Different Tastes

world travelWhen you are travelling around the world, you are looking for adventure.  You mingle with the locals, eat their food, try their customs and maybe even attempt their language (much to their enjoyment).

At some point, though, you yearn for something that is familiar and reminds you of home so you grab a candy bar as you pass through town.  Ahhh!  Just what you needed.  You rip open the package, take a bite and…wait.  This tastes different.  You look at the bar in the wrapper and take another hesitant bite.  No.  It definitely doesn’t taste the same.  Maybe your taste buds are off from eating all the local food?  Are you mistaken?

Don’t worry.  There is a good reason for this.  Your taste buds are not on revolt!  Large candy manufacturers actually make the same bar differently to adhere to government requirements.  For instance, the US does not allow vegetable fat in their chocolate, but it is accepted in the European Union.  The use of real cocoa butter over vegetable fat will change the texture and taste of the chocolate.

Update:  Here is a British article backing up this very idea

Check out the premium all natural chocolate at Drexelius Chocolates and take the guess work out of what you are eating!

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4 Responses to Different Tastes

  1. Tnelson says:

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Polprav says:

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

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