Do You Warn for Ingredients in Recipes?

I was browsing through Tastespotting and Foodgawker this weekend, and came across an interesting thing: Bloggers giving warnings for recipe ingredients! I came across this trend over and over, like "warning: this recipe includes butter" or "there be sugar here"... and these were recipes for croissants and caramel candy. While I understand that there are those who can't eat certain things, I felt like I was reading fanfiction with all the warnings. It's a croissant - if you look at the picture and click for the recipe, do you not expect it to be made from butter?

On the same token, apologizing for including bacon, butter, sugar, etc in your recipe is a bit tiresome, too, as is saying "my xx is xx at the thought of all that xx"... Were croissants not made with butter somewhere in their history? The blogger in question reduced the amount of butter and wondered why the croissants were hard and untasty. Really? Fancy that! Rationing times aside, this is strange and annoying to me.

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