Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract by Nielsen-Massey {Review}

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I received a bottle of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla Extract (Madagascar Bourbon) in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.


If you love baking with vanilla extract, you will love Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract by Nielsen-Massey!

Nielsen-Massey “crafts the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907.”  To read more about the history of Nielsen-Massey, click here.

I think I found my favorite vanilla extract thus far.  Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is amazing in flavor. The beans were hand-selected from the Bourbon Island of Madagascar.  How amazing is that?  I guess the way I would describe the flavor is smooth and sweet.  It doesn’t overwhelm the senses and is perfect for not only baking, but cooking as well.  Since vanilla extract is commonly used in homemade cookies and homemade chocolate cake, this version will rock your taste buds.  I even use it on my homemade chocolate cake frosting.  I literally could eat the frosting alone because of the delectable flavor of the vanilla extract. Ha!


Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract Ingredients

  • Water
  • Alcohol (35%)
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Bean Extractives

I love that one tablespoon of the vanilla extract = 1 vanilla bean! Yum!

You can currently purchase Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract from any Williams-Sonoma or on Amazon.

Would you try this brand of vanilla extract?


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  1. Yum! I loooooooove vanilla extract. I love putting a teaspoon in my milk to change up the flavor. It’s so good! A little bourbon sounds like a fun addition 😉

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