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Old 01-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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so i bought a Hershey's bar today after not having one in years. looked at the ingredients and saw PGPR listed as an ingredient. googled it and found this
http://becausenooneasked.com/2009/12/27/pgpr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygly...olyricinoleate

made of castor beans and replaces the more expensive cocoa butter now i knew they had changed the formula, but not to something as nasty as this
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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Did you still enjoy the fucking chocolate?

It's been that way since '06
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
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lol hersheys. dont they make that shit in mexico now? tastes like sweet gritty wax.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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I haven't enjoyed Hershey's since I discovered that Lindt's is available practically everywhere.

It's okay on s'mores, but I only eat s'mores maybe once a year when camping.

Premium chocolate might cost several times more than Hershey's, but I only need a square or two in a sitting with the really good chocolate. I bought Amedei Toscano Brown and Amano Ocumare Milk bars one time, that stuff is so good. I can't justify buying it regularly, though, it's just too expensive.

Lindt (I like 70% cocoa) is the best, common premium chocolate.



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Old 01-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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Did you still enjoy the fucking chocolate?

It's been that way since '06
no i did not enjoy it. it has a disgust aftertaste. half of it is left. sadly my kids will eat it and like it, not knowing what real chocolate was like
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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no i did not enjoy it. it has a disgust aftertaste. half of it is left. sadly my kids will eat it and like it, not knowing what real chocolate was like
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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Just got a bar of dark chocolate with mint from the supermarket. 3 small squares was enough to satiate my craving. Rich flavor with just enough mint. It was $3 for a bar, but that will last me almost a week.

http://www.amazon.com/Endangered-Spe.../dp/B000EUJK2K




I loved Hershey's as a kid, but now I go for the good stuff. Less sugar, more subtle flavors, and it's actually cheaper because I don't eat much at a time. Hershey's premium chocolates aren't terrible, though.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #8
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So not only does it not even have cocoa in it now, it doesn't have cocoa butter either?

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I haven't enjoyed Hershey's since I discovered that Lindt's is available practically everywhere.

It's okay on s'mores, but I only eat s'mores maybe once a year when camping.
Even lindt is gradually cheapening out on their recipes. I noticed they started putting malt something or other in their little round truffles. That said, buy the Lindt bar with Chili in it for smores. That makes for a crazy good smore.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:16 AM   #9
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So not only does it not even have cocoa in it now, it doesn't have cocoa butter either?



Even lindt is gradually cheapening out on their recipes. I noticed they started putting malt something or other in their little round truffles. That said, buy the Lindt bar with Chili in it for smores. That makes for a crazy good smore.
Yeah, they probably are trying to save money since they produce so much. That's the problem with most of the big chocolate making companies.

I have to try the Chili one, though. Wouldn't have thought to use it for smores, but I bet it does taste good.
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Hershey bars aren't chocolate bars, they're candy bars. Big difference.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:20 AM   #11
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Hershey bars aren't chocolate bars, they're candy bars. Big difference.
Not that I disagree with you in principle, but doesn't it still say "Milk Chocolate" on the front?
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:12 AM   #12
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Must be something about this time of year. My thread from almost exactly 1 year ago...

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthre...hlight=hershey
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Not that I disagree with you in principle, but doesn't it still say "Milk Chocolate" on the front?
Not if it's using a cocoa butter substitute. They have to say "chocolate candy" or "made FROM chocolate" but it no longer can be called pure milk chocolate by FDA standards I believe. This started all the way in 2008 though.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #14
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I usually like chocolate but hersheys is the most godawful POS ive ever tasted. I tried it back ~2001 during a family trip to florida and spat it out as it tasted like a sweaty sock! I tried it again last year and it was better but still pretty crap.

This is the best chocolate i have ever tasted:


Asda = walmart in the UK, this stuff is 30p a bar and tastes fantastic.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:17 AM   #15
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If you have Dollar Generals in your area, they have their own brand of chocolate candy bars; they're made in France (iirc), and 100% of the proceeds go to literacy programs. $1 each & 10 times better than Hershey's.
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If you have Dollar Generals in your area, they have their own brand of chocolate candy bars; they're made in France (iirc), and 100% of the proceeds go to literacy programs. $1 each & 10 times better than Hershey's.
thanks. i'll definitely have to check that out. the literacy rate in France is 99%, so i don't really care about that

found this useful site that rates candy
http://www.candyblog.net/blog
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Must be something about this time of year. My thread from almost exactly 1 year ago...

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthre...hlight=hershey
well i made a thread 4 years ago on it. i knew that they were replacing cocoa butter with vegetable oil, but did they recently change vegetable oil with PGPR?
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=218986
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Ugh. Growing up, I used to love Hershey's. I didn't realize they'd changed the formula, but it sounds like I'm not buying any more.

Shit, Walmart sells Ghirardelli bars now for $2.50 so there's really no need to go any lower. PS. Ghirardelli caramel and dark bars are so good.
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Callebaut semisweet chocolate. That's what real chocolate tastes like without being too bitter.
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Hershey's hasn't been good for a long time. Big whoop.

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