(Anne Petersen)

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]

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]

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]

FDA Tells Hershey's It Has No Right To Claim Chocolate Syrup With Vitamins Is Nutritious

FDA Tells Hershey's It Has No Right To Claim Chocolate Syrup With Vitamins Is Nutritious

Listen — we all know that gooey, sweet chocolate syrup is very delicious. But nutritious? Now that is a bold claim, and one the Food and Drug Administration is warning Hershey’s not to make on its labels. It told the company in a warning letter that it can’t just go around calling things fortified and such just to make its syrup seem healthy. [More]

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

While a number of websites and mailing lists have fallen victim to attacks intent on stealing personal information or just proving that the hack was possible, whoever managed to penetrate the security of the Hershey’s Chocolate website had a much more insidious goal: changing recipes. [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.

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.

Man Finds Meal Worms In Reese's Brownie, After Taking Big Bite

Man Finds Meal Worms In Reese's Brownie, After Taking Big Bite

As if a big chocolate doodie drizzled in caramelized cheez-wiz wasn’t gross enough, Marc was dismayed to find his Reese’s brownie covered in strange webbing. Dismay turned to horror as he ascertained the white strings and brown pellets were related to the meal worms crawling their way through his sweet treat. When he took the brownie back to the deli, they opened the rest of the batch. It was a veritable meal worm polka party. The horror unfolds in photographic form, inside…

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!