Friday – December 16, 2022
Intro: The image above is what I posted on social media tonight. This was in response to hearing from five separate Lead Safe Mama readers with the “canned” response they received from HU Chocolate (below – in full) in response to when they were in touch with HU about concerns for Lead and Cadmium in their chocolate – as demonstrated by the Consumer Reports piece published yesterday (link to the Consumer Reports article, link to my overview post about Chocolate – which I wrote in 2013).
I will be posting my response to this shortly, however I wanted to make sure everyone saw (and read with wonder and amazement) this extremely well crafted piece of greenwashing bullshit. This NOT a good look on you HU. You really need to fire your marketing / P.R. people for this insane (disrespectful, dismissive, defensive, misleading) statement you published. My upcoming response will take their statement (below) apart point by point. Stand by – it’s late on a Friday night (9:30 now!), I have kids (and no childcare) but I will do my best to draft my response to this ASAP.