Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Chocolate Flavoured Veal?

Bad news for chocolate loving vegetarians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews.

Masterfoods, the manufacturer of Mars bars, Snickers, M&Ms, Galaxy, Twix, Bounty, Milky Way and Maltesers has decided that as of this month, rennet will be used in many of their products.

Rennet is an enzyme that comes from the stomach of baby calves.

I can't say I'm positive that this applies to their North American market as all of the news I've read about it came out of Europe - anyone out there know if this applies to North America as well?

While veal is certainly considered a delicacy to many, there's definitely a significant percentage of folks who are going to be none too pleased with this development (my wife included).