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Inappropriate TV visual in commercial for M&M's
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PENNSYLVANIA -- My complaint concerns the visual image of the Hershey M&M trying to prevent itself from being placed into an oven! I find the visual image to be quite disturbing. The background music/audio is saying something about all for love...and then you see the Hershey M&M yelling and holding on so as not to be placed into an oven.

If you Google "child placed into oven" or "woman places child in oven"...you will find that some children have suffered and some have died as a result. I was first made aware of such a sad story back in 1995...Chicago Tribune... a mother placed child in an oven in the school's cafeteria! The mental image has remained with me ever since I heard about it on the evening news!

I think this commercial should be pulled...it's too disturbing...especially when you can see and hear the M&M screaming and trying not to be placed in the oven.
     
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madconsumer on 2013-05-06:
sadly, this is the same as with hansel and gretel. or for this matter, any cartoon on the tele.
Chaparrita on 2013-05-06:
It's not a child being placed into an oven. It's a cartoon M and M. There's a huge difference. It's supposed to be funny. Not cruel.
FoDaddy19 on 2013-05-07:
It's a cartoon, not a person. And anyway, M and M's are made by Mars not Hershey, this complaint is directed at the wrong company.
Snickers on 2013-06-08:
M and M commercials are offensive, suggestive and totally inappropriate.
bj on 2013-06-16:
I find the m and m commercials disturbing...they humanize the candy and then try to put it in an oven or get eaten by a beautiful girl. .its like a horror movie each time I see one of them. It really affects me and gives me chills.
jaymo on 2013-06-22:
I don't approve of the sexual nature of the M and M commercials
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Shrinking Reese's Cups in Old Packaging!
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HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA -- What the ... !!!!
Either my hands have grown to Hulk proportions, or Reese's is cutting back on the size of their peanut butter cups! These have long been my favorite! But, I feel I'm getting 50% less candy. What is behind the dramatic reduduction in the size? For heavens sake ... increase the price, but don't deceive the public with the regular, normal packaging, with a tiny peanut butter cup inside! This is over the top! My family, my friends, and my associates all know Reese's is my favorite, and will often "bless" me with one, but I'm honestly considering Another favorite.
     
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MRM on 2012-06-27:
I love Reeses and I, too, would be disappointed if the portions has decreased. Write to the company and they'll make it right.

PS: 3 days left till commununity forum is back online! Yahooo!!!
trmn8r on 2012-06-27:
Look around - this is happening everywhere. I beg to differ with the previous reply, but this is not likely to be reversed, and I doubt they will "make it right". It's just a fact that costs have gone up - especially anything chocolate.

A trend recently is more companies are decreasing package contents in lieu of exclusively raising prices - I believe marketing studies show this is more favorably received by consumers. It may be a combination of some people not noticing and others being really really upset about paying $8 for a 1/2 gallon of ice cream (for example).
onlooker on 2012-06-27:
While I wish #1 would happen - I rather expect that #2 is more than likely. Pay more for the same, or pay the same for some. If one is pinched by the economy some is better than none....as is can not afford it. But do write and perhaps you will get a favorable response of some kind.
frak on 2012-06-27:
According to the Dead Caterpillar site, in 2003, a standard package of RPBC was 1.6 ounces/45 grams. By 2011, it was 1.5 ounces/42 grams (still that today).

http://www.deadcaterpillar.com/are-reeses-peanut-butter-cups-smaller-an-investigative-journalism-piece/

NOTE: You can by a one pound package of RPBC (two 8 ouncers). Here's a link to a nearly 7 minute long video review of them. (I did not watch the entire review, lord.):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6XdWGKfto

These might only be available around Christmas, but they are shown on the RPBC official site.
BigAl on 2012-06-27:
I plead guilty to being hooked on Reese Cups. A couple of months ago the price of peanut butter shyrocketed. Reeses answer was to make the "cups" smaller and they also packaged some of their selections in a smaller number (six instead of 8) It was a sad day for me. Good review!
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Charging the same price for less product
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Have seen ads on TV advertising Hershey's new Air Delight chocolate kisses. Bear in mind the ONLY difference is air is blown into the chocolate resulting in hundreds of air bubbles.

