficult to buy a vanilla bean with a history, scent, flavor and aromas of yesteryear.

Le Comptoir de la Vanille by Arnaud Sion, only buys vanilla pods that are grown in traditional ways.

 

Arnaud Sion, the creator of Comptoir de Toamasina travels annually to countries that produce vanilla, spices, teas to set up partnerships with producers-preparers of vanilla pods, spices, teas and super foods .

Each vanilla bean from the Comptoir de Toamasina has an extreme and very singular aromatic palette.

You must know that each region of vanilla has its aromatic palette, its refinement and its variety.

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To buy a vanilla pod at the Comptoir de Toamasina created by Arnaud Sion, it is first of all to buy the vanilla pods of a vanilla expert. Arnaud Sion is a specialist since 2010 in the search for the best vanilla pods in the world. Leader in the capital of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

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Since 2010, Le Comptoir de Toamasina created by Arnaud Sion selects the best vanilla pods from the best plantations, vanilla from Madagascar, vanilla from Tahiti and Vanilla from Brazil.

Our vanilla counter offers a vanilla pod with the best traditional methods of refining vanilla pods.

Our vanilla of excellence offers a very great aromatic richness, power and wild notes. It's a sign of a very quality vanilla pod.

Which Vanilla pod to choose?

How to choose your vanilla?

Which Vanilla pod to choose?

There are many varieties of Orchids. Really more than a hundred listed species in the world.

But only 3 species can produce a fruit.

Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers you the best selection of vanilla sold in France.

Vanilla Bean from Madagascar

Or its scientific name Vanilla Planifolia or Vanille Fragans

Vanilla Bean from Madagascar

The Bourbon Vanilla pod can come from the  Reunion Island, Comoros Archipelago, Madagascar and Seychelles. Bourbon vanilla is an AOC.

Bourbon vanilla is first of all a dark and supple black vanilla pod, the sign of excellence and quality. It is a vanilla bean that has a warm and very delicate fragrance.

Intense notes of vanilla with a touch of cocoa.

It is the vanilla species that holds the highest levels of natural vanillin.

The pods are naturally very oily, even if it is customary, especially on the island of Reunion.

The bourbon vanilla pods are very long, between 14 to 22 cm, but quite fine, between 3 and 8 mm, and quite light, between 2 and 5g.

It is a vanilla that was introduced in 1841 in the Indian Ocean, it is by far the best selling vanilla in the world.

This same species of vanilla is found in India, Uganda, Indonesia, Mexico and in the Tongan Islands, but they can not be called Bourbon Vanilla. 

How to recognize a good Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar

When you buy Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, this vanilla should surprise you with its intensity and excellence.

You should know that Madagascar vanilla must not have running water and especially should not smell too strong.

It is very important that Madagascar vanilla has cocoa notes.

It is important to know that in Madagascar there are three types of classification of vanilla:  Red, TK and Gourmet.

Bourbon vanilla is AOP which includes Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island and Comoros.

A little trick when you buy a vanilla from Madagascar, you should never buy a vacuum package. (Prohibited in the methods of export and Malagasy production).

Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers you the best bourbon vanilla bean from Madagascar, with the best value.

VANILLA OF TAHITI, OF HER SCIENTIFIC NAME VANILLA TAHITENTIS

VANILLA OF TAHITI, OF HER SCIENTIFIC NAME VANILLA TAHITENTIS

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It is a vanilla that comes from French Polynesia. It is often called Pacific vanilla.

It is a very beautiful vanilla, very fleshy. The pod is very thick, not split and very fat. She is bright and brown in color.

When we know very well the vanilla pods of Madagascar, we want to discover another vanilla and very quickly we go to the vanilla of Tahiti.

Tahitian vanilla is a very big vanilla, a vanilla bean with exceptional quality.

Tahitensis vanilla is a vanilla of exception and excellence found in Tahiti. It should be known that the Tahitensis variety also grows in Papua New Guinea. (Vanilla purchase from Papua)

The refining of Tahitian vanilla is very different than that of Madagascar.

It should be known that Tahiti vanilla has no scalding, the producers will dry the vanilla of Tahiti at first on the tree of vanilla then the vanilla is refined in the sun, delicately.

