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Colledge vanilla and flavour paste products.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I store my vanilla products?
Store your Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Paste and Vanilla Bean Pods in a cool, dry place. Kitchen cupboards are ideal. We do not recommend you refrigerate or freeze our products.
What is the shelf life of your vanilla products?
Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Paste and Vanilla Bean Pods will keep for 4 years and 6 months.
Why does the vanilla paste contain alcohol?
The alcohol we use is organic alcohol (sugar cane derived ethanol) and it is used for the extraction of vanilla beans. The traditional method of vanilla extraction is done using alcohol (ethanol). This vanilla extract is used to make our vanilla paste. If you are using the vanilla paste in high temperature baking, it is very unlikely the finished good would have any alcohol left as you use a very small percentage and this small amount is likely to evaporate out of your cake.
How can I substitute the vanilla paste into a recipe that calls for extract or Pods?
One teaspoon of our vanilla paste has the flavor of a whole vanilla bean, meaning it is an ideal substitute when a recipe calls for a whole vanilla bean. It can also be used 1:1 to replace standard traditional vanilla extract in baking and desserts. Adjust to taste.
Where does your vanilla originate from?
Vanilla varies in flavor and aroma based on growing locations. Our vanilla originates from the key vanilla growing regions across the world including Madagascar, Comoros Islands, Papua New Guinea, India and Tonga.
What is the shelf life of your Gourmet Extract Pastes?
Taylor & Colledge Gourmet Extract Pastes will keep for 2 years.
Are your products kosher?
Yes our Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Paste and all our Taylor & Colledge Gourmet Extract Pastes are Kosher certified.
Are your products organic?
Our Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Paste is certified organic by the USDA.
How do I store the Gourmet Extract Pastes?
Store your Taylor & Colledge Gourmet Extract Pastes in a cool, dry place. Kitchen cupboards are ideal. We do not recommend you refrigerate or freeze our products.
Which of your products are vegetarian or vegan?
Yes our Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Paste and all our Taylor & Colledge Gourmet Extract Pastes are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Which of your products are gluten free?
Taylor & Colledge products do not contain gluten.
Where can I find the ingredients list for your products?
Each Taylor & Colledge product has its ingredients listed on the packaging.
Do you have commercial sizes of your products? I am a chef / restaurant owner / manufacturer.
We do have a select number of our products available in larger volumes. Email us via the Contact page and our sales team will be in touch to arrange a quote and delivery.