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A Look Inside Madanilla Vanilla Cultivation

In a previous post, I tried to explain Why Vanilla Is So Expensive where I drilled down into the issue of low supply vs the growing demand causing the Black Gold Of Madagascar to be the reason for robbery and crime in the vanilla crops. What is Madanilla doing to mitigate the crisis? We are planting Read more about A Look Inside Madanilla Vanilla Cultivation[…]

How To Make Your Own Homemade Vanilla Extract

This is one of those things that once you know it, you’d kill yourself for not having found out about it 10 years ago. Don’t kill yourself just yet and share the knowledge with the younger ones now instead. In this post, we’ll show you How To Make Your Own Homemade Vanilla Extract. Making your Read more about How To Make Your Own Homemade Vanilla Extract[…]

Why Is Vanilla So Expensive?

Yes, vanilla is expensive. It is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron with some reported export prices reaching US$800 per kilo in 2017. The reason why I’m writing this post is because this is – understandably – one the most frequent questions I get asked by vanilla bean aficionados. I’m hoping Read more about Why Is Vanilla So Expensive?[…]

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A Bourbon vanilla flavoured bourbon by Jim Beam

Vanilla can be paired with many things: the classic vanilla crème brûlée, to Madanilla’s very own, the exotic soursop vanilla jam and of course, old faithful, vanilla ice cream. Here at Madanilla, the only thing we love after vanilla are things that pair wonderfully with it – which brings us to the recent release of Read more about A Bourbon vanilla flavoured bourbon by Jim Beam[…]

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Madanilla Wishes A Happy 52nd National Day To Singapore

Madanilla is proud and happy to have chosen Singapore as its home to do business in. To all Singaporeans and residents, we wish you all a happy 52nd anniversary as a nation and we strive to supply you Premium Bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar for many years to come. There’s never been a better time Read more about Madanilla Wishes A Happy 52nd National Day To Singapore[…]

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Cyclone Enawo shreds Madagascar – and its bourbon vanilla

Economics is fundamentally about supply and demand, and earlier this year, the supply side in Madagascar bourbon vanilla took a serious hit. Cyclone Enawo tore through the country, making landfall over the Sava Region on March 7 (the region accounts for about 80% of global vanilla production). According to media reports, at least 90 people Read more about Cyclone Enawo shreds Madagascar – and its bourbon vanilla[…]

How To Check The Quality Of A Vanilla Bean

“How To Check The Quality Of A Vanilla Bean?” is one of the most popular questions when buying vanilla. As vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron, you want to make sure you get the best quality for your buck. This post is to help you separate the good from the bad Read more about How To Check The Quality Of A Vanilla Bean[…]

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Madagascar Vanilla Soufflé With Caramelised Pears

Feeling like a decadent treat? I don’t blame you, you deserve it. Then, check out the yummylicious Madagascar Vanilla Soufflé With Caramelised Pears by Chef Ratha at Black Sheep Café. Chef Ratha brings french dishes at affordable price with a perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. His creative and keen sense for flavours and aroma Read more about Madagascar Vanilla Soufflé With Caramelised Pears[…]

History of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. Those three words elicit delight and joy from professional pastry chefs to amateur masterchefs alike. There’s nothing quite like the fresh and floral fragrance of, arguably, the world’s most popular spice and flavour. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world (after saffron) and Madagascar is responsible for more than Read more about History of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla[…]