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Saturday, April 14, 2007 

CALLING ALL CHOCOHOLICS!

It's chocolate war! Let the battle to keep quality ingredients begin!
...Put down the truffles and power up the PC. It's time to weigh in on a fundamental question: What is chocolate?

Two of California's oldest confectioners, See's Candies Inc. and Guittard Chocolate Co., are battling an attempt to loosen government rules that dictate what ingredients go into the sweet stuff.

Legally, the candy that melts hearts and comforts the brokenhearted is made with cocoa butter and, in the case of milk chocolate, whole milk. But the Grocery Manufacturers of America, a trade group, wants to let confectioners substitute cheaper ingredients — vegetable oils and milk protein concentrates.

...Guittard and See's Chief Executive Brad Kinstler want America's chocoholics to complain loudly to the Food and Drug Administration before April 25, the day the agency will stop taking public comments on the issue. -
Latte Times
We should stand by the courage of our "confections".

Go to
DONTMESSWITHOURCHOCOLATE.COM and let's help fight the good, delicious fight.

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As a truffle, I'm going to be watching this new chocolate war with, well, a LOT of interest.

Thanks for the info,..I'm heading there now!

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