Singing Dog Vanilla: An Exceptionally Good Vanilla
It was a tough job, folks, but after experimenting with a number of different brands of vanilla, and even more whipped cream, we think we have found a vanilla that is exceptionally good. Watch for these products on our order form from time to time (usually every-other month).
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Alcohol Free Vanilla Flavor
- Vanilla Coffee
- Vanilla Bean Paste
- Vanilla Lip Balm
- Vanilla Beans
- Vanilla Teas
About Singing Dog Vanilla
First of all, yes, it is true that we founded this company on April Fool’s Day 2004 at Bill’s dining room table in Kailua, Hawaii. Second of all, yes, we do know that Singing Dog Vanilla is a pretty silly name.
Bill Wiedmann and Marty Parisien came up with the idea for this business while both were traveling throughout the Pacific Islands assisting farmers with marketing, finance, and productivity improvements. Marty had read a book by Seth Godin called Purple Cow . On page 107 of that book Seth writes, “But vanilla is boring. You can’t build a fast-growing company around vanilla.” When he read that Marty thought, “What a great idea! Build a company around vanilla” (Yes, if you read the whole book you will see that we did take those lines a bit out of context). At the same time Bill and Marty were introduced to a village in Papua New Guinea that grows vanilla. So we decided to build a vanilla company that shares profits with the vanilla farmers, creates healthy vanilla products, and a happy vanilla crew.
The Silly Name:
We decided to name the company after the Papua New Guinea Singing Dog, a dog only discovered by the outside world in 1952. They don’t bark but rather they sing like whales. It seemed like a good name to represent the kind of company we wished to build. So, we have a silly name but we are very serious about vanilla.
We follow 3 simple rules when we develop new vanilla products:
• Clean: We find the best ingredients we can. Organic, non-GMO, high quality….
• Rave: The finished product needs to be something that our fans will rave about. No point in introducing a product that is just mediocre.
• Green: We do our best to use the most sustainable packaging, re-use consumables such as cardboard, and reduce landfill by using materials such as cornstarch packing material, using compostable inner packaging, and providing reusable tea bags.