The vanilla pods of Tahiti, give a vanilla pod with a range of intense flavors and very rich. This vanilla pod is ideal for creams and cold preparations.

VANILLA POMPONA SHIEDE or vanilla pods from the West Indies

It is the vanilla of the Antilles, because it is found mainly in Martinique, Guadeloupe, but also in Central America, Brazil, and Guyana. It is most often called "vanilla" or "banana vanilla".

The pods are very big.

It is very little produced, and its vanillin rate and perhaps as high as that of Madagascar. But beware, Brazil only manages to have a good vanillin rate with this vanilla of excellence.

 

The brazilian vanilla pods are the newest vanilla from Comptoir de Toamasina. It's a vanilla where we will have exclusivity because we have a partnership with the first Brazilian producers of vanilla pods.

Why ? Because the Comptoir de Toamasina is the vanilla specialist since 2010, and has a subsidiary in Brazil, in the production and importation of Brazilian flavors. Currently we produce acerola powder. But we are testing the vanilla from Brazil, we are testing Cerrado's vanilla for production within 5 years.

This vanilla from Brazil is very large between 17 and 25cm. It offers a perfume of excellence with acidic notes of the climate and soil of the cerrado but very flowery aromas.

The brazilian vanillal comes from 4 states: Minas Gerais, Goias, Tocantins, Bahia and Federal District.

The vanilla pods of Brazil will have a weight of 8 to 15g on average.

HOW TO USE VANILLA IN THE KITCHEN?

All you need to know about how to use your vanilla pod

HOW TO USE VANILLA IN THE KITCHEN?

First, cut the vanilla lengthwise to extract the seeds.

You do not have to open it all along its length, a few inches will suffice.

You can separate in 2 and scrape the inside of the pod with the help of the blade of your knife to extract all the seeds.

The resulting vanilla seeds will now blend perfectly with your preparation.

We can then recover the 2 half pods emptied and perfume your jar of sugar and make a homemade vanilla sugar.

Let the seeds (and the rest of your vanilla bean) heat for about ten minutes in the milk without bringing it to a boil. The longer the seeds stay, the better the flavor will be.

You understand vanilla pods sublime all the desserts and your preparations.

The vanilla bean will go very well with the tonka bean from Brazil.

How to choose a vanilla pod?

All you need to know to buy the best vanilla pod

The most complete article to buy the best vanilla pod => Choose your vanilla pod

The best criteria for choosing vanilla pods is the perfume. You have to plunge your nose into the vanilla bunch and breathe deeply and for a long time.

You have to know that if you do not put vanilla in your face, it will not smell certain notes. This is the method in Madagascar.

But in France difficult to do that, so here are the tips from Arnaud Sion:

- Its flexibility: a good vanilla pod, of good quality, will be flexible and not rigid. You will be able to tie a knot with.

- its appearance: a good vanilla bean, of good quality, will be shiny and oily.

- its color: in general, the darker the vanilla pod, the better it will be. Attention to the particularity of certain countries.

- its size: the bigger and thicker a pod becomes, the better it will be. The size and thickness depend on the origin of the spice but in the same family, this rule is still valid. In fact, the longer and wider it is, the more seeds it will contain, the part that is used the most and contains the most vanillin.

Indeed, to have a large vanilla pod, it is necessary to pollinate less flowers on the vanilla tree. 

HOW TO STORE THE VANILLA PODS?

All you need to know about how to preserve the vanilla bean

HOW TO STORE THE VANILLA PODS?

To keep your vanilla pods and preserve all of its flavor. You have to apply a few small rules that are more or less the same for all spices.

- protected from light

- away from heat

- away from moisture

Among the classic mistakes not to make, beware of containers with cork stoppers, because cork promotes the development of mold on the vanilla pods.

A glass container, or an iron one, in a closet will be the best solution or our PET bottles specially designed for vanilla. If you can coat waxed paper pods it's even better, like it's preserved in the producing countries. Otherwise you can put your pods in parchment paper and make a foil.

Do not hesitate to put your vanilla pods in your wine cellar, it will keep as a wine grand cru.

If you have a lot, make a bundle of pods by stringing with raffia or a natural fiber, it will retain their moisture and flexibility for as long as possible. But be careful never to squeeze your vanilla pods too hard.

