Most vanilla extract is made by heating the vanilla bean in alcohol to extract it's flavors. But by allowing the bean to soak for months and never heating it, the extract retains more of the natural flavors and aromas. We go a step further than most cold brewed extracts by using the exceptionally high quality Green Mountain Distillers organic vodka as our base, instead of grain alcohol. This means that you can use our extract in places that you're not going to be cooking off the sub-par alcohol - like custards, frostings and mixed drinks.
We brew our vanilla extract with two different beans. Tahitian vanilla is a fun, flowery, almost candy-like vanilla (I recommend it for ice creams, custards and candies - we use this variety in our Mighty Tasty Granola). Madagascar is a caramely, nutty, richer vanilla (it's best in classic baked goods like cookies and cake). Both are made in a single batch, once a year. Once they sell out, they are gone until next year.
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You want your order approximately yesterday, right? Well, it's a good thing that we love getting your order out of our hands and into yours as fast as possible! That's why, if you order before our mail carrier comes by (usually between noon and 3), we usually get your order out the very same day.
Everything ships from our bakery in Montpelier, Vermont and generally orders going to individuals go out via USPS and wholesale orders go out either via FedEx or USPS depending on size (Please note: Larger web orders may still ship out via FedEx - please contact us if you would prefer your order to ship via a particular carrier - additional charges may apply). USPS orders will get to you in 1-3 days from pickup and FedEx boxes will arrive in 1-5 days. Here are the maps from USPS and FedEx with shipping times. Any questions? Shoot me an email at Claire@ButterflyBakeryVT.com and let me answer them.