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2003-05-03 10:04:17 AM  
"It's offering to sell the plant for $3.5 million."

Or thirty-five 100 Grand bars.
 
2003-05-03 11:05:14 AM  
Another success story for some asshat corporate downsizer and his global portfolio chasing weasel flunkies.

I'm sure the bars will be better now that they are made in whateverthefark country.
 
2003-05-03 12:36:44 PM  
Won't someone think of all the hundreds of Oompa-Loombas that will be out of a job now!!
 
2003-05-03 12:46:16 PM  
I can have my own Nestle's Crunch Bar factory for a measly $3.5 million? What a deal!
 
2003-05-03 01:12:57 PM  
Arrogant Americans - "Nations..." - How about specifying which nation it is? We're not all Americans here you know...

Sorry, just wanted to mention it.
 
2003-05-03 01:13:10 PM  
"And suddenly the cries of millions of chocolate starved Farkettes could be heard throughout the land."
 
2003-05-03 01:15:36 PM  
GIS for chocolate
[image from cocodiva.com too old to be available]
 
2003-05-03 01:15:36 PM  
I just watched Willy Wonka for the first time yesterday. Thought everyone would want to know.
 
2003-05-03 01:15:40 PM  
Maybe they should have given it away in a contest.
 
2003-05-03 01:15:45 PM  
Only $3.5 million? That's a deal. With a little more money you could actually make some decent American chocolate.

Sorry, I like Lindt, Milka and other European chocolate...
 
2003-05-03 01:18:28 PM  
I don't get it - has the demand for chocolate gone down? Or are they shipping the jobs overseas?
 
2003-05-03 01:20:05 PM  
"THERE'S NO EARTHLY WAY OF KNOWING
WHICH DIRECTION WE ARE GOING
THERE'S NO KNOWING WHERE WE'RE ROWING
OR WHICH WAY THE RIVER'S FLOWING
IS IT RAINING
IS IT SNOWING
IS A HURRICANE A-BLOWING
BLEH!
NOT A SPECK OF LIGHT IS SHOWING
SO THE DANGER MUST BE GROWING
ARE THE FIRES OF HELL A GLOWING?
IS THE GRISLY REAPER MOWING?
YES! THE DANGER MUST BE GROWING
FOR THE ROWERS KEEP ON ROWING
AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING
ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING"

This must be the creepiest scene in a movie for kids. Ever.
 
2003-05-03 01:21:22 PM  
Well, fudge.
 
2003-05-03 01:21:36 PM  
"It produced Nestle Crunch Bars and Chunky candies as well as some industrial products."

Industrial products? Like what, chocolate tipped drill bits? Adhesive grade nougat?
 
2003-05-03 01:22:45 PM  
good to know beango12
 
2003-05-03 01:23:11 PM  
probably moved to China, but dont worry all the Globalazation YAY sayers will say this is a good thing
 
2003-05-03 01:24:42 PM  
Broccoli - Lindt rules. Crunch with Caramel is yummy tho.
 
2003-05-03 01:25:17 PM  
That's a shame. Can't we close the Hershey's factory instead? How anybody can call that shiat chocolate is beyond me.
 
2003-05-03 01:28:09 PM  
Here in UK a lot of call centres have been moved to India or somwhere to cut costs, this also looks like a "could do it cheaper somewhere else" issue.
 
2003-05-03 01:28:58 PM  
[image from freebiesforwomen.com too old to be available]
 
2003-05-03 01:29:35 PM  
Riomp300
probably moved to China, but dont worry all the Globalazation YAY sayers will say this is a good thing

"The MilkySARS are on me"
 
2003-05-03 01:29:43 PM  
Quickdraw:

I concur.
 
2003-05-03 01:32:45 PM  
Another sad article you'll be seeing soon:

Old Man in the Mountain collapses
 
2003-05-03 01:32:58 PM  
i like willy wonka
 
2003-05-03 01:34:56 PM  
Arrogant Americans - "Nations..." - How about specifying which nation it is? We're not all Americans here you know...
Sorry, just wanted to mention it.


dumbass, since the factory is in Fulton, N.Y, as in New York, it's in America. No wonder we're kicking ass, others are too stupid.
 
2003-05-03 01:36:50 PM  
No more rice crispy bars? WTF? I've lost a lot of weight since they took the snack machine out at work. Maybe I shouldn't biatch.
 
