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LoD
10-05-2008, 15:17:09
From Wikipedia:


* Hershey process milk chocolate, invented by Milton S. Hershey, founder of The Hershey Company , is able to be produced more economically, by being less sensitive to freshness of the milk. Although the process is still a trade secret, experts speculate that the milk is partially lipolyzed, producing butyric acid, which stabilizes the milk from further fermentation. This compound, also found, for instance, in Parmesan cheese, rancid butter and vomit, gives the product a particular sour, "tangy" taste, to which the American public has become accustomed, to the point that other manufacturers now simply add butyric acid to their milk chocolates.[3]


So the distinct "vomity" taste I detected when eating Hershey's chocolate wasn't just an illusion.

alsieboo
10-05-2008, 22:46:58
pity post

LoD
11-05-2008, 14:08:59
But it's true!

mr_B
11-05-2008, 22:30:57
I knew it!!

Koshko
11-05-2008, 23:15:43
That's what you get from eating chocolate made in the USA. You should know better.

LoD
12-05-2008, 00:12:27
"Tangy" my ass...

Greg W
12-05-2008, 00:38:44
Because heaven knows you can believe every rumour you read on Wiki (especially as it even states it is a rumour).

Oerdin
12-05-2008, 01:35:36
I have noticed any vomit taste in Hershey's though it is hard and doesn't taste like milk chocolate. I rarely eat chocolate but when I do I go for one of the premium brands.

Greg W
12-05-2008, 02:21:31
And mind you, carrots are also found in vomit!

Koshko
12-05-2008, 04:52:46
USA candy hardly ever uses real sugar. We normally use high fructose corn syrup, which is exactly like sugar except it's nothing like sugar.

Funko
12-05-2008, 08:04:15
Hershey does have a disgusting aftertaste.

MDA
12-05-2008, 11:10:33
I think US chocolates generally have less milkfat.

My wife used to ship Hershey's kisses to her friends from Strathclyde. :lol:

No wonder they never write.

MoSe
12-05-2008, 11:32:50
the only Hershey I like

http://www.geocities.com/barbarahershey3/barbara_hershey.jpg

and even that only to a point.

dunno about the aftertase though

LoD
12-05-2008, 13:20:35
Originally posted by Greg W
Because heaven knows you can believe every rumour you read on Wiki (especially as it even states it is a rumour).

There's a fine difference between "rumor", and "expert speculation". Besides, the referenced article states that other companies do add it to their chocolate - implying at least one company openly admits to it.

Other than that, I trust my taste buds more than I trust Wikipedia.

Generally, I see Greg is a Hershey's enthusiast :lol:.

Funko
12-05-2008, 13:24:31
:brwncard:

King_Ghidra
12-05-2008, 14:14:45
oh i've no doubt he's driven his bus up the hershey highway a few times

Funko
12-05-2008, 14:34:34
One day he's fucking schoolgirls in his bus, the next condemning paedophilia on CG.

Greg W
12-05-2008, 15:05:02
And don't forget "joking about paedophilia!" :nervous:

Well, my point was that it's easy to say that "expert speculation" believes that they do something. Where's the link to the "expert speculation"? And where's the link to the companies that do add this stuff? :hmm:

As it is, I don't think I have ever tried their chocolate. Nor apparently heard the other reference to the name that KG and Mikey (and possibly LoD) seem to be referring. :cute:

My comment was simply in reference to "rumours" on Wiki...

Greg W
12-05-2008, 15:05:33
Originally posted by Greg W
And don't forget "joking about paedophilia!" :nervous:

Well, my point was that it's easy to say that "expert speculation" believes that they do something. Where's the link to the "expert speculation"? And where's the link to the companies that do add this stuff? :hmm:

As it is, I don't think I have ever tried their chocolate. Nor apparently heard the other reference to the name that KG and Mikey (and possibly LoD) seem to be referring. Fudge packing I have heard of, but Hersheys? :cute:

My comment was simply in reference to "rumours" on Wiki...

MoSe
12-05-2008, 15:25:29
Originally posted by Greg W

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-05-2008, 15:36:05
Originally posted by MoSe

mr_B
12-05-2008, 18:55:38
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel

LoD
12-05-2008, 19:40:47
To be honest, I know the other meaning*, but forgotten about it :D.

On the topic - have you actually read the referenced article, Greg?

*Damn pervasive American culture.

protein
13-05-2008, 07:22:13
i had some reeses pieces today. i've been across four or five states in the last two days. this country is absolutely enourmous. also i am drunk and in minesota. which is a blurry city with spinny hotel rooms. also, they have good pizza.

got to go
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erm

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hic

Funko
13-05-2008, 07:50:32
:beer:

LoD
13-05-2008, 11:55:27
Ah, Reeses Pieces are actually somewhat palatable, but there's much less chocolate in them, right?

And it's nice to see protein's enjoying the good life :).

MoSe
13-05-2008, 12:25:03
and so drunk he mistakes the name of a State for a city
:beer:

Greg W
13-05-2008, 13:38:34
Read the referenced article? I couldn't even find that text in the Wiki article on Hershey's Chocolates, so no, I haven't seen the article either.

How I managed to quote myself however... All I can guess is I was trying to edit. :cute: :lol:

Greg W
13-05-2008, 13:39:48
Ah, yes, of course, I added the fudge packing line... :cute:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
13-05-2008, 13:41:44
:brwncard: (?)

Greg W
13-05-2008, 14:02:54
:nod:

Greg W
13-05-2008, 14:04:14
Or should that be:

:neil:
:bob:

LoD
13-05-2008, 15:57:13
Originally posted by Greg W
Read the referenced article? I couldn't even find that text in the Wiki article on Hershey's Chocolates, so no, I haven't seen the article either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Types_of_chocolate

Greg W
14-05-2008, 13:48:37
Interestingly, the referenced article refers to "baby spit up" rather than a more generic "vomit", which could come from any aged individual. Mind you, I don't know, and am not all that interested int he difference(s) between baby spit up and vomit, but it seems that the article writer on Wiki has used a bit of poetic license there.

LoD
14-05-2008, 15:37:01
Even more interestingly, this article also refers to the substance claimed to be "butyric acid" on the Wikipedia page as... "butyric acid". I'll let you do the research on its occurrence in natural environments yourself.

Are you aiming for the "Most Paranoid Counterglower of the Year" award, Greg :D?

Greg W
14-05-2008, 16:05:51
Nah, I just take rumours on wiki with a bag of salt. :p

LoD
14-05-2008, 16:14:15
More like "a Dead Sea of salt"...

Scabrous Birdseed
14-05-2008, 16:31:09
What happened to the "information"? I want "information"!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-05-2008, 16:42:52
You can't handle the "information"!

LoD
14-05-2008, 23:46:19
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
What happened to the "information"? I want "information"!

I shall refer to you henceforth as Speedy Gonzales.

seng
15-05-2008, 00:54:58
":)"