You've probably heard that vanilla bean prices have skyrocketed in the last couple of months. You may have even taken a hit if you're purchasing them for your bakery/store/company or simply an ice-cream lover. The cost of this major food staple has been on the rise for years, but we're feeling the spike more than ever. What used to be roughly $40 USD for a kilogram back in 2011 is now $700 USD -- a whopping 20x increase in price! But why is this happening?
Activated charcoal made a big splash in 2017! It was being glorified everywhere -- making appearances in cold-pressed juices, frozen yogurt, cocktails, detox lemonades, toothpaste, deodorant, and face masks to name a few. It has many beneficial properties but it can also be quite dangerous if consumed incorrectly. Are you educated on the pros as well as the cons?