(Size—5 beans, approx. 10 g)
Tonka beans share a lot of similarities with vanilla beans, to the point where they are sometimes used as a vanilla substitute. They are black and wrinkly, about an inch long, and have a sweet flavour that is like a combination of vanilla, cloves and cinnamon with a nuttiness reminiscent of almonds. Really delicious and unusual.
Ingredients: Tonka Bean.