Petroleum wax. We use to make it where I worked. Spooky isn't it? Just about everything comes from crude oil. I'm sure there's a vegetable oil process too. We made big slabs of wax we sold to Hershey in making chocolate bar candy.
People don't typically realize how prolific petroleum is and how valuable it really is. Burning it as fuel is such a waste.
It is used to agriculture to produce phosphates and organic nitrogen for fertilizer allowing more of the fields to be in full use at a time.
Used for plastics and paints and resins. All of which we have very limited option to go to if we run out of.
Used as the base material for almost all organic chemical process which includes alot of medicine.
By changing energy production means it would only be a shift in the rate that fossil fuels are used but by no mean would they stop being used and we would still use up all we have left by the end of the century.
But if we don't change we'll just keep burning gold.
As with almost all food products, there's the real thing and the processed thing. You're talking about heavily processed chocolate, made as cheaply as possible.
Think of the root product - the cocoa bean, which contain cocoa butter. Of course there are other things added. Cocoa butter has a melt point of about 100 degrees or less. So a true chocolate product will stay firm until it reaches the melt point.
You know, people keep telling me if I knew half of what was in my food, I'd never eat again...
It's not true. I've seen terrible things and still eat shitty food. The scarier thing than what's in it, is what the addictive chemicals do...making you not care what you're eating
I adore chocolate, but I don't eat Hershey's or nestled. I love European chocolate and Mexican chocolate. If you have never had Mole sauce you should try it. ( it isn't chocolaty, but is made with it). I'm also a dark chocolate fan. I even make Smores with it.