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P.O. Box 3206
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Phone: (831) 476 – 9111
Fax: (831) 476 – 9112
As most of you are aware, the vanilla industry is currently in crisis and there is an acute shortage of vanilla beans. The traders who purchase vanilla beans in volume are hopeful that as the new crop comes to market we will see prices drop some though there is no guarantee that this will occur. Traders are waiting to assess the market before purchasing beans as market prices are more than $600 a kilo at source.
Currently we have a limited supply of vanilla products. We hope to maintain a limited volume of vanilla beans in stock . However, we are selling all of our products in small quantities so that we can assist as many of our customers as possible. We cannot take any new customers who want vanilla in volume except for the natural vanilla flavor and paste. We hope this will be a short-term situation and will keep you updated.
We do have natural vanilla flavor and paste, which is a very decent substitute for pure extract and paste. It is significantly less expensive than the extract and can be used as a bridge product until vanilla extract and paste are available at more affordable prices.
If you are a home cook and would like to purchase four- or eight-ounce bottles of vanilla extract or other products, please visit our e-tailer at Vanilla Enchantment.
If you have questions, please contact us. We value your support and will do all we can to keep our vanilla products in stock. Thank you for your understanding.
We are excited to announce our Second Annual Santa Cruz Vanilla Festival, Friday, September 29, 2017! It will be held at the Food Lounge in downtown Santa Cruz and includes a four-course meal prepared by Chef David Jackman, and a visual presentation on Six Unique Vanilla Farms Around the World by the Vanilla Queen. Please follow This Link for further information and for ticket purchases. We are limited to 75 diners, so purchase your tickets soon. Thank you. The Queen looks forward to sharing this fun evening with you!