Beanilla Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Extract Making Kit Review

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned for free as a thank you for writing this post. Regardless, all opinions expressed are completely my own.


Rob Conley founded Beanilla in 2005. He opened up his vanilla bean shop because he had a passion to sell high-quality vanilla bean products to re-introduce cooking with real vanilla beans. Today, Beanilla has a wide variety of vanilla beans, vanilla bean products, saffron, bottles and jars, and other extracts and flavors–all sold for a portion of the price they are sold for in grocery stores!


DSCN5284Beanilla sent us their Vanilla Bean Sampler and their Homemade Vanilla Extract Infusion Kit to review.

DSCN5286There were 8 different varieties of vanilla beans that came in the sampler. They consisted of: Tongan, Indonesian, Bourbon, Ugandan, Tahitian, Indian, Madagascar, and Mexican.

DSCN5590Each set of three vanilla beans came sealed in an airtight glass vial.

DSCN5291The vanilla extract kit came with a glass flip-top bottle and about 7 vanilla beans.

DSCN5288To make the vanilla extract, I simply split each vanilla bean, put them back in the jar, then covered them with rum (you can use vodka instead, but rum works and happens to be what I had on hand).

DSCN5588In about 6 weeks, I’ll have some delicious, pure, homemade vanilla extract!

The vanilla beans are very high quality! They smell amazing, are soft (not dried out like some store-bought beans might be) and fresh. They slice open easily. And the results from them are delicious! I love the sampler pack because it has given me a chance to decide which variety of beans like I like most. Thus far, I think I’m in love with the Mexican variety!

I also really enjoyed the vanilla extract kit. The jar is the perfect size and I love the flip top. I also appreciate the label on it–it is made so it won’t wash off any time soon, plus it gives the directions on how to make the extract on it. This vanilla extract kit would make the perfect gift for any baking or sweets making enthusiast!


While I had the beans in my possession, I was able to devlop a simple recipe for Vanilla Bean and Coconut Sugar Caramels! Be sure to check out my recipe!


bean samplerYou can purchase Beanilla’s amazing, fresh vanilla beans and more online at Plus, use the coupon code SAVE10 to receive 10% off your order.


The Prize

prizeOne Beanilla Vanilla Bean Sampler and One Homemade Vanilla Extract Infusion Kit
$52 Value

The Deadline

Giveaway Ends

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST

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Editor/Contributor at Measuring Flower
TJ is a former chef with a Bachelor of Science degree in writing turned stay-at-home wife to a loving, hard-working husband and mom to three very active, adorable little kids (2 boys and 1 girl).




  1. Sharon Harris Hively says

    I bake often, bread daily, and baking several time a week. I need a good quility lemon extract, so that would be my choice.

  2. Renee says

    I love making homemade vanilla extract because it’s so much better than store bought but, the quality of the beans around here is horrible; usually they’re small and dry- even from the specialty spice store! That sampler would be an awesome way to try out new flavors with a much better quality.

  3. Bonnie says

    The Greek saffron looks amazing! There is such a clear taste difference in risotto made with quality saffron, and I’d love to try a few of my Middle Eastern recipes with good saffron.

  4. Michelle Tucker says

    I’d like to try the Spanish Saffron. It’d be a pleasure to cook with, especially some great rice dishes.

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