Vanilla Price Spike A Classic Commodity Squeeze


Britain’s Snugburys Ice Cream said it is weighing several options to cope with the situation, including passing the higher cost to consumers or promoting other flavors. Ice-cream chain Ruby Violet simply stopped selling the vanilla flavor.

Leading ice-cream makers such as Nestlé, Häagen-Dazs and Mövenpick have more than a year’s stock of vanilla and have yet to raise prices.