Being my usual cynical self I had to look at the economics. I went to Walmart and found the regular Hersey's kisses and the Air Delight version.

Both packages were $3.28. The regular was 12 ounces. The Air Delight was 9 ounces. These people are great at figuring out ways to get more money and giving the customer less.
     
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Anonymous on 2012-01-05:
Air is expensive!!
madconsumer on 2012-01-05:
this is smart retailing on Hershey's side.
Venice09 on 2012-01-05:
Chuck, that's exactly what I thought when I saw this product advertised on television!.. What a great way to make money by giving the customer less. Brilliant!
Molly76 on 2012-01-06:
Whipped chocolate? Isn't that what cans of chocolate frosting are for? Now, where's the spoon?

Ummm, maybe just one more bite!!
Anonymous on 2012-01-07:
Perhaps the cost of infusing air into the chocolate is a slightly more expensive method of producing that product, as opposed to the traditional kisses? It's not as though the kisses are a different flavor, swirl, and such. But they are actually made with a different process involved, and thus are probably going to be priced higher. The product comparison is apples to oranges from my point of view. It's two totally separate products...not just two separate flavors. I see no problem with justifying their price. JMHO
Anonymous on 2012-01-07:
Then again...I'm no chocolatier, and maybe there is no difference in the cost of making the product? Nice review and observation though.
chrissiann on 2012-01-25:
I agree. When I saw that commercial, my fiance and I both said that they are just trying to include less product in their packages! I cannot imagine how a few air bubbles will make it taste better.
JaeFae on 2012-01-26:
I'm not sure people are getting the jist of writer's comments. It's not the 'quality' of the product he's discussing, but the 'quantity.' It's just not Hersey's that's packaging everything smaller and charging the same [$3.98 for 9oz vs $3.98 for 12oz], it's EVERYTHING being produced. Candy, toothpaste, medicines, cereal, baked goods, and on and on. Oh it's a great marketing tool all right, it's just that like my pocketbook...is the same,but the $$$ is smaller. So, NO, I do not think this is a great idea and the only person it is good for is the CEO who gets to buy more little goodies for his spoiled self...I bet his employee's didn't see any raise again this year.
Lala on 2012-03-08:
They have also started selling 6 "no fun" size candy bars for $1.29 at walmart when an 8 pack used to be $1.00. Luckily, I don't eat chocolate a lot but this truly is sneaky and greedy because most people buy these packs when either they can't really afford a lot of candy or when they are needing it for parties, gifts, etc. and are buying a lot. I'm sure they weren't going under because they were giving two more fun size candy bars in their packs.
Churro on 2012-01-05:
Chuck, you are indeed a savvy consumer. Awesome observation.
Slimjim on 2012-01-05:
From a marketing standpoint, it probably does more harm than good to price this version lower, hence raising questions why it is and then the whole perceived value thing takes over.
It's one heck of a brilliant idea and whoever thought of it should get a promotion.
Cwazychicken on 2012-01-05:
I didn't get the kisses of this product but tried the chocolate bar for about .69 cents per bar (cheap I would say considering gas stations ask about a dollar for a candy bar nowadays....these candy bars are really good. I love the fluffy texture and it satisfied my craving more than the normal hersheys bar did...I didn't eat nearly as much and it left my stomach wanting no more chocolate lol. Now I doubt I would buy the kisses of this brand, as I rarely buy bags of kisses for 3 dollars when I can get a cheap candy bar to satisfy my craving. Plus when I used to buy hershey kisses, I would eat a whole bag. LOL.

