View Full Version : Chocolate lovers beware!

Laura's Babies
04-15-2007, 12:46 PM
They are wanting to mess with our chocolate by lowering the standards on what is called chocolate. Hershey bars as we know them will become a thing of the past.
Read this and click on the link in the article to tell the FDA what you think ot this. You only have until April 25 to state your opinon before the FDA quits accepting comments.

04-15-2007, 12:51 PM
I responded!

04-15-2007, 04:21 PM
I did, too!

04-15-2007, 04:28 PM
I sent a comment too.

04-15-2007, 05:11 PM
I agree. I liked this quote,

"Guittard thinks that in proposing to change the rules, the food industry is overthinking one of life's simple joys: "Why add ingredients to something that is just fine the way it is?"

They would probably just add some cheap junk from another country
and then have to recall our chocolate. :p

04-15-2007, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the info. I sent a comment in too.:) I love chocolate and would hate to see it change.

04-15-2007, 05:41 PM
Thank you. Guittard is a client of my firm. Gary is a really nice guy and begifts us with Guittard chocolate throughout the year.

Scooter's Mom
04-15-2007, 06:11 PM
I commented!

04-16-2007, 10:20 AM
:) I sent my comment in too.. Thanks for the thread Laura..

04-16-2007, 10:47 AM
It is already hard enough to determine if what we buy is what we think it is. Make whatever you want to make, just don't call it chocolate. I submitted the objection to any changes.

04-16-2007, 10:56 AM
Done! I told them that the U.S. chocolate was already "dumbed down" from European chocolate, so don't make it any worse.

04-16-2007, 12:45 PM
I responded, too. Actually, I don't usually eat chocolate but I'm opposed to the degradation of the quality and nutritional value of U.S. food...even if it's a snack. (Of course, to some people, it's a major food group. ;) )

04-16-2007, 01:04 PM
I went on a chocolate tasting/making course with a group of girls last year and I was horrified to find out that the famous Cadbury's chocolate (not sure if you have it in America etc), is made with vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter. Apparantly quite a lot of chocolatiers subsitute the cocoa butter as they can then sell it to beauty companies for their face creams etc for a profit. :mad:

04-17-2007, 12:23 AM
I think the best chocolate is a German/Swiss brand called Milka.
It comes in a purple wrapper and World Market does carry it as do some Giant Eagles in Ohio. If you haven't tried it plese do it is so much better then the American so called chocolate. Another good brand is called Ritter. I know that Trader Joe's carry Ritter.