If “big candy” gets their way, the common man may never know real chocolate again. From the NY Times:
Industrial confectioners have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to be able to replace cocoa butter with cheaper fats and still call the resulting product “chocolate.” The reason: the substitution would allow them to use fewer beans and to sell off the butter for cosmetics and such.
One more swipe at the American quality of life. If Americans are going to get fat, at least let them do it with cocoa butter! (Thanks to Laura F. for the tip!)
People will notice the difference and stop eating crappy US chocolate and stick to the real (imported) stuff. The US chocolate manufacturers will screw themselves over on this one.