BBC News: Nestle to remove artificial flavours in US chocolate

Clay Gordon
@clay
02/22/15 11:05:13AM
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Perhaps a more accurate headline would be: Nestle to remove artificial flavours in US chocolate candies. From the BBC News article:

Swiss food giant Nestle will be removing all artificial flavours and colours from its chocolate products in the US, the firm said on Tuesday.

 

Its US unit has promised to get rid of artificial flavours and government certified colours in more than 250 chocolates by the end of this year.

For example, the centre of its Butterfinger bars will now have annatto, which comes from the seeds found in the fruit from the achiote tree, instead of certified colours Red 40 and Yellow 5, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

"In CRUNCH, natural vanilla flavour will replace artificial vanillin."

There is no indication that they are going to do any work to improve the quality of the chocolate they use.

read the BBC article
read the Nestlé statement




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updated by @clay: 04/11/15 09:01:43PM
Clay Gordon
@clay
02/23/15 11:23:13AM
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Hershey follows suit with a "simple ingredients pledge" and raises the bar (pun intended) just days after Nestlé's announcement.

Pledges to stop using artificial vanilla flavoring (vanillin), emulsifier PGPR, and HFCS; go non-GMO, gluten-free, and source milk freem from rBST in their milk chocolate and Kisses - in the US - by the end of 2015. 

Source: ConfectioneryNews.com




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