Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Candy advice

chocolateAs you stock up on candy for your holiday events, please be aware that chocolate is not a given... some of the candy manufacturers have quietly started substituting "chocolatey" for chocolate. It's not the same thing. "Chocolatey" can mean anything - corn syrup, thickener and a little food coloring, if you will.

If you shop around a bit, you can probably get about the same amount of candy with the real thing, for a similar price. Jut look at the label!

By the way, Charleston Chew is one of the "chocolatey" food group.

1 comment:

jasonjyee said...

"Chocolatey" Charleston Chew Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, (Contains One or More of the Following: palm kernel, palm, coconut, soybean, cottonseed), Cocoa, Nonfat Milk Solids, Egg Albumen, Salt, Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- And Diglycerides, Soya Lecithin, Vegetable Protein, Artificial Flavor.

For what it's worth, it all depends on your definition of "Chocolate"... typically that means a combination of cocoa solids (contained in the Charleston Chew) and cocoa butter... And that makes me take issue with "White Chocolate," which is all cocoa butter and no cocoa solids. In other words, "White Chocolate" has as much claim to being real chocolate as a Charleston Chew.