Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Call the FDA now, they want to cheapen our chocolate!

In an effort to make chocolate production cheaper, there is a move to change the definition of chocolate and allow cheaper ingredients like vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter and whey protein powder instead of dry whole milk. It's hard to predict the impact but anything that will allow cheap substitutes in my chocolate makes me an unhappy camper!
Please send a comment to the FDA on this topic. They have lengthened the deadline now to June 25. Please send to your friends too!

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Creamy Chocolate Fondue Recipe from our Pampered Chef friends!

Cool & Creamy Chocolate Fondue
Ingredients:3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon rum or vanilla extract (optional)
Assorted fresh fruit dippers such as whole strawberries, apple, peach or pear wedges Directions:

1. Place chocolate morsels and half of the whipped topping in Small Batter Bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring after each 20-second interval. Fold in remaining whipped topping, cinnamon and rum extract, if desired; mix until smooth. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
2. To serve, spoon fondue into small bowl. Serve with fruit dippers, if desired.

Yield: 2 cups (16 servings)
Nutrients per serving: (2 tablespoons fondue): Calories 80, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 7 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 0 mg, Fiber 0 g