ABOUT US

Vanilla Bean Project makes vanilla products that represent the wholesome goodness and caring in your recipe.  We are often the smallest measurement in the mixing bowl whose delightful aroma is the first to welcome you home.  That’s us – your favorite vanilla memory, familiar again to enjoy and share with those most important to you when you “Bring Out Your Best.”

We found good work in making great vanilla products.  Over the course of 1,000 days, we went from food start up to globally accredited food manufacturer.  We perfected our craft while preserving our highest priorities – delivering quality product accompanied by unmatched dependable service to our clients. 

In the early days of our business, we were inspired by our friends and customers to keep it going.  So, we took a leap of faith and decided to invest in a food manufacturing facility with all new custom equipment and to create a modern, direct supply chain for quality vanilla beans to make the best vanilla products available.  Today, we buy quality vanilla beans from growers we have met in person living in faraway places, and manufacture all products to control quality and consistency in a community we call home. 

Nothing beats a fresh start.  From day one, all products manufactured in our facility have been allergen free, gluten free and non-GMO.  Beyond USDA Certified Organic and SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification, we are committed to meeting the current and future vanilla product needs of our clients as partners navigating daily “real world” manufacturing challenges, food trends and new formulations.

At Vanilla Bean Project, we believe it is important to remember where we came from and to celebrate success.  We sold our first two-ounce bottle of pure vanilla extract at a local farmers market and our first gallon jug to the bakery department of a natural foods co-op.  Shortly thereafter, we sold 55 gallons of organic pure vanilla extract to a food manufacturer with products widely distributed in several thousand retail stores nationwide.    

Today, we find our vanilla products in multiple aisles of the grocery store as ingredients in packaged goods like cookies, cereal, energy bars and ice cream.  We are still usually listed last on a product ingredient panel, yet people always tell us our vanilla products make their product taste better.  That’s us again – providing the BEST vanilla flavor and aroma, helping complete the important work of connecting your brand’s journey with your customer.

Sara & Andy