Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vanilla Beans Giveaway (Closed)

It the holiday season again and I am sure all of you are getting ready for Christmas and Chinese New Year baking. During this period I used lot of vanilla extract. Pure vanilla extract is expensive so I like making it myself. As you can see I don’t skim on my vanilla. I will put at least 6-7 beans to make a bottle of extracts that is why I used a lot of them. I’ve ordered vanilla beans from an online store before but I was not too happy with their beans and also their customer service until I found Beanilla Trading Company . I love their fat plum vanilla beans and they come all vacuum pack to retain its freshness and their customer service responds all your queries promptly. I am so glad that I found their online store.

Since it is the holiday season I wrote to them asking if they want to sponsor this year giveaway? Brent of Beanilla responded right away and generously sponsors all the gifts here.

The Beanilla Trading Company specializes in providing the best quality vanilla products to chefs, breweries, restaurants and at-home enthusiasts around the world. They take great pride in the quality of every product we offer.

Beanilla will be giving away their products to 3 lucky readers of My Kitchen Snippets. Each winner will received 5 Madagascar vanilla beans, 5 Mexican vanilla beans and a 2 oz package of vanilla fleur de sel.


Madagascar vanilla is incredibly smooth, rich and creamy. This is the most traditional type of vanilla and it goes well with any type of baking.

Mexican vanilla is bolder with tones of smoke. Mexican vanilla is often regarded as the best in the world. This variety pairs well with chocolates and other rich desserts.


Vanilla Fleur de Sel is a blend of premium sea salt, imported from the coast of Brittany, France. We blend this with our premium Tahitian vanilla beans. The result is incredible. Fleur de Sel is perfect for topping caramels, brownies or anything with peanut butter! This is potent stuff, so just a pinch will go a long way.

1. To Enter: Post your comment here and tell me what you want to do with the vanilla beans or the Vanilla Fleur de Sel.
2. For additional entries: Post about this giveaway at your blog, linking back to this post. Come back and leave me a comment with the link to your post.

This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. Remember to leave your email address in your comment so that I have some way of contacting you if you win. I will pick 3 lucky winner (s) by random drawings and Beanilla will send the gifts directly to you. Dateline for the Giveaway will be on 19th December 2011 at 9.00am (Eastern Time) Good Luck!!

My Kitchen Snippets Full Disclosure: Beanilla provides their products for the giveaway. I only promote things that stay true to my taste and interests. The opinions expressed here are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Beanilla for sharing your wonderful products with us.

85 comments:

msiagal1usa said...

I love vanilla beans in my baking expecially creme brulee. I hope to be lucky to get a handful of these plum pods. Thanks for posting the giveaway:)
mltai@melindatai.com

Michael said...

I have recently discovered the joys of home made Spanish custard flan and would love to try it with vanilla beans.

michaelpetiafo@gmail.com

Miracles in my life said...

I am thinking of making my own vanilla essence and trying the vanilla salt. Thank you for the give away

Joey said...

There is a vanilla bean shortbread cookie id love to try with these.

may said...

Would love to get some vanilla beans to try out making my own extract!

Maymj@excite.com

Vivian Pang said...

I haven't try on using the real vanilla bean in my baking. If happen that I'm the winner I like to use it in custard and homemade vanilla extract.

Alessa said...

Vanilla creme brulee.

Yummy Bakes said...

I would love to have vanilla extract in my baking. Merry Christmas to you and family.

yummykoh2009@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

oh.. how cool that can be as a Christmas surprise! heheh... keep me in contact.. tan.aust@gmail.com

lin said...

Of course for baking....

liyana91171@gmail.com

amy beth marantino said...

i would make vanilla pudding

Anonymous said...

Ever since I found out about the wonderful fragrance vanilla beans produced, I've stop using those cheap vanilla essence!! Never ever use them!! but the real vanilla beans can cost a lot! Wish I can win some :)

angelaahh93@gmail.com

noobcook said...

great giveaway! I make my own vanilla extract too. I use vanilla beans to make western desserts such as creme brulee.

