Time's running out. I wish I had known about this sooner.
Guittard Chocolate has a campaign running called Don't Mess With Our Chocolate. Here's the basic concept. Like many food products, there is a legal definition of what can be called chocolate in our country, which has been set up to protect us, the consumers. Certain members of the US chocolate industry have decided that they would like that legal definition to be relaxed, so that they can replace high quality ingredients such as cocoa butter and real sugar with cheaper, and much lower quality ingredients at our expense.
Please take a moment to head over to Guittard's campaign site and click the link on "How to Help". We have until April 25th to let the FDA know that we won't stand for this. It's time to stand up for yourselves and let it be known that we as Americans care about quality, and that we will not be duped or taken advantage of by greedy chocolate makers.