Nestle recently dropped all of the artificial ingredients, including dyes that have been linked to hyperactivity, in the UK, and replaced as many as 80 chemicals with all natural sources such as carrot, hibiscus, radish, safflower and lemon.
Clearly such a move can be made without hindering the product, then why can't the United States have the same importance? We demand that Nestle USA give US consumers the same luxuries they provide other countries.
See this article for more information: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109025/Nestle-ditches-artificial-additives-products.html
Nestle responded to my letter asking why they wouldn't drop artificial ingredients for USA customers, and this was their response- let them know this isn't satisfactory!
"Thank you for contacting Nestlé® Chocolate and Confections.
Nestlé® USA confectionery ingredients, including colors, are safe and FDA approved. We continually look at ways to improve products with the ultimate goal of meeting consumer's needs.
However, regulations vary in different countries, as do the brands available. No changes of this kind are planned for the U.S. market at this time.
We appreciate your interest and hope you will visit our website often for the latest information on our products and promotions."