DG said...

Vanilla giveaway! Whoever in baking line sure love this :) I hope to make it my homemade vanilla extract. Thank you for the giveaway :)
testedandtasted@gmail.com

ninazmi said...

I have never used original vanilla before as they are rare in my country. I would love to have them for my cake baking. Thank you. m_aznah@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thanks for the giveaway. When I was travelling in USA last month, I was searching for the vanilla bean in their supermarket as I had already gotten myself a volka to prepare to make my own vanilla extract. However, the volka is still waiting for my vanilla bean as I could not find it in the USA.

I hope I will be lucky enough to win your giveaway in order to use my volka. :)

Thank you.

Mixue
neiltoto@hotmail.com

hanushi said...

Would love to use it to make birthday cakes! Thanks for the giveaway.

Hanushi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i will use it to bake macarons. :)

luv_u86@hotmail.com

nonierahman said...

i want to make vanilla pudding and macarons

Anonymous said...

i wanna try making vanilla bean ice cream at home, been wanting to do that since long ago :)

Gene
smudgedcircles@hotmail.com

nonierahman said...

http://nonierahman.blogspot.com/2011/12/vanilla-beans-giveaways-from-kitchen.html

MsCuya said...
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Anonymous said...

I will try making vanilla cake but I had not seen any vanilla beans.


yeesiewchin11@yahoo.com

lis@whiskygreentea said...

Thanks for the giveaway..!

for me it would go towards a rich vanilla bean icecream... :)


alice1228@gmail.com

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot said...

oh yeah! Vanilla!!
I'd probably make a vanilla macaron with vanilla fleur de sel sprinkled on top.

Btw Gert, for extra entry, can I post about your giveaway on twitter?

(swee.san@gmail.com)

CheezyHeart said...

Hihi,
I'd love to have vanilla beans & make them into homemade version vanilla Extract.. so nice to see your gift away entry :) I wish i can be the lucky ones :)

kogas5@yahoo.com

khim

Poncho Wearer said...

vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean frosting!

nonierahman said...

My email add nonierahman@yahoo.com

Tummywise said...

I will make that creme brulee I've been eyeing all these while!

hahnak said...

id make some extract and some ice cream!!!

Anonymous said...

It's so exciting! I've made pure vanilla extract with some cheaper beans but look forward to use these beans to bake flans and ice creams. Hope that's my unexpected x'mas gift. ;)
Angela

Anonymous said...

Ooooppppps! My email is hweepengang@yahoo.com
Angela

Joanna Low said...

You are one person who knows how expensive it is to buy pure vanilla extract here in Malaysia, let alone trying to find good stores that stock up good quality ones. Can you be a Santa to also post up a recipe on how to make vanilla extract if I won?? Thanks much.

Carmen said...

I love using vanilla bean in homemade ice cream!

Min said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to try vanilla beans to bake Vanilla Chiffon :) smyeap at yahoo.com

Minibaker said...

I would love to make my own vanilla extract as i have not seen it available where I lien in Melaka. I really enjoy and follow your blog closely. Keep up the great recipes! Thanks!

H said...

I would like to try making my own vanilla sugar & VANILLA EXTRACT.
For the vanilla salt, it will be great by sprinkle over homemade cookie.

Jamie

ICook4Fun said...

Swee San, Sure you can do that :)

Faith said...

I would love to win these!! The first things I would make would be a custard with the beans, and caramels with the vanilla fleur de sel :)
faith.k.mcdaniel@gmail.com

cseongling said...

What a good news!! Thanks for the giveaway. I would like to make cream caramel or custard cream puff with vanilla beans which can bring out the real vanilla flavour and share these goodies to my family members & friends. Hope I'm the lucky one to win the gifts.


cseongling@yahoo.com.sg

edith said...

Awesome, I hope I will be the lucky one as I doubt this brand is available in Singapore. Furthermore, I will be excited to find out how Vanilla Fleur de Sel actually taste like. I can attempt this on fudge or cookies.

mythoughtsmyblog@yahoo.com.sg

Happy Christmas.