Never put your vanilla pods in the freezer. This is the technique of people who do not know spices.

With the freezing the vanilla will lose much of its flavor and its moisture content.

You can put them in the freezer if you wish and let them defrost quietly before use. Beware of sudden temperature changes, she hates that! I am not a fan of this technique.

If you follow all these tips, you will easily keep them for 8 months up to 1 year optimally. Then they will keep it for years but will lose moisture, but never aroma.

Be careful, you can sometimes see a kind of frost on the vanilla pods, if you bought a vanilla bean from the Comtoir de Toamasina or high quality. It's not mold but frost. Frost is a crystallization of vanillin on the surface of vanilla that gives an extra scent to the spice.

However, contrary to many beliefs, this does not improve the aroma of vanilla.

VANILLA POMPONA SHIEDE or vanilla pods from the West Indies:

It is the vanilla of the Antilles, because it is found mainly in Martinique, Guadeloupe, but also in Central America, Brazil, and Guyana. It is most often called "vanilla" or "banana vanilla".

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First, cut the vanilla lengthwise to extract the seeds.

You do not have to open it all along its length, a few inches will suffice.

You can separate in 2 and scrape the inside of the pod with the help of the blade of your knife to extract all the seeds.

The resulting vanilla seeds will now blend perfectly with your preparation.

We can then recover the 2 half pods emptied and perfume your jar of sugar and make a homemade vanilla sugar.

Let the seeds (and the rest of your vanilla bean) heat for about ten minutes in the milk without bringing it to a boil. The longer the seeds stay, the better the flavor will be.

  You understand vanilla pods sublime all the desserts and your preparations.

The vanilla bean will go very well with the tonka bean from Brazil.

WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF VANILLA FOR HEALTH?

All about vanilla pod and health

All about vanilla pod and health

 

The vanilla pod like all spices has taste properties but also health properties.

Here are properties that we draw from various books, including traditional ones. It does not replace the visit of a health professional.

Vanilla has effects on insomnia and fight against fatigue. It is given an anti-stress effect thanks to its flavors.

A fragrance that is both relaxing and soothing. Its scent is also a natural antidepressant.

Researches shows that this spice has stimulating properties on the central nervous system.

The vanilla pod facilitates digestion. Vanilla is also endowed with antivenom and antiseptic virtues.

History of Vanilla

The story of the vanilla bean

History of Vanilla

Vanilla is a spice with very fruity and sweet aromas. Vanilla comes from an orchid to be more precise vanilla, planofolia for vanilla from Mexico, India, Uganda for example Planifolia AOC Bourbon for Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mauritius., Tahitian for Tahiti and Pompona for Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Vanilla is a tropical plant, it was discovered in 1518 by Christopher Columbus in Mexico.

Originally, vanilla pods were first harvested from wild orchids in Mexico. The indigenous people of Mexico found that when it fell to the ground, the vanilla fermented with an exquisite aroma that marry wonderfully with chocolate.

The first written mention of the vanilla bean would be in the Chronicles of Aztec ruler Itzcoalt in the 15th century. However, the Aztecs probably used it for centuries in the preparation of cocoa drinks, such as Xocolatl with raw cocoa beans, to soften the natural bitterness of chocolate. (Today we fight the bitterness of cocoa in tablets more than 80% with vanilla).

For more than two to three centuries, Mexico maintained a monopoly on vanilla pod cultivation. All attempts to produce this orchid out of its original natural range were crowned with failures. Especially in Europe with temperatures that are not in line with the orchid.

It was unknown until the nineteenth century that it was a small species specific bees in Mexico that played the role of foraging essential to the formation of the fruit of the orchid. The botanists took several years to realize that for vanilla, the male and female organs of the flower were separated by a waterproof membrane called "rostellum".

In the Aztec language, vanilla is called "tlilxot chitl", it can be translated as "black pod". It will take more than a century for a European to give it a Latin-sounding and pronounceable name for the West.

It was Christopher Columbus who imported it to Europe on his third trip to what he thought was India.

Vanilla needs to grow in a hot and humid environment away from direct sunlight. Vanilla and its vanilla blossom grow only in a soft light, in the undergrowth.

