Chocolate mess

Food manufacturers are always trying to “improve” the food we eat.

Now it’s chocolate, which apparently is in need of vegetable fat.

“Today, there is an ingredient that is a serious threat to the very essence of what chocolate is. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to start turning the chocolate that we know and love into an artificial monstrosity. How do they propose to do this?

“The current proposal is to allow companies to start substituting vegetable fats for the cocoa butter that is naturally part of the cocoa bean. It is the naturally occurring cocoa butter that gives chocolate its incredibly luxurious melt-in-your-mouth texture.”

Amano’s theory: the cocoa butter then becomes available for separate sale.

Read more here and here.

The FDA has extended the consumer comment period to June 25.  Submit your comments here.



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In culinary school and getting ready to trade the writing life for the cooking life. Or not. Might do both. At the moment I'm a feature writer for The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. My name is Pat Carroll.

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