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Ice Cream Prices May Go Up Due to Vanilla Shortage: Will You Still Be Buying?

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Ice cream prices could be on the verge of a price hike, The London Daily Telegraph reports. The problem? Vanilla pod shortages. Apparently production is down worldwide, from India to Mexico, leading to grim predictions for the ice cream eaters of the world. Vanilla prices are already up from $25 per kilogram to nearly $40 a kilogram, but so far ice cream producers are taking the hit.

Nick Peksa, a Mintec market analyst, thinks it will affect ice cream across the board. He explained, "The stocks in the world are being run down, and we are getting to a point now where we are likely to see the price suddenly shoot upwards. It is the most expensive ingredient in ice cream production per kilogram, so it is highly likely that some producers will not be able to absorb the extra cost. It could push the price of ice cream up by around 10 per cent." Will the potential price hike keep you from buying ice cream this summer?


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  • Michaelene wulfsong 2012/04/05 16:49:51
    Michaelene
    +2
    Ain't that the truth! :(
  • Djanet wulfsong 2012/04/30 02:30:31
    Djanet
    ur rite.....
  • Tara 2012/04/05 15:34:36
    Yes
    Tara
    +2
    Of course!
  • Kat 2012/04/05 15:17:04
    Yes
    Kat
    +1
    Yes, I must have my ice cream; however I don't like vanilla very much (unless it comes in the neopolitian ice cream. Tastes different for some reason. lolol. (:
  • Tara Kat 2012/04/05 15:36:48
    Tara
    +2
    Fun fact.. I just read yesterday that vanilla actually has no taste. It just has a smell. I guess our brains take the smell and imagine what it would taste like.
  • Kat Tara 2012/04/05 23:55:11
    Kat
    +1
    ...or it smells different* hahaha. I didn't know that! Very interesting. (:
  • Michaelene 2012/04/05 15:07:15
    Yes
    Michaelene
    +4
    I'm an ice cream addict! I'd buy it no matter the cost, I love the feeling I get on hot fudge sundaes.

