Not Martha

don’t mess with us

The FDA is currently considering relaxing the rules on what can be called chocolate in this country, but if we speak up we can influence them to keep the rules intact. Much more details about what is going on can be found at Candyblog: Don’t Mess With Our Chocolate! She includes links to further information and what you can do to help — including simply leaving a message online. Just as I was typing this Scott said, “We’re loosing the yummy wars.”

· comments [7] · 04-3-2007 · categories:food ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Moe // Apr 3, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Coke, Easter Eggs. Just don’t ask us about our federal governement.

  • 2 jamie // Apr 3, 2007 at 10:21 am

    i hate that the chocolate manufacturers association is pushing to support cheap chocolate, but i hope the’re still moving forward with promoting responsible farming in the cocoa industry.
    http://www.chocolateusa.org/News-and-Initiatives/progress-report-on-cocoa-farming.asp

  • 3 becky // Apr 3, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I left a comment. I guess those Russell Stover candies are going to taste even worse if this passes.

    I’ll stick with the Phinney St. Chocolates (the curry coconut milk chocoate is DIVINE!)

  • 4 cybele // Apr 3, 2007 at 11:43 am

    We’re losing the yummy wars? Oh, Scott makes me cry! (The battle ain’t over!)

  • 5 John Wright // Apr 4, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    No no no! Allow them to relax the definition of chocolate! That’s the problem: the definition of chocolate in the States is too tight and so we miss out on some wonderful confectionary delights. Check my article HERE for the reasons I believe this is a good move by the FDA.

  • 6 natasha // Apr 5, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    just in case our chocolate was already inferior to everyone else’s. not that i don’t eat it. when this cat and dog food recall happened i went to the fda’s site to see what ingredients in pet food actually meant, for example, what can be called chicken…well…feathers, bones, beaks, whatever. i am going to start buying even more expensive organic food for them or doing a raw diet just so i can be sure i am not feeding them poison. sigh. i know, off topic.

  • 7 Karen // May 20, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Why can’t they leave chocolate alone?
    The only benefit is to the chocolate manufacturers, certainly not to its customers. The FDA is certainly not looking out for our interests. Leave a message for them and say leave our chocolate alone!

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