Fertilization of the vanilla flower is done by hand between 10:00 and 12:00. Because it exists that a bee able to pollinate the vanilla is called Melipona. Hummingbirds can also pollinate.

The Thalassa report shows how to pollinate the vanilla flower with our vanilla producer.

The vanilla fruit is long green pods, large, fleshy. When the green pod matures, our producer will harvest it and will then be scalded, dried, sorted and refined.

The refining of vanilla is the last step, especially for Madagascar Bourbon Gourmet AOC black vanilla, because it guarantees a sweet and intense vanilla scent for a vanilla that will be long and very fragrant on the palate.

We made an article on the preparation of vanilla at our vanilla producer in Madagascar partner: preparation of vanilla.

The Comptoir de Toamasina of Vanilla

A vanilla pod of excellence

 

At the Comptoir de Toamsina, you will buy the best vanilla bean at the best price.

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Vanilla from Madagascar

Buy the vanilla bean from Madagascar direct from the plantation

Buy the vanilla bean from Madagascar direct from the plantation

Sale of Madagascar vanilla directly imported from the best vanilla island plantations.

We work with our partner producer in the Mananra-North Region and also in the Sambava region.

We select and sell the best vanilla pod from Madagascar and only in its gourmet / extra quality. The vanilla bean from Madagascar is a little princess, she is the most famous in the world and the one that all the pastry chefs in the world pull out. Our vanilla pods from Madagascar are shiny, supple, a delicate fragrance with hints of cocoa. The price of 2016 Madagascar's vanilla 2016 is constantly increasing due to flight problems and instability on the Big Island.

Specificity of Madagascar's Vanilla: Madagascar's vanilla is the most famous vanilla pod in the world. Madagascar is the largest exporter of vanilla in the world. You will discover a  fine vanilla, which is very strong in taste. This one will have a taste of cocoa. Why vanilla from Madagascar is fine and long unlike vanilla from Tahiti. Because Madagascar vanilla undergoes a scalding that will produce a chemical process that will make it to a black vanilla. Subsequently it will be dried in the sun.

Tahitian vanilla

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Tahitian vanilla

Tahitian vanilla is a hybrid vanilla. We can say that it is simply a cross between vanilla planifolia and pompona. It is called vanilla tahitensis. It is the only species of vanilla in Tahiti. You will find the same tree in Bora Bora and on Tahaa Island where we buy our vanilla pod of Tahiti.

We only sell black vanilla tahitensis gourmet, Extra quality

Tahitian vanilla is the most prestigious pod in the world. This is the treasure of French Polynesia. Tahitian vanilla is renowned for being the best, most exquisite vanilla in the world.

Tahitian vanilla is unique because very long in the mouth. It is an exceptional product with vanilla beans very oily, wrinkled dress, very shiny with an intoxicating scent.

Large vanilla pod, direct from the producer and not expensive. That's the vanilla that the Comptoir de Toamasina offers. We only buy and sell the best pod from plantations that we visit. The best value for money on the market, thanks to our proximity to the partner producers.

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The price of the vanilla bean

Buy a vanilla at the right price and with confidence at Comptoir de Toamasina. Comptoir de Toamasina and its creator Arnaud Sion guarantees you the right price when you buy vanilla online. Comptoir de Toamasina launches an eco-responsible sector on all our vanilla pods.

Vanilla price 2018 - 2019

The price of vanilla have climbed. Le Comptoir de Toamasina will always offer the best vanilla pods from our partner producers. Global demand is up sharply, Brazil and China are buying a lot more vanilla. The vanilla market trend is bullish for vanilla 2018. The price of vanilla is constantly changing every month, sothe price of vanilla will be reviewed monthly.

We make the commitment to reflect the decline as soon as we see one, come buy a vanilla at the fairest price and exceptional quality. The best quality in the world at Le Comptoir de Toamasina.

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Comptoir de Toamasina offers you to buy very good vanilla pod. Arnaud Sion, the creator of Comptoir de Toamasina was trained in vanilla in Madagascar directly in a plantation.

Since 2019, Le Comptoir de Toamasina has been experimenting with vanilla growing in Brazil.

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