Madagascar Red Bourbon Vanilla Bean  

Although some think of vanilla as bland or plain, high quality vanilla bean is actually one of the most complex spice flavor on earth, with at least 250 different flavor and aroma compounds. And of all vanilla varieties, madagascar vanilla is considered to be the world’s finest.

Authentic vanilla is the second most expensive spice in existence (second only to saffron for those who like to know random facts), so it is rarely used in protein powders. Typically they just use artificial flavors which try to duplicate or intensify the vanilla flavor, but as with most things, nothing beats the real thing. In this case, nothing else even comes close.

In addition to its unique flavor profile, vanilla beans are rich in antioxidants, and may be of benefit to your digestive and immune systems.