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(Fox News)   What's a good reason for a massive lawsuit? A: A DUI driver hits you. B: A defective product causes a serious injury, or C: Reese's lies about white peanut butter cups having white chocolate, even though the ingredients don't list white chocolate   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2019-07-11 5:57:20 PM  
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2019-07-11 6:11:53 PM  
The pair, on behalf of others, are suing over deceptive trade practices, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranty, fraud and unjust enrichment, the legal site reported.

I know this is just a nuisance suit to get them to settle, but I hope to hell Hershey's grinds their asses to farking dust.  This bullshiat needs to stop.
 
2019-07-11 6:16:16 PM  
Reese's white choco peanut butter cups.....

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...brain thing stop work stuff.
 
2019-07-11 6:27:25 PM  
FTFA:

The peanut butter cups are instead covered in a "white crème," which is listed on the company's website. However, the complainants insist that as the other flavors - milk and dark chocolate - are actual chocolate, consumers assume the white version is made with white chocolate.


I've had them before.  Based on the taste, it's safe to assume that it is candle wax and corn syrup.
 
2019-07-11 6:27:50 PM  
White chocolate is neither.
 
2019-07-11 6:30:25 PM  
"Pay to the order of Iron Balls Mcginty.... One dollar and NINE CENTS!"
 
2019-07-11 6:32:11 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: White chocolate is neither.


Pretty sure it's white. Or off-white anyway. Eggshell. Porcelain, maybe. Pearl. Bone.

/Hee hee...bone
 
2019-07-11 6:33:04 PM  
"The White Reese's wrapper does not say "white chocolate.""

But I assumed it diiiiid! Paaaay me! *cries*
 
2019-07-11 6:34:26 PM  
I'll hand it to Hershey that the package just said "White" and not "White Chocolate"....

//off to change dating site profile...
 
2019-07-11 6:36:17 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: White chocolate is neither.


True, but their version is likely to have neither cocoa butter or milk solids, which might have actually made the thing taste good.

/not defending this dumb lawsuit
//likes white chocolate
///but not as much as slashies!!!!
 
2019-07-11 6:37:16 PM  
Next thing you know, they'll be complaining that Apple Jacks don't taste like apples!
 
2019-07-11 6:39:19 PM  
While this is a stupid lawsuit, I really wish they stop selling stuff that they want you to assume is white chocolate when it's most likely palm oil and sugar. It's gross. They keep on wanting to redefine what they're allowed to call chocolate, though thankfully they've failed so far. Isn't it bad enough already with stuff like Hershey bars out there?
 
2019-07-11 6:41:12 PM  
They're delicious. I don't care what's in them.
 
2019-07-11 6:41:22 PM  
Is there any actual thing as white chocolate? I know that you can buy it, but is there any standard?
 
2019-07-11 6:43:32 PM  
As a lawyer, this offends me.  These twuntcicles give the rest of our profession a bad name.
 
2019-07-11 6:44:10 PM  
  Wife loves couponing, and occasionally brings home ""chocolate"" bars and snacks.  Things like Oreo chocolate bars, and these white Reeses ...things.   They all have Palm oil as the main ingredient, 0 chocolate.

But I got them for free! She laments, after I realize they taste like wax mixed with hobo urine.    They're tearing down rainforests for this garbage :*(
 
2019-07-11 6:50:20 PM  
Could this be a band of Swiss chocolatiers conspiring against Hershey or just pranking Hershey's stock price?


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2019-07-11 6:52:03 PM  
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2019-07-11 6:52:35 PM  

Thor God of Thunder: Next thing you know, they'll be complaining that Apple Jacks don't taste like apples!



I remember being a tad disappointed over that when I was a little kid.

/But I got over it.
//Took years of therapy, though.
 
2019-07-11 6:53:20 PM  

The_Sponge: FTFA:

The peanut butter cups are instead covered in a "white crème," which is listed on the company's website. However, the complainants insist that as the other flavors - milk and dark chocolate - are actual chocolate, consumers assume the white version is made with white chocolate.


I've had them before.  Based on the taste, it's safe to assume that it is candle wax and corn syrup.


As someone who generally enjoys a regular reeses peanut butter cup, I would agree. The white version is horrible.
 
2019-07-11 7:04:51 PM  
mochunk:
As someone who generally enjoys a regular reeses peanut butter cup, I would agree. The white version is horrible.


Ditto.

Side note:

A fellow Fark member and friend of mine lives over in Europe.  He's originally from the U.S., and the first time I met him, I asked what was the one thing he missed about back home.  He said it was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
 
2019-07-11 7:15:10 PM  
White chocolate and peanut butter sounds revolting together.
 
2019-07-11 7:15:40 PM  
Does anyone even really care what people who like white chocolate think?

