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Heilala Vanilla

Posted 8/21/2018
Heilala VanillaHeilala VanillaDelicious cake always starts with good quality ingredients! 
Did you know that I only use Heilala Vanilla in my cakes and fillings? 
It's not only an amazing product, it's also a local company right here in Tauranga that has been working with vanilla farmers in Tonga for 15 years. When you purchase Heilala Vanilla products you are supporting more than 14 villages and communities.

Heilala Vanilla began as an aid project after a cyclone 
A vanilla plantation was established by a New Zealand family, in partnership with a local family from the village of Utungake in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga.
This has had a significant impact on the Tongan economy providing employment and infrastructure across a number of communities.
In 2013, the Heilala Vanilla Foundation was established to ensure the ongoing sustainability of their unique partnership with the community in Tonga. The Foundation is a registered charitable trust with the NZ Charities Commission and each year selects a project to benefit the people of Vava’u.