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2020-12-01 3:39:57 PM  
17 votes:
Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.
 
2020-12-01 4:39:35 PM  
15 votes:
Some people will find anything to get outraged over.
 
2020-12-01 4:28:10 PM  
6 votes:

theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.


well, to Americans, it's chocolate.
They wouldn't know real chocolate if you wrapped it around a cute little toy you had to assemble.
Because that would be illegal.
 
2020-12-01 5:01:22 PM  
4 votes:

TomFooolery: Some people will find anything to get outraged over.



Well, the new commercial has black people in it so....
 
2020-12-01 4:48:04 PM  
4 votes:
Um. That little girl is the cutest little human I've ever seen.
 
2020-12-01 6:26:04 PM  
3 votes:

theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.


Not everyone cares enough to spend three times as much to get Lindt or Godiva or whatever. So unless you've got a better alternative at the same price point, you're just telling everyone they should spend more money.
 
2020-12-01 9:13:34 PM  
2 votes:

Marksrevenge: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Marksrevenge: theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.

Not everyone cares enough to spend three times as much to get Lindt or Godiva or whatever. So unless you've got a better alternative at the same price point, you're just telling everyone they should spend more money.

That's usually how things kind of work if you want something of better quality. That being said, a quick google showed $.66 per oz of Hershey's compared to $.82 for Lindt. So you're not paying much more for something substantially better.

I don't hate Hershey though. It's fine for what it is.

Walmart sells Hershey's chocolate candies year round in big bags for $5 per pound, or $.31 per ounce. Where are you going to get Lindt for that cheap?


Since they really don't make the same product I was straight up comparing a Hershey bar vs. a Lindt bar.

Product wise the closest I could find were milk chocolate Lindt truffles for $.62 oz but of course that's not close to the same thing. If they did offer just plain chocolate pieces similar to Hershey kisses/nuggets then it's reasonable to assume their price would be around $.37-.42.

So yeah, it's going to be a bit more expensive but hardly anywhere near the 3x cost you originally stated. And with the quantities you usually consume this stuff then it's not unreasonable to spend a little more here for the increased quality.

Why yes, I am bored tonight.
 
2020-12-01 8:10:58 PM  
2 votes:

Marksrevenge: theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.

Not everyone cares enough to spend three times as much to get Lindt or Godiva or whatever. So unless you've got a better alternative at the same price point, you're just telling everyone they should spend more money.


That's usually how things kind of work if you want something of better quality. That being said, a quick google showed $.66 per oz of Hershey's compared to $.82 for Lindt. So you're not paying much more for something substantially better.

I don't hate Hershey though. It's fine for what it is.
 
2020-12-01 7:42:50 PM  
2 votes:

theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.


Edgy.
 
2020-12-01 7:04:32 PM  
2 votes:
The original commercial really is a great piece of advertising. But the fact is, it's just an ad for cheap chocolate. People need to calm down and get grip.
 
2020-12-01 6:11:43 PM  
2 votes:
Corona beer Christmas commercial (REMASTERED 4K)
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As long as they don't change this one.
 
2020-12-01 5:44:14 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-12-01 4:58:23 PM  
2 votes:

Jake Havechek: What a bunch of assholes.  I hope they get some Covid in their stocking this year.


That's a pretty harsh treatment just for complaining about a commercial.
 
2020-12-01 8:39:57 PM  
1 vote:

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Marksrevenge: theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.

Not everyone cares enough to spend three times as much to get Lindt or Godiva or whatever. So unless you've got a better alternative at the same price point, you're just telling everyone they should spend more money.

That's usually how things kind of work if you want something of better quality. That being said, a quick google showed $.66 per oz of Hershey's compared to $.82 for Lindt. So you're not paying much more for something substantially better.

I don't hate Hershey though. It's fine for what it is.


Walmart sells Hershey's chocolate candies year round in big bags for $5 per pound, or $.31 per ounce. Where are you going to get Lindt for that cheap?
 
2020-12-01 8:00:07 PM  
1 vote:

Bruscar: That's much better than original. Sadly, I think we all know why there are objections.


Let me stress again:  the objections are in the YouTube comments.  Find a video with at least 30 comments that doesn't have at least 10 saying how much the video sucks.  "Journalism" in 2020 sucks as much as, well, 2020.
 
2020-12-01 7:43:43 PM  
1 vote:

Oliver Twisted: Jake Havechek: What a bunch of assholes.  I hope they get some Covid in their stocking this year.

That's a pretty harsh treatment just for complaining about a commercial.


Tough guys gonna tough guy. Lol
 
2020-12-01 6:36:42 PM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: theToadMan: Hershey's is a disgusting failure of an attempt at chocolate.

well, to Americans, it's chocolate.
They wouldn't know real chocolate if you wrapped it around a cute little toy you had to assemble.
Because that would be illegal.


The German Kinder Suprise eggs always had the best items in them.  Have had a few of them shipped in over the years just because.

And yeah, US chocolate mostly sucks but you can find some good stuff if you look.
 
2020-12-01 5:15:14 PM  
1 vote:
now that I actually WTFV, yeah, it was probably too black for some snowflakes.
 
2020-12-01 4:38:57 PM  
1 vote:
People can watch old ads all day long on YT.
 
2020-12-01 4:25:23 PM  
1 vote:
What a bunch of assholes.  I hope they get some Covid in their stocking this year.
 
2020-12-01 4:16:58 PM  
1 vote:
Don't care...got my supply.
 
2020-12-01 4:12:32 PM  
1 vote:
Holy hell that commercial was only done in 89... could have swore it was earlier than that.
 
2020-12-01 3:57:42 PM  
1 vote:
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