EmmaLou: Hershey's "chocolate" should be banned. That shiat is nasty. It tastes like ashes.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: You mean besides Hershey and Mars?
Bucky Katt: Not that hard. Just look for this:HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar[i.walmartimages.com image 500x500]
vudukungfu: Herseys is fake
itcamefromschenectady: I thought that the last time I bought a Snickers bar, it tasted weird, and I looked at the ingredients to see the chocolate was made with some sort of "artificial flavor". I'm not sure when they started downgrading the chocolate in candy bars, but it's getting worse and worse.
Slaxl: It was in Empire of the Sun where I first saw a Hershey's bar, and a few months ago I was in the USA and saw one for the first time so I decided to try it, based on the fact it was in the film I loved as a kid. I couldn't even finish the bar it was so bad. It's just awful.
AKA Joker: If this was paid for by tax dollars its waste, plain and simple.
ZAZ: Genuine "cat poop" coffee goes for $600 per pound. There is a market for counterfeit Kopi Luwak that has not in fact been eaten and excreted by a civet. A man, I think from Canada, has a test to tell the difference between real and fake. I saw him speak at the Ig Nobel lectures about 8 years ago.
Fear the Clam: Slaxl: It was in Empire of the Sun where I first saw a Hershey's bar, and a few months ago I was in the USA and saw one for the first time so I decided to try it, based on the fact it was in the film I loved as a kid. I couldn't even finish the bar it was so bad. It's just awful.CSBI lived in England for a few years and was friends with the guy who used to empty my office trash. He had fond memories of the Hershey bars the American GIs would bring over during the war. On my last trip over there from America I brought him one of those cases of 24 bars. I hope they were as good as he remembered, but I suspect he took a bite and was like WTF?
FatMason: They can have my Palmer chocolate when they pry it from my cold dead lips.[img.fark.net image 512x341]
viscountalpha: After tasting dove and lindt chocolate, Hersheys is bland, waxy and just plain gross.
sotua: Salted Lindt or GTFO
Mister Peejay: Wasn't GI-ration chocolate (intended for a rapid energy boost in emergencies) made with a different formula to specifically make it less pleasant to eat so that people wouldn't snarf them down?
Gordon Bennett: AKA Joker: If this was paid for by tax dollars its waste, plain and simple.Science is never a waste. You never know where it will take you until you get there.
AKA Joker: Gordon Bennett: AKA Joker: If this was paid for by tax dollars its waste, plain and simple.Science is never a waste. You never know where it will take you until you get there.While that can be true money can be wasted on science with very limited applications. Its not like their going to stumble upon a cure for AIDS or influenza whist researching the genetic differences in chocolate. They had an expressed purpose in mind with this research and a very limited scope. Not sure how we can justify shuttering/cancelling colliders while spending money to genetically identify certain regional cacao in chocolate for the expressed purpose of calling it premium. 'Premium' chocolate or unlocking the secrets that make up the very fabric of the universe, tough call.
AKA Joker: Seriously? This is a USDA scientific research project? You have to furlough health inspectors but continue research such as this. Keep in mind they're not testing for chemical composition (using additives as substitutes for cacao), they ARE testing for genetic makeup of the cocoa to ensure it only comes from certain plants. If this was paid for by tax dollars its waste, plain and simple. This is not a health concern or even a quality concern (premium cacao more nutritious than standard cacao?). Prof Grivetti of UCA seems to have his head on strait when he says "...so what? Does that improve the quality or improve the flavor? No.". If this research had any real applicable use such as say a full genetic work up of various cacao plants in an effort to create a cross breeding program whose goals are increased genetic diversity to thwart disease then sure I could see its worth. As it stands though this seems more like a waste of time for a bunch of accomplished scientists.
relaxitsjustme: viscountalpha: After tasting dove and lindt chocolate, Hersheys is bland, waxy and just plain gross.sotua: Salted Lindt or GTFOI can get on board with Dove but even Lindt is so-so and more marketing than flavor.
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