Virginia Dare’s deep history has set us apart as a market leader for vanilla and the source for preferred taste. Our local operations and long-term relationships with growers in Madagascar are the foundation for reliable sourcing, quality, and consistency that make us one of the world’s largest industrial suppliers for vanilla products.
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Our local presence in Madagascar allows for direct relationships with partnering vanilla growers and invaluable market insights for our customers. One of four locations in the world where the flavorful bourbon vanilla bean is grown, Madagascar’s smallholder farms are a cottage industry that supplies 80% of the world’s vanilla demand. Working with a network of suppliers reduces our dependency on any single source, and our industry-leading risk mitigation practices minimize market volatility and unexpected shortages for our customers.
The taste of real vanilla is a complex array of flavor notes and aromas that combines to deliver an inimitable taste experience – the only flavoring subject to a federal standard of identity by the FDA.
Virginia Dare’s extensive domestic and international regulatory expertise and our long-term relationships with growers ensure we uphold the highest regulatory standards. Our ingredients deliver robust transparency and meet the highest certification standards for natural, non-GMO, organic certified, organic compliant, Kosher certified, Halal certified, Fair Trade Certified™ and Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Virginia Dare is an active member (with leadership roles) of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) and International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI). Our operations were BRC AA certified in 2019 by SAI Global.