Sunday, April 16, 2023

The Effect of Steam When Baking Bread

Interesting.  Maybe this is why some bread I've tried is chewy.

It doesn't seem to be an issue with canned biscuits.  There is a high sugar content which affects the flavor and texture.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Lindt case# 7246213

A Consumer Reports article identified some brands of dark chocolate as having lead contamination above safe levels.  

I have been consuming 2 to 4 pieces of Lindt brand dark chocolate almost daily for years.  I have at least three bars in my fridge right now that I am afraid to eat.  I will dispose of them. 

I used to eat the Ghirardelli brand, which Consumer Reports identified as safe.  However, in recent years the price of chocolate has gone up quite a bit, and I switched to the Lindt brand because it was cheaper. 

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Begin forwarded message:

Date: April 3, 2023 at 4:35:16 PM EDT
To: john
Subject: Lindt case# 7246213

Dear John,


Thank you very much for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in Lindt product. The sourcing of raw materials – their origin, production and quality – is a topic of central importance for the whole Lindt & Sprüngli Group.

Food safety and high quality are paramount for the entire Lindt & Sprüngli Group. All of our products cited in the Consumer Reports study meet strict quality and food safety requirements and are safe to consume. 


Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc.
Consumer Service Team
One Fine Chocolate Place
Stratham, NH 03885

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