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Apr 14, 2007 01:45 AM

LA Times: FDA to downgrade definition of chocolate

Interesting. The gist of things: allow vegetable oil to replace cocoa butter

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  1. Many current threads on Chowhound are discussing this. The most important point -- to write the FDA a simple note (it's an easy to fill-out form) and express your displeasure. Cocoa butter really adds to the sensory pleasure of chocolate. Chocolate made with vegetable oil will reduce flavor and quality. The link for making a comment:

    Please also read:

    FDA Changing Chocolate Rules:
    Corrupting the Purity of Chocolate:
    They're Trying to Mess With Our Chocolate: