Ice-cream makers are facing a few cold truths heading into the chilly months, with skyrocketing vanilla prices adding to winter woes.
At around $600 per kilogram the sweet ingredient has surpassed the price of silver, putting producers of the delicious treat in a sticky situation.
A cyclone in Madagascar last March is the main culprit of the price rise, with damage to vanilla plantations causing a ripple effect for the ice-cream market.
Madagascar is the world’s primary supplier of the pods, which are used to flavour ice cream, cakes and chocolate.
With ice-creameries overseas currently taking vanilla off the menu, here’s hoping the market forecast is a little warmer come summer.