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Who Wants To Live In A Former Hershey Cocoa Bean Silo?

Last year, mega-choco-corp Hershey’s closed its longtime factory and moved operations to a new facility. There’s a limited market for massive chocolate factories, and most of the site has been torn down to have new, non-candy-related things built on it. One relic of the factory that will stay is the row of massive cocoa bean silos, which have new owners and are going to become…something. [More]

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Get Ready To Pay More For Chocolate; Hershey Raises Prices For First Time In 3 Years

Your chocolate buying dollar is about to get slightly less valuable. Hershey announced last night that a year of rising cocoa prices has forced it to increase the price on just about all of its products by an average of around 8%. This is the first time the nation’s largest candy company has raised prices since 2011. [More]

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Pizza Hut Jumps On 1997 Bandwagon With A “New” Cookie Pizza

Baking a cookie into a bigger shape than one normally expects for such a dessert is so late ’90s — your birthday party had a “normal” cake instead of a huge chocolate chip cookie with frosting writing on it? Lame! — but that hasn’t stopped Pizza Hut from joining the party now. [More]

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New Washington State Rules Rein In Packaging Of Marijuana Edibles

Washington state’s first bunch of licensed retail marijuana sellers are slated to open on July 8. But when they do, it looks like they might not be selling a wide variety of pot-infused edibles that don’t meet new packaging guidelines intended to make sure that the products A) aren’t marketed to kids, and B) won’t be confused with other snacks that don’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol. [More]

The Mad Genius Behind The Rebirth Of Hydrox, Astro Pops And Maybe Marshall Field’s

The Mad Genius Behind The Rebirth Of Hydrox, Astro Pops And Maybe Marshall Field’s

We’ve all felt the sting of losing a beloved brand when a company goes out of business, stops making your favorite candy or gets sold off bit by bit to the highest bidder. But what if you could resurrect those treasured relics of days gone by and bring them back anew? And how would it even be possible? [More]

Marijuana Edibles Company Calls Hershey Lawsuit A “Surprise” Because It Changed Packaging 6 Months Ago

Marijuana Edibles Company Calls Hershey Lawsuit A “Surprise” Because It Changed Packaging 6 Months Ago

Hershey’s was not pleased when the candy giant learned that a Colorado manufacturer of edible marijuana products was selling items modeled after its own candies, including “Hashees” and “Ganja Joy.” Because they have, you know, reefer in them, as the kids probably don’t call it these days. But the company behind those treats says the lawsuit against it is a “big surprise.” [More]

Why Does Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt Have Less Protein?

Why Does Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt Have Less Protein?

While perusing junk food blogs, which is a requirement of this job, we came across an interesting fact in an otherwise edifying review of a new product from Ben & Jerry’s, Cherry Garcia-flavored Greek frozen yogurt. This is not to be confused with the company’s regular frozen yogurt in the Cherry Garcia flavor, which also exists. The thing is…why does one have a lot more protein than the other? [More]

Hershey Sues Edible Marijuana Maker Over Punny Product Names

Hershey Sues Edible Marijuana Maker Over Punny Product Names

We can’t imagine anyone with even the most basic grasp of the English language would confuse Hershey’s Almond Joy with “Ganja Joy,” an edible marijuana product. Nor do we think anyone will mistakenly buy a “Dabby Patty” thinking it’s a York peppermint patty. But we don’t work for the Hershey legal department, which has sued a Colorado company over punny pot product names that the chocolate goliath believes are too close to its trademarked brands. [More]

Krackel Bars Promoted From Hershey’s Miniatures Bag Again

Krackel Bars Promoted From Hershey’s Miniatures Bag Again

Our younger readers may not remember this, but it used to be that Nestle Crunch bars weren’t the only choco-crisped-rice game in town. Nope. Back in the heady ’90s, candy-eaters could also buy full-sized Krackel bars. Yes, the crisped rice bars that you find as part of a Hershey’s Miniatures bag have been called back up to the big leagues and will be available on candy racks. [More]

