Why Our Root Beer Needs a New Label

A&W Root Beer tells us that it’s made with Aged Vanilla: Not necessarily. Real and Artificial Vanilla Flavor Our story starts in Madagascar where 80 percent of the world’s vanilla is produced. Growing up tree trunks, vanilla is a labor-intensive…

The Exciting Side of Vanilla Economics

If your ice cream cone costs more this summer, just think of supply and demand and Madagascar’s soaring vanilla bean prices.