"The Chocolate Manufacturers Association, whose members include Hershey, Nestle SA and Archer Daniels Midland Co., has a petition before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to redefine what constitutes chocolate. They want to make it without the required ingredients of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, using instead artificial sweeteners, milk substitutes and vegetable fats such as hydrogenated and trans fats."It's blasphemous to want to call a synthetic food, which is what they describe above, 'chocolate'. Apparently, because cocoa butter has increased in price, the never ending search to save costs provides us with this proposed bastardization of chocolate.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I cannot believe my eyes. From Bloomberg: