Gourmet vanilla beans from Virunga Origins in Congo (DRC). The vanilla from Virunga has a sweet and strong taste and is of the highest quality. They are plump, dark and with a rich aroma of dried fruit. Use for vanilla cakes, rice pudding, or dessert.
Black : V. planifolia. Quality : Grade A. Length : approx. 18 cm Quantity : Two pieces per package.
The vanilla is bought from the area around the Virunga National Park, which is hard hit by both conflict and extreme poverty. The vanilla is bought from local farmers and contributes to peace and prosperity for the local population, and to the sustainability and protection of unique wildlife, including the rare mountain gorillas.
As they write from Virunga:
"It's simple. When you buy the vanilla, the farmers around Virunga National Park become happy. The rangers in the park become happy. The gorillas and the rest of the wildlife become happy. And when you use the vanilla, you also become extremely happy. That's what we call double happiness!"
100% of the profit from the production in DR Congo goes back to the national park.