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Old 04-27-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I normally eat Dove and Toblerone chocolate but I decided to purchase some Easter chocolate today from common brands like Hershey's, Palmer and M&M's because they were heavily discounted. I don't know if my tastes have changed or the quality of chocolate has decreased, but they tasted too sweet and didn't have a strong chocolaty taste. Has anyone else noticed this or a change in the taste of common chocolates in the United States?
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I normally eat Dove and Toblerone chocolate but I decided to purchase some Easter chocolate today from common brands like Hershey's, Palmer and M&M's because they were heavily discounted. I don't know if my tastes have changed or the quality of chocolate has decreased, but they tasted too sweet and didn't have a strong chocolaty taste. Has anyone else noticed this or a change in the taste of common chocolates in the United States?
I think that has always been the case...we just like things so much sweeter over here. I get Cadbury's that is imported from the UK, as the U.S. version is just as sweet as Hershey's (same company) which I really dislike. It is good for a couple pieces but I think the main reason things have gotten so much sweeter here is due to the removal of buttercream from chocolate recipes due to the cost. I got so spoiled living in the UK for a few years...we have some great things in the U.S. but sweets are so much better over there!
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm not a huge chocolate person to begin with, but the biggie mass-market commercial brands like Hershey's always taste kinda cheap, overly sugary, and stale to me. If I'm gonna bother to eat chocolate at all, it's probably gonna be Dove or something imported (I also like the Cadbury imports). I do like Lindt's dark chocolate that's a high percentage cacao.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I still love those hollow chocolate Palmer bunnies ~ must be a nostalgia thing, I don't know. But to me they taste the same. Those were always a mite too sweet.

My favorite chocolate is Ghirardelli's because they're a medium intensity. I can't stand "milky" chocolate, so I'm no fan of Cadbury or Swiss chocolate. Don't even like Godiva. Lindor is pretty good. Love See's candy bars.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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I used to LOVE Toblerone when I was younger, but it just does not taste the same anymore.

I still love Lindt, though.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I normally eat Dove and Toblerone chocolate but I decided to purchase some Easter chocolate today from common brands like Hershey's, Palmer and M&M's because they were heavily discounted. I don't know if my tastes have changed or the quality of chocolate has decreased, but they tasted too sweet and didn't have a strong chocolaty taste. Has anyone else noticed this or a change in the taste of common chocolates in the United States?
I love Hershey's chocolate. Nestle's, not so much. Palmer? Ugh. That stuff doesn't even taste like chocolate to me....never has. I never ever buy it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Each brand of chocolate has it's own, unique flavor.

I've yet to find one I find disagreeable.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Striving for Avalon
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I had the pleasure of tasting a chocolate called Hachez from Bremen, Germany. It contained 5 ingredients: Cacao, sugar, whole milk, butter fat (buttereinfett), and bourbon vanilla. Lindt is not much worse.

American chocolate tends to use minimum quality cacao embellished with far too much sugar (often the chocolate seems granular) along with hydrogenated oils and waxes for body and sheen.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I agree, the mass-market stuff is just too sweet, and not "cocoa-ey" enough for me. We stick with brands like Lindt around our house, dark and milk. Those round chocolate balls they make are sinfully delicious, especially the peanut butter ones. Love the hazelnut ones too, but especially the PB ones. Not technically "Easter-ish" but they're promoted that way here, along with the Lindt bunnies and eggs.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I've been munching on a few mini Bunnies, they're Russel Stover solid chocolate and they're delicious
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