But if the kisses taste just like the candy bar, then I would assume you wouldn't need to eat as many to fill your chocolate craving up...because these air chocolates, if you eat enough of them, can give you a stomach ache.
Old Timer on 2012-01-05:
One of our local markets still packs their store brand ice cream and frozen yogurt in 1/2 gallon containers. You can really see the difference when they are sitting next to the downsized containers from the big brand names. And of course the store brand is just as good if not better than the brand names, for less money.

You can get two for $5 when they are on sale. One downsized brand name in a smaller container run $5 each. Just the way things are now. Charge more and give less.
Churro on 2012-01-05:
Kind of like Target's motto, "Pay more, expect less"
Anonymous on 2012-01-05:
(BA) churro, I hardly ever save money shopping at Target anymore, everything is overpriced there.
clutzycook on 2012-01-05:
Back in the old days, Hershey's would vary the size of their chocolate bars based on the price of cocoa. When it was cheap, the bars were big. When the prices were high, the bars were smaller. But the bars were always the same price regardless of size ( I'm not sure of the exact price, but I think it was somewhere in the vicinity of 15-25 cents).
Starlord on 2012-01-05:
Almost everything is in smaller packages for the same, if not more, money. We went to a Grocery Outlet and the ice cream we were getting 5 quarts for $4.99 is now one gallon for the same price. A very common practice. BTW, the new Cherry Cordial Kisses are fantastic!
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Worm in a Hershey chocolate miniature
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My wife is a chocoholic and insists on Hershey produces until.........After tearing off the aluminum wropper she saw a worm or rather 1/2 a worm as the other half was drilling into the chocolate. Needless to say that was the last Hershey product she will ever buy but what confuses me is how does a worm get into the chocolate before it is wrapped in foil? Like what kind of quality control is employed? Where are all the snazzy cameras and computers that are supposed to eliminate contaminates from food?

I mean this was a tan worm about 3/32" in diameter and 5/8" long. When Hershey became aware of the worm problem they offered to send $25.00 to offset my concern! $25.00? Give me a break!
     
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saj80 on 2009-09-14:
Another compromise when Hershey decided to send the majority of their production facilities to Mexico, where quality control is substandard.
skelly39 on 2009-09-14:
Did she eat it? No. Things happen. Yes, it is totally disgusting and would probably put me off my chocolate for a while, but give me a break. You are not entitled to hundreds, thousands or millions of dollars. You are entitled to your purchase price, and it sounds like they are paying 10x that. Take it and move on.
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
There is bug content in all of our foods. Don't Google cereal and bug content' unless you feel the need to barf a little-the FDA allows a certain percentage of bugs in food. That would have made me totally sick to see a worm in my food-a fly probably landed and laid an egg or something. *shudder*
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
After experiencing "dorm" food, nothing phases me when it comes to bugs and food.
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
$25.00 was fair, did you want a million dollars?
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
For all you know, it's the worms in the chocolate that your wife loves so much. It's a shame she had to actually see one....
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
I love the three Hershey ads nested in the OP comment.... Google's Going to Git Ya!
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
I love the three Hershey ads nested in the OP comment.... Google's Going to Git Ya!
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
Mundo, while you make a valid point about the guy's wife having a thing for extra protein in her "Kisses" it's not about her, it is about the _________!
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
That's right, zz! (It took me a moment to fill in the blank. When you mentioned protein, I started thinking about various ways she could have swallowed it.)
CrazyRedHead on 2009-09-15:
You got some protein with your chocolate. Protein does the body good.
Sraah1979 on 2009-11-20:
This happened to me too!! I purchased a Hershey's Symphony at a Walgreens last night. I went home, and opened it an hour later, ate a bite - and at least 50 bugs came crawling out! My fiance took a closer look at the bar and there were also worms in the product. We checked the expiration and sure enough, it expired in August 2009. Although, I don't understand how there could be so many bugs and worms after just three months of expiration.

I called Hershey and they said that infestation occurs when the prodcuts are not stored properly. First they offered me a replacement candy bar and 2 coupons for 2 more f4ree candy brs. I declined. So then they said they were authorized to offer me $25, and I should be receiving that check in the mail within the next 7-10 days.

