A Conversation for The Legacy of Milton S Hershey
Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) Started conversation May 2, 2001
Are Hershey brand products really world famous? I (in the UK) only know of them through an Ira Gershwin song lyric.
Jimi X Posted May 2, 2001
Hershey's chocolate was standard issue in US Army rations from World War 2 to at least the VietNam War.
The GIs would often use a candy bar as currency with locals. And it is a part of American popular culture (like the Gershwin song you referred to), so I reckon that's a fair statement.
Hershey has had difficulty penetrating the European markets because it is different from 'traditional' European chocolate like Cadburry's. But in the developing world, where they can keep it from melting into a wrapper of goo, Hershey's brand is rather famous. I believe it is the #1 selling candy company in America with M&M/Mars a close second.
Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) Posted May 2, 2001
Well fair enough, if you can get the majority of the world on your side then you win!
I'm interested in how it doesn't taste like Cadbury's now (not that I like milk chocolate particularly.
Jimi X Posted May 3, 2001
Cadburry's is a sweeter, almost caramel-tasting chocolate with a smoother mouthfeel.
Europeans claim that Hershey's tastes like 'rancid milk'.
It's all a matter of taste and what you're used to really. I prefer the Hershey's taste, but I can stomach the others. Most Europeans, including our beautiful community editor, can't stand Hershey's.
Diversity is what makes the world go round - well, that and solar gravitation.
Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) Posted May 4, 2001
Being rancid it'll be popular in Tibet, no doubt.
Hyosho Posted May 9, 2001
Personally I find Hershey chocolate disgusting - it's like 'normal' chocolate that's gone off a bit - you know, when it gets that white dusty coating.
This is wierd, as the Americans are usually really good with snack foods - Does anyone know where I can get Twinkies in the UK?
Peta Posted May 24, 2001
It's true about the chocolate, I much prefer creamy Belgian or Swiss chocolate, or Cadbury's, Hershey's has a much drier taste, not so melt in your mouth.
Twinkies, you can't get them in the UK as far as I know. Our h2g2 Communications expert was an American and he wanted to show us Twinkies, but he had to get an aunt to send them over to him special delivery.
John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!" Posted Feb 29, 2004
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- 1: Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) (May 2, 2001)
- 2: Jimi X (May 2, 2001)
- 3: Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) (May 2, 2001)
- 4: Jimi X (May 3, 2001)
- 5: Konrad (1x6^(9-8)x(8-1)=42) (OMFC) (Goo at work, alabaster at home) (May 4, 2001)
- 6: Hyosho (May 9, 2001)
- 7: Peta (May 24, 2001)
- 8: John the gardener says, "Free Tibet!" (Feb 29, 2004)