Your Chocolate Priestess always tries to include information about potential allergens in the chocolate and cocoa products she reviews. There is a standard list of these allergens that companies as supposed to highlight on their nutritional information but sometimes I find potential allergens in the ingredients unhighlighted and I'll mention those.
Aside from those of you who have allergies to cocoa and chocolate proteins, what other allergy concerns do you cacao lovers worry about? Perhaps it isn't you but a family member or loved one you have to worry about? What complains for and advice to chocolatiers do you have?
I want to see a lot of comments about this. Allergies can make life miserable, they can even be life threatening but unless numerous people speak out, those that work with our Sacred Substance will remain unaware there is a need to think about what they add to their candies, baked goods, and drinks.
Please leave your comments below. While I know this may open the floodgate of emotions, try to keep your complaints and suggestions civil. If I get enough comments, I'll send a notice of this post to those chocolatiers who have submitted products to us and maybe, just maybe, they might begin to make alternatives for those of you with allergies.