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va·nil·la

(vă-nil'ă),
The cured, full-grown, unripe fruit of Vanila planifolia (Mexican or Bourbon vanilla) or of V. tahitensis (Tahiti vanilla), orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to Mexico and cultivated in other tropic countries; a flavoring agent.
[Sp. vainilla, little pod]

vanilla

(vă-nĭl′ă) [Sp. vainilla, little sheath]
Any one of a group of tropical orchids. The cured seed pods of Vanilla planifolia contain an aromatic substance, also called vanilla, that is used for flavoring.
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Dishes start at pounds 6 and include a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs, slow-braised British beef with baby onions and herb dumplings for dinner and desserts such as bourbon vanilla and ginger cheesecake.
The company's assortment of Sanobub brand products runs the gamut from one-liter tubs of Bourbon Vanilla, to pints of organic chocolate ice cream and super-premium Macadamia Nut Brittle, impulse ice cream with fruit sauce, adult and children's stick products such as Big Choc and Smoothie Mango sorbet, crisp wafer sandwiches, ice cream swirls in mini pots, a wide variety of kids-oriented novelties, plus seasonal ice cream cakes and upscale dessert bars.
Now Symrise is the first company in the industry to have received fair-trade certification for bourbon vanilla extracts from the highly renowned Swiss organization Flocert.
Unlike other manufacturers, he uses pure sugar instead of corn syrup, pure bourbon vanilla beans instead of vanillin and only pure cocoa butter instead of hydrogenated oils and unhealthy trans-fats.
* Another award winner is La Maison des Sorbets Foods Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Balls, which topped the ice cream category in the 2007 Caterer and Hotelkeeper Excellence in Food & Drink Awards, given in association with caterers' organization 3663 First for Foodservice.
Paul's bourbon vanilla cheesecake came with poached rhubarb and looked a far better bet.
Madagascar, where the product is named Madagascar Bourbon vanilla (referring to the Bourbon Islands), is the world's largest producer of vanilla.
Bourbon vanilla: Sweet, resinous, with the slight taste of bourbon liquor.
It contains organic Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil and rich and fragrant extracts of Cocoa and pure Bourbon Vanilla - to spoil, pamper and excite.
Between two light slices of sponge lies a combination of strawberry & yoghurt cream and fine bourbon vanilla cream.
These high-quality bourbon vanilla extracts from Madagascar have been certified by ECOCERT, an independent certification organization whose internationally recognized seal guarantees that products are both natural and organic, and that they have been processed using traditional methods.