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vanilla

1. slang Plain, uninteresting, unexciting, or unadventurous. A reference to vanilla being considered a plain or ordinary flavor. I've always thought guided tours were a pretty vanilla way to experience a new city. She just wants something vanilla to read while she's lounging on the beach.
2. slang Of, related to, or engaging in sexual activities that are considered conventional, unadventurous, or not particularly kinky or fetishistic. He's extremely hot, but he's pretty vanilla when it comes to sex. I've just never been into anything other than vanilla stuff in bed.
3. slang Of or related to computer or video game software that has not been modified, customized, or expanded upon with additional content. The vanilla web browser they released didn't even have the ability to open more than one tab at the same time—you had to download an extension for that! The developers promised that people playing the vanilla version of the game will able to compete just as well as those who have the DLC installed.

vanilla

1. mod. plain; dull. (see also beige.) The entire production was sort of vanilla, but it was okay.
2. n. a Caucasian. Some vanilla’s on the phone—selling something, I guess.

plain vanilla

Lacking embellishment or fancy features, unadorned; by extension, plain and simple. This item, dating from the second half of the 1900s, transfers the simplicity of a plain vanilla cake to other concerns, ranging from stock options to computer software, legal contracts, and so on. For example, “She bought the cheapest car she could find, a plain vanilla model.” See also less is more.
See also: plain, vanilla
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Made from vanilla produced in Indonesia, Mexico and Papua New Guinea, along with Madagascar vanilla, each ice cream has a flavor profile determined by the origins of the vanilla plant, the growing conditions and processing.
The versatile vanilla flavour is particularly suited to coffee cakes and other breakfast breads.
This popular flavoring for sweet foods and confectionery products is acquired from the cured beans of the Vanilla planifolia plant -- the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family.
If there is one message that flavor houses want to convey to ice cream marketers concerned over the shortage of vanilla, it is "Don't panic!" At least that is the message being sent by Rick Brownell, Vice President of Vanilla Products at Virginia Dare.
Contact Nielsen-Massey Vanillas International on tel 31 58 2 882 880 or fax 31 58 2 800 288
Three-fold vanilla uses 40.05 ounces of vanilla beans, and fourfold pure vanilla, the highest extraction possible using Nielsen-Massey's exclusive cold extraction process, is the extractive matter from 53.4 ounces of vanilla beans to one gallon of liquid.
Chai is available in many forms: as dry mixes, liquid concentrates and syrups, and Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla is also available in extract or powder form and can be customised to deliver the best formulation for each type of application.
Vanilla is a staple in bakery products, adding subtle, yet distinctive flavour and is the perfect companion for the chocolate, nuts, berries, and spices that are mainstays of baked goods.
Gelato, the Italian frozen treat has been improved with the addition of Vanilla Bean Paste from Nielsen-Massey.
Cyclone catastrophes and rising prices may keep the squeeze on vanilla supplies in the coming months.
One Midwest supplier is the world's largest company specializing in the production of pure vanillas and is the second largest user of vanilla beans in the world.
The global market for vanilla is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% by value and 4.6% by volume during the forecast period 2018-2028
Summary: The global market for vanilla is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% by value and 4.6% by volume during the forecast period 2018-2028
* Pasadena, CA-based Choctal has announced the addition of three single-origin vanilla ice creams and a single-country chocolate and vanilla combination product to its flavor line up that previously consisted of four single-origin chocolates and Madagascar Vanilla now available in natural and specialty stores nationwide.