The FDA is entertaining a “citizen’s petition” to allow manufacturers to substitute vegetable fats and oils for cocoa butter.. Ew. Thank God, Julia is on the job. The FDA has been entertaining this petition since 2006 and we’re just hearing about it now. I’m a chocolate snob, but I do like the occasional Hershey Bar or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup if a John and Kira box is not available.
You can tell the FDA how much you hate:
2007P-0085: Adopt Regulations of General Applicability to All Food Standards that Would Permit, Within Stated Boundaries, Deviations from the Requirements of the Individual Food Standards of Identity.
by clicking on this link.