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Old 01-26-2015, 10:01 AM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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Jeff Beckman, a representative for Hershey’s, said L.B.B. and others were importing products not intended for sale in the United States, infringing on its trademark and trade dress licensing. For example, Hershey’s has a licensing agreement to manufacture Cadbury’s chocolate in the United States with similar packaging used overseas, though with a different recipe.
“It is important for Hershey to protect its trademark rights and to prevent consumers from being confused or misled when they see a product name or product package that is confusingly similar to a Hershey name or trade dress,” Mr. Beckman said in an email.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/ny...-the-pond.html
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:03 AM
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No one is confused when they actually taste it tho... that's why Hershey's was so worried.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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They actually should start making chocolate the way it's made in Europe, rather than potentially get contracts and change recipes. Hersey chocolate is just nasty.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: 23.7 million to 162 million miles North of Venus
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They actually should start making chocolate the way it's made in Europe, rather than potentially get contracts and change recipes. Hersey chocolate is just nasty.
I agree, on both points. When I was a kid it seemed that American chocolate had a richer chocolate taste, now it's waxy with a hint of chocolate. I bet the 'not melt in your hands' ingredient that they put in it these days has a lot to do with the lesser chocolate flavor.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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Cadbury in the UK tastes a lot better than what's available in the USA. I don't eat Hershey's. It's awful in comparison.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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This is a sad, sad day.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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Some of the higher-end chocolate Hershey's makes is good. I can't eat the standard Hershey' bar, though. I hate gritty chocolate.

It's too bad the shops can no longer get their imported versions, but there are a lot of alternatives. Hershey's isn't the only chocolate maker in the US, and there are other foreign chocolate makers that do import.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Some of the higher-end chocolate Hershey's makes is good. I can't eat the standard Hershey' bar, though. I hate gritty chocolate.

It's too bad the shops can no longer get their imported versions, but there are a lot of alternatives. Hershey's isn't the only chocolate maker in the US, and there are other foreign chocolate makers that do import.
Agreed, but it is asinine that you can't get an imported Cadbury's chocolate bar because its label conflicts with a domestically made Cadbury's chocolate bar based on an inferior recipe.

Because it would cause customer confusion. Yes, like, "Why does this Cadbury's chocolate bar actually taste really good?"
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Status: "Finally Done With C-D BYE BYE" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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BOYCOTT HERSHEY!
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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Now I understand why it tastes different when I visit the US, thanks guys.
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