2003-05-03 01:38:50 PM  
totally off topic: has FARK been automatically caching and not getting updated without a CTRL+RELOAD for anyone else the past 2 days?
 
2003-05-03 01:39:35 PM  
Gudel
yeah, kick ass and invent shiat like Hersheys.
 
2003-05-03 01:39:56 PM  
Brachs is closing their Chicago factory down and moving production to Mexico and China. The embargo placed on Cuban sugar means it's cheaper to buy sugar overseas.

Companies keep closing plants here and firing americans. If so many are out of work, does it matter how cheap you can make stuff if nobody can buy it?
 
2003-05-03 01:42:16 PM  
the article didn't say why they closed, so you people actually don't know why but just speculating.
 
2003-05-03 01:45:49 PM  
Mantour:
That is not a Google Image search fo chocolate.

This is:
[image from siambalirags.com too old to be available]
 
2003-05-03 01:46:44 PM  
Who likes chocolate anyways?
 
2003-05-03 01:49:55 PM  
Do they still make Chunky candy bars? I grew up near Chicago and my girl scout troop went to the Bozo show every year- they always gave the audience Chunky candy bars...

suffice to say, many NW Indiana Girl Scouts have since grown up and enrolled at Purdue...
 
2003-05-03 01:51:09 PM  
sorry, there moving producton to Brazil heres a more detailed artical
 
2003-05-03 01:55:17 PM  
This is not the only candy factory closed down in the US.

The issue is to do more with the cost of sugar in countries other than US. Canada has a subsidized sugar refining industry, so it's cheaper to make them there.
As they say in South Park, Blame Canada!
 
2003-05-03 01:55:54 PM  
The hells is wrong with GIS for chocolate?

[image from whitehouse.gov too old to be available]
 
2003-05-03 01:56:50 PM  
Ordinary_Girl

[image from theonlinecandyshop.com too old to be available]

You are getting hungry...
 
2003-05-03 02:01:30 PM  
This is big news here in Syracuse. Another big local employer recently bit the dust, too--the Marcellus Casket Company. Seeing as how people are still dying at a 100% clip, I don't see how that business could go sour.
 
2003-05-03 02:02:50 PM  
are the first lady's tatties really that big?? damn. What's up Laura, how you doin'?
 
2003-05-03 02:04:19 PM  
LOL! you heard my scream of dispair, JOHNDX?


seriously, any chocolate factory going out of business is a tragedy!
 
2003-05-03 02:04:41 PM  
somebody save Willy Wonka
 
2003-05-03 02:06:18 PM  
GenerationD - Another success story for some asshat corporate downsizer and his global portfolio chasing weasel flunkies.

Maybe if it wasn't for the companies being coerced by unions to pay "workers" 20 bucks an hour to show up drunk and sit around all day, plus take flak from the "corporations are evil! they profit off the poor working man! tax them to death!" types, they wouldn't have to go overseas. I'm sure they'd rather keep the existing factory instead of going through the expense of moving overseas, setting up a factory there, hiring new workers, etc., but the business climate in this country is getting increasingly difficult for companies to stay here. Just a thought.
 
2003-05-03 02:08:34 PM  
Nuggetman- Yes, I've had to reload the page also.
 
2003-05-03 02:10:40 PM  
That's harsh. Why would they make the workers come to work at 6 in the morning if it's their last day? Jeez...
 
2003-05-03 02:12:53 PM  
tr.v. shuttered, shuttering, shutters
To furnish or close with shutters: locked the doors and shuttered the windows.
To cause to cease operations; close down: shuttered the store for the holiday.


I for one did not know this meaning of the word "shuttered"
 
2003-05-03 02:15:34 PM  
Will the hockey team still be the Syracuse Crunch
 
2003-05-03 02:17:11 PM  
I think we should observe a moment of silence.
Bow your head Farkers.
 
2003-05-03 02:18:40 PM  
Well the European Monster Nestle is trying to buy Hershey. Maybe they have plans to move the shiat to Hershey PA.
-c
 
2003-05-03 02:19:02 PM  
You know, if we all pooled our money together...

Yeah, that'd be pretty nice to own part of a factory like that.
 
2003-05-03 02:19:18 PM  
With that bod to play with, you know there's no way George is wasting any time with fat interns.
 
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