TAHITIAN VANILLA... For our Tahitian Vanilla Knots, we use whole Tahitian vanilla beans to infuse the croissant dough and again in the icing that enrobes each knot, where you can see the vanilla caviar throughout the icing. But why do we use Tahitian vanilla? As with all of our ingredient choices here at IZOLA, we use whole Tahitian vanilla beans because after extensive testing we found that they provided the best overall flavor. Real vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world (our cost is $212 per pound, and in part why 95% of vanilla products are now flavored with imitation "vanillin"), with Tahitian vanilla being the most coveted type of vanilla for its flavor. Tahitian vanilla beans are harvested only when they are ripe and come from the fruit (or pods) of an orchid varietal. They are cured in the sun to help remove moisture from the bean, then are bundled to help leech moisture. This process of drying and bundling repeats until the final moisture level reaches 55%.
Our team cuts open each bean and hand scrapes the vanilla caviar out of each bean. A lengthy process, yes, but so worth it! The next time you're enjoying a Tahitian Vanilla Knot, breathe the scent in, long and slow, and you'll be hit with the complex aromatics of the Tahitian vanilla bean. Pre-order your Tahitian Vanilla Knot now, orders for this week are now open. We'll be baking hot from the oven this Thursday - Sunday, from 8a-1p. We also hold aside at least half of our inventory each day, so if you don't have a pre-order, no problem, just pop on by. Have a pre-order and in a hurry? No problem! Double park downstairs and call us at (619) 289-8358, we'll run your order down to you with a smile. We call it IZOLA DRIVE-BY.
Join Jenny and me this Tuesday October 10th at 4p on Google Meet for our next investor conversation. We'll share why we started IZOLA at the start of a global pandemic, what has kept us going each day as our little project has grown to over 30 employees and over $1M in revenue, and what our vision is for the future. We are raising funds now as we move forward on building our new zero-emission manufacturing facility and bake shop, IZOLA Main. Located in the heart of City Heights, we'll be bringing over 20 purpose-filled careers and investing in an underserved community. We aim to change the way America thinks about croissants and sourdough. The IZOLA way. Hot from the oven, great hospitality, amazing quality. Justice. Investing in American Green Manufacturing. Creating careers. Improving the quality of our bread and croissants. Planning to open 12 IZOLAs in SoCal. Hard? Yes. But so exciting to invest in American manufacturing and in our community. Believe in what we do? Join us. To learn more, RSVP for our Tuesday call and drop by for a minute and say hi or stay the whole time. It's a fun time and super casual. We'll share with you where we've been, our plans for the future, and why we are raising over $3M in the next year. Never invested before? Not to worry! It's super simple. *Please only invest an amount you would feel comfortable losing. Investing in private businesses involves risk. Though potential returns are designed to reflect that risk, there is a possibility that you will lose your entire investment.
*Please only invest an amount you would feel comfortable losing. Investing in private businesses involves risk. Though potential returns are designed to reflect that risk, there is a possibility that you will lose your entire investment.
IZOLA MUSIC SATURDAY Every Saturday IZOLA hosts live music - come see how diverse and talented our San Diego community is. We post our full musical line-up every Friday night on Instagram - follow us here!