Don't Get Me Wrong - I Love the Bunny
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm
I got a Russell Stover solid milk chocolate bunny to celebrate Easter with. As I was eating away on it, I saw a nice little letter on the back saying how they use only the finest ingredients.
And then, of course, I had to read the ingredients. I'm very glad that they use cocoa butter for their chocolate. I can't stand “chocolate” made from palm kernel oil. But I noticed that they also use vanillin.
Why vanillin? There has to be what - one drop of vanilla flavoring in the whole thing. Why on earth would you cut corners there? For those that don't know, vanillin (imitation vanilla extract) is usually commercially extracted by soaking burnt wood or coal tar in alcohol. Yum!