Ellena | Cuisine Paradise said...

I would like to make vanilla ice-cream and vanilla rice and many many more. And also I would like to try the Vanilla Fleur de Sel which I have not even seen or heard b4.

ellenaguan@hotmail.com

Lastly, Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Nice giveaways! I would like to my own vanilla extract for custard and cakes.
Merry X'mas to you and your family.

Leann said...

Nice giveaway.. there are so many things that could be done with these vanilla beans... it would be fun to try to make some really good vanilla ice cream. chefl@swbell.net

aishahias said...

I've been wanting to make creme brulee (1st time) for quite some time and I think the vanilla beans would be perfect for the dessert. I would also love to make my own vanilla extract. (aishah_ias93@hotmail.com)

Thanks for the giveaway! :D

joamy said...

I would like to have some vanilla beans to make my own vanilla essence and to try many more recipes with vanilla in it.

amysmleong@gmail.com

Esz said...

Oh my - I love vanilla! I would use the beans for home made egg custard. I know it sounds boring but pairing the egg custard with slow-roasted balsamic strawberries is so delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yeah, I sure want a chance to win this. I would use it for butter cake!

Anonymous said...

I would make vanilla essence with the vanilla beans. jeandfsh @ hotmail dot com

Meghan said...

Ooooooo. I've never had the luxury of working with vanilla beans before. I would LOVE to make REAL vanilla bean ice cream!!

Vivian Pang said...

I had post this giveaway in my blog. Here is the link

http://vivianpangkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/12/strawberry-swirl-loaf-bread-straight.html

Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Hmm have only used pure vanilla bean in the making of creme brulee or vanilla ice cream. My whole family absolutely loves the original taste. Hope I'll be one of the lucky winner. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you and your family.
Voon from voonsk@hotmail.com

~董夫人~ said...

I want the vanilla beans to bake vanilla cakes..
Thanks for the giveaway...appreciated...

layphenglee05@gmail.com

Hody Loh said...

i very very very love vanilla.if i got this vanilla bean i will use it for vanilla ice-cream,vanilla chiffon cake and i put some in my sugar also to make vanilla sugar....when i make coffee i can put some of it...emmm....my coffee full of vanilla taste.....
Im Hody
hody80@yahoo.com

Dee Rose said...

With the vanilla beans I really want to make some custard and ice cream and maybe even some nice vanilla extract. The fleur de sel would be perfect for brownies. Yumm! Crossing my fingers!

chuladydee(at)yahoo.com

Kang said...

Hi Gertrude,

Love to read your food blog and try your recipes especially with my 16th year old son who have a passion for good food. Would like to try out cream bulee with the vanilla beans.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Sem said...

Hi, I think I would like to try infusing vanilla beans in the milk for Chinese Egg Tart recipe.
Merry X'mas.

Anonymous said...

Ooo I hope I am the lucky one, always wanted to try the vanilla bean but haven't got a chance...

Serena in bkk
serena_wu04@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

It would be a real treat if I could have those plum vanilla beans. I would certainly make pure vanilla extract from them. Thank you for initiating this wonderful festive gift.

sarahpakiam@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

it will be great if i can make my very own vanilla extract for wonderful vanilla cup cake and vanilla sponge cake.
Thanks for sharing the good product.

tiffany_saw@hotmail.com

wei ling said...

I have read on several blogs on how easy it is to make my own vanilla essence. Been wanting to get my hands on some of these vanilla beans to try it out. The remaining vanilla beans will be used for making ice cream. Home-made vanilla bean ice cream sounds like a great treat this Christmas!

Wei Ling

ho.weiling@yahoo.com.sg

Belle said...

I would love to use the vanilla beans to make the most delicious homemade vanilla ice cream for my loved ones to enjoy during the holiday season

Anonymous said...

If I win, I will use the vanilla bean to make creme brulee, ice cream and vanilla extract. As for the Fleur de Sel I will use it for macarons.

