Hey, That’s not Chocolate

Ever wonder why that chocolate you ate didn’t quite taste right? Maybe it tasted greasy, maybe it tasted like wax… Chances are it was not really chocolate.

So what is real chocolate?,
We’ll use white chocolate as an example. Below is the pertinent section of the regulation on White Chocolate (from http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=163)

“White chocolate contains not less than 20 percent by weight of cacao fat”

Cocoa fat is what the FDA calls cocoa butter.

Below is an example of a sample of part of an incorrect ingredients label from a competitor.

Look at it closely, there is no cocoa butter in the definition of any of the chocolate types.

As you can see there is no cocoa butter in any of the so called “chocolate”, yet the company that makes and sells the product continues to advertise “chocolate covered strawberries”.  All the mislabeled “chocolate”  above is partially hydrogenated oil based, there is zero cocoa butter.

Our Chocolate Covered Strawberries are made with real gourmet chocolate and all have cocoa butter just like you would expect from a gourmet gift.

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