'If some exquisite little goddess of gluttony were to exist, her name would surely be Vanilla, and she would be a delicate, slim creature in a dress sparkling with tiny perfumed crystals.'
There are some ingredients that my kitchen is rarely without. Lemons, peppercorns and vanilla beans, among them. When it comes to their aroma and flavour, they all fall into the category of 'exquisiteness', don't you agree?
To ensure that I don't run out, in my larder, there's a bundle of 70 plump and shiny, first-quality Heilala Vanilla beans that I bought online. Heilala has plantations in Tonga and Tauranga, New Zealand; and is the only ‘plantation to pantry’ vanilla on the globe. The company offers a range of 100% pure vanilla products to home cooks, chefs and food manufacturers (such as Pierre Issa from Pepe Saya). Remember those divine butter balls with whispers of vanilla in honey?
WIN an Ultimate Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack!
Heilala Vanilla has just launched its Australian online store. To celebrate the launch of the Australian store, Heilala and Good Things have combined to bring you a very special prize giveaway just in time for the festive season.
To be in the running to WIN the Ultimate Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack (pictured above), tell me about your favourite vanilla product in the Heilala range and how you would use it in your kitchen if you won. Spread the vanilla love, please feel free to tweet about the competition, and share a recipe with your entry in the comment box below.
The competition is open to Australian residents and closes on Monday, 16 December, so pop in and enter now! The winner will receive a Heilala Baking Pack. Two runners up will each receive a pack of Heilala Winners will be notified by email and the prizes will be posted to you.
The prize pack contains:
100ml Heilala Vanilla extract
100ml Heilala Vanilla paste
250ml Heilala Vanilla syrup
Glass tube with three Heilala Canilla beans
Plus one Heilala Vanilla bag
As an added bonus, purchase any Heilala Vanilla product online before 14 December to ensure delivery before Christmas AND you will also go in the Heilala Vanilla draw to win a Breville Scraper Mixer Pro. For more information about Heilala, click HERE!
Enter the Ultimate Heilala Vanilla Baking Pack giveaway below...
Remember, to enter simply tell me about your favourite vanilla product in the Heilala range and how you would use it in your kitchen if you won. Spread the vanilla love and tweet about the competition too!
And the winners* are....
Thanks so much to everyone for entering this delicious competition! We thoroughly enjoyed reading your vanilla ideas and thank you for sharing the vanilla love! Watch this space for more giveaways.
*Entries were judged by Heilala Vanilla.
Hello. I'm Liz, a writer, cook and traveller based in Canberra, Australia.
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NB: I use Australian standard measuring cups and spoons in my recipes.