Grown with integrity, these unique premium Tongan vanilla beans are harvested, cured, and dried by dedicated local farmers. These plump beans are bursting with vanilla seeds and are hand selected at their ripest to develop distinctive flavour and aroma perfect for infusing deep vanilla richness.
Helps to protect cells from the effects of free radicals (antioxidants)
May help to boost your immune system and lower stress on the body (antibacterial properties)
May assist with arthritis, joint and muscle repair (anti-inflammatory properties)
Supports heart function, energy creation and mental and emotional well-being (vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5)
What goes in.
Gourmet grade pure vanilla beans
What's kept out.
Preservatives, colouring and pesticides.
Did you know?
Did you know that for centuries vanilla was considered an expensive luxury? Soaring demand resulted in heavy reliance on genetically-modified vanilla crops. These are sustained with artificial fertilisers, pesticides and chemicals. Not something you want mixed into your next plate of cupcakes.
Cultivated in Tonga, crafted in New Zealand.
These award-winning vanilla beans are perfect for infusing deep vanilla richness into crème brûlée, ice cream, poached fruit, and curries.
Heilala Vanilla’s origins began in 2002 as an aid project founded by New Zealander, John Ross, and his family after The Kingdom of Tonga had been ravaged by Cyclone Waka. They partnered with a local family in the village of Utungake and together they established a small vanilla plantation that robustly grew into the world renowned humanitarian vanilla brand. Sustainability is at the heart of Heilala Vanilla’s ‘Reason Why’. They support ‘The Tongan Way’ (Anga Fakatonga), with a working culture that is social, family friendly and has given its people a new industry to adopt, supporting the protection of their local lifestyle. Building a stable, long-term industry for Tonga, redefining corporate-social responsibility by working with an entire nation to transform their future has been key - and this is evident with 400 vanilla farming families in Tonga partnering with Heilala. From this distinctive flavour, its humanitarian mission and fair treatment of farmers, Heilala Vanilla makes people feel as good as the product tastes.