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Ditch the fake stuff and get the real deal!

Ditch the fake stuff and get the real deal!

Sep 19th 2014

Liquid Extract: The Vanilla Imposter

We’ve all seen the little brown bottles of “pure” and imitation liquid vanilla extract. They smell good, and have decent flavor (if you’ve never had true vanilla, that is), but contain little to no real, pollenated vanilla beans.


Even worse, imitation vanilla is generally chemically synthesized from the essential oils of cloves and lignin – a byproduct used in paper manufacturing. The cheapest vanilla extract is even derived from Tonka Beans – banned in the U.S for Coumarin toxicity.


If you’ve ever had real ground vanilla powder, you know it’s a big step up in quality. There is NO substitute for the potent, aromatic, incredibly flavorful burst of pure, raw vanilla powder.



Power of the Powder

sunfood Vanilla PowderUnlike liquid extracts, our raw Vanilla Powder is made from the fruit pods (or beans) of hand-pollinated and edible vanilla orchids. The process is very unique and labor intensive – resulting in the purest, most delicious form of vanilla in the world.

And since this is a raw product made from the plant itself, with no added ingredients or processing – you also get the benefit of additional nutritional content.

Our Vanilla Powder has vitamins B1 and B2, Calcium, Magnesium, and 30% RDI of Manganese. Not only does it taste better, but it’s better for you!

Kiss the Cook (because they used real Vanilla Powder)

Chocolate Nut Ganache

When it comes to cooking and baking, this Vanilla Powder is far superior to liquid extracts. The vanilla beans are finely ground instead of suspended in alcohol and water, resulting in a flavor that is able to fully penetrate your recipes, resulting in a sensational vanilla experience!


It is also quite potent – a little goes a really long way. You’ll find you only need a pinch or two to bring a dish or dessert to life, and only a dash to add a delectable twist your smoothie.


Check out this recipe using raw Vanilla PowderChocolate Nut Ganache



An Aroma So Good it Brings You Back

Vanilla is without a doubt the single most intoxicating ingredient in the kitchen. As soon as the aroma is in the air, feelings of nostalgia consume us, reminding us of baking with our mother or grandma – possibly even enticing us to bake with our own children and grandchildren.


Whether you’re making homemade snicker-doodles, raw chocolate candies, or your very own creation, don’t you want to have the ultimate vanilla experience, instead of an imitation one?



The Sunfood Difference

Sunfood Vanilla PowderOur vanilla beans are sustainably grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and then hand selected and slowly ground at low temperatures to create this incredible vanilla experience. Unlike vanilla extracts or flavorings, our raw vanilla bean powder contains no alcohol, glycerin, fillers, or preservatives.


Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

“This vanilla powder is so delicious!! I add it to my home made almond milk and banana smoothies, vegan hot chocolate, so much better than extract!” – Caren
“I resisted trying the vanilla powder for a long time despite the great reviews. For some reason I was skeptical that it would have a good vanilla taste, and I hesitated over the price. However, what I discovered is that the taste is wonderful, it makes such a nice addition to smoothies, and a little goes a long way. I am definitely hooked now.” – Kristine
 “This product is transformative to anything you could add it into. It's delicious, nutritious and holistically pleasing aesthetically.” – Sara
 “This is the best vanilla powder that I've been able to find. It's straight from the vanilla bean, pure, and has no additives. It makes anything I put it in taste better. This stuff is gold”. – Nikkal
“You'll never buy extract again. It is so worth the price. The vanilla flavor and smell is incredible.” – Adria


Sunfood Vanilla Powder

Vanilla Powder


Sunfood Vanilla Powder

Vanilla Powder