We handpicked the vanilla beans just north of Hilo, Hawaii to make this 100% natural vanilla extract. Many of the vanilla extracts you find in stores are artificial and contain caramel coloring to convince you that dark means more flavorful. We score the beans then add the pure vodka base. The beans then soaked for six months before we bottle. See if this is simply the most flavorful vanilla you have ever tried. Each glass reusable bottle contains 2 oz. There is no added sugar in this product.