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Vanilla Crop Damaged After Cyclone in Madagascar

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Bloomberg, 16 March 2017

The worst tropical cyclone in 13 years to strike Madagascar may push up already record prices for vanilla beans that are used to flavour everything from cafe lattes to ice cream.

The storm that killed at least 78 people in the Indian Ocean island nation last week may have damaged as much as 30 percent of the crop, according to David van der Walde, director at Aust & Hachmann Canada Ltd., the world’s oldest vanilla company.

The vanilla market, worth about $1.3 billion a year at current prices, was already tight after output slipped and quality suffered over the past two years in Madagascar, which accounts for more than three quarters of global supply. Prices have doubled in a little over a year to more than $500 a kilogram.....Read More

VanillaMart UK awarded Google Certified Shops badge

VanillaMart UK awarded Google Certified Shops BadgeVanillaMart UK, offering a Premium range of vanilla products and spices, are pleased to announce that we were recently selected to join the Google Certified Shops program. To help shoppers identify on-line merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Certified Shops badge is awarded to eCommerce sites [...]

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VanillaMart in The Press

2016 - The Times - Vanilla meltdown (5 April 2016)2015 - The Times - What every foodie's larder needs (27 June 2015)2013 - The Times - 50 top websites for food and drink (30 January 2013)2012- The Independent - Thriller in Vanilla (Thursday, 5 July 2012)

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Come Dine With Vanilla

As one of the most popular flavours used in western cooking, we’re all familiar with vanilla. The deep, aromatic tones grace our favourite ice creams, yogurts and cakes, but have you ever used it to infuse your poached fish or zingy salad dressing? Vanilla has been a staple of western cooking for centuries but the [...]

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life With Our New Range

Year after year, we here at Vanilla Mart are committed to ensuring our customers receive the only the best vanilla around. As specialist suppliers of vanilla pods, extracts, seeds and many more products, it’s fair to say that we have worked with customers from all walks of life.From bakers and restaurateurs to breweries and home cooks, our huge selection of [...]

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Why Vanilla Prices Are Rising? Part 1

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice around and is often used in variety of recipes spanning many cultures. Here at VanillaMart, we stock only the finest vanilla pods for your delicious and exotic dishes. Vanilla has been sourced and traded for hundreds of years and gives your food, refreshments, baked goods and treats a recognisable [...]

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Why Vanilla Prices Are Rising? Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of our investigation into the rising prices of vanilla. In Part 1, we looked at why we had seen a sudden rise in price due to a past overabundance, a fluctuating market and constant consumer demand. Here at VanillaMart, we have developed a strong reputation across many industries as the leading [...]

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