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(The Consumerist)   Hershey's unveils their own answer to Nutella   (consumerist.com) divider line 95
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2014-01-16 07:54:21 AM  
Hoveround stocks set to soar amid accusations of war profiteering...
 
2014-01-16 08:03:44 AM  

Shadowe: The Israelis have been doing this forever and a day, it's called HaShahar Ha'ole and it lasts until the end of the world easily.


End of the world caused by John Cleese liking the stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50sIrgRd5bU
 
2014-01-16 08:07:36 AM  

verbaltoxin: Bow before your new idol.


Mrs Clam was curious about that stuff so I bought a jar. It tastes like off-brand cookies and failure.
 
2014-01-16 08:09:39 AM  
More like Hershey Squirts
 
2014-01-16 08:12:20 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: For RI Farkers:
The Nutella sold at Job Lot is made in Poland.
Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me but I swear it's better than the Canadian version we get at "regular" stores.


If your mind is playing tricks on you, you aren't alone.  One of the best/worst things about being overseas was the chocolate.  West b/c OMGTASTESSOMUCHBETTER, worst b/c OMGSOHARDNOTTOGETFATNOW
 
2014-01-16 08:15:22 AM  
Since when was Hershey's associated with good tasting chocolate?

/nothing like the taste of purposely burnt chocolate for "consistency" sake
//nutella isn't that great either, though
 
2014-01-16 08:16:19 AM  
Best I've had wasn't even a spread.
Just thick chunks of chocolate in a still warm piece of baguette.

/why yes, this was in France, why do you ask?
 
2014-01-16 08:26:15 AM  
But does it taste great on waffles and multi-grain toast? Because nuttla tastes great on multi-grain toast. He lady on the commercial said so.

/Multi-grain
//It tastes like shiat on single grain, obviously.
 
2014-01-16 08:29:42 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: For RI Farkers:
The Nutella sold at Job Lot is made in Poland.
Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me but I swear it's better than the Canadian version we get at "regular" stores.


We've got some Job Lots just over the MA border here, some down in CT too.

Great deals on Teddy PB and Peanut Butter & Co, Red Mills grain pre-mixes, olive oil; also tow straps and tarps.
 
2014-01-16 08:32:23 AM  

mike_d85: But does it taste great on waffles and multi-grain toast? Because nuttla tastes great on multi-grain toast. He lady on the commercial said so.

/Multi-grain
//It tastes like shiat on single grain, obviously.


I never got that.  I think it makes already dry multigrain toast drier and tackier.  I need a full cup of coffee to choke down one slice.  Only thing I can find that makes multigrain/whole wheat toast pallatable is a healthy bit of butter.  Enough to melt in and soften things up a bit so you don't wind up trying to swallow a sandpaper throat grenade.
 
2014-01-16 08:35:27 AM  
This was good. Ate the whole jar in one sitting.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-01-16 08:45:14 AM  

drxym: As a European, I don't understand the popularity of Hershey's chocolate. It tastes really cheap and nasty, less like chocolate and more like chocolate "flavouring" cut with sugar and some kind of milk byproduct. Compared to other brands like Lindt, Milka, Ritter, Galaxy, Cadburys etc. it's simply foul. I'm not sure why I'd want a spreadable version.


As a fellow European (who has lived in American over half his life now)... I agree.

You do kind of get used to Hershey over time but it never replaces real chocolate.

That said, you can't trust Cadburys in America either. The stuff they sell in America tastes almost as bad as Hershey; you have to buy Cadburys from import stores to get the real thing. American Cadburys tastes as bad as Hersheys to me.
 
2014-01-16 08:48:16 AM  
Regarding Marmite... you either love it or hate it (as the saying goes) but it is no way comparable to Nutella. If you spread it on your toast expecting chocolate you will be sorely disappointed.

It is better than Vegemite (they're not quite the same)... so don't assume you hate it if you hate Vegemite.

Never trust anyone who says they're unsure about marmite... they're lying and should not be trusted.
 
2014-01-16 08:56:56 AM  

bdub77: This just seems disgusting to me. I don't even spread Nutella very often, but it's not even a question I'd pick Nutella over Hershey's any day.

Does Hershey's actually make real chocolate anymore?  Maybe they should spend more time making real chocolate and not that nasty mockolate that isn't even fit to be sandwiched into a S'more anymore.


То.
/что сказанно бдуб77.
 
