Updated: TheChocolateLifeLIVE – Making an alt.Milk Chocolate

Updated: TheChocolateLifeLIVE – Making an alt.Milk Chocolate

Episode 96 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams from 12:00~13:00 EST on Tuesday, March 7th.

Updated on May 3rd, 2023 because the FDA reopened the public comments due to consumer confusion. The link to the announcement was added below.

Over the past week or so, the focus here on TheChocolateLife has been on alternative ingredients (chocolate, sweeteners, and milks) as well as on what it means for a food to be healthy.

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In this episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE I will be speaking with Jeremy Burnich and Hernan Lauber, co-founders of Oakland/Pittsburgh (PA)-based chocolate maker oodaalolly.

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Recently, oodaalolly have been working with a brand new alt.milk from the company Perfect Day that is plant-based. However, the manufacturing process, which uses precision fermentation (performed by a genetically modified strain of yeast), results in a product that is non-GMO (the GM yeasts get filtered out) and is nature identical to dairy-derived whey protein. So, while the final product is lactose free and therefore safe for people who are lactose intolerant to consume, it is not suitable for someone who is actually allergic to the proteins in cow’s milk.

During the episode, we’ll discuss some of the physical characteristics of the powder and how it is to make chocolate with. I also received sample bars and we will be tasting them live. They arrived a couple of days ago but I will not have tasted them before the livestream.

As always, we’ll be taking your questions (and comments) live and doing our best to answer them during the livestream.


Links to explore.

oodaalolly chocolate
oodaalolly small batch chocolate combines the highest quality Philippine cacao and our family Swiss chocolate making techniques to make the smoothest, best tasting, Philippine chocolate in the United States.
Sustainable Animal-Free Dairy & Protein - Perfect Day
Animal-free protein naturally creates kinder, greener dairy that is just as delicious as dairy from cows.That means what’s best for you is also best for the planet.
FDA Provides Draft Labeling Recommendations for Plant-based Milk Alternatives to Inform Consumers
FDA announces draft recommendations for industry on the naming of plant-based foods that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk


FDA Reopens Comment Period for the Draft Guidance on Plant-Based Milk
FDA issued draft guidance to help ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based products that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk.
Added May 3rd, 2023

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