Heilala Vanilla’s origins began in 2002 as an aid project founded New Zealander, John Ross, and his family.
The Kingdom of Tonga had been ravaged by Cyclone Waka, leaving the Islands and its people shattered in the wake of an exceptionally vicious natural disaster.
Partnering with a local family in the village of Utungake, together they established a small vanilla plantation that robustly grew into the world renowned humanitarian vanilla brand, Heilala Vanilla.
Heilala Vanilla Comes Straight From The Source
Grown on rich, Pacific soil and dried under the Polynesian sun, the world’s best vanilla is an all-natural product of a perfect climate.
With a highly-scientific, unrefined process (cold-pressed, slow-extract), and an artisan work culture of the hard-working local farmers and families, Heilala Vanilla is innovating outdated Vanilla products and production.
Many know orchids to be a delicate, fickle flower, but few realize that Vanilla is a genus of the very same plant, and that beans take 3 to 5 years to grow. Our farmers are dedicated craftsmen, tending to each plant with in-depth wisdom and expertise.
Heilala Vanilla Is Building Tonga’s Legacy
Sustainability is at the heart of Heilala Vanilla’s ‘Reason Why’. This wonderful, award winning Vanilla brand was born from a collaboration between the Ross Family in New Zealand and Tonga, in the wake of the devastating cyclone of 2002.
Heilala Vanilla supports ‘The Tongan Way’ (Anga Fakatonga), with a working culture that is social, family friendly and has given its people a new industry to adopt, supporting the protection of their local lifestyle.
Heilala is building a stable, long-term industry for Tonga, redefining corporate-social responsibility by working with an entire nation to transform their future
CRAFTED BY NATURE – Three Peaks™ home is the volcanic central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island. Careful harvesting preserves the natural properties, health benefits & superb Manuka honey flavor.
CERTIFIED 100% PURE & AUTHENTIC – Sourced, and packaged in New Zealand, this ultra-premium Manuka honey is independently certified by stringent NZ UMF Honey Association purity & quality standards ensuring the authenticity of our New Zealand Manuka honey.
STUNNING PRESENTATION – Beautiful gold-foiled packaging & a glass 7oz container showing the natural, rich amber color of Three Peaks™ high UMF Manuka honey. Perfect for your own use or as a gift ULTRA-PREMIUM – Three Peaks™ Manuka honey is the finest quality Manuka honey from New Zealand. Smooth, creamy & delicious, this Manuka honey has rich flavor. Enjoy daily by the spoonful or combine with your favorite food or drink.
NATURAL REMEDY AND SUPER FOOD – Customers use Manuka honey to support respiratory & digestive health, relieve coughs & sore throats, accelerate healing, and promote wellbeing