Sunday Nov 22, 2009

Another potential chocolate casualty...

Ever since we lost Scharffen Berger Chocolates to Hershey, I've been looking for a replacement. It seems one potential replacement (that I haven't tried yet) may soon be gone. In his OpEd for the NY Times the journalist Arthur Lubow writes that the chocolatier he switched to after loosing Scharffen Berger - Green & Black's out of the UK - is now in danger of being swallowed up by Kraft, perhaps to suffer the same sad fate as Scharffen Berger.

So where is a fan of chocolate to go?

Tuesday Apr 24, 2007

Call to Arms - American Chocolate in danger!

Guittard Chocolates, a family run premium chocolate maker in Burlingame California, has raised the alarm over a request from the "Chocolate Manufacturers Association" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (couched as a "Citizen's Petition to Modernize Food Standards") to among other things lessen chocolate standards in the U.S. In particular, this petition urges the FDA to allow something to be called chocolate that contains no cocoa butter (with vegetable fat substituted in its place).

You can read more about this U.S. food threat at: What's This About at the Don't Mess with our Chocolate website, along with Guittard's April 10th press release and their follow-on April 11th release. They are tracking media coverage as well.

If you want to get involved, click on the "Submit Comment" button on the FDA comment web site for this proposal. But you had better hurry - the comment period ends April 25th. Had Scharffen Berger chocolates not been bought by Hershey, I'm sure they would be at the front lines of this battle as well.

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