Hershey sues to stop British chocolate imports, angering Cadbury fans

  • metta

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    Jan 28, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    Hershey sues to stop British chocolate imports, angering Cadbury fans




    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/01/26/Hershey-sues-to-stop-British-chocolate-imports-angering-Cadbury-fans/3361422284209/

    I think that Kraft now owns Cadbury's but Hersheys has some kind of licensing agreement to make Cadbury chocolates in the US. So the Cadbury's in the US is not the same as the Cadbury's in the UK.
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    Jan 28, 2015 8:32 AM GMT
    No, the Cadbury's in the US is definitely not the same as in the UK.
    It tastes stale in comparison. If I'm going to eat reasonably priced chocolate, it's this...

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    Ironic considering I live a few miles away from Hershey.
  • Farmboy8

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    Jan 28, 2015 2:22 PM GMT
    Hershey's chocolate just doesn't do it for me. Tastes old and the texture is awful. I don't buy chocolate to often, but when I do I get the large bars at Trader Joes. The semi-sweet with almonds is my favorite. Plus it is molded so you can break off just a cube or two....plenty satisfying.
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    Jan 28, 2015 2:55 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    I think that Kraft now owns Cadbury's but Hersheys has some kind of licensing agreement to make Cadbury chocolates in the US. So the Cadbury's in the US is not the same as the Cadbury's in the UK.

    A friend of ours owns a British import shop in Fort Lauderdale, selling mostly food items. That's where I get my tea, and sometimes Cadbury chocolate. I've have to ask him if his Cadbury is made in the UK, and if he's gonna be affected by the Hershey suit.
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    http://www.pondhoppers.net/chocolate-candy/chocolate-boxes/cadbury-milk-tray-large.html
  • Defiant

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    Jan 28, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    The main ingredient in British Dairy Milk is milk. In the American version, it's Sugar. Plus the US version uses a chemical in place of cocoa butter, whereas the British one doesn't.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 28, 2015 5:24 PM GMT
    Farmboy8 saidHershey's chocolate just doesn't do it for me. Tastes old and the texture is awful. I don't buy chocolate to often, but when I do I get the large bars at Trader Joes. The semi-sweet with almonds is my favorite. Plus it is molded so you can break off just a cube or two....plenty satisfying.


    I agree completely. I was spoiled growing up abroad with fabulous, flavorful European chocolate. The Trader Joe's blocks of bittersweet and dark chocolate with almonds are great and so are their dark chocolate peanut butter cups, the French dark chocolate truffles dusted with cocoa, etcetera. Poor Hershey's just needs to upgrade its recipes and offerings. Pretty nasty in my opinion at this point, despite its long American history.
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    Jan 28, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    Menergy_1 said Pretty nasty in my opinion at this point, despite its long American history.

    Hershey's was formulated at a time when the American palate was pretty unsophisticated, and had almost no exposure to foreign tastes. Air travel, modernity, and the food revolution changed all that, but companies like Hershey have never caught up with times and changing tastes.

  • Jan 29, 2015 6:33 AM GMT
    International grocery shops (not necessarily European and includes Middle-eastern and Asian stores) get some or all of the imported Cadbury's and European chocolates and sweets (and foods) in general, if all else fails, that would be where I go to get my 'fancier' quality sweets!!! Hershey's never appealed to me at all. I like Cadbury's, but love the German brands Kinder, Ritter, and Milka and the Swiss (original) brand of Nestle. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 30, 2015 8:57 AM GMT
    We're already angry, in a very British fashion. Lots of grumbling and tutting.

    They shut down the factory near where I live. Reduced the sizes of chocolate bars.

    And they changed the traditional Cadbury's Creme Eggs chocolate.

    So we don't care much for Kraft/Mondelez.

    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/12/shellshock-cadbury-comes-clean-on-creme-egg-chocolate-change

    Also, Hershey produces some terrible chocolate.