Life by Chocolate

Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

What the Alton Brown are you talking about?

Alton, Alton, Alton, what are you rambling about? Let me preface this spank down with a little salve first. First the salve then the spank down. Indeed, some Euorpean countries, that is 8 of the EU countries say that only chocolate made from cocoa butter can be called chocolate, 7 want to be able to add junk to their chocolates and call it chocolate. UK, Ireland and Denmark already add other oils to their chocolate and the EU has sanctioned that. So, white chocolate, which should be at least 36% cocoa butter is the least of your worries. The issues are complex.

White chocolate IS chocolate! It contains cocoa butter. That's the criterion. Sure, it has no cocoa liquor, cocoa solids, but you don't see people calling cocoa powder chocolate, do you?

Alton, Alton, Alton. We love you but you gotta do more research. This is a tricky question. You just can't be spouting off on Prime Time.

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