“The horror community suffered a major blow when George Romero and Tobe Hooper passed away; oddly enough, both men have overlooked, oddball counterculture comedies early in their careers. For Hooper it was EGGSHELLS, and for Romero it was THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA, which brings back blonde Judith Streiner (a.k.a. Judith Ridley) from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as aspiring model Lynn.
However, the real focus of the story is Chris (Raymond Laine), a Vietnam vet who comes back to Pittsburgh and chafes at the idea of following his establishment dad's desires to carry on the family food business. He ends up hooking up with Lynn for a romantic relationship that soon turns into something more dysfunctional as they both try to find their place in a rapidly altered society.” (Nate Thompson, Mondo Digital)