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Sugar-Free Madagascar Bourbon Cured Vanilla Bean Paste

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CA$ 27.90
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Using whole vanilla beans sourced from small-scale farmers in Madagascar, this vanilla paste has a classic rich vanilla flavour that is super-concentrated. Now, Madagascar Bourbon refers to the Island of Bourbon, where it is from and their curing method, not to the liquor.

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla has a curing process where the farmers immerse the green vanilla beans in hot water for a short time. Then the farmers then store the beans in sweat boxes before beginning the routine of spreading beans in the sun and packing them away at night. This unique curing process helps create a unique, rich, and highly complex flavour profile different from the favour from the Mexican curing process where the beans are cured directly in the sun.. Other countries have adopted the same curing process, which is why it may also be referred to as Bourbon cured.

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is the perfect all-purpose vanilla that is known for its creamy smooth flavour. Using vanilla paste rather than extract is great when you add liquid to what you're making may thin the product, like when making frostings etc. Plus, the paste is a stronger flavour so that it doesn't bake out. It also has that sparkle of vanilla bean specks, that in crème brûlée, ice cream, and buttercream look smashing.

Best yet, it uses the natural sweeteners glycerin and allulose. Like all our products, this has no aftertaste, uses no artificial sweeteners, is diabetes-friendly, low-carb, and 100% delicious! Hooray!

Some tips:

  1. This Vanilla Paste is super concentrated, you can add 1/4 of what a recipe calls for and the same if not fuller and deeper flavour than using standard extract.
  2. That said, if you are making a vanilla buttercream, a custard, or vanilla ice cream, you can use the whole amount, and get a fantastic rich deep flavour that is second to none.
  3. When you first use it, it will be super thick, you can use a toothpick to help get it out if it's being stubborn. If you like, you could use your own pure Madagascar Bourbon Cured Vanilla Extract to thin it. To do this, just add a few drops of extract after you use it to the top, replacing what you used, then close it up. Before you use it again, give the bottle a little shake to mix the extract with your paste. Then after you use it, Repeat.
  4. I don't recommend this paste with meringue.

Ingredients: vanilla beans, allulose, glycerine, water, alcohol, vanilla bean extractives, lemon juice, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, potassium sorbate.

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ABOUT NIKKEY

Welcome! I'm Nikkey Elizabeth.

Hi! My name is Nikkey Elizabeth and this me, after cutting down raspberry canes in my snow shoes. La Femme Nikketo is a combination of two dreams, making delicious sugar-free products that you’d never guess where sugar-free and transforming the farm my husband and I have, The Farm in Glenville, into a working farm where we grow what we make. Together these sugar-free dreams offer boutique farm-to-table preserves and confections, all made here on our farm in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


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Where are you located?

Our farm is located in Glenville, Nova Scotia. It’s a little hamlet between Mabou and Inverness on the island of Cape Breton.

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My Jam looks separated, what do I do?

Our sugar-free jams are natural products. Because we are sugar-free and use all-natural products, from time to time ‘fruit float’ can happen to fruit like strawberry or rhubarb during the canning process leaving pulp at the top and jelly on the bottom. If this occurred with your jam, don’t worry, it’s just as delicious as all our other jams. When this happens, we encourage our customers to dig in and mix it up!!!

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What does it mean you’re sold out for the season?

We are a farm-to-table business, where we believe strongly in growing a large proportion of what we make. Sometimes, if there are other local growers that have supplies beyond our own, we may top-up our fruit or berry inventory (this is especially true with Blueberries as our bushes are young and our neighbour has acres of stunning wild blueberries!). However, for the most part, we grow what we make and when we run out, that’s it until next year. Every year our capacity grows so we hope to run out a little later each year.

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I just bought from you at a market, will those items be on your website?

For the most part, yes, but not yet, or soon. If you are reading this and we are still in a growing season, I usually am so busy farming, making, and selling at my local farmer’s markets that I don’t have a chance to update my website. However, once the farmers markets at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend (That’s the second weekend of October here in Canada), I usually put aside time to update the website with all the current products. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I post when that happens.

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Why don’t you use the same sweetener in all your products?

Sometimes I feel that by producing sugar-free goods, you have to be part magician, chemist, and explorer. There are so many sugar-free sweeteners out there and not one of them behaves exactly like sugar. Each of them has its positive and negative qualities depending on the application. For instance, I use a lot of allulose, not never in meringue, because it loves water too much, so you could back that meringue for hours and it would still be sticky.

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Are there sweeteners you don’t use in your products?

Yes, there are a few. I don’t use artificial sweeteners at all. Next, I’m not a fan of stevia because of the after taste so I don’t use that either. Also, I don’t use xylitol as it’s toxic to dogs. I love dogs and have an adorable retired racing greyhound myself who is an expert at catching what falls on the floor before anyone can get to it first — he’s that fast. As such, if I wouldn’t have any food with xylitol in my house, just in case it could fall on the floor and could be consumed by my super-fast houndie, I won’t put in my products just in case for your puppies too. Finally, I don’t use products like maltitol or mannitol, as they are notorious for upsetting the stomach.

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From June to October we offer pick-up every Sunday during the Mabou Farmer’s Market for local shoppers.
Please have your order in by Friday to ensure we have it ready for you for the Market that Sunday.

From November to March we offer local porch pick-up or drop in the Greektown/Pocket/Danforth Village area.

Below is your return policy. However, more than anything, La Femme Nikketo wants to ensure their customers are happy and love their purchases. If you have any concerns with your purchases, please contact us right away so we can assist you.

We accept returns within 15 days from shipping date under certain circumstances. La Femme Nikketo will ONLY pay for a return label if a product arrived damaged or was shipped in error. In all other cases, the customer is responsible for the shipping costs. Please contact us if you need to return your purchase. Please note that a product is required to be returned in order for a refund to be issued. Sometimes we might be able to issue a refund based on a photo confirmation of a product damage. We do not accept returns on any opened/used items.

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