Being a lawyer myself (and a personal injury lawyer at that), I assume that the check will come with a letter that says something along the lines of "by cashing this check, you are releaseing Hershey from all liability relating to the product" or something like that.

I agree with the other commnetators - $25 is probably reasonable compensation. I actually ate some of the candy, and the bugs, which was especially disgusting being that I am a 22 year vegetarian. But, other than the initial throw up, I did not require any medical care and I'm not traumatized. Lawsuits over such small things would cost more than most people wioll ever recover, unless of course you become incredibly ill.

Let's take our $25 and move on
=)
Skye on 2009-09-14:
It happens. Worms do end up not being processed enough, and end up alive, in our foods. I know its gross, but that's just the way it is. There is always amounts of insects and other "things" that get processed into our foods. The government actually has a certain acceptable percentage.

I thought it was nice they offered $25.00. Your wife didn't become ill, just disgusted.

Anonymous on 2009-11-20:
that's odd. I also bought a Hershey's symphony at a Walgreens last night and at least 85 bugs came crawling out. mine had worms too and the expiration was sept 2009.
Anonymous on 2009-11-20:
King: Pictures?
JR in Orlando on 2009-11-20:
Was there any extra cost for the additional protein? For most people,(who need to lose weight) finding a bug in chocolate could be said to be "God doing for use what we could not do for ourselves." That bug saved you from lots of extra calories.
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
25 bucks is generous IMO.
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
Considering you didn't pay $25 bucks for the package and she didn't actually eat the worm filled chocolate... that's quite generous.
Eloise on 2009-09-14:
I wonder how much money the OP thought was fair compensation for his wife's suffering?
andbran on 2009-09-14:
since its a 1 in a million chance that will ever happen again I would have taken the 25 dollars. I also love hersheys and have yet to get a "prize"
Skye on 2009-09-14:
I also love Hershey's, especially almond Cadbury bars.
Skye on 2009-09-14:
Maybe the OP, expected a big pay day, and feels $25.00 is very cheap.
Anonymous on 2009-09-14:
Mmmmm... I want a hershey bar now, darn it.
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Larva in our kisses
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PENNSYLVANIA -- I bought 2 bags of spring time kisses for my children's Easter baskets. My daughter came to me with one and it had worms in it! We checked and found some in the other kisses. Hershey said it wasn't their fault. They said it was poor shipping or/and storage that caused it. I was told to contact the store I bought them from. I will never buy chocolate manufactured by Hershey.
     
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Oh So Yummy
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This is great ice cream if you can find it. Only my local convience store carries it and half the time they are out of it. But if you can find it definitely give it a try.
     
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GenuineNerd on 2011-02-13:
Note: Hershey's Ice Cream is not connected to Hershey's Chocolate. Two different companies. Hershey's does make good ice cream, but the only places I've seen it are at mom-and-pop convenience stores and grocers. Hardee's also serves Hershey's Ice Cream, and Hershey's does have a few ice cream shops. Lastly, Hershey's Ice Cream is one of the last ice cream companies that still packs its products in full pints and half gallons.
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Horrible Bitter Taste
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We purchased a bottle of Hershey's Sugar Free chocolate syrup. The label states 'Genuine Chocolate Flavor.' We each had a small bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. All of us noted a very bitter taste that did not taste at all like chocolate. We have used Hershey's Syrup for years, and until this bottle, we have been pleased with the product. We believe the formulation of the syrup caused the off taste. In the future, we will buy the regular chocolate syrup. The small amount of calories the syrup will add to a dish of ice cream is negligible, and chocolate syrup is fat free anyway. The expiration date on the bottle is August of 2010.
     
