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EU court: No such thing as 'pure chocolate'


BRUSSELS (AP) – A ruling from the European Union's high court says there is no such thing as "pure chocolate."

It marks the end of a battle over chocolate labels.

The ruling from the EU's Court of Justice voids an Italian law that previously defined "pure chocolate" as products made from 100 percent coca butter. That distinguishes it from chocolate containing vegetable fats.

However, the EU says cocoa butter is nothing more than an ingredient of chocolate.

It says the EU's rules on chocolate labeling make no room for a "pure chocolate" reference.

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