Take-And-Bake Pizza Sales Tax Quandary Shows How Confusing Tax Codes Can Be

Take-And-Bake Pizza Sales Tax Quandary Shows How Confusing Tax Codes Can Be

Did you know that in some states, 24 to be exact, a Hershey bar is candy but a Twix bar is not, when it comes to taxes? I didn’t either, and it’s just that kind of baffling distinction — the Twix contains flour, and candy is classified as flourless — that’s making it hard for states to decide which foods are taxable under the sales tax code and which aren’t. [More]

Miss Oprah? Get Your Fill With Teavana Oprah Chai Tea At Starbucks Next Month

Miss Oprah? Get Your Fill With Teavana Oprah Chai Tea At Starbucks Next Month

Has there been a void in your life since Oprah Winfrey ended her talk show three years ago? Well, Starbucks aims to fill that hole with a new product – Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Yes, that’s right, Oprah is once again sharing one of her favorite things with the entire country…in tea form. [More]

How To Not Suck At Planning Your Wedding, Part 3: The Costly Little Extras

How To Not Suck At Planning Your Wedding, Part 3: The Costly Little Extras

Wedding Week continues on How To Not Suck! We’ve already talked about the big-ticket items and other major expenses that couples tend to pay too much for. Today, we look at all those additional purchases that can send wedding costs skyrocketing.

So far we’ve covered everything from the venue to the dress to the limo and the cake. Hard part’s over, right? Not exactly. [More]

Hershey’s Needs Someone To Predict The Future Of Chocolate

Hershey’s Needs Someone To Predict The Future Of Chocolate

In case you’re still hurting over not snagging that “bacon planner” position at Oscar Meyer, get out your corporate crystal balls: Hershey’s is looking for a “Senior Manager” in “Foresight Activation.” Or you know, a Chocolate Futurist. [More]

The Best Chocolate Bars For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day, For That Matter)

The Best Chocolate Bars For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day, For That Matter)

There is one part of Valentine’s Day that even the loneliest of single hearts can’t be mad about: Candy. Specifically, glorious, melt-in-your-mouth-if-not-your-frozen-heart chocolate. But not all chocolate bars are made the same, so it’s important today (and any darn day you feel like eating chocolate) to suss out the best from the rest. [More]

It’s War, Chocolatey, Sweet War: Hershey’s Unveils Its Own Spread To Fight Nutella

It’s War, Chocolatey, Sweet War: Hershey’s Unveils Its Own Spread To Fight Nutella

This is it. It’s time, finally! It feels like we’ve been preparing for this war all our lives. And by preparing we mean eating things that taste of chocolates and hazelnut and wondering what else could possibly exist with those flavors. Hershey’s has its answer, a line of chocolate spreads that seek to usurp the chocolate spread throne currently held by Nutella. [More]

Is Cutting 6.4 Trillion Calories From Packaged Foods Worth Bragging About?

Is Cutting 6.4 Trillion Calories From Packaged Foods Worth Bragging About?

When you hear that any number is in the trillions, it’s like your brain just goes “Whoa, that is probably quite a big deal because a trillion is a super lot of things.” So when you hear that major food companies have trimmed out 6.4 trillion calories from packaged foods sold in 2012, it sounds like a big deal. [More]

Whoever Stole $120K Worth Of Chocolate Is Probably Planning One Heck Of A S’mores Party

Whoever Stole $120K Worth Of Chocolate Is Probably Planning One Heck Of A S’mores Party

I’m not saying I’m the sort who consorts with criminals but if whoever stole $120,000 worth of Hershey’s chocolate from a truck is heading off into the woods to have a big bonfire and s’mores party, well, I’m jealous. But the crime part, that’s bad. [More]

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Couple Is Surprisingly Unhappy That Chipotle Is Moving In Next Door

For many people, having a Chipotle restaurant move in next door would mean infinite joy and probably infinite weight gain. One couple in Hershey, Pennsylvania is very unhappy that the fast-casual eatery has a restaurant under construction next door to their home. [More]