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Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
Not me, LS. I'm a vegetarian. ;) I wonder if it is not the first bottle of the sugar free kind that the OP bought and THIS one is nasty, or if it is, and she is comparing it to the regular kind. If it is a comparison, no, it never tastes as good. However, the review doesn't say.
GenuineNerd on 2010-01-26:
Also, many sugar free chocolate products contain sorbitol, which, if consumed in large amounts, may cause diarrhea. I've had the sugar free chocolate syrup as well, and it is more bitter than the regular Hershey's syrup. Basically, if you want to avoid the "Hershey Squirts", don't squirt Hershey's Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup on your ice cream in large amounts.
Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
It makes the ice cream gritty if you don't mix it in. I haven't done that in years, as I cannot have ice cream anymore
CrystalSword on 2010-01-26:
That sugar-free syrup is awful, nasty tasting stuff....I didn't see Splenda on the label but at least it didn't have aspartame, which Star and I do not tolerate well at all. Payday I want to get him some of the Special Dark syrup...he loves the candy bars made with that.

Even our room mate said that the sugar-free stuff was bad enough in milk that she just dumped it out after tasting it!! Now, that it pretty bad!
Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
Crystal, that is the one I was talking about, the special dark. That is my favorite candy bar and I only eat dark chocolate. ya'll should try some of the dark chocolate with chili peppers in it....yummy.
GenuineNerd on 2010-01-27:
I like the powdered drink mix (chocolate or strawberry Nesquik) on my ice cream as well. Gives it a unique flavor.

I LOVE Hershey's Special Dark (both the chocolate bars and the syrup.) A rich, bold taste. Special Dark is sweetened with sugar. The OP was referring to sugar free chocolate syrup. Unsweetened baking chocolate has no sugar or sweeteners in it, and has a bitter taste if eaten straight. Hershey's and others also make sugar free chocolate bars and chocolate candies, which are sweetened with sorbitol, mannitol, or other "sugar alcohols", which do cause diarrhea if eaten in large amounts.
GenuineNerd on 2010-01-30:
Lastly, if you ARE constipated, a sugar free chocolate bar or pieces of sugar free chocolate candy, or ice cream with Hershey's sugar free chocolate syrup, would be more satisfying, and more chocolatey, than a tiny piece of Ex-Lax.
Anonymous on 2010-01-30:
Oh my GOSH! I didn't even notice it was yours, SL, dearest! My humble *bows head in shame* apology. Sometimes I can be a ditz. I hope you got better chocolate. Chocolate can change the world.
Starlord on 2010-01-26:
Lady, I have eaten bittersweet chocolate and love it. This tasted nothing like any chocolate I have ever eaten. Genuine, I agree, I am familiar with sorbitol, both the sweetener and the medication. I think maybe they used the medication in the syrup. LOL Sherdy, I have been posting here long enough, you should know I am a man. The lord part of my nic should be a tipoff. Star does not necessarily indicate a woman. My wife got a kick out of it.
MissMae on 2010-01-26:
Great review, Starlord..I love how companies try to fool us by saying their lowfat or sugar free stuff tastes JUST like the regular stuff. Yea..right! I haven't tried sugar free syrup but it shouldn't have tasted bitter like that.

I'm with you...use the real stuff and don't worry about those few extra calories. ;)
Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
To me all artificial sweeteners have an unpleasant/bitter aftertaste.

M-Mae, what if a person can't consume sugar due to health issues?
MissMae on 2010-01-26:
Good point, ZZ..I don't know, add some splenda?
Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
Star, thanks for clarifying. I haven't tried it, but I DO love the Hershey's dark chocolate syrup. Yummy!
Nohandle on 2010-01-26:
Nice review Starlord and informative for those who want to give the product a try. I'm with ZZ, any artificial sweetener product leaves a bitter after taste in my mouth. I can spot a diet drink at first sip. I've known some who absolutely love diet drinks, perhaps because they are accustomed to them or just developed a taste for them. I don't know which.
Anonymous on 2010-01-26:
For some reason, I prefer powdered chocolate mix on ice cream, such as Nesquik
Venice09 on 2010-01-26:
LS, Hershey's dark chocolate syrup is excellent. It's not as as sweet as the regular, but a lot richer.

