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    Vanillin in chocolate. Why is it an artificial flavor?

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    I love the little lindt milk chocolate bunnies, the ones without barley malt, but i was thinking about the ingredients this morning on of which is Vanillin(artificial flavor). I thought vanillin was just the main compound of vanilla. So why is it an artificial flavoring?

    also should I try looking for chocolate bunnies without this in it? or is a little here and there nothing to be concerned about?

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    Because it is made in a chemical factory, rather than extracted from seed pods of the vanilla orchid.

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    It's hard to imagine a chocolate bunny each year is going to hurt you.

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    Because it's vanillin, not vanilla

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    Secreted from the anus of beavers...???

    "Nonplant vanilla flavoring In the United States, castoreum, the exudate from the castor sacs of mature beavers, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a food additive, often referenced simply as a "natural flavoring" in the product's list of ingredients. It is commonly used in both food and beverages, especially as vanilla and raspberry flavoring. It is also used to flavor some cigarettes and in perfume-making."

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