Vanilla Bean Shortage

Bitter Tasting

Do you want your cherry vanilla coke tasting bitter, well last year in Madagascar there was a vanilla shortage leaving ice cream to soft drinks tasting bitter.The prices have been tripling even more for the past 12 months.
The prices of vanilla beans, has even more than tripled. Cook said the prices last year were 80$ for a kilogram and now it is 250$ per kilogram. The price boost is attributed not only to lower supply, but poorer quality.