Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Keep chocolate pure!

I just read an editorial in the San Jose Mercury News regarding an insidious change being proposed in the ingredients of chocolate. Here's the key point:

But big candy and food makers such as Hershey and Nestle are lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to let them substitute vegetable oil and whey for two of chocolate's key ingredients and still call their products "chocolate."

Vegetable oil is cheaper than cocoa and whey is cheaper than milk.
Of course, these big manufacturers can already do this. But the FDA requires them to call such products "chocolate-flavored"! What's this world coming to? Al-Qaeda, Darfur, global warming, and now this? No "milk" in "milk chocolate"?!


Ashish said...

Old campaign slogan: "Got Milk?"

New slogan: "No whey!"

Pandu Nayak said...

Or even an ad for the new chocolate:

Customer: Got milk?
Sales clerk: No whey!

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