Littleyaya, powered mix on ice cream? That's an interesting choice. Does the mix melt or make the ice cream gritty? I'm going to try that.

I never tried sugar free Hershey's syrup, but I can't imagine it being any good.
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I didn't find and elephant in my REESE'S bag...so where did my peanut butter go?
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HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA -- I bought a bag of festively wrapped Reese's peanut butter cups for the holidays, and enjoyed with co-workers at my dental office, where we have always been crazy about chocolate like most others in our field. (dental co-horts, you know it's true!) Until, I unwrapped one little gem that seemed deficient in size, but I thought no further about it until taking a bite. There was NO peanut butter in the middle... at all, which made it just about stone solid AND I almost broke a tooth on it! I found NO ELEPHANT in the bag, so it has to be faulty production line of some sort. I have long been a fan of chocolate, preferring Hershey's over Lindt AND Nestle's! Frustrating that I couldn't even FIND a place to voice my concern or get my money back from Hershey's... I came to this site. Now when I recommend chocolate as the best sweet for my patients to snack on (since it melts and doesn't stick to teeth so there is less cariogenic effects) I will be sure to advise NO REESE's CUPS or HERSHEYS PRODUCTS since they apparently don't care if consumers are satisfied or not. Shame on you Hershey's.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
"Until, I unwrapped one little gem that seemed deficient in size"

Was it that one lone piece or were all of them like that?
Did you check the rest of the bag?
Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
Contact them here:

http://www.hersheys.com/contactus/

Ytropious on 2009-12-15:
I think everyone who's ever eaten processed food has a story similar to this, where one rogue piece is completely different then the standard. It's not unusual, and certainly not worth complaining about. The elephant comment was humorous though, I'll give you that.
TGT101 on 2009-12-15:
It took me all of 5 seconds to find their contact information...
PepperElf on 2009-12-15:
at least you were in the right place to fix your tooth if it broke!
beanbagbritches on 2009-12-16:
How are elephants involved here? I'm not sure one would fit in a bag & if it could, why would you put an elephant in a bag? That seems cruel.
Starlord on 2009-12-23:
Elephants allegedly like peanuts. Old joke: How do you know if you are in bed with an elephant? By the faint odor of peanuts on his breath. 1HPY, you are making way too much of this. Look on the bag and you should find an 800 number. They are glad to hear from you and will probably send you coupons for several times the cost of the bag you are obsessing about.
msnanny on 2009-12-15:
One bad piece? Hardly worth getting so worked up over is it?
Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
My co-worker brought in some mini Snickers to work yesterday. I grabbed one and noticed it was half the size of the normal fun sized peices. Did I let it ruin my day? Nope, I grabbed another Snickers and gave the small one to another co-worker. He laughed about it and thought it was funny
Slimjim on 2009-12-15:
Isn't the problem with chocolate the sugar? So the chocolate melts, the sugar doesn't and I would think, stays on teeth with any other residue from these teeth-healthy nuggets. Most in the dental field I know tend to recommend APPLES and such, but hey, who am I to question the validity of a review about one bite size candy "not stacking up"
Where's SuperBiz's expertise when you need him.
Class Advocate on 2009-12-15:
Best solution: Keep eating from the same bag until you find one you are happy with.
redmx3racer on 2009-12-15:
I've never had a dentist tell me to eat chocolate. The only candy they ever told me was OK is the sugar free stuff. I guess telling your patients to eat candy is a good way to get some extra business.....
Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
Another one.

ONE piece made you this upset to write a complaint and to never recommend the candy again? You got bigger issues than that piece of non-peanut butter chocolate.

I would have eaten the chocolate, laughed about the missing peanut butter and went on eating the rest of the bag. Good grief.
Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
A very creative (and sly way) to drum up business for dentists, Jenny Craig and Bariatric Surgeons in your area. (NH)
Anonymous on 2009-12-15:
jeeze....I think about all the problems people have with companies and this person is upset over a piece of candy......lol how amusing....I kind of wish I was the OP.....seems like his biggest worry is chocolate.
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Worms In Your Candy Bars
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- Wow-you too!

