Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste from LAFAZA
Sustainable, Organically Grown Vanilla Paste
LAFAZA’s new Organic Vanilla Paste contains all the rich flavor of a vanilla pod without the cutting and scraping. This concentrated paste is made by slowly extracting the warm flavor and aroma of their Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans. A bit more potent than vanilla extract, this paste is easy to use and adds robust flavor to any recipe where you want vanilla to take center stage, like crème brûlée, ice cream, panna cotta or frosting.
Ingredients: organic sugar, organic pure vanilla extract (extractives of organic vanilla beans in water, organic alcohol), water, organic vanilla bean powder, natural tragacanth gum.
Try LAFAZA's other organic vanilla products.
About the producer
Nathaniel Delafield and Sarah Osterhoudt, two of the founders of LAFAZA, had no idea what journey awaited them when they first traveled to Madagascar for the Peace Corps. After working closely with local vanilla and clove farmers, the husband-and-wife team fell in love with Madagascar, the culture and the fragrant crops they were growing. Unfortunately, the farmers in the area were struggling to sell their vanilla for fair prices. Inspired by these hardworking communities, Nathaniel and Sarah began to develop a sustainable, direct-trade model that would benefit the farmers with fair compensation and protect the forests and the environment.
The pair joined forces with Nathaniel’s brother, James, and together started bringing vanilla to the United States. Thus LAFAZA was born. The Oakland, California-based company first started selling vanilla beans and making vanilla extract and then expanded their line to include their ground vanilla. As their business continues to grow, the three are committed to staying true to their founding principles—forests, farmers and of course, flavor.
- United States
- Oakland, California
- 4 oz - 118 mL