/ I keed
// I don't like white chocolate. It should not be allowed to use the name "chocolate"
/// dark chocolate for me, pls
 
2019-07-11 7:17:28 PM  
Those "white chocolate" peanut butter cups were complete farking garbage and need to be relegated to the dust bin of failed products like Crystal Pepsi and the Zune.

/liked Crystal Pepsi and still use my Zune
//do not secretly like white chocolate reeses pbc
 
2019-07-11 7:18:12 PM  
Those things are revolting.  Actual plain old chocolate Reese's seem to be getting worse, as well.  I wonder if my tastes have changed as I've gotten older, or if the recipe has gotten worse.
 
2019-07-11 7:18:53 PM  

meerclarschild: Madman drummers bummers: White chocolate is neither.

True, but their version is likely to have neither cocoa butter or milk solids, which might have actually made the thing taste good.

/not defending this dumb lawsuit
//likes white chocolate
///but not as much as slashies!!!!


The cups have both listed as ingredients. These people are idiots.
 
2019-07-11 7:19:52 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope [TotalFark]


The pair, on behalf of others, are suing over deceptive trade practices, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranty, fraud and unjust enrichment, the legal site reported.

I know this is just a nuisance suit to get them to settle, but I hope to hell Hershey's grinds their asses to farking dust. This bullshiat needs to stop.
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What bullshiat? The class action lawsuit, or the fact that Hershey's is about the most corrupt and greedy chocolate company on the face of the Earth. I seem to remember them trying to push a bill through congress that would have made water NOT a human right, so they could make money selling it. Congress for once turned them down. Ever take a Hershey's Kiss and microwave it to make some melted chocolate? The don't melt. They turn into something like a wad of fibers or insulation.

Yeah, class actions suck. I joined one that affected me but did not expect to get much money back. Several months later I got a check in the mail for about 2 bucks. On this type of class action, the lawyers make all of the money and the rest is spread among probably 5,000 people. However, Hershey's needs to be slapped back periodically because of all the crap they pull here and overseas.

They never seem to learn.
 
2019-07-11 7:20:13 PM  

germ78: /liked Crystal Pepsi and still use my Zune



Did you try the recent rerelease of Crystal Pepsi?  It wasn't as good as I remembered.
 
2019-07-11 7:25:25 PM  

Joe Stapler: Those things are revolting.  Actual plain old chocolate Reese's seem to be getting worse, as well.  I wonder if my tastes have changed as I've gotten older, or if the recipe has gotten worse.


Yes.
 
2019-07-11 7:33:58 PM  

Boo_Guy: "The White Reese's wrapper does not say "white chocolate.""

But I assumed it diiiiid! Paaaay me! *cries*


Which, by the end, will magically become, "Give me a voucher and my lawyer's firm $20 billion".
 
2019-07-11 7:41:18 PM  

Warthog: As a lawyer, this offends me.  These twuntcicles give the rest of our profession a bad name.


Bottom feeding plaintiffs' lawyers annoy me for two reasons:

1) They file bullshiat 14(a) cases at 5pm on Friday which ruins my weekend.  The number of disclosure-only bullshiat claims I've had to deal with is too damn high.

2) They make the news which leads people to believe all plaintiffs' lawyers are scum like them.
 
2019-07-11 7:41:29 PM  
It SAYS "White Chocolate".  Is that supposed to be it's pornstar name or something?
 
2019-07-11 7:42:18 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: White chocolate is neither.


Maybe this involved white peanut butter.
 
2019-07-11 7:47:18 PM  

AcneVulgaris: It SAYS "White Chocolate".  Is that supposed to be it's pornstar name or something?


It doesn't say chocolate anywhere.
 
2019-07-11 7:51:48 PM  

lexnaturalis: Warthog: As a lawyer, this offends me.  These twuntcicles give the rest of our profession a bad name.

Bottom feeding plaintiffs' lawyers annoy me for two reasons:

1) They file bullshiat 14(a) cases at 5pm on Friday which ruins my weekend.  The number of disclosure-only bullshiat claims I've had to deal with is too damn high.

2) They make the news which leads people to believe all plaintiffs' lawyers are scum like them.


I'm pretty sure 5 p.m. on Friday is the witching hour for more than just plaintiffs' attorneys.
 
2019-07-11 7:55:32 PM  

allthesametome: AcneVulgaris: It SAYS "White Chocolate".  Is that supposed to be it's pornstar name or something?

It doesn't say chocolate anywhere.


Because it's racist to say chocolate?
 
2019-07-11 8:05:08 PM  
I love class action lawsuits. How else can I get a few token dollars that I didn't earn or deserve?
 
