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Absurd regulation? The new Ritter Sport variety must not be called chocolate - "This is the new reality"

2021-02-01T10:11:02.914Z

A new type of Ritter-Sport cannot be called chocolate - and is therefore now under a completely different name on the supermarket shelves.



A new type of Ritter-Sport cannot be called chocolate - and is therefore now under a completely different name on the supermarket shelves.

  • A new Ritter Sport variety is currently causing a stir.

  • The “Cacao y Nada” variety cannot officially be called chocolate.

  • The reason for this is a missing ingredient - and the provisions of the German Cocoa Ordinance.

Munich - white chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts - or is it the classic whole milk?

As for

chocolate

, tastes are definitely different.

It gets strange, however, when the favorite

chocolate

is not allowed to be called

chocolate

” - as is currently the case with a

new product from the Ritter Sport brand

.

Specifically, it is about the

variety "Cacao y Nada"

- translated it means something like "cocoa and nothing".

Ritter Sport: The new variety must not be called chocolate - sweetness comes from special fruit

The

problem

lies in this “nothing”

.

Since the

square chocolate bar

to

one hundred percent of cocoa

is and is

not a sugar

is included, it may not as

chocolate

are called.

Because in order to be considered "real" chocolate, the product must be made from

ingredients such as cocoa mass, cocoa powder, cocoa butter and sugar

- this is what the German cocoa regulation says.

This legal regulation - also

KakaoV

- regulates

ingredients

and the

labeling of cocoa and chocolate

products in Germany

.

Since the

Ritter Sport variety “Cacao y Nada”

now works without sugar, according to the regulations, it has to be denied the name “Chocolate”.

The product is

sweetened

with

cocoa juice

.

According to

Ritter Sport

This is also based on the idea of

sustainability

.

When

chocolate making

only normally

cocoa bean

used.

For the new variety, however, the pulp of the

cocoa pod will also be

used to filter the juice from it.

The product has already been approved as a food in the EU for a year - but only under the label “

cocoa pod

”.

Chocolate dispute in the video: Ritter Sport already caused a stir for another reason

Ritter Sport: Fuss about a new variety that cannot be called chocolate - "This is the new reality"

Ritter Sport boss Andreas Ronken

finds the regulation absurd.

“Our food law has to keep pace with innovations of this kind.

If sausage can be made from peas,

chocolate doesn't need sugar either

.

Wake up!

This is the new reality, ”quotes the

picture

.

The

Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv) also 

took a position.

There you see things differently.

“On the one hand, manufacturers have to adhere to the applicable food law.

On the other hand, the term

chocolate

could

confuse or deceive some consumers because they

expect

certain

ingredients

.

We are therefore always in favor of products being declared with maximum clarity for the

consumer

”, according to the headquarters, according to the

picture

.

But regardless of whether it is

chocolate or “cocoa fruit bar”

- in the end, many consumers are less concerned with the name than with the taste.

If this

convinces

with

“Cacao y Nada”

on the shelves of Lidl, Kaufland, Edeka or other supermarkets, you will hardly be

stopped

by the missing “

Chocolate

imprint

.

(

nema

)

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Some time ago consumers reacted ambiguously to the renaming of "Knorr Zigeneuersoße".

When the name "Zigeneuerschnitzel" was about to disappear, a host resisted.

After accusations of racism, a biscuit company also thought about changing a product name - there was a shit storm for the well-known manufacturer on the Internet.

Source: merkur

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