PADA: Yes, according to reports, some ISKCON temples offer chocolate to the deity, and some sell "chocolate prasadam." Yep, and some of the ISKCON appointed post-1977 "acharyas" eat chocolate, of course this is minor to their numerous other deviations. The main problem right now in ISKCON is that they offer bhogha to people who are eating chocolate, or they offer chocolate to people who are eating chocolate, or they make offerings to "gurus" who are watching the cheer leader girls on super bowl TV, and a number of these gurus are engaged in intoxication, illicit sex and so forth.
And yet people are told they need to offer bhogha to people engaged in every manner of deviations. So this was our first question in 1978, why are we making bhogha offerings to conditioned souls, which means, it remains bhogha? So never mind chocolate, every food stuff now being consumed in ISKCON is bhogha, its not being offered to the parampara, its being offered to conditioned souls.
There is no prasadam anywhere, and it does not matter if they offer chocolate or an apple, its not being accepted because they have changed the entire worship process. Worse, they force people to eat bhogha because when we protest their eating bhogha process, they kick us out. None of the food now taken in ISKCON is prasadam, unless in a few isolated cases where it is offered to the pure devotee -- because people listened to us. Chocolate is simply another layer of deviations built upon numerous previous layers of deviations. Jayatirtha was offering LSD to his shalagram, and when I protested, I was kicked out. Even LSD is considered as a bona fide offering under these clowns. They have no idea how to serve Krishna. ys pd