The Food and Drug Administration is no fun. In a recent letter to Nashoba Brook Bakery in Massachusetts, the FDA actually told the company that they could not list "love" as an ingredient in their granola. Their words: "Love" is not a common or usual name of an ingredient...."
You'd think the FDA, like the people buying the product, would understand the lighthearted message that's being relayed to customers. The message that their bakers put a lot of care into doing it right. "Love" may not be an actual ingredient, but most of us like to think we can tell when extra care is taken to make our food especially good.... you know, when it's made with love.
The FDA has a job to do, and that's understood. But c'mon, people understand that love isn't an actual ingredient like oats or high fructose corn syrup or polysorbate 60 (whatever that is). Consumers aren't being fooled by the word "love," so the FDA should probably stand down on this one.