Lobbying is in place by the European Cococa Association to make exempt cocoa from the new labeling that will be in place December 2014 - which would effectively eliminate the practice of mixing beans as all cocoa origins would have to be listed. While varietal chocolate is prized in and of itself, mixing chocolate has become standard as there are so many influences that go into growing the beans. Flexibility is needed when producing a product from such a highly volatile commodity such as cocoa growing.
More from Confectionery News:
"The European Cococa Association (ECA) is campaigning to exclude cocoa and cocoa semi-finished products from voluntary and mandatory origin labelling foreseen in mooted EU legislation."