'Marketplace' Report: Check Your Spices Some big food makers have been altering their recipes to save money. Hershey is substituting vegetable oil for cocoa butter in some chocolate bars, for example, and spice maker McCormick is now using Mexican oregano instead of the more expensive Mediterranean version.
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'Marketplace' Report: Check Your Spices

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'Marketplace' Report: Check Your Spices

'Marketplace' Report: Check Your Spices

'Marketplace' Report: Check Your Spices

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That might not be chocolate you're eating. Some big food makers have been altering their recipes on candy and other products to save money. Hershey is substituting vegetable oil for some of the cocoa butter in chocolate bars, for example, and spice maker McCormick is now using Mexican oregano instead of the more expensive Mediterranean version. Madeleine Brand talks with Marketplace's Bob Moon about what might be in your Italian seasoning.