2019-07-11 8:14:13 PM  
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2019-07-11 8:31:39 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Is there any actual thing as white chocolate? I know that you can buy it, but is there any standard?


From the Wikipedia entry for white chocolate:
In the United States, since 2004, white chocolate must be (by weight) at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% total milk solids, and 3.5% milk fat, and no more than 55% sugar or other sweeteners.[4]
 
2019-07-11 8:52:51 PM  
Unexpectedly difficult: finding a picture of the back of the White Reese's wrapper (with the ingredient list).

In the early 2000s, there was a Limited Edition White Chocolate Reese's that did have white chocolate listed as an ingredient:

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2019-07-11 9:03:44 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Is there any actual thing as white chocolate? I know that you can buy it, but is there any standard?


Yes, and ironically considering this lawsuit, it was Hershey's that petitioned the US government to craft that standard.
 
2019-07-11 9:07:50 PM  

evilsofa: Unexpectedly difficult: finding a picture of the back of the White Reese's wrapper (with the ingredient list).

In the early 2000s, there was a Limited Edition White Chocolate Reese's that did have white chocolate listed as an ingredient:

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Cocoa butter costs about ten times as much as coconut oil. It's much cheaper to substitute it.
 
2019-07-11 9:10:55 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: KarmicDisaster: Is there any actual thing as white chocolate? I know that you can buy it, but is there any standard?

Yes, and ironically considering this lawsuit, it was Hershey's that petitioned the US government to craft that standard.


They didn't invoke the magic words, so it's not white chocolate. Seems pretty simple from Hershey's perspective.
 
2019-07-11 10:23:55 PM  
Try imagining a world where McDonalds sells vanilla flavored cones, bases or sundaes (under the toppings) etc, and doesn't call them "ice cream" because they don't fit the statutory definition.  Like this world.

Pall Mall cigarettes are sold lately in "black" and "white" variety menthol cigarettes as well as green packaging.  They all have white cigarette paper and brown tobacco, taste different, but presumably don't taste blacker or whiter.  Lawsuit waiting to happen like this one maybe?
 
2019-07-11 10:25:32 PM  
It's amazing how humans learned to make sweets!
 
2019-07-11 10:31:54 PM  

Thor God of Thunder: Next thing you know, they'll be complaining that Apple Jacks don't taste like apples!


Apple Jacks Commercial (1994) (Cool kid crush)
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2019-07-11 11:11:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The pair, on behalf of others, are suing over deceptive trade practices, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranty, fraud and unjust enrichment, the legal site reported.

I know this is just a nuisance suit to get them to settle, but I hope to hell Hershey's grinds their asses to farking dust.  This bullshiat needs to stop.


I'll take it that you're for corporate fraud, then.
 
2019-07-11 11:23:57 PM  

Rik01: Benevolent Misanthrope [TotalFark]


The pair, on behalf of others, are suing over deceptive trade practices, negligent misrepresentation, breach of express and implied warranty, fraud and unjust enrichment, the legal site reported.

I know this is just a nuisance suit to get them to settle, but I hope to hell Hershey's grinds their asses to farking dust. This bullshiat needs to stop.
________________________________

What bullshiat? The class action lawsuit, or the fact that Hershey's is about the most corrupt and greedy chocolate company on the face of the Earth. I seem to remember them trying to push a bill through congress that would have made water NOT a human right, so they could make money selling it. Congress for once turned them down. Ever take a Hershey's Kiss and microwave it to make some melted chocolate? The don't melt. They turn into something like a wad of fibers or insulation.

Yeah, class actions suck. I joined one that affected me but did not expect to get much money back. Several months later I got a check in the mail for about 2 bucks. On this type of class action, the lawyers make all of the money and the rest is spread among probably 5,000 people. However, Hershey's needs to be slapped back periodically because of all the crap they pull here and overseas.

They never seem to learn.


You're confusing Hershey with Nestle on the water thing.

Also, not sure what kind of knock off Hershey Kiss melts like your description but I just gave it a go with one in the microwave and it melts pretty normally.  I'm not saying it's quality chocolate by any means, but it melts similarly to other chocolate with stabilizers in it (like chocolate chips).

Maybe there are other reasons to hate the company, but your source of ire seems somewhat misguided.
 
2019-07-12 12:16:37 AM  
Get used to it. Look at the candy aisle at convenience stores. Actual chocolate is a rarity these days unless you buy premium brand. They fill them with other candy, cookies, wafers, nuts, caramel, peanut butter, etc. "White chocolate" is taking over too.

This is what we've been warned about for years and the candy makers are moving us away from basic chocolate to using as little chocolate as possible to cover as many other things as possible to preserve the illusion that all is well.

All is not well.
 
2019-07-12 1:39:29 AM  
You know who *does* like the white?
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