    Dear SODAHEAD NEWS,
    Please review your questions prior to posting. Your question contained in the title negates your question at the end of your summary.
    "Will You Still Be Buying?" YES
    "Will the potential price hike keep you from buying ice cream this summer?" NO
    Sincerely,
    Michaelene
  • BoomLover Michaelene 2012/04/05 16:43:34
    BoomLover
    +1
    Excellent point!
  • Michaelene BoomLover 2012/04/05 16:47:47
    Michaelene
    Thanks, if this were a question regard a more important issue (not to me, everyday is ice cream day), it's results could be misconstrued.
  • 10997 2012/04/05 14:57:50
    No
    10997
    I only eat icecream occasionally and it usually isn't vanilla (Although I am aware that most flavours, including anything with chocolate, are likely to contain vanilla). I'm just bummed because I use vanilla in almost all of my desserts!
  • jacktown kid 2012/04/05 14:55:39
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    You betcha i would
  • I'm A TeenageDirtbag 2012/04/05 14:01:22
    No
    I'm A TeenageDirtbag
    There's slushies & I could always make My own
  • PM 2012/04/05 13:27:15 (edited)
    No
    PM
    +1
    No, just another reason to raise prices, not unlike the Orange Freeze from years ago and the Mad Cow disease. The price of OJ never went back down and the price of beef is crazy now. Surely, once the price of Ice Cream goes up, it'll stay up forever.
  • PM PM 2012/04/05 13:47:36
    PM
    When I was younger, you used to buy a 1/2 gallon of Ice Cream (2 quarts). Then then shrunk the size down to 1.75 quarts and the price stayed the same. Then just a few years ago, they shrank the size down to 1.5 quarts and the price stayed the same. So we've already been getting less Ice Cream for the same amount of money.
  • 001 2012/04/05 13:20:11
    Yes
    001
    Ten per cent is doable and ice cream is good.
  • lara 2012/04/05 11:50:01
    Yes
    lara
    I like ice cream very much. Ice Cream Prices May Go Up , but I will not stopping buying it. maybe I will reduce the times to buy ice cream. Ice cream is so delicious and it can relieve me of my pressure. It is my favourite.
  • tom C 2012/04/05 11:41:01
    Yes
    tom  C
    +1
    ok so Buttered Pecan costs a little more....its worth it..!
    blue bell buttered pecan
    blue bell buttered pecan
  • Michaelene tom C 2012/04/05 16:51:27
    Michaelene
    Oh yeah, my mouth is watering!
  • Johann 2012/04/05 07:47:15 (edited)
    Yes
    Johann
    Ben & Jerry's of course but only on the occasion. $3.99 not my fancy all the time while in college.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/05 07:35:13
    No
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    Not a big ice cream fan anyway unless it's really hot out. However, please don't blame the American Dairy Farmers for this. There's plenty of cream for ice cream. I bake a lot and use a lot of vanilla, but I won't buy immitation, I'll buy the real stuff and pay the price. Farmers can't predict the weather and crops and take what the market gives them.
  • Peewee ... Peewee ... 2012/04/05 07:41:20
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Favorite is Peppermint Stick!! But there's nothing like fresh home-made goat ice-cream with raspberries off the vine!
  • Johann Peewee ... 2012/04/05 07:48:36
    Johann
    +2
    Now that sounds delicious
  • Peewee ... Johann 2012/04/05 07:55:39
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    Oh yes it is! I try to freeze some but most of them don't make it from the vine to the house.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/04/05 07:13:09
    Yes
    nightcrawler2005
    Actually I prefer strawberry.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/04/05 05:52:22
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Compared to the price of gasoline, a rise in the price of ice cream will be nothing. President Obama will blame it all on Bush and Cheney anyway!
  • PM Tenness... 2012/04/05 13:29:01 (edited)
    PM
    +1
    Here we go with a Right Winger attacking the President on each and every subject on Sodahead. Is there nothing we can talk about on Sodahead without a RightWinger blaming it on the President?
  • Tenness... PM 2012/04/05 15:45:40
    Tennessee3501
    I thought this was a forum where we can discuss our opinions freely. My comment was a joke, You liberals have no sense of humor. Do we have to put LOL next to everything?
  • The Aging Yankee Liberal Do... 2012/04/05 05:12:50
    No
    The Aging Yankee Liberal Douche
    chocolates better
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2012/04/05 03:33:20
    Yes
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    French Vanilla with Apple Pie...LOL but I can do with out it. Will see!!
  • James 2012/04/05 02:42:00
    Yes
    James
    +1
    Considering most vanilla ice cream is not made with real vanilla I don't see a problem with this.
  • Pearlie... James 2012/04/05 03:35:06
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    +1
    That is true, I buy real vanilla for baking and real butter too : LOL
  • James Pearlie... 2012/04/06 01:41:30
    James
    +1
    Well, make sure you're not picking up a container of "I Can't Believe its Not Body Butter" at the store.....

    body fat
  • Pearlie... James 2012/05/31 06:23:27
  • Marcus Clark 2012/04/05 02:34:06
    No
    Marcus Clark
    I don't do vanilla anyway. Chocolate is the way to go.
  • ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET 2012/04/05 01:29:30
    Yes
    ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET
    Bought a box of ice cream sandwiches today.
  • melliemark. 2012/04/05 01:28:10
    Yes
    melliemark.
    hell yeah this is amurrica
  • wildcat 2012/04/05 01:13:43
    Yes
    wildcat
    +2
    I still buy peanut butter and gasoline.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/04/05 01:01:46
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Haven't been buying it anyway for a long time; it's on the luxury list of things we can no longer afford. But the price of everything is going up except wages and old folks benefits. Last week it was pork. Who can keep up? It's just safe to say that the price of everything is way out of line and inflationary. Thanks, Maobama. You a$$hole.
  • PM Aqua Su... 2012/04/05 13:33:34
  • Aqua Su... PM 2012/04/05 18:35:29
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I might not feel better, but I sure feel superior to you.

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