Split Madagascar Vanilla Bean

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Split Madagascar Vanilla Bean

Technical guide

Ingredients Split Madagascar vanilla bean
Origin Madagascar
Net weight 3 vanilla beans (6 g)
Storage / Use Sealed in its glass tube, in a cool, dark, dry place.
Price incl. tax €15.10

The most pungent vanilla bean variety with fragrant prune flavor notes. Ideal for chocolate and caramel desserts.

Recommendations Use Split Madagascar Vanilla Bean to flavor flans, crèmes caramels cooked in a bain-marie, semolina cakes, and hot chocolate,

Olivier Rœllinger's words

One of the most robustly-flavored vanilla beans with fig, honey and prune flavor notes. The sensual, well-rounded flavors pair exquisitely with chocolate and caramel.

Because they are split at the bottom, Madagascar vanilla beans may not be the prettiest of vanilla beans available. But that split occurs when the bean is ripe and literally bursting with flavor, the way a melon does. True vanilla connaisseurs seek this vanilla bean out--and are right to do so!


Madagascar split vanilla beans are picked when ultra-mature and so ripe that the beans split in two (dehiscence of the fruit, in botanical terms). This was once considered a flaw, but the split vanilla beans develops a pronounced flavors that is highly sought after by connaisseurs.

Our Madagascar vanilla beans are grown and prepared near Antsirabe, in the Sava region of north-east Madagascar.