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(BusinessWeek)   Whenever I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I feel the cool sensation of a tropical factory in Mexico   (businessweek.com) divider line
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2009-02-20 03:55:15 PM  
LOL

+1
 
2009-02-20 04:03:10 PM  
I had always pictured the soothing utopia of a failing industrial city in south-central PA.
 
2009-02-20 04:04:04 PM  
OK, so what kind of unnatural crap are they going to have to add to their recipe to keep them from melting in transit?
 
2009-02-20 04:12:56 PM  
+1. Would most definitely lol again. Highly recommend this Farker.
 
2009-02-20 04:21:54 PM  

Isotope: OK, so what kind of unnatural crap are they going to have to add to their recipe to keep them from melting in transit?


That's pretty much what I was wondering. They do have chocolate in Mexico, but it is far inferior to the stuff we're used to owing to the fact that they have to add crap to it to keep it from melting.
 
2009-02-20 04:26:45 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I had always pictured the soothing utopia of a failing industrial city in south-central PA.


And Rendell sits in his mansion and watches his empire crumble.
 
2009-02-20 05:15:19 PM  
Sensayshim: a hard word to say
 
2009-02-20 05:16:32 PM  
Oh well, I don't buy any farking thing made by Hershey. Screw them.
 
2009-02-20 05:18:07 PM  
FTFA: The nation's largest candy manufacturer said two years ago the plant would close as part of a wider move by Hershey to eliminate 1,500 jobs and one-third of its existing production lines, shifting more manufacturing to contractors in the U.S.

Assholes.
 
2009-02-20 05:19:54 PM  
Go Mars?
 
2009-02-20 05:20:09 PM  

Isotope: OK, so what kind of unnatural crap are they going to have to add to their recipe to keep them from melting in transit?


Monterrey, Mexico has a pretty temperate climate. It can be in the high 90's in Austin, TX and only in the 70's in Monterrey as I found out last July.

The mountains and being so far inland probably help.
 
2009-02-20 05:23:40 PM  
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2009-02-20 05:25:17 PM  
So, it's going from worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat made here to made somewhere else? Your rebuttal: Oh, but it's about the lost JOBS. My rebuttal: Jobs that shouldn't have existed to begin with. Nature is righting itself.

/moving on
 
2009-02-20 05:26:54 PM  

PresentCompanyExcluded: worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat


Yeh, but they are delicious. We'll have to wait and see what the new ones are like.
 
2009-02-20 05:28:17 PM  
First trying to change the definition of "chocolate" so they can sell inferior shiat. Then changing the formula of lots of their candies to USE said inferior shiat.

Now moving the factory?fark you guys.
 
2009-02-20 05:28:51 PM  

Stay Cool Babylon: +1. Would most definitely lol again. Highly recommend this Farker.


I'm subby, and I approve this message.
 
2009-02-20 05:30:57 PM  
I like Peppermint Patties, but I really don't like the idea that they're going to be made in Mexico at the expense of people in the U.S. being put out of their jobs.

Knowing what it's like to have my own job sent out of the country by two different employers, I guess I'll just stop eating Peppermint Patties and other Hershey branded products altogether. It may not make a difference to Hershey, but it will make a difference to me. (I might even lose a few pounds in the process)

I feel for the folks losing their jobs not because the work dried up, but just because their company's management decided that their U.S. workers weren't worth the money they were getting paid. What a bunch of assholes in the company's management.

Well, at least Hershey is doing its part to help the Mexican economy. I guess that's what U.S.-based companies are for nowadays: Employing the people of other countries.
 
2009-02-20 05:37:25 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: Assholes.


Exactly
 
2009-02-20 05:57:14 PM  
Removing manufacturing from the United States, will still make the United States a competitive and a strong superpower.

It's the damn Unions fault.
 
2009-02-20 05:57:44 PM  
The nation's largest candy manufacturer said two years ago the plant would close as part of a wider move by Hershey to eliminate 1,500 jobs and one-third of its existing production lines, shifting more manufacturing to contractors in the U.S.

Is Mexico in the U.S. now? I didn't get the memo.
 
2009-02-20 06:01:40 PM  

PresentCompanyExcluded: So, it's going from worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat made here to made somewhere else? Your rebuttal: Oh, but it's about the lost JOBS. My rebuttal: Jobs that shouldn't have existed to begin with. Nature is righting itself.

/moving on


Boy, you must be all kinds of fun on Halloween. "Here you go, kids! Have some worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat!"

Oh, and how about Valentines Day? "Honey, I brought you a heart-shaped box filled with worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat!"

Going out to eat with you must be fun, too. "For dessert, I'll have the worthless, nutrient-deprived shiat."

/I guess what I'm saying here is, lighten up, Francis.
 
2009-02-20 06:09:48 PM  
Soy un trabajador en Monterey, y estoy disfrutando de sus trabajos.
 
2009-02-20 06:18:12 PM  
Having been to Hershey, PA and toured the plant when you could actually tour the plant as opposed to riding roller-coasters I'm pretty sad about this. Hershey's has been dicking around with formulas and playing semantics with labeling for a while now and I've been buying less and less of their product but this...well...