I had purchased a Fruit & Nut Candy bar by Cadbury and also found worms...about 3/4 the way through. I was working in a dimly lit room and had eaten most of the bar, all the while thinking about the color of the nuts and how they were green (pistachio's)then I looked at the wrapper to see the ingredients were raisins and almonds, put my glasses on and gagged! Yep, lots of little green worms!!! The store manager of a Long's Drug store was with me at the time, he looked at the candy and he gagged also. The manager called the company and verified that the bars still had two month shelf life! Obviously they know about the worms and don't care about the consequences! Cadbury also did not apologize and downplayed the event, commenting about the stomach acid, etc..

Don't the Japanese eat ginger, to kill worms in Sushi? Class action suit anyone??? Oh, Cadbury offered to refund my purchase of $1.65.
     
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Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
Thank you for helping me with my diet. I no longer will be tempted by that beautiful little Hershey's bar calling my name from the grocery shelf. Nasty!
madconsumer on 2009-03-11:
did you contact the health department? or better yet the local fda? I bet the cdc in atlanta could help too.
Anonymous on 2009-03-12:
And to top off the gross factor this morning, the FDA also allows a certain percentage of insect 'waste matter' in our foods too, for canned fruit it's something like 2 parts per million. Eat up!
Anonymous on 2009-03-12:
If the FDA 'filth allowances' don't gross you out. You should read what is written about the average US city's drinking water. (BTW: I think this thread is becoming very unhealthy for those with OCD.)
old fart on 2009-03-12:
After 30 years in the pest control business, I developed a cast iron stomach when it came to food processing facilities...
I cannot count the times I inspected a grain or bean elevator with a cloud of angoumois grain moths flying about my ears, rat droppings crunching underfoot and other sundry critters making their home in the piles of grain..

My consolation to my self and others was that the grain was baked at 400 degrees or so before we ate it..
The conditions that were common in the abbatoirs I inspected were equally disgusting but not so much to make me into a vegan...
Anonymous on 2009-03-12:
Shelby,which Longs location is this? I will be sure to steer clear of it
Starlord on 2009-03-12:
Another person who thinks a class action lawsuit is a viable way to seek redress. Fine if you want to line a lawyer's pockets while members of the class get zip. BTW, the Japanese do not eat ginger to kill worms. Properly prepared sushi (sashimi, actually) contains no worms. The ginger is to clean the palate, much as wine testers eat crackers to clear the taste of the previous wine before introducing the next one. Our daughter refuses to use ketchup, as somone once told her the FDA allows so many parts per million of insect pieces in ketchup. I didn't have the heart to tell her that EVERY food has allowable levels of such material, because there is no way you can make it 100% free of those things. Oh, and kosher does not indicate freedom from any of this, it only means the food is prepared according strictly to Jewish dietary laws and is overseen by a rabbi.
GenuineNerd on 2009-03-11:
Was this an old-stock candy bar that was past its prime? I know that bugs and worms tend to get into food packages, especially grains, pastas, cereals, and anything made with sugar, like candy bars. Possibly the worms got in either at the store or at the warehouse where the candy was stored prior to shipment.
ejack053824 on 2009-03-11:
Mmmmmmmmmmm......adds flavor!
Anonymous on 2009-03-11:
Yuck!
I read an article recently about some foods that have bug parts in them intentionally, like for example the red "dye" used in some yogurts, it contains ground up dried insect parts called carmine or colchineal. Vegan organizations are demanding that manufacturers start labeling items like this in laymen's terms. I don't think I want to read the labels anymore!
L Lake on 2009-03-12:
I know that Hershey's now produces some of their products in Mexico. Could this be why there were worms?
Ben There on 2009-03-12:
The USA imports lots of food from Mexico... Just because they put a certain type of worm in tequila does not mean they have worms everywhere.
TGT101 on 2009-03-12:
There are bugs in everything that you eat. Did you know that the FDA has a level for the acceptable amount of maggots and other bugs companies can have in their pizza sauce?
Anonymous on 2009-03-12:
Exactly right TGT101. We've all eaten pounds of maggots, caterpillars, flies, and earthworms over our lifetimes. Eating kosher reduces the likelihood, but it doesn't eliminate it.
L Lake on 2009-03-12:
I think that after reading your bug comments that I'm going to be eating kosher from now one. At least my insect consumption will be down. LOL
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Sugar-free Cadbury Creme Eggs?
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I've been a diehard chocolate fan my entire life, and, unfortunately, I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes not too long ago.

