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Vanillablossom™ Flavors, Inc. is a family affair.

Vanillablossom Flavors is a Canadian small business on Vancouver Island, offering premium vanilla products and spices at accessible prices. For owner David Best, vanilla is a family affair. The company was started by Dave's father, Larry Best, who operated the company for 35 years. Dave grew up learning the business from his father, and he still uses his dad's recipe for vanilla extract.
In recent years, Dave expanded Vanillablossom's product line from solely vanilla extracts to include a wide variety of spices, and he prides himself on dealing directly with suppliers to ensure high-quality products for customers. All vanilla beans are imported directly from a locally-owned and operated farm in Madagascar, and all manufacturing—from making extract to packaging spices—is done in-house at the Vanillablossom Flavors workshop in Saanichton. Whole vanilla beans are hand-packaged and sold in resealable glass tubes.

Formally becoming Vanillablossom Flavors in 2002, the company continues to fulfill the needs of both local and national food companies. Vanillablossom products are carried by retail stores and food service distributors across Canada.