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The flagship chocolate bar manufactured by the The Hershey Company

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Who doesn't love them, right??? Wrong.

  • Oct 8, 2009
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I thought I liked Hershey bars until I had one in my young adult life.

Seriously...Hershey bars are amazing when you're under 20. I can't even fathom how many Hershey bars I scarfed down on Halloween night as a child. It's probably a miracle I don't have diabetes.

Hershey bars are smooth, milky, and melt in your mouth...until you develop a more-adult palate. I'm not even trying to act like, "I am so refined the only foods I will eat must be worthy of Julia Child! Only imported caviar, truffle oil, and swordfish!" No. It's not like that. Once you grow&age, so do your taste buds - this is why I hated coffee and olives for most of my childhood, but now can't get enough.

Chocolate should be creamy and flavorful. Hershey bars are chalky, waxy, and have a strange aftertaste. Perhaps it's due to the ingredients involved:
Ingredients: SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, COCOA BUTTER, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, MILK FAT, LACTOSE, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, AND MILK

Compare this to the ingredient list of another chocolatier with a different reputation. Let's use Lindt, for example:
Ingredients: chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sugar.

YUCK. What on earth is PGPR?????????????????

Overall I'd say to leave Hershey's chocolate to the rest of the product line - Reese, Take 5, etc - where you can not notice the flavor. When you need a full-fledged bar of chocolate, look elsewhere.
 

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October 15, 2009
Hershey bars are OK. I would not rate them as poorly as you do (I gave them a +3 a while back. But I have to agree with you indulge in Lindt or some other premium chocolate. What I really can't stand is the really cheap chocolate you find in places like Wal-mart. Talk about waxy! Thanks for the review.
 
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Quick Tip by . October 15, 2009
They used to be my favorite....now I don't know...we have many options out there. I've moved on, but at times I still crave a Hershey bar.
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The Hershey bar (officially called "The Hershey's bar" by The Hershey Company) is the flagship chocolate bar introduced in 1900 (marketed as "The Great American Chocolate Bar") manufactured by the The Hershey Company, invented by Milton Hershey. Hershey bars are available in six regular editions: Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark Chocolate, Cookies 'N' Creme, Mr. Goodbar, and Krackel. There were also 6 limited editions: Double Chocolate, Nut Lovers, Twosomes Reese's Pieces, Cookies 'N' Chocolate, Twosomes Heath, and Twosomes Whoppers.

Recently, the Hershey Company introduced a line of Extra Dark chocolate bars with 60% cocoa solids content. The three varieties are solid chocolate, chocolate with macadamia nuts and dried cranberries, and chocolate with cranberries, blueberries, and almonds. Hershey's marketing emphasizes the antioxidant qualities of these bars' ingredients, although the actual candy's value as a health food is questionable.

Hershey Milk Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Almonds and peanuts were both introduced in 1894. All ten editions have between 210 and 230 calories per bar.

All ten editions also have an OU Kosher status, which means they are approved by the Kashruth Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

The Hershey chocolate process was developed by Milton Hershey and was the first mass-produced chocolate in the United States. As a result, the Hershey flavor is very widely ...
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