Vanilla is in short supply right now, apparently there are shortages in Madagascar where 3/4 of our supply comes from. If you are someone that demands quality and natural ingredients this is VERY bad because prices will start to climb. Vanilla beans used to go for about $11 per pound in 2011 and now they are up to $193 per pound and climbing. One ice cream shop owner said that vanilla is out pricing dairy at this point. If you love vanilla you can read more HERE!