Grown on rich, Pacific soil and dried under the Polynesian sun, the world’s best vanilla is an all natural product of a perfect climate.
With a highly-scientific, unrefined process (cold-pressed, slow-extract), and an artisan work culture of the hard-working local farmers and families, Heilala Vanillais innovating outdated Vanilla products and production.
Many know orchids to be a delicate, fickle flower, but few realise that Vanilla is a genus of the very same plant, and that beans take 3 to 5 years to grow. The farmers Heilala work with are dedicated craftsmen, tending to each plant with in-depth wisdom and expertise.
Heilala Vanilla supports ‘The Tongan Way’ (Anga Fakatonga), with a working culture that is social, family friendly and has given its people a new industry to adopt, supporting the protection of their local lifestyle.
Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Paste
Heilala Vanilla Paste is made with real vanilla seeds suspended in pure concentrated Vanilla Extract.
Sweetly scented with distinctive fruity characteristics, Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Paste is full of distinctive dark vanilla seeds.
Made by carefully blending three-month cold extracted pure vanilla bean extract with vanilla bean seeds. Heilala Vanilla paste provides exceptional concentrated vanilla aroma and flavour with one teaspoon of vanilla paste equaling the flavour and seeds as one whole vanilla bean.
Made with vine ripened Heilala Vanilla Tongan Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, each bean is grown with integrity and hand-selected by local Tongan farmers.
Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Extract
Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Extract comes from the source, undergoing a highly-scientific yet natural process (cold-pressed, slow extract).
Dedicated local Tongan growers and pickers hand select only the most premium vanilla beans, which then undergo our unique, patented Heilala Vanilla three month cold extraction process to ensure that vanilla’s 200+ flavor compounds are purely extracted. This process means you get a real vanilla extract that tastes like a vanilla bean extract should.
This superior process draws out and maintains the most delicate of aromatics, giving you that sweet, creamy, Madagascan bourbon vanilla like flavor that Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Extract is world renowned for.
Grown with integrity with proceeds given back to Pacific Island communities.
Bee Farm Tour - 'Sunrise with the Bees'- Only ten spots available! I have some very unique Bee Farm Tours planned for November. Hey there, Brisbane based peeps, would you like to come to my bee farm and enjoy special sunrise experience with the Bees? Zen out with the gentle hum of the bees and welcome the new day in the Apiary.
Honey for Christmas - Two Busy Bees Honey honey bundles are the perfect Christmas gift! The goodness of real delicious natural ingredients and bundling all your honey favourites together. Great value, gift wrapped and ready for gift giving!
Come join me in the hive and receive a $5 gift card code, to use next time you are in store! Bee the first to know of exciting new products and limited edition launches.
Sunshine in your day!
My beehives are located in sunny sub-tropical Brisbane, QLD and the bees enjoy copious amounts of sunshine all year round. As an organic minded beekeeper I carefully harvest the delicious liquid golden sunshine so you too can enjoy a little sunshine in your day. You can come for a fun tour of the Apiary (Brisbane based) and if you want a backyard beehive of your very own, I have bees for that too!
So today I got surprised with some bees and Deb and John came and were super patient. They answered all of my questions and gave a hands on experience. I got a very calm colony. They came and made sure my hive was in a good spot.
I was worried that this honey could be a bit too tart with the berries, but it is perfect, just right blend of honey and berries. I find it really nice on salty crackers as well, just to get the hint of sweetness and salt. Thank you so much for your hard work
Echoing all the other reviews - this is honestly an amazing experience! Deborah was a delight during the experience, sharing her knowledge and showing us the many different stages of each hive. She is so passionate about the bees and it honestly rubs off on you. You have time to just stand there and appreciate the glistening honey, listen to the meditative sound of buzzing bees, look at all the different colours of the bee's 'pollen pants' and just watching the bees going about their business when she lifts each frame. We could honestly watch them all day and the smell of the honey is to die for! If you have always wanted to try honey comb - this is the way to experience it!!
Highly recommend this experience - even more so if you are lucky enough to have the space to start your own! We rushed home to enjoy the goodies and to try the delightful creamed honey (it is fantastic by the way)! Thanks John & Deborah :)