2014-01-16 08:58:27 AM  

CleanAndPure: drxym: As a European, I don't understand the popularity of Hershey's chocolate. It tastes really cheap and nasty, less like chocolate and more like chocolate "flavouring" cut with sugar and some kind of milk byproduct. Compared to other brands like Lindt, Milka, Ritter, Galaxy, Cadburys etc. it's simply foul. I'm not sure why I'd want a spreadable version.

As a fellow European (who has lived in American over half his life now)... I agree.

You do kind of get used to Hershey over time but it never replaces real chocolate.

That said, you can't trust Cadburys in America either. The stuff they sell in America tastes almost as bad as Hershey; you have to buy Cadburys from import stores to get the real thing. American Cadburys tastes as bad as Hersheys to me.


True. They kill the bars with parafin so they can be shelf stable in our more heated climates. They generally don't get nearly the temperatures we get over in the UK, so they use less or none.

/typing this as I drink some tea and munch on a Wispa
 
2014-01-16 09:00:15 AM  

drxym: (marmite/vegamite)  The secret though is to spread it thinly. Slather it on and it tastes vile.


Nope, it tastes vile no matter what.  A friend put some on bread for me.  I took one sniff and said that it smelled awful.  They said, "It tastes better than it smells."  One bite proved them wrong.
 
2014-01-16 09:03:26 AM  
I have never tried Nutella, and I never will.  This way when the backlash comes around, and you know it will, I will be the Nutella hater hipster.
 
2014-01-16 09:06:31 AM  

CleanAndPure: That said, you can't trust Cadburys in America either. The stuff they sell in America tastes almost as bad as Hershey; you have to buy Cadburys from import stores to get the real thing. American Cadburys tastes as bad as Hersheys to me.


I should qualify that I don't think Cadburys is great milk chocolate but compared to Hershey it's vastly superior. Hershey's tastes like a regular chocolate bar that is 5 years over its sell by date and has been left on a window sill the whole time.
 
2014-01-16 09:06:42 AM  

divx88: This didn't pop up yet?


The fark is going on in there?
 
2014-01-16 09:21:24 AM  

Fear the Clam: verbaltoxin: Bow before your new idol.

Mrs Clam was curious about that stuff so I bought a jar. It tastes like off-brand cookies and failure.


Then Mr. Clam looked over at Mrs. Clam and said, "Lookit this zinger I posted to Fark!" She sighed with deep resignation, and said, "That's nice, dear."
 
2014-01-16 09:24:27 AM  
Those of you who in here who don't like Nutella don't have properly working taste buds.

/On that note, Hershey's can suck it with their imitation.
 
2014-01-16 09:27:19 AM  
Nutella is only slightly less disgusting than Hershey's forms of "chocolate" - both are over-processed chemistry experiments of taste and texture substitution for the sake of profit and long storage stability. Just go get some decent chocolate (Lindt is my easily-obtained fave), pop in the nuker for a few seconds, spread on English Muffin - Ta da! Add ground hazelnuts or a touch of hazelnut oil if you want the complete experience.
 
2014-01-16 09:27:28 AM  
Consumerist link + "Spiffy" tag = *head aspload*

/DNRTFA
 
2014-01-16 09:42:19 AM  

drxym: As a European, I don't understand the popularity of Hershey's chocolate. It tastes really cheap and nasty, less like chocolate and more like chocolate "flavouring" cut with sugar and some kind of milk byproduct. Compared to other brands like Lindt, Milka, Ritter, Galaxy, Cadburys etc. it's simply foul. I'm not sure why I'd want a spreadable version.


As an American....I don't either.
 
2014-01-16 09:42:23 AM  

drxym: CleanAndPure: That said, you can't trust Cadburys in America either. The stuff they sell in America tastes almost as bad as Hershey; you have to buy Cadburys from import stores to get the real thing. American Cadburys tastes as bad as Hersheys to me.

I should qualify that I don't think Cadburys is great milk chocolate but compared to Hershey it's vastly superior. Hershey's tastes like a regular chocolate bar that is 5 years over its sell by date and has been left on a window sill the whole time.


From what I understand...nt sure if true or myth... think true...
Hersheys (and many US chocalatiers) started out operations making chocholate with spoiled milk because it was cheaper. More sugar was added to counteract that.

Spoiled milk isn't used any more... but the chocolate is given a souring ingredient because that is what the population came to expect choc to taste like.
 
