What, ice cream under threat from soaring vanilla prices? With the weather frankly over the past few days being the best we're going to get this year, a cooling ice cream is definitely something to be savoured. But we could all find that it might just cost us a bit more. Apparently production problems in Madagascar have led to a 120% price increase of vanilla year on year. A rally call for mint choc chip, pistachio or rum and raisin to quench our thirst for ice cream. Summer wouldn't be summer without it!
Production problems in Madagascar, the world’s largest vanilla producer, have caused prices to surge 120 per cent year on year, meaning vanilla beans priced at around £14 a kilogram five years ago are now in excess of £155 a kilogram