Sharm
Sharmdoug@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi! thanks for making the give away. i would lke to make a vanilla macaroon with salted caramel filling inside! i hope that i'll win the giveaway because vanilla beans are so expensive):
my email address is vanillacrystals@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, i will use the vanilla beans to make an extract as well as a pastry cream for cream puffs.

Susan Lee
namaste1207@hotmail.com

Conna said...

I've never tried vanilla beans before in my baking ... so it would be a nice chance in case I win.

Also i'd like to try the salt ... never heard of it !

Thank you for hosting this.

Kisses from Greece
Conna

conpm@hotmail.com

natasya said...

Living in the southern hemisphere means we are in the dead of summer right now where the mercury may hit 40C on some days. There is no better way to cool down on days like that than a tub of home-made vanilla ice-cream, made with real vanilla beans. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love vanilla but the good vanilla cost a lot and it is very difficult to find in Malaysia. I would love to make ice cream and cake for this vanilla. I am sure it will definately taste delicious and my family will love it. Thanks for giving us chance to have it. Cheers, Joyce. (loysuan@gmail.com)

Elin said...

Over here the vanilla beans are expensive :) Thanks Gert, for this giveaway :) Merry Xmas to you , Carlos and Diana and have a great one !

Jeannie said...

What a great give away, the salt would come handy for sprinkling on to bread top or flat bread or even ice creams! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Gert

I love to make vanilla extract and cream brulee with those vanilla beans. Thanks for the giveaway.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

yen_peng@hotmail.com

Yen

daydreamer said...

Madagascar vanilla cupcakes would be lovely. Would also like to use the pods to make my own vanilla extract, as well as vanilla sugar. For the fleur de sel, some salted chocolate chip cookie would be nice!
Thanks for the sharing!

Chloe said...

Wow, Thanks Gert for constantly giving away freebies.
I hope I can win this. :)

Hrissy said...

Hello,

First please let me congratulate you on the great and noble idea of the giveaway!

I am new to the USA. Like you was born and raised abroad, but in my case in Eastern Europe. Vanilla extract is not used in my country. When my husband and me moved to the States four months ago, it was the first time for me to have an own oven and started experimenting different recipes especially baking food. I love it!

I am using vanilla extract basically in everything sweet I prepare. It is an extract we bought from the grocery store. I would love to know how to make my own vanilla extract and would use the beans for making an extract.

Thank you for the great idea again and happy holidays!
x

htahchieva@gmail.com

AuLee said...

vanilla ice cream in my new ice cream machine!!!


ucladaisy@gmail.com

Rona Y said...

The vanilla salt would be sprinkled on the salted butter caramels that I make. Mmmmm. . . ! And some of the vanilla beans would be used to make vanilla extract, and I'd treasure the rest until I found a recipe worthy of them!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to make vanilla sugar for guests to take home after my Christmas dinner.

chai.bibiana@gmail.com

lena said...

gert, really hv no idea wht to do with the vanilla beans. If i do own them, i 'll let you know! Have not seen that fleur de sel here too. Have a happy weekend!

Zoe said...

love vanilla bean. Definitely going to make Flan.

Trucvyzoe@gmail.com

Irene Bakes said...

Vanilla beans, especially Madagascar vanilla pods really excites me. I would love to use them in baking my fruity vanilla bread pudding served with a vanilla-rum custard sauce. As for the vanilla fleur de sel, it would be great sprinkled on my chocolate truffles.

Alice said...

i would love to make my own vanilla extract!
thks for the giveaway :)

ilove.icook.ibake@gmail.com

coldkohmew said...

Make nice vanilla ice cream.

susitravl said...

I would make Vanilla Maple Syrup.

bluang3lbby said...

I would love to make my own vanilla extract. I am not sure what I will do with the Fleur de Sel but I think I can find something tempting and tasty with it.

Anonymous said...

Vanilla is the second most expensive
spice in the world. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry X'mas to you & family.

sharonkam@live.com