Introducing our new look!

Introducing our new look!

WELCOME TO SHANK’S EXTRACTS We have come a long way since our start in 1899 and we are excited to share our new branding that reflects who we are today. The drop symbolizes our long history of extracting vanilla and producing flavors. The three different shades of...
The History of Vanilla

The History of Vanilla

Originally posted on NationalGeographic.com   By and large, Americans seem to like vanilla ice cream better than chocolate. The International Ice Cream Association, which should know, puts vanilla at the top of the charts as first choice of 29 percent of...
Shank’s Employee Highlight, Sam Reinhart

Shank’s Employee Highlight, Sam Reinhart

At Shank’s Extracts, we believe our investments in people, training and equipment offer our customers a high value in ensuring a better quality product. We recently took some time to sit down with one of our team members. Learn more about Sam! Name: Sam Reinhart Where...
Shank’s Employee Highlight, Donna Klos

Shank’s Employee Highlight, Donna Klos

At Shank’s Extracts, we believe our investments in people, training and equipment offer our customers a high value in ensuring a better quality product. We recently took some time to sit down with one of our team members. Learn more about Donna! Where were you...
The Vanilla Bean

The Vanilla Bean

We all know the familiar flavor of vanilla. From ice cream to baked goods, vanilla has been used to flavor our favorite sweet treats, but where does this delicious flavor come from. It all begins with the vanilla bean. Vanilla comes from a orchids of the genus...
A Look At The Vanilla Market After Cyclone Enawo

A Look At The Vanilla Market After Cyclone Enawo

With vanilla prices already at historically high prices, Cyclone Enawo struck the heart of the vanilla growing region in Madagascar on March 7. As a category 4 cyclone, it brought devastation to the region and put into question the 2017 vanilla crop as well as a...
Shank’s Extracts: A Brief History

Shank’s Extracts: A Brief History

Shank’s Extracts has true historical roots, dating back to 1899 when Jacob Shank created a compound flavoring of the vanilla bean. Jacob, a Lancaster County pioneer pharmacist, created this innovative concoction to improve the taste of his medicines—and established a...