2014-01-16 09:51:13 AM  
The hershey's Hazelnut is decent, but can't compete...

Now if they made spreadible Toffifay (or added caramel to Nutella), then I would never eat anything else EVER.
 
2014-01-16 10:03:03 AM  
Hershey's Spread sounds like a fraternity hazing thing.
 
2014-01-16 10:14:30 AM  
Does it smell like a corpse embalmed with vomit?

CleanAndPure: drxym: CleanAndPure: That said, you can't trust Cadburys in America either. The stuff they sell in America tastes almost as bad as Hershey; you have to buy Cadburys from import stores to get the real thing. American Cadburys tastes as bad as Hersheys to me.

I should qualify that I don't think Cadburys is great milk chocolate but compared to Hershey it's vastly superior. Hershey's tastes like a regular chocolate bar that is 5 years over its sell by date and has been left on a window sill the whole time.

From what I understand...nt sure if true or myth... think true...
Hersheys (and many US chocalatiers) started out operations making chocholate with spoiled milk because it was cheaper. More sugar was added to counteract that.

Spoiled milk isn't used any more... but the chocolate is given a souring ingredient because that is what the population came to expect choc to taste like.


The milk chocolate is the worst because of butyric acid, commonly found in vomit. Yummy. Also, that's where the sourness comes from.
 
2014-01-16 10:19:11 AM  

guilt by association: This was good. Ate the whole jar in one sitting.

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You sound  fat stoned.
 
2014-01-16 10:20:43 AM  
If Cadbury ever joins this war, I'm just going to give up on being thin.
 
2014-01-16 10:48:21 AM  

syrynxx: Mmm, more empty carbs - just what everyone needs.


But it's low fat!  So it's healthy....riiiiiiiiiight?
 
2014-01-16 11:54:01 AM  

Gig103: Why would I buy imitation Nutella when I can get real Nutella? This seems pointless.


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because nutella is expensive, and my 13 year old daughter will just devour it all in a short span of time anyway.

there are store brands popping up that are a good bit cheaper, and taste almost identical...especially aldi's brand, but i don't think they always have it in stock.

my parents sent 2 jars of an off brand home with us from our christmas visit...i ate some, and it was pretty close to nutella...the rest went to my daughter.

i got hooked on nutella while stationed in germany (1998-2002, and 3 months of 2004). when the euro came out, they had a special edition extra large jar and the lid was gold colored and looked like a euro dollar coin. that jar actually lasted a week or more! didn't help that the hole was large enough to fit my hand and easily dip ritz crackers in it (amazing combo, by the way), and it's great on toasted bagels, pancakes/waffles, etc
 
2014-01-16 12:17:10 PM  
Hershey's... Ah, yes... That company that USED TO make chocolate, but lobbied to have the designation of milk chocolate changed to include recipes that didn't have milk, cocoa butter, and sugar so they could switch their recipe to "mockolate" which isn't half as good as real chocolate.

If you can get chocolate produced by a country outside of America, you'll probably be happier. Hershey's mockolate is just chocolate-flavored candy now.
 
2014-01-16 12:29:54 PM  

ciderczar: wildcardjack: Yet another enticement to keep you eating bread. One of humanity's worse addictions.

You don't need to use bread, you can spread it onto bacon, ice cream, brocolli, your significant other.


Apple slices are awesome dipped in a little Nutella.
 
2014-01-16 01:52:38 PM  
If you want something that tastes like Hazelnuts, fiskobirlik fındık ezmesi (may not be easy to find in most U.S. locales, however)

www.marketantep.com
 
2014-01-16 02:30:25 PM  

drxym: As a European, I don't understand the popularity of Hershey's chocolate. It tastes really cheap and nasty, less like chocolate and more like chocolate "flavouring" cut with sugar and some kind of milk byproduct. Compared to other brands like Lindt, Milka, Ritter, Galaxy, Cadburys etc. it's simply foul. I'm not sure why I'd want a spreadable version.


You can get it quickly and cheaply when you're PMSing.

/That is really the only reason I ever even taste it
//It is shiatty chocolate
 
2014-01-16 05:09:56 PM  

C18H27NO3: The average American snacks more than two times a day and what better way to transform everyday snacks into delicious treats, than with the genuine chocolate flavor?

Because eating chocolate snacks 2 or more times a day doesn't help with our problem of overweight Americans?
/Stick in the mud.


