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Old 10-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Hershey cant legally call their products milk chocolate due to cheaper ingredients

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"In 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the United States, whose members include Hershey, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to change the legal definition of chocolate to let them substitute partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for cocoa butter in addition to using artificial sweeteners and milk substitutes.

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients"


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"In September 2008, MSNBC reported that several Hershey chocolate products were reformulated to replace cocoa butter with vegetable oil."

"As the new versions no longer meet the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of “milk chocolate”, the changed items were relabeled from stating they were “milk chocolate” to “chocolate candy” and “chocolaty.”



Cliffs:
- Hershey's replaced cocoa butter with vegetable oil to cut costs.
- New formula no longer meets FDA definition of "Milk chocolate"
- Now they call their products “chocolate candy” and “chocolaty”
- Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Bar, Kissables, Mr. Goodbar, Krackel, etc
- Hershey’s Kissables Milk Chocolate is now called Hershey’s Kissables Chocolate Candy


I cant believe they went ahead w/the change in formula w/o the FDA changing it's rules.

A bigger thing i cant believe is that the FDA didnt change the rules under lobbying by the big corporate giants. I thought it would be rubber stamped.
After all 2007 was still ruled by Bush and his croonies where big business > people.
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roflsocks.

it never was chocolate, so then they make the recipe worse to make it even less-chocolate?

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It's been junk since they've left Hershey PA
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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Good. Hersheys stopped making good chocolate a long time ago. Even their chocolate syrup uses corn syrup now and is awful.



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I think it started to go downhill even before that. But that was another major downturn as well.
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I don't care what they call them, or who suffers to make them. All that matters to me is that their products are cheap and taste good. Everyone knows this.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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http://www.hersheys.com/products/det...ersheysbar.asp

Their website still calls it a Milk Chocolate bar.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #7
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Hmm, guess I'll be paying more attention to the labeling on 'chocolate' products now.

Edit - Lolz at the OP's political jab though.
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http://www.hersheys.com/products/det...ersheysbar.asp

Their website still calls it a Milk Chocolate bar.

I think the solid bars are still milk chocolate, but bars like snickers and such are not.


See here, this has a Chocolate coating...
http://www.hersheys.com/products/det...ifthavenue.asp
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I've always been a fan of Hershey products. They're the best American "gas station" candy imo. I prefer European extra dark chocolate when I eat that kind of thing, but a Hershey bar still makes me happy.
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holy shit hes actually correct for once
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #11
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I think the solid bars are still milk chocolate, but bars like snickers and such are not.


See here, this has a Chocolate coating...
http://www.hersheys.com/products/det...ifthavenue.asp
Well, at least they are not these:
United States military chocolate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...tary_chocolate

btw it will be interesting to see if this story gets any traction and if it hurts sales for this Halloween.
I wonder if Mars is doing the same thing.

Oh, btw, the original law stipulating what must be in a chocolate bar to be called Milk Chocolate was conceived and lobbied for by Hersheys to keep its competitors from making cheaper chocolate bars (read this in The Chocolate Wars book)
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I think the solid bars are still milk chocolate, but bars like snickers and such are not.
well.. someone better tell MARS INC then.. since they make Snickers.

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Old 10-09-2010, 05:09 PM   #13
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I bought a 1.75L carton of "chocolate dairy beverage" the other day.
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well.. someone better tell MARS INC then.. since they make Snickers.
Well his link did lead to a 5th Avenue bar and not a Snickers bar.
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well.. someone better tell MARS INC then.. since they make Snickers.

Yes I said LIKE. A bar that is made up of more then just chocolate. Solid chocolate items, LIKE kiss's and such, are usually still milk chocolate.

This is a older story and I think when the FDA did not allow it they had to stick to the orignal formula for solid chocolate items. But mixed bars they went ahead and changed.
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Hershey's...the Un-American Chocolaty Bar...
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as long as it tastes good and people buy it, who cares?

I'm all for them lowering costs, you know they are ULTRA careful about not lowering the quality of their product.
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I don't care what they call them, or who suffers to make them. All that matters to me is that their products are cheap and taste good. Everyone knows this.
holy shit hes actually correct for once
That's a matter of opinion. I hate chocolate and adding high fructose corn syrup doesn't help it a bit with me.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #21
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i'm all for them lowering costs, you know they are ultra careful about lowering the quality of their product incrementally so that the foolish US consumer still believes that the crud they're shovelling into their mouths has any semblance to real food.
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Cottonseed oil is used in food production, but there are companies in Australia lobbying the government to allow cotton to be used as an ingredient in candy bars. They are saying that it is a good thing for people with wheat allergies. There were rumors that American candy manufacturers were using cotton as an ingredient back in the 1970's, but the drop in sales forced them to eliminate it.
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Hershey's hasn't been good in years.
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I always knew Hershey's tasted like sugary crap compared to real chocolate, this just confirms the reason.
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