Generic name: Castoreum.
Active ingredient: Beaver bum?
Can you make it? The RSPCA might have something to say.
Animal suffering, plus consumer rights. Basically, castoreum comes from the anal glands of a beaver, which means
A: someone had to extract it, and
B: sellers don’t want consumers to know about it.
Fact of the matter is: only two natural products taste of vanilla: vanilla pods and beaver bums. So if you see “natural flavouring”, “natural vanilla flavour”, or “vanilla flavour”, well, even just “flavour/ing” on your vanilla-tasting food, it’s probably beaver bum. Some raspberry-flavoured things too!
None we’re aware of.
Anything that says “vanilla bean”.