Now, I can still have chocolate, of course. There are some decent sugar-free varieties around.

However, one of my absolute favorite chocolate creations does not come in a sugar-free version, and, while I'm not sure it could be done, I figured I'd throw the idea out there anyway.

Here goes: Sugar-free Cadbury Creme Eggs!
Yep, one of the best chocolates on the planet needs to have a sugar-free option!
I know, I know. It's probably like asking for sugar-free Peeps...oh, wait.
They have those!

So, you see, it's not such an impossible dream after all!

Pretty please? With sugar (substitute) on top?

     
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Mrs. V on 2008-03-24:
My husband is a diabetic, also.

What I bought him was wonderful ^_^

They are the One Dozen Cadbury Mini Cream Eggs. One of them has only 8g of Total Carbohydrates. And they taste great and satisfies his craving for the Cadbruy Cream Eggs ^_^
Starlord on 2008-03-24:
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1997. I have not given up chocolate, and I don't go around looking for sugar-free chocolate version of my favorites. You need to get with your diabetes educator and go over the idea of exchanges again. When I want my chocolate, I eat my chaocolate. Of course, I may not eat bread with my next two meals, but htat is hte price to pay for my treat. When my mother was a diabetic, they considered sugar to be like strychnine. Now, they know better, and it is much better to be diabetic than it was back then. You can have a blast and enjoy your life now, you don't have to undergo medieval monkish self-denial and punishment because you have a condition. Take care of it, yes, but don't let it ruin your lifestyle.
Anonymous on 2008-03-24:
Be careful because many sugar substitutes can have a laxative effect. You never know until too late how much you can consume before the effect hits you. A lot of sugar-free candies and chocolates taste terrible.
ejack053824 on 2008-03-24:
Laxative effect? I know I don't have a problem blowing my guts out...that's for sure! LOL!
Anonymous on 2008-03-24:
Heaven, those are one of my favorites also. I am not diabetic but eat very little sugar so making them sugar free would be nice. (VH)
Starlord on 2008-03-24:
Mrs. V has the right idea. Eight grams of carbs per serving is very reasonable, especially for a candy that is not sugar-free. Every time I think of special foods for diabetics, I remember the chocolate chip cookies for diabetics mom brought home once. They were about the size of the famous Nilla wafers, and I bit off about a quarter of one. I chewed and chewed and chewed and swallowed and chewed and chewed and swallowed. I took about a quarter of a cookie as big around as a quarter, and swallowed enough cookie to match a softball in size. It tasted like cardboard to boot.
Mrs. V on 2008-03-25:
Now adays, diabetics watch there 'total' carb intake and not the sugar.

My husband can have 60g carbs every meal and two 15g carb snacks aday.

That's for one day:

3 pancakes with 2 tabspoons of regular suyrup (or 1/2 of lite suyrup) 2 sausage patties and a small glass of milk.

2 lunch meat sandwiches (or 1 lunch meat sandwich and 2 handfuls of chips) and a diet soda.

2 cookies and a diet soda

1 1/2 cup of pasta and sauce and a diet soda (or 1 cup of pasta and sauce and 2 rolls)

A slice of choclate cake with small scope of ice cream.



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