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Old 05-10-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Hershey's tastes like lard mixed with cocoa powder.
If you were to try to sell some American chocolate in Europe or Canada, it would have to be labelled 'Chocolate-flavoured candy". There's not really enough actual chocolate in it to be called chocolate.
I agree, I'm not a fan of Hershey's for the most part. But their plain chocolate bar sure is good in smores.
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I agree, I'm not a fan of Hershey's for the most part. But their plain chocolate bar sure is good in smores.
Hershey's is to chocolate like spray cheese is to a lovely runny brie.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Hershey's is to chocolate like spray cheese is to a lovely runny brie.

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: SC
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Hershey's tastes like lard mixed with cocoa powder.
If you were to try to sell some American chocolate in Europe or Canada, it would have to be labelled 'Chocolate-flavoured candy". There's not really enough actual chocolate in it to be called chocolate.
Who cares what Europe thinks about American chocolate? Sales figures show that American like it - a lot.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: CO
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Anything with marshmallow. I had a serious love affair with those chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies and eggs. Now they're gone and I'm in serious with drawl. I can't eat, I can't sleep, it's serious.
Yes, that's the way I am about those hollow chocolate bunnies. Easter is over and I am sad there are no more bunny ears to eat.

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Hershey's tastes like lard mixed with cocoa powder.
Yum. I'm a big fan of cheap chocolate. Hershey's with Almonds are my go-to bar. Followed by Mounds Bar. However I did just discover these at the grocery store.

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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I eat Lindt 86% dark chocolate every Friday through Sunday. Just finished my squares for the night!

Hershey has a horrible waxy texture, but I guess a person wouldn't recognize that if Hershey's all they've eaten. Godiva isn't the worst, and Ghiradelli's not bad. But Lindt is far and away the most superior brand (of the brands that you can find in any US grocery store).
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Who cares what Europe thinks about American chocolate? Sales figures show that American like it - a lot.
All I'm saying is that it's a shame that you have to settle for substandard chocolate. You don't know what you're missing.

In March 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, whose members include Hershey's, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, began lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the legal definition of chocolate to allow the substitution of "safe and suitable vegetable fats and oils" (including partially hydrogenated vegetable oils) for cocoa butter in addition to using "any sweetening agent" (including artificial sweeteners) and milk substitutes. Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients. To work around this restriction, products with cocoa substitutes are often branded or labeled as "chocolatey" or as in the case of Hershey's Mr. Goodbar containing vegetable oils, "made with chocolate".

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The use of cocoa butter substitutes in Canada is not permitted. Chocolate sold in Canada cannot contain vegetable fats or oils.
The only sweetening agents permitted in chocolate in Canada are listed in Division 18 of the Food and Drug Regulations. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, and sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol, etc.) are not permitted.
Products manufactured or imported into Canada that contain non-permitted ingredients (vegetable fats or oils, artificial sweeteners) cannot legally be called “chocolate” when sold in Canada. A non-standardized name such as “candy” must be used.

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Old 05-10-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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All I'm saying is that it's a shame that you have to settle for substandard chocolate. You don't know what you're missing.

In March 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, whose members include Hershey's, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, began lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the legal definition of chocolate to allow the substitution of "safe and suitable vegetable fats and oils" (including partially hydrogenated vegetable oils) for cocoa butter in addition to using "any sweetening agent" (including artificial sweeteners) and milk substitutes. Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients. To work around this restriction, products with cocoa substitutes are often branded or labeled as "chocolatey" or as in the case of Hershey's Mr. Goodbar containing vegetable oils, "made with chocolate".

Canada
The use of cocoa butter substitutes in Canada is not permitted. Chocolate sold in Canada cannot contain vegetable fats or oils.
The only sweetening agents permitted in chocolate in Canada are listed in Division 18 of the Food and Drug Regulations. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, and sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol, etc.) are not permitted.
Products manufactured or imported into Canada that contain non-permitted ingredients (vegetable fats or oils, artificial sweeteners) cannot legally be called “chocolate” when sold in Canada. A non-standardized name such as “candy” must be used.

Types of chocolate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I am with you. There is a big difference!

Europe has a black sheep named the UK. UK's chocolate can include a lot of stuff that other European countries would say are no good.

For American chocolate, I still like Almond Joy. There's not a lot of it that's chocolate, but the candy bar is great.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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I am with you. There is a big difference!

Europe has a black sheep named the UK. UK's chocolate can include a lot of stuff that other European countries would say are no good.

For American chocolate, I still like Almond Joy. There's not a lot of it that's chocolate, but the candy bar is great.
Is that the one with the coconut in it? I like coconut.

I have a big bag of Hershey's Kisses at home that nobody will eat. My son says it tastes like wax with sugar in it. I'd give it to the raccoons, but I'm afraid it could kill them, like chocolate being poison to dogs.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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My favorite candy bars are Almond Joy (or Mounds) and Baby Ruth.
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