2X Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract Q&A
What is double-strength vanilla extract?
Double-strength vanilla, or double-fold vanilla, is a more potent vanilla extract that's been made with twice the amount of vanilla beans, therefore double the intensity in vanilla flavor.
What's the difference between double-strength vanilla and regular vanilla extract?
Double-strength vanilla is stronger, more concentrated vanilla extract. With 2X pure vanilla, you only have to use half the amount of extract that a recipe calls for.
Why would you use double-strength vanilla?
Use double-strength vanilla in recipes where you want the vanilla flavor to be much more intense than normal.
What makes your vanilla extract different from others?
By law, to be labeled a Pure Vanilla Extract, the liquid must be at least 35% alcohol and use only vanilla beans in the flavoring. A single vanilla bean has about 300 unique flavoring components. However, many of these are delicate flavors that occur in trace amounts and must be carefully extracted to maintain their distinctive flavors. To capture maximum flavor from the variety of unique flavor compounds, our extracts are produced using a proprietary cold extraction, slow percolation method. Damaging heat and pressure are never introduced into this process. This cold extraction process takes nearly a month to complete but ensures that the deep, rich flavor and delicate sweet, floral notes of each flavor compound are captured in our vanilla extracts. .
Check out our Examining Extracts feature article for more information about the different types of extracts and how extracts are made.