The worlds most popular flavor is Vanilla and less than 1% of the worlds supply comes from actual Vanilla orchids.
Many of our recipes here at Batchez rely on Vanilla. While we use a premium, all natural vanilla extract, the vast majority of food is flavored with artificial Vanilla. This really highlights the degree in which artificial ingredients have permeated today's food supply.
Unlike many diets and nutrition plans where individual needs and opinions vary, the experts generally agree on which artificial flavors to avoid.
Here are two articles that provide a little more behind the science of artificial versus natural, and which ingredients to avoid.