This is one of those stories that will have you shaking your head and avoiding all things vanilla..
Check out this headline from Fox news..
Yes you’re reading this right, but candy isn’t the only thing beaver butts are used in.
The source of this “natural vanilla flavor” is a substance called castoreum, a berry-and-vanilla-tinged secretion from the dam-makers’ perennial glands; beavers use the sweet-smelling-and-sticky stuff to mark their territory and help ensure their coats wick water.
small-batch bourbon, in some vape juices, and even in Etsy stores