MEXICAN, THE ORIGINAL VANILLA
A gift from Mexico to the World! Vanilla in Mexico has been known for more than 500 years. It was harvested by the Totonacs in the Totonacapan region, located in the north of the state of Veracruz, Puebla and part of San Luis Potosi.
finest and scarcest in the world... mother of all vanillas
In the 15th century, the Aztecs conquered the Totonacs, so vanilla was incorporated into their customs and drinks, like chocolate. The Totonacs knew vanilla as xanath (flower), the Aztecs as tlixochitl (black flower) and the Spaniards called it vanilla, because the fruit looks like a pod. When the Spanish arrived in Mexico and learned about vanilla and cocoa, they sent them to Spain and from there they spread throughout Europe.