Notice of Christmas Holiday Closure :

We will be Closed from close of business on Wed 18th Dec and therefore this will be the last day of dispatch for the Christmas period.

We will be Open again for business after the New Year on Mon 6th January 2020.

Any orders placed between 18th Dec & 6th January will not be dispatched until Mon 6th January 2020.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wishing all Old & New customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

About Us

Vanillaetc was founded in 2011 by former chef Graham Bruce

“I started cooking in my parent’s pub, back in the 60’s – a gastro pub before its time. It was my mum that first got me hooked on cooking – she was an amazing pastry chef.  My lifelong love of vanilla started with a bite of one of her heavenly vanilla meringues and a slurp of her to-die-for custard.

For over 40 years I worked in the kitchens of some great gastro pubs and restaurants around Kent.

Over time I realised that not only were my favourite dishes always sweet, but they also almost always contained vanilla.  The Chanel No. 5 of the spice world, Bourbon Vanilla inspired my signature dishes – Vanilla Pannacotta, Crème Brule, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Classic Crème Anglaise, Baked Vanilla Cheesecake and hand-made ‘Vanillicious’ ice cream.

Throughout my career, I found it hard to source high quality vanilla products in the UK.  This was a big source of frustration for me, and so, after finally tiring of the antisocial lifestyle of being a professional chef, I set up Vanillaetc to import high quality vanilla products to the UK.