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My colleague came back from Vegas this week and surprised me with a present of loads of Hershey kisses and some milk chocolate Hershey bars. I'd never tasted Hershey's before and had always wanted to try it so I bit a big chunk from the milk chocolate bar.
For the first few seconds all I could taste was very sweet chocolate....then it hit. The after taste. A taste I can only liken to vomit. I ran to the kitchen for a glass of water, I couldn't believe how awful it tasted.

Has anyone ever had the same experience with it or is it just me?

I personally think you can't beat a good bit of Cadbury's, what's your favourite choc?
 
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I like Yorkies chocolate, then Galaxy then Cadburys.

I also thought Hershey's was strange, like off milk.
 
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All American chocolate sucks for some reason, don't know what they do to it, if it isn't a familiar name then don't eat it
 
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Hershey bars can be bought quite easily in the UK, just do a little looking around.

They do taste different, thats because it isn't what you are use to eating ie Cadburys, Nestle, etc etc.

The Hershey Cookie & Cream bar is ok.... But I'm not a huge fan of Chocolate, If I had to pick one it would be Lindt.
 
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Yes!! I know this vomit taste you speak of, truely awful chocolate.

How they can eat the stuff I'll never know *shudder*
 
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Hershey bars can be bought quite easily in the UK, just do a little looking around.

They do taste different, thats because it isn't what you are use to eating ie Cadburys, Nestle, etc etc.

The Hershey Cookie & Cream bar is ok.... But I'm not a huge fan of Chocolate, If I had to pick one it would be Lindt.

I forgot about Lindt, they are awesome.
 
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i like the Herseys cookie and cream bar. I don't know if it applies to America but i believe hotter countries add something to stop it melting so quickly.
 
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Hershey's treat the milk they use in their chocolate. The exact method is a trade secret, but it involves breaking down the fat in the milk and producing some sort of acid, which gives it the funny taste.

Hated it at first, but now I like it for a change every now and then when I'm in the States. Still prefer English chocolate though :)
 
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Hershey's are awful, think it has something to do with the fact they use corn syrup (think that's it). Can't beat Cadburys. Ever.
 
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eughhhhh i've only been to Canada but i don't think i tried any of their chocolate. i foolishly bought a kitkat bar from a shop and it came to nearly £2 :eek:

My fave is Galaxy Caramel or Milkybar :D
 
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continental chocolate. Far more cocoa and less sweet...

cadburys and stuff is good for a sugar hit and a quick munch. but nothing like the stronger less sweet chocolate for a proper piece of heaven.
 
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I got some hersheys from a import shop but didn't find them to be that bad at all. Slightly bitter than traditional sweet cannons here but nonetheless not bad.
 
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If chocolate came in 'Evil' flavour it would be a hershey bar, horrible stuff.

Personally I prefer the dark chocolate from a local(ish) place up the road, it's a Belgian Chocolatier that owns it and their chocolates are lovely. If not dark chocolate from Hotel Chocolat will do :)
 
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I'd never tasted Hershey's before and had always wanted to try it so I bit a big chunk from the milk chocolate bar.
For the first few seconds all I could taste was very sweet chocolate....then it hit. The after taste. A taste I can only liken to vomit. I ran to the kitchen for a glass of water, I couldn't believe how awful it tasted.

This.

Why people rave about it is beyond me! It mings.
 
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