Matt Wilkinson Heilala Vanilla Plantation Tonga

"I care about the origins of my food and so does Heilala Vanilla, unlike most vanilla beans that are traded just like coffee and cocoa beans, without any traceability. Heilala is involved from plantation to pantry and they produce the best, juiciest, plumpest, quality fresh beans. I have a real love for using the whole bean, splitting it, scraping it, then drying and infusing it in my sugar.

Matt Wilkinson Heilala Vanilla Plantation Tonga

I had tried many vanilla pastes in the past and would never use any of them as they contain so many added fillers, but when I tried Heilala Vanilla Paste I knew this was the way forward, it is a pure quality product. My Vanilla Rice Pudding with Rose Geranium Blueberries wouldn’t be the same without Heilala Vanilla".

Matt Wilkinson Heilala Vanilla Plantation Tonga

Matthew Wilkinson
Chef/Co-Owner Pope Joan and Jack Horner
Author; Mr Wilkinson’s Favourite Vegetables, Simply Dressed Salads

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Peter Gordon NZ London Chef
Peter Gordon - NZ/London

"I love the consistent first rate quality of Heilala Vanilla."
Paul Jobin Auckland Chef
Paul Jobin - Auckland

"Respect and integrity”
Natasha MacAller USA
Natasha MacAller - USA

“It is fragrant yet not too flowery.”