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Old 04-05-2007, 02:00 PM   #11
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Oh, wow, thanks for explaining the difference!....what is currently allowed in USA?
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:06 PM   #12
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The truth is, some dumb *** politician's cousin is in the vegetable fat business, and needs some more money.

Just goes to show, no matter who gets in, Rep., Dem, black, white, male or female.....they all VACUUM!
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:08 PM   #13
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Ughhh yuck! That's an awful idea. I'll tell you this though, they're going to have a lot of angry PMS-ing women after them if they do make the change.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:23 PM   #14
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Lulu,
What is currently allowed in the USA is NO VEGETABLE FAT AT ALL! Only cocoa butter and a small amount of butter oil(milk fat). Nothing else...so it is a huge jump to allow a complete replacement of cocoa butter for vegetable oil. I really think the standard needs to stay where it is at...

Haha...cherryred...I was laughing when I read your comment...you should send that statement to the FDA....

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #15
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Hey Everybody,
Here is a link to the video that CBS 5 did on this proposal...They interviewed myself and Gary Guittard and showed it on the 6 oclock news...they messed up on how much vegetable oil will be allowed in the new definition of "chocolate" but check it out...

cbs5.com - Video Library

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:25 AM   #16
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That is just soooooo NOT RIGHT!! They'll hear from me for sure.
I feel thats not fair.....Well lets all

hope something good occur......cheers!!



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Old 04-23-2007, 02:38 PM   #17
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Just 2 more days to write into the FDA! So if you haven't and you still want to then now is the time...
Don't Mess With Our Chocolate
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:47 PM   #18
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What difference does it make?

If you bake with "Baker's" brand chocolate or some such trash, then it can't get any worse.

And if you bake with quality chocolate like Callebaut or Lindt, then it doesn't matter either, because no quality brand is going to start putting vegetable oil in their chocolate anyway, right?
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:46 PM   #19
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Well that decision would be completely up to that brand/company wether they replace the cocoa butter with Vegetable oil. YOu could very well go to buy some Bakers one day and find that it is ALL hydrogenated vegetable oil...same with Callebaut or Lindt(Lindt already isn't very top notch anyway so I would suspect they "might" use this to their advantage...

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:20 PM   #20
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Well that decision would be completely up to that brand/company wether they replace the cocoa butter with Vegetable oil. YOu could very well go to buy some Bakers one day and find that it is ALL hydrogenated vegetable oil...same with Callebaut or Lindt(Lindt already isn't very top notch anyway so I would suspect they "might" use this to their advantage...
Well, if brand X switches to vegetable oil, then I'll just switch to brand Y. Even if a company like, say, Lindt, makes the switch, so what? Then you just use El Ray or Scharffen Berger or Valhrona...

Any high-end brand dumb enough to pull a stunt like this will simply go out of business.

As for brands like Bakers, who cares what thet put in their chocolate? Nothing could possibly make it any worse than it is.
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