Hershey's chocolate

Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:35 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:I just wrote to them as well. No more Hershey's products for me. :no1:


They don't give a rats ass if they lose a few customers. They will probably pick up a lot more Mexican customers.
It is a shame that business is willing to sacrafice some customer base to up the bottom line.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:50 pm

gambler~ You are correct.Modern economics only requires the answer to three questions. (1) What am I going to make? (2) Who will make it in the most cost effective manner? (3) Who will be the receiver of the output? The people that get to answer these questions relish in the delight of cutting and trimming [adding to the bottom line] whereas the guy / gal in the workforce is fearful of the answers. As you and I know already, #2 is and will continue to be, the big problem for America. Mike
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:02 pm

I had stopped buying Hershey`s products a few years back when they changed the ingredients but mislead listing the real ingredients. They would advertise on the candy wrapper as being milk chocolate but yet it contained little or no cocoa. They were busted on it several times.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: wnyjim On: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:50 pm

Count me in as ONE less Hershey customer. I am sending off an email and not only will I no longer buy peppermint patties. I will no longer buy ANY Hershey product or visit Hershey park.I am going to suguest they Close Hershey park and open one in Mexico. In short they can SHOVE IT!
Customers can make a diffrence if enough get onboard.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Here's the email they sent me back. BS

Thank you for contacting The Hershey Company.

We appreciate your interest in our company and want to provide you with
information on our Global Supply Chain Transformation.

As The Hershey Company expands internationally, we must make changes to our
manufacturing network to ensure that our company remains competitive in the
global marketplace for the long term. We are making these changes in a way that
is consistent with Hershey’s heritage and values.

When these changes are completed, 90 percent of the items that Hershey sells in
the United States and Canada will be made in these countries. And we will
continue to make Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s
Peanut Butter Cups as well as a wide variety of delicious products right here in
Hershey, Pennsylvania, and at our other facilities in the United States.

Our Global Supply Chain Transformation program includes a strong commitment to
manufacturing throughout North America. We’re investing millions of dollars to
add capabilities and increase production at our existing U.S. manufacturing
plants, including Stuarts Draft, Va.; Lancaster, Pa.; Hazleton, Pa.; and, of
course, in Hershey, Pa. We are also strengthening our network of manufacturing
partners in the United States and Canada.

Milton Hershey, our founder, and his wife Catherine were extraordinary
individuals. Their legacy includes the town of Hershey, The Hershey Company, and
Milton Hershey School. Today, the Milton Hershey School provides education and
housing to 1,700 disadvantaged children. The Trust that administers the school
is our company’s largest shareholder, making the children of Milton Hershey
School the direct beneficiaries of our business success.

At The Hershey Company, we’re proud of our heritage and values, and of the role
that our company continues to play in the lives of the children of Milton
Hershey School.

This email address is restricted for outgoing messages only. For that reason,
please do not respond to this email as the inbox is not monitored.


Susan Harris
Consumer Representative
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:55 pm

We are making these changes in a way that
is consistent with Hershey’s heritage and values.


Oh Oh! I understand now! You're selling out 90% of your company as millions of Americans lose their jobs, and that's consistent with your heritage and values. Well, so sorry, I don't like that kind of consistency in my chocolate.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:57 pm

They sent me the same email. I will not be buying any of their products. My wife loves (well she did) York Peppermint Patties. She is now forbidden to buy them :bop: :crutch:
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:12 pm

Can we stockpile several TT loads of peppermint patties and squirrel them away in an old temperature controlled coal mine? It is Un American to not have York's Peppermint Patties on store shelves without a 'Made in America' label on the foil pack. They are addictive, and there is no reason millions of us need to go to rehab over the loss of our 'sweet friend.'
I'm off to Sam's Club right now with a 53 footer behind the Pete!! I'll get enough to make it through the weekend! I don't need a Refer Unit, it's only 11 here right now. Heck, we could take them to Ft Kent, and need no refrigeration until August first!...and then for only 4 weeks before the ice starts forming again.

PS: Don't those form letter make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!! Mr Hersey would be sick if he knew jobs were leaving his country!

