Quite a few years ago, a friend and I were discussing chocolate, and how she didn't care for American chocolate as it tasted waxy. A short while later, I was actually eating some chocolate that I realized she was right.
Then, I sampled some chocolate that came from our friends across the pond. I was instantly smitten. I'd be even more so if they didn't insist on putting hazelnuts in everything. I don't like hazelnuts. They are like the onions of Europe.
I recently read a news story about how Hershey (and other U.S. companies that make chocolate) has switched creamy cocoa butter for veggie oil (among other types of oil) in their chocolate confections. This certainly explained the waxy feeling of American chocolate. I was a little annoyed at that tricky chocolately goodness wording the companies slyly used so consumers wouldn't know the difference.
Hell, if I wanted veggie oil, I'd drink it straight out of the bottle. Although the mere thought of doing it is disgusting.
So, screw you, crappy American producers of Soylent Brown. I'm only eating imported chocolate from now on. Sure, I'll pay more for it, but there are some things that are worth it.
Never, EVER come between a woman and her chocolate.