Subtleties of Vanilla Varieties
Have you noticed the different varieties of vanilla available? While the Madagascan Bourbon may be ruling the sales, consumers are also widely able to purchase Mexican and Tahitian varieties. So what does this mean in terms of taste? More and more, consumers are learning to appreciate the differences of flavor in their foods, as seen with coffee and wine varieties. Vanilla terroir is a fascinating topic and gives way to a discussion on the rise of labeling the source of more and more products. In addition to addressing origin, this piece gives the space-specific history of vanilla bean, explaining how different flavors have been imparted throughout its history.