Vanillin is the organic compound you find in the vanilla of your delicious desserts! The chemical formula for vanillin is C8H8O3. It is the main part of the extract of a vanilla bean. Synthetic vanillin is now used more often than natural vanilla extract as a flavoring agent in foods, beverages, etc. It was discovered by Nicolas-Theodore Gobley who obtained it by evaporating a vanilla extract to dryness and recrystallizing the resulting solids from hot water is an Aromatic Hydrocarbon because of its pleasant aroma. During the lockdown, it's a baker's favorite!