According to my mother, who talked with someone who works for (I think) McCormick’s - the price of vanilla in the US is about to go thru the roof. She claims that most of the beans used come from Madagascar and they’ve had some really bad years. I found this article which seems to confirm what she heard.
So Mom’s going to get me a big bottle when she gets hers. Also according to the friend, vanilla doesn’t go bad - it just gets better as it ages.
Anyway, take it for what it’s worth. If you use a lot of vanilla, you might want to think about laying in a supply. Should the price go up, you’ll be ready. And if not, you won’t have to buy any for a while. Plus you can ridicule me.
That’s all. Carry on.