Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hershey's doesn't make chocolate

Just as I have been saying for a while. Hershey's chocolate isn't chocolate. The Consumerist points out that the new labels say "chocolate candy" instead of "candy coated milk chocolate". This is because of FDA regulations don't allow chocolate to be called, well, chocolate unless it actually contains the stuff (or isn't mixed with crap).
Besides, Hershey's tastes like ear-wax. Go buy some Valrhona Guanaja. Now that's chocolate.
No emulsifiers, oils, soy lecithin, corn syrup or wax. Yes, wax. Hershey's uses food grade wax in their chocolates. And Hershey's kisses? Well, those are cut with a derivative of peanut butter because they are too cheap to use cocoa butter. Europe doesn't even allow American Hershey's to be sold over there. Hershey's has to reformulate their products to even use the word "chocolate" in the description if they even want the sell it in Europe.

Do yourself a favor, next time you want chocolate, buy some chocolate. Not some chocolate-like mixture sold for more than it's even worth.

And don't get me started on tootsie rolls. I don't even know what those are supposed to be. Crap?

2 comments:

E-Brake said...

Man, I really want some chocolate.

Daniel Koontz said...

How exactly do you know it tastes like ear wax? :)

Just kidding of course... I totally agree with you on Hershey's.

And now I completely fear Tootsie Rolls.

Dan
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