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Save Our Chocolate!

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Save Our Chocolate

As you may or may not have heard, the FDA has recently announced that it’s planning on changing their definition of chocolate. The new rules that the FDA wishes to set will allow chocolate to be produced without cocoa butter (but still with cocoa solids) and be allowed to put “chocolate” on the label. I don’t know about you, but when I want chocolate, I want the REAL thing! It’s like making peanut butter with no peanuts!

Why is such a thing being proposed in the first place? Well, to be blunt, it’s cheaper for manufacturers to use vegetable/tropical oils and trans fats in instead of cocoa butter. Obviously we, as consumers, aren’t being considered here. As Candy Addicts I’m sure we’ve all tasted this “mockolate” before, and it’s gross.

What can you do to help? Simple, just visit the Don’t Mess With Our Chocolate site and/or Cybele’s Candy Blog. Both sites have great ideas on how to spread the word and do you part to save our chocolate. Chocolate is perfect the way it is. Let’s keep it that way!



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2 Responses to “Save Our Chocolate!”

  1. 1
    Jenny says:

    Nooo!!! Why would this even be considered? I hate that waxy “chocolate” flavored crap… What if companies like Hershey start using that now that it can be labeled as chocolate instead of using the real thing?

  2. 2
    Cat says:

    As Cybele points out, it’s perfectly legal to make mockolate now. And they do. But they want to call it chocolate, until we are willing to shell out a lot more for the real stuff. Go to the USDA site and let them know how you feel.

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