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Melipone Mexican Vanilla


It is named after the Mexican Melipona bee which pollinates the vanilla orchid. In Mexico, as in other warm climates, consumers demand more vanilla flavor intensity. This concentrated vanilla is 3-4 times stronger than ordinary vanilla and has a full-bodied, rich and creamy taste.

Its unique formulation has a distinctive and delicious flavor and aroma which is retained at high baking temperatures as well as at the sub-zero temperatures of ice creams. It is especially delicious when added to coffee, milk, and other beverages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Melipone Mexican VaaaNilla

What can I say? It is delicious. I won't mess around with other vanillas now that I have tried this. My daughter runs a huge kitchen and once she tried it she now uses it at home. It is hard sometimes to get great products but I love the size sold at Olive & Basket and it is a great price. Truly a flavorful, full bodied VaaaNilla ( wink wink)

Wow, Roberta, thank you for such a glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that both you and your daughter are fans of our Melipone Mexican Vanilla. It's reviews like yours that make our day! We appreciate your loyalty and are so happy you found your go-to vanilla with us. Wink wink, right back at ya!

Martha Hoffmann

Love the vanilla I use it on everything I canexcept mashed potatoes

Thank you for the lovely review of our Melipone Mexican Vanilla! We're thrilled to hear that you love it and enjoy using it on various dishes. While mashed potatoes might not be the best fit, we're glad you found other creative uses for it. If you ever have any more vanilla-inspired culinary adventures, we'd love to hear about them!

Claudia Whitlock
Melipone Mexican Vanilla

I discovered Melipone vanilla on a trip to New Orleans. I was impressed with the rich, full bodied taste. I’ve used it ever since. It sets apart the taste of cakes and cookies. it’s difficult to find locally. so I was delighted to find “Olive and Basket” and so pleased that they not only carried Melipone vanilla but their customer care is stellar. I will order from them in the future and try out some of their oils and vinegars. Thanks Olive and Basket!

We're thrilled you found your favorite Melipone Vanilla with us, and even more delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our customer care. Can't wait for you to try our oils and vinegars next time. Thanks a ton for the wonderful feedback!

Won't use anything else

Hands down ... the best out there. Try it ... it's worth the extra cost in the taste it delivers ... and it smells heavenly!

We're so thrilled to hear you're loving the Melipone Mexican Vanilla! We agree, it truly is a game changer with its unique flavor and aroma. It's an absolute joy for us to provide such high-quality products for our customers. Thank you for choosing to shop with us and for sharing your fantastic experience. We appreciate you!

Melipone Mexican Delight

For years I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract, this is probably the best I have tasted, and it makes a huge difference in my baked goods. Rivals, my homemade vanilla extract too! Would recommend giving this a go! Would you be stocking any Melipone vanilla paste or beans? Thanks for the great service and well packaged timely delivery.