This is thee eeeenndddddddddddd
 
2009-02-20 06:23:18 PM  
Unintended consequences of the sugar embargo-corn lobby? Some may see a big class action on High Fructose Corn Syrup on the Horizon.

Moving to Mexico they can use real sugar.
 
2009-02-20 06:24:21 PM  

Walker: Is Mexico in the U.S. now? I didn't get the memo.


Actually, I think it will eventually be the other way around.
 
2009-02-20 06:33:42 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I had always pictured the soothing utopia of a failing industrial city in south-central PA.


Failing? I would say failed. Yes Reading can and will get worse but I am pretty sure the fail line has been crossed.
 
2009-02-20 06:35:12 PM  
As soon as we've outsourced every last job in America, we will finally achieve the true Free Market ideal.
 
2009-02-20 06:37:17 PM  
Every individual cut is so small.

There are plenty of places in the US where you can get all the reliable, halfway decent labor you want for $7 an hour.

This is too expensive, apparently.

Thing is, we're not allowed to work for less. God knows, people around here would.

Not that I don't see the point of the minimum wage. I'd also rather we didn't try to race the dirt-floor-tin-shack shiatting-in-gutters third world to the bottom. So, I like it.

But, enforcing a minimum wage in this country, while free-trading willy-nilly with nations who pay much, much less than we can even be allowed to work for, is a royal ass-screwing to the millions of 90-IQ Joes in this country who, no, I'm sorry, are not going to be computer programmers or leaders of international outsourcing teams.
 
2009-02-20 06:40:52 PM  
Makes sense. Instead of smuggling in illegal aliens to do the jobs Americans won't do, send the jobs to them. They get to stay in their home country with their families and familiar culture, and the US doesn't have to expend resources pretending to keep them out and deport them. A win all around.
 
2009-02-20 06:51:50 PM  
¿Empanada con Sabor a Menta?
 
2009-02-20 06:57:17 PM  

Lawnchair: ... is a royal ass-screwing to the millions of 90-IQ Joes in this country who, no, I'm sorry, are not going to be computer programmers or leaders of international outsourcing teams.



What about shrimp boat captains? People like shrimp. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.
 
2009-02-20 07:20:34 PM  
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About 10,000 times better.
 
2009-02-20 07:44:17 PM  
Thanks for the heads up subby. I love those things, but won't eat them now. Also loved Jolly Ranchers, guess that's out too. Looks like I am stuck with Ghiradelli or chocolates from the european market down the street.

/ those weird european markets have some strange but delicious candy. There's one in the shape of an ice cream cone that is decadent. Check 'em out, bet there's at least one in every city.

// The european markets are usually actually eastern european or russian, which is weird. Oh an the one down the street from me makes these 12-layer tortes that are insane and you can buy them by the slice of your choice. Not good for my diet but come my birthday I am getting a piece anyway ;)
 
2009-02-20 07:49:02 PM  

CrazyCurt: Thanks for the heads up subby. I love those things, but won't eat them now. Also loved Jolly Ranchers, guess that's out too. Looks like I am stuck with Ghiradelli or chocolates from the european market down the street.



Might I suggest E. Guittard chocolates? Very good and made in the USA.
 
2009-02-20 08:01:35 PM  
Toblerone that is all.
 
2009-02-20 08:07:07 PM  
Would someone summon the shade of Milton Hershey so he can haunt the people responsible for this decision?

Sure, I know it's the creeping crud of corporate charters, over-riding any other considerations with the mandate that maximum profit/ greatest dividend for the shareholders trumps all other considerations -- but that doesn't make it right. It means that no matter how morally upright and socially conscious a CEO may be it will have a minimal impact at best on this level of decision.
 
2009-02-20 08:51:03 PM  
Wow, I didn't think Reading was so bad that I would rather open up shop in Drug Lord Central, Mexico.
 
2009-02-20 10:09:16 PM  
Rejected York Peppermint Pattie Commercial Blurbs (new window)

Always gives me a chuckle
 
2009-02-20 10:43:14 PM  
I thought those Peppermint Pattys were tasting beheadier!
 
2009-02-20 10:47:05 PM  
Just be thankful they aren't made in China, yet.
 
2009-02-20 11:06:32 PM  
Whenever I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I get the sensation of eating toothpaste covered in bland chocolate.
 
2009-02-20 11:20:35 PM  
Way to go, Big Sugar, keeping sugar imports out is a great strategy!
 
2009-02-21 08:32:02 AM  
yep. Let's create more jobs for Americans so they can spend money and boost the economy...
 
2009-02-21 09:21:31 AM  
See, the Mexicans really are taking our jobs!

/thank you corporate-government greed
 
2009-02-21 11:49:56 AM  
Moving factories to Mexico so that shareholders can make a few extra pennies on their dividend is BULLshiat.fark YOU Hershey, I am now boycotting your products.
 
2009-02-21 03:17:32 PM  

Donald_McRonald: Whenever I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I get the sensation of eating toothpaste covered in bland chocolate.


win
 
2009-02-21 07:06:10 PM  
Hershey's can eat a bowl of mice shiat.
 
2009-02-21 09:26:27 PM  
E. Coli

change you can count on.
 
2009-02-21 11:11:29 PM  
Yes, outsourcing is exactly what we need at this time.
 
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