How can someone not get punched when they talk like that marketer?
 
2014-01-16 05:49:18 PM  
drxym: As a European, I don't understand the popularity of Hershey's chocolate. It tastes really cheap and nasty, less like chocolate and more like chocolate "flavouring" cut with sugar and some kind of milk byproduct. Compared to other brands like Lindt, Milka, Ritter, Galaxy, Cadburys etc. it's simply foul. I'm not sure why I'd want a spreadable version.

Most Americans have dead taste buds. They like the Olive Garden, after all. And they like things that are extremely sweet, Hershey's "chocolate" syrup just tastes like syrup, not chocolate and people will go on and on about how much they love it.. If you come to the U.S., don't order hot chocolate. It's hot and sweet but it doesn't taste anything like chocolate.
 
2014-01-16 05:53:23 PM  
Soon:

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/Put that on your maple-bacon Cronut, you filthy hipsters!
 
2014-01-16 05:55:57 PM  
Coastalgrl: No way Hershey's can ever compete. I tried finding a chocolate sauce by them and all I found was corn syrup laden crap so I made my own using their cocoa. Which seems to be the only product nowadays that isn't crap.

Their cocoa powder isn't that good. I make chocolate spiced nuts at Christmas. I usually use Ghirardelli cocoa powder but I was out and used some Hershey's. They weren't half as good. The store was out of Ghirardelli, so I sprang for Guittard. Oh my god, those nuts were on a higher plane of deliciousnouss. I considered just making the coating as candy and skipping the nuts. I'll never go back, it's worth every penny.
 
2014-01-16 06:00:52 PM  

Phins: Coastalgrl: No way Hershey's can ever compete. I tried finding a chocolate sauce by them and all I found was corn syrup laden crap so I made my own using their cocoa. Which seems to be the only product nowadays that isn't crap.

Their cocoa powder isn't that good. I make chocolate spiced nuts at Christmas. I usually use Ghirardelli cocoa powder but I was out and used some Hershey's. They weren't half as good. The store was out of Ghirardelli, so I sprang for Guittard. Oh my god, those nuts were on a higher plane of deliciousnouss. I considered just making the coating as candy and skipping the nuts. I'll never go back, it's worth every penny.


Try the high-fat Guittard cocoa powder.
 
2014-01-16 06:15:03 PM  

Phins: Coastalgrl: No way Hershey's can ever compete. I tried finding a chocolate sauce by them and all I found was corn syrup laden crap so I made my own using their cocoa. Which seems to be the only product nowadays that isn't crap.

Their cocoa powder isn't that good. I make chocolate spiced nuts at Christmas. I usually use Ghirardelli cocoa powder but I was out and used some Hershey's. They weren't half as good. The store was out of Ghirardelli, so I sprang for Guittard. Oh my god, those nuts were on a higher plane of deliciousnouss. I considered just making the coating as candy and skipping the nuts. I'll never go back, it's worth every penny.


I LOVE the Guittard. I use it exclusively now. They rare red dutch process makes amazing chocolate cake.
 
2014-01-16 06:50:13 PM  
Nobody's mentioned the Trader Joe's nutella knock-off that's made with almonds instead of hazelnut? Although I am a choc/haz fiend, I prefer the TJ because it's got more chocolate and the texture is creamy instead of gummy.
 
2014-01-16 10:36:02 PM  
Nutella is one of those things that is excellent on EVERYTHING!

Crackers, cookies, bread, steak, cereal, meatloaf, salad, nipples, genitalia...

reneau.smugmug.com
 
2014-01-17 02:00:08 PM  

Phins: Coastalgrl: No way Hershey's can ever compete. I tried finding a chocolate sauce by them and all I found was corn syrup laden crap so I made my own using their cocoa. Which seems to be the only product nowadays that isn't crap.

Their cocoa powder isn't that good. I make chocolate spiced nuts at Christmas. I usually use Ghirardelli cocoa powder but I was out and used some Hershey's. They weren't half as good. The store was out of Ghirardelli, so I sprang for Guittard. Oh my god, those nuts were on a higher plane of deliciousnouss. I considered just making the coating as candy and skipping the nuts. I'll never go back, it's worth every penny.


What's odd is that Guittard chocolate chips are cheaper than both Ghirardeli or Hershey's. I keep a bag of their 63% chips on hand for chocolate snacking needs.
 
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