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Why does Hershey chocolate taste so vile ??

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Lilyloo Fri 21-Jan-11 22:07:30

When i went to Chicago a few years ago we went to the Hershey store. The store was fab the choc not so.
Dp came home with a bar today , gift from work. The kids all had some and enjoyed it but again for me it had a horrid after taste.

Want2bSupermum Fri 21-Jan-11 22:09:38

The stuff should not be called chocolate. Hersheys is an abomination (or however you spell it).

Suncottage Fri 21-Jan-11 22:13:00

Hershey's 'Chocolate' Kisses have an after taste of vomit.

I kid you not. Chocolate does not really seem to feature much.


Lilyloo Fri 21-Jan-11 22:15:06

That is exactly what i would say the aftertaste is (bleurrrrrrrrgh)

ChunkyPickle Fri 21-Jan-11 22:17:13

Americans I know rave about these things, but I've yet to find an american sweet that doesn't have some horrible aftertaste.

I think my least favourite so far was looking forward to a big pack of what I thought were strawberry bootlaces, only to discover they seemed to just be red window putty.

atah Fri 21-Jan-11 22:19:35 sick thts what Hersheys smell and taste like. Can't believe they get away with calling it chocolate!

BluddyMoFo Fri 21-Jan-11 22:20:27

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ilythia Fri 21-Jan-11 22:21:42

because Hersheys is made from pure evil.

Every so often Aldi sells Reese's peanut butter cups and I buy some as DH loves them. I won't go near him until he has brushed his teeht. bleurgh.

Grockle Fri 21-Jan-11 22:21:54

They sour the milk to make American chocolate and it doesn't need as high a cocoa colid amount as british chocolate

Dropdeadfred Fri 21-Jan-11 22:22:29

Those Hershey's kisses really do tase like vomit...BUT WHY????

Grockle Fri 21-Jan-11 22:22:41

Which is why it tastes like vomit

Grockle Fri 21-Jan-11 22:23:52

You can buy 'Cadbury's' chocolate in the US but you have to check the label carefully - stuff made in Ireland is fine but the stuff manufactured in the US is made under licence by Hershite.

Lilyloo Fri 21-Jan-11 22:25:14

Thats it sour milk yeuuuuch !!!!!!

ChildofIsis Fri 21-Jan-11 22:26:57

Our first taste of hersheys was when late fil gave us some he'd had in his pocket.
DH didn't tell me that until after though. Darling fil was a little incontinent!It was crap. (ha ha)

Soon after we went to new york and thought we'd try again.
It was even worse than we'd remembered. I was 6mth pg at the time and thought it was my hormones.
It wasn't, bar went in the bin.

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 22-Jan-11 11:16:28

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taffetasplat Sat 22-Jan-11 11:35:55

its all relative.

the French think Cadbury's/ Galaxy/Mars etc chocolate is like vomit compared to their intense "proper" dark stuff

LetThereBeRock Sat 22-Jan-11 17:03:30

Hershey's is vile,though I love the peanut butter cups,and the Nutrageous.

Sour Patch Kids are good too.

GeorgeEliot Sat 22-Jan-11 18:58:56

Because it is American.

Enough said.

Lilyloo Sat 22-Jan-11 20:30:16

Now whilst i prefer cadbury to green and black i can appreciate the difference in taste but Hershey tastes like something gone off it really does

ilovemydogandMrObama Sat 22-Jan-11 20:32:29

Matter of taste. As an American, find Cadbury's revolting.

Love hershey's though smile

tethersend Sat 22-Jan-11 20:34:23

I would kill a man for a bag of Hershey's kisses.

onepieceoflollipop Sat 22-Jan-11 20:36:19

The Hershey kisses are better than the bars in the brown wrapper though imo.

bebemoohatessnot Sat 22-Jan-11 20:45:09

Hershey's chocolate is 'matured' which gives it it's unique flavor. It is certainly not milk chocolate like Cadbury's and you should not expect it to be so. The other thing to remember is that the different sweeteners make things taste different. (Coke in the US is different than Coke here...if you want a more similar taste in the States you'll want to drink Pepsi)

Starbursts, Snickers, Skittles, Mars (or Milky Way in America), Bounty, M&Ms all are similar in taste.
Things are different in different countries and what you get used to growing up is often what you love/crave when you get older.

...I could go on about your lack of tasty cookies wink but I shall not...

Eglu Sat 22-Jan-11 20:49:14

It is as Grockle says beacuse they make it from soured milk. I think it was all they could use to make it in wartime and they got used to the taste so continue that way. It is completely vile. We used to go to the Irish stores when we lived in New York and buy cadburys.

taffetasplat Sat 22-Jan-11 21:49:02

bebe - have a look at what Hugh FeranleyWearnley says about cookies in today's Grauniad - here

lots of faux swearing for him, he must be pissed orf

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