Heilala Vanilla - Made with care because you bake with care
Published on May 27, 2018
Heilala Vanilla was started by the Ross family as an aid project in 2002. After a cyclone ravaged the Kingdom of Tonga, the kiwi family partnered with a community in the village of Utungake to establish a small vanilla plantation.
Grown in virgin soil on coconut-husk frames, the Heilala Vanilla orchids were hand-pollinated and sustainably harvested before the traditional curing and drying process took place under the tropical sun. In 2004, the first modest 45 kilogram crop of vanilla beans was sold to some of the best chefs in New Zealand.
As the popularity of Heilala Vanilla grows with pastry chefs and home bakers around the world — thanks both to its uniquely profound flavor as well as its ethical sourcing and organic growing practices — Heilala has since partnered with growers throughout Tonga. As a result, they have provided employment and infrastructure across a number of communities and making a significant impact on the Tongan economy. As a result, there is an instilled sense of purpose and pride, which has a powerful effect on their independence, families, economic growth and the well-being of their communities.
|PURE HEILALA VANILLA|
|5233734 HEILALA VANILLA PODS 50GM||1035682 HEILALA VANILLA EXTRACT 500ML||1035684 HEILALA PASTE VANILLA SINGLE FOLD 400ML|
|Premium Heilala Vanilla beans are organically grown and hand-selected for their freshness, rich flavor and distinctive aroma. Plump, soft and moist and packed full of thousands of vanilla seeds.||No sugar, chemicals, or imitation flavors are added to this complexly flavored extract. Hand-selected premium beans undergo our unique three-month cold-extraction process, which gently draws out and preserves the delicate aromatics.||A convenient and economical way to get the flavour and appearance of vanilla seeds without all the scraping. Pure seeds are suspended in vanilla extract, resulting in a spoonable paste that’s perfect in light-colored desserts 1 teaspoon of paste = 1 vanilla bean.|
|NATURALS BY HEILALA VANILLA|
|5215395 HEILALA NATURALS VANILLA WITH VANILLA BEAN 320ML||5215397 HEILALA NATURALS VANILLA BLEND 320ML||5215409 HEILALA NATURALS VANILLA PASTE 300G|
|A liquid blend of Heilala Vanilla Extract and natural flavours flecked with the seeds from a real vanilla bean.||A liquid blend of Heilala Vanilla Extract and natural flavours.||A paste blend of Heilala Vanilla Extract and natural flavours with the addition of finely ground vanilla bean.|