Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Hannah tells Consumerist received an unexpected present over the holidays: a brown plastic shard inside the Godiva chocolate she was eating. She contacted Godiva, and after the company checked out the incident, she received a box in the mail that contained four times as much chocolate as she had originally purchased. It’s paying it forward, but with more calories. Lots and lots of calories. [More]

When It Comes To Chocolate, Ain't No Recession

When It Comes To Chocolate, Ain't No Recession

When the world goes into an economic downturn, it turns to chocolate. According to a report from London market research firm Mintel, chocolate sales rose in several countries, especially in China (18 percent) and the Ukraine (12 percent), as well as a more modest 2.6 percent in the U.S. [More]

Guy Finds Worms In Hershey's Bar

Guy Finds Worms In Hershey's Bar

Des Moines, Iowa TV station KCCI did a story on a man who opened up his Hershey’s Bar to find living worms writhing around inside.

LG Looking To Buy Back 5 Phones For $10k Each

LG Looking To Buy Back 5 Phones For $10k Each

If you bought an LG Chocolate phone, compare its serial number to the ones on this site—if it matches then you can sell it back to LG for $10,000. We’re not sure if this is just a fancy way to hold a contest, or if those 5 phones accidentally shipped with alien technology inside. Either way, it’s a bit more than you’d get through Craigslist. Hurry though; the offer/contest/coverup ends today.

Chocolate Snobs Avoiding American Products

Chocolate Snobs Avoiding American Products

Do you know your imported Cadbury bars from your Hershey’s? Lots of chocolate lovers do and, according to the Wall Street Journal, many are bound and determined to seek out imports from the U.K.

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Reader Mike discovered that Private Selection brand chocolate chips were a recent victim of the Grocery Shrink Ray. However, the company forgot to remove a key piece of evidence after the fact. That, or they’re just trying to sell more bags.

Camel-Milk Chocolate? We Drome-Dare You To Try It….

Camel-Milk Chocolate? We Drome-Dare You To Try It….

Do you yearn for chocolate, yet find most of it is full of saturated fat and depressingly lacking in essential vitamins? Well, meet Al Nassma camel-milk chocolate, the self-styled “Godiva of the Middle East”, coming soon to America, Europe, and Japan.

It's Free Chocolate Friday From Mars

It's Free Chocolate Friday From Mars

Fork over your personal information and the Mars chocolate company will snail mail you a free coupon for one full-sized Mars candy bar in 6 weeks. We mentioned this in Morning Deals in May, it’s still going on, and will continue on Fridays through September. They’re calling it the “Real Chocolate Relief Act,” a tie-in to two different news stories: 1) Economic bailout plans and 2) Some corner-cutting candymakers not using 100% cocoa butter and putting more oil inside – a basterdization known as “mocklate.”

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/08/mars-didnt-really-think-through/

Mars didn’t really think through their “free chocolate” offer and the server stampede it would inevitably cause. If you had rotten luck this morning but still insist on getting a free candy bar coupon via snail mail in six weeks, try the site now; I just did and was able to get a coupon without any delay (less than 2 minutes total time on the site). [realchocolate.com]

Everything At This Supermarket Tastes Just Like Chocolate!

Everything At This Supermarket Tastes Just Like Chocolate!

Justin sent us this photo of his neighborhood Associated Supermarket in NYC, where a printing error on the latest sales posters didn’t stand in the way of putting them up. We guess it was cheaper to just run around throwing handfuls of cocoa powder on everything than to reprint them.

Woman Finds Tiny Mammal Vertebra In Peanut M&M

Woman Finds Tiny Mammal Vertebra In Peanut M&M

A woman in Atlanta bit into a blue peanut M&M and discovered a tiny, blackened bone, probably from a nut obsessed animal who crept into the M&M to eat the peanut, then died of remorse. A Mars rep told the customer it was probably just a peanut twig. Whatever; by our estimations, this animal is most likely smaller than a peanut M&M, but has a comically wide and very short neck. Hmm, maybe we should instead ask an expert to deduce where this bone came from, which is what the customer did.

M&M's Valentine's Day "Cupid's Mix" Is 10% Lighter Than Regular M&M Packs

M&M's Valentine's Day "Cupid's Mix" Is 10% Lighter Than Regular M&M Packs

Do you want to lose weight for Valentine’s Day? Then M&M’s special Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Mix is just for you! Since they’re 10% lighter than M&M’s usual holiday pack, they’ll help you lose money too. More proof that M&M’s Cupid traded in his arrow for the Grocery Shrink Ray after the jump…

Hershey Responds: Consumers Love Our New Fake Chocolate!

Hershey Responds: Consumers Love Our New Fake Chocolate!

Since we wrote about Hershey’s reformulating some of their products into “mockolate” that can’t legally be called “milk chocolate,” the story has been getting some play in the media, prompting Hershey to respond to the controversy. So, why did they reformulate their candy? Because you like fake chocolate better!

Hershey Hikes Candy Prices 11 Percent

Hershey Hikes Candy Prices 11 Percent

Well, we’ve been saying it would be more honest to just raise prices instead of shrinking the product, and Hershey has taken us up on that. On Friday, only months after a 13% hike back in February, Hershey announced a price increase of 10-11% across the product line, citing higher costs for ingredients.

http://consumerist.com/2008/08/12/heres-a-fun-summer-project/

Here’s a “fun” summer project: make your own homemade Oreo cookies! Will you save money? Who can say! Will they be healthier? Probably not! Will your friends think you have too much time on your hands? Yes, but they’ll appreciate the free baked goods. [Post Tribune]

Hershey's "Kissables" No Longer Legally Considered "Milk Chocolate"?

Hershey's "Kissables" No Longer Legally Considered "Milk Chocolate"?

The Candy Blog noticed that Hershey’s “Kissables” have been reformulated, and can no longer be legally labeled “milk chocolate” because of FDA regulations. The new package looks the same, except for the ingredients and the label which now says “Chocolate Candy” instead “Candy Coated Milk Chocolate.”

Almond Joy Is In Denial About Its Almond Usage

Almond Joy Is In Denial About Its Almond Usage

We’ll admit that it would look a little sad to advertise a single lonely almond on the wrapper of the .6 oz Almond Joy. But printing “Coconut & Almonds” on the front, including an illustration of two almonds next to the text, and then referencing “almonds” in the ingredients list, looks a little misleading when you open the package and see one lonely nut lump on your candy. (Thanks to James!)

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/12/breaking-carey-abc-on-hot/

Meg: pun INTENDED