I’ve gone gaga for vanilla!
Thanks to my graphic designer, Mia De Lara (follow her on twitter.com/mobudays) I have just recently discovered The Vanilla Bean Company, an awesome Filipino company that sells REAL Vanilla beans and essence.
No self-respecting baker/chef will buy vanilla flavoring in the grocery. Thank God, I’m no baker and chef…not yet, but I have to admit to using fake vanilla essence in the past but those days are OVER! From now on, the Eppersons will only use real vanilla beans and essence. OK, now, we’re “respectable” cooks. Haha!
So why go real vanilla? Well sweeties, anyone who had used vanilla before knows that it can go quite a long way with just a tiny bit of it! So much stuff are out there using vanilla, like custards, cakes, drinks, etc. But did you know that even some go-to brands especially for vanilla essence are not made from real vanilla bean? It’s actually a mix of chemical flavors, additives, and therefore very harmful preservatives! Moms, will you want to bake your little ones these stuff? A definite no, no, NO! Woosah…
The Vanilla Bean company sells real certified organic beans and extract from Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, and French Polynesia. A food blogger, Lori Baltazar, has quoted the Vanilla Bean Company as “the Birkin of vanilla bean”. Its trusted and genuine products really deserves such a bonggacious title!
This would be perfect for my sheet cakes! Aryannna and Tom are the happiest using vanilla bean for their pancakes, cookies and cakes!
The Vanilla Bean Company products are available at these stores: http://thevanillaco.com/Store-Finder/