Don't ban them from your households. the deal isn't consummated yet.

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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:43 pm

whistlenut wrote: Anyone on the forum have a VW product assembled south of Texas?


Nope - I bought my 2002 Jetta TDI WAGON because it WASN'T made in Mexico - it's a German assembled VW, and it's been bulletproof - I've not even had (knock on wood) many of the "traditional" VW Mk IV chassis problems that many others have had. But it's still hit and miss - Golfs are made in Brazil, Jetta sedans are Mexican, and I think some of the smaller European VW's are assembled in Hungary or other low-cost countries outside of Germany - and for sure the parts - I have Polish wiring harnesses and a Hungarian transmission......

Shoot, my kid had a decorated, iced Sponge Bob cookie from somewhere, wrapped up nice with a label. I took a look and saw that IT WAS MADE IN CHINA!!! You've f'n got to be kidding me! We can't even bake cookies in this pathetic country? I threw it right in the trash - I wouldn't feed a Chinese cookie to my dogs, let alone my kid. God only knows what *censored* is in that thing.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:00 pm

europachris wrote:Shoot, my kid had a decorated, iced Sponge Bob cookie from somewhere, wrapped up nice with a label. I took a look and saw that IT WAS MADE IN CHINA!!! You've f'n got to be kidding me! We can't even bake cookies in this pathetic country? I threw it right in the trash - I wouldn't feed a Chinese cookie to my dogs, let alone my kid. God only knows what *censored* is in that thing.


That was a smart move. You are right.... who knows what was in it. During Halloween our kids brought home a few cookie-items like that. Small sticker on the backs of them, saying MADE IN CHINA. We just quietly threw them away when the kids went to sleep. Who would buy crp like that!!!!! It must have been really inexpensive.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:26 pm

If the government was not just too happy to tax and regulate the living daylights out of everything, and just have a sales tax, Then everyone would pay it and then corporations will come back to this country. If it's made in Mexico Hershey doesn't pay any taxes in U.S. If there is a sales tax, Hershey doesn't pay any tax either. If there is a sales tax there is no incentive for companies to leave keeping jobs here.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: JohnMck On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:06 am

Everyone said H.Ross Perot was nuts when he railed against NAFTA. There's that sucking sound again.
I hear that York refrigeration closed their plant in York Pa. We bought a few screw chillers from them about six years ago. They had stickers of some kind of an Aztec eagle on them. Hecho in Mexico.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:28 pm

One bright spot maybe all the *censored* will start going back. But then again Mexico would probably make anyone coming in their direction dissappear.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:47 pm

I know, the whole "hershey" thing bothers me. I got ripped off at the park badly, and now they are outsourcing and saying it is ok. To be honest i am not particularlly fond of there chocolate product. If you want good chocolate get asher's from lewistown pa. It is much better than hershey's and it is a local pa business that could use the business. I dont remember the taste of wilbur's chocolate, but it is considered pretty good.

I just don't trust chinese made stuff, or mexican for that matter. In my opinion it is a matter of time before companies come back to the u.s. China is polluting themselves to death and will have to do E.P.A. type stuff and raise the cost of manufacturing. It isnt going to be to long before they can't make food due to polluted water supplies, or grow rice etc. Consider the idea of America in the earlier years, just a manufacturing powerhouse, but the pollution was terrible. We got smarter enviromentally because we had too, it is going to happen over there. It will happen, it is a matter of how many chinese will die unnecessarily before they realize what they are doing to themselves. Look what happened when the chinese powered milk, and chinese babies died, and what the government had to do. It wont take real long before they die from pollutants in the food supply, and the cost of cleanup happens.
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Re: Hershey's chocolate

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:21 am

Take away the tax free off shore banking & the companies will come back. China has already started on the pollution control but it will be decades away. Its always easier & cheaper to design pollution controls into something than to go back & retrofit. Years ago I was hauling into the old Duquesne works U.S.S. plant & the Chinese were there dismantaling the basic oxygen furnances. A couple of the guys were pretty cool & spoke good english so having worked there I was telling them some things about the furnaces & the pollution system. They told me they disn`t need it, bet they wish they had taken it now.
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