Pure Vanilla Paste

$ 18.99
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4 in stock

Heilala is a company born of devastation. After a huge cyclone wiped out much of the Kingdom of Tonga, New Zealander John Ross partnered with a family in the village of Utungake to create a vanilla plantation that is run by Tongans and integrates with the Tongan way of life. That original plantation has grown into a world-renown vanilla brand, supplying the world's most discerning chefs, including the late Gina DiPalma and L.A.'s own Ken Takayama.

The Heilala Vanilla Paste is vine-ripened Tongan Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans suspended in vanilla extract. Packed with vanilla's distinctive fruity-floral sweetness, it adds a layer of complexity when subbed for standard vanilla extract, while being less sensitive than whole vanilla beans.


Pickup available at Semolina Artisanal Pasta

Usually ready in 2 hours

Pasta Cooking Tips
  • Use a large enough pot so your pasta doesn't stick together.
  • Salt your water aggressively. Not sure how much? Taste it! We use about a tablespoon of Diamond Crystal Kosher salt per quart of water.
  • Remove your pasta from the water before it's totally al dente and SAVE YOUR PASTA WATER!
  • Fresh pasta cooks in about 2 minutes. Dried pasta takes 6 minutes or more.
  • Finish your pasta in your sauce with a ladleful of pasta water.

Organic semolina and water.

Other Details

Fresh pastas DO NOT SHIP. Pick up at the shop only.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Elisa Callow

It’s great using vanilla that is natural and so flavorful.