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Swiss legislation on foodstuffs: Lindt Excellence case

No chocolate in the latest edition of Excellence branded chocolate launched by Lindt & Sprüngli. Or more specifically, chocolate originating entirely from cacao-trees and without refined sugar, one of the ingredients that is required for being qualified so according to the Swiss legislation, namely the Ordinance of the Federal Department of Home Affairs on foodstuffs of plant origin, mushrooms and edible salt of 16 December 2016. No sugar, no permission to use the word “chocolate” to describe the nutritional composition of the product. But fortunately, the pleasure of cacao taste and the health benefits remain.

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