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Question #92354 posted on 06/11/2019 10:48 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What’s the best candy distributed by Hershey?

-meow

A:

Dear cat, 

Almond Joys or York peppermint patties. 

However, you should know that there's a world of better candy (especially chocolate bars) up north, and Hershey's has nothing on anything manufactured in Canada. They don't mix wax into their chocolate so it actually has flavor and doesn't leave a gross feeling in your mouth. You should try Crunchies, Wunderbar, Smarties... and Mr. Big... and I could keep going but the point is that Hershey's is sub-par. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear nyan,

Okay so my placeholder for this question was very harsh because I misread the question. I thought it said "Why is the best candy distributed by Hershey's?" and I was quite shocked. I know you didn't read it (unless you're a writer or alumnus), but I'm still a little bit sorry for that.

Anyway yeah Reese's is pretty much the only Hershey's brand that is really good, but not including Reese's Pieces or anything that has them in it. Hershey's Special Dark isn't nearly as bad as their milk chocolate either. Most of the other typical American candies that I really enjoy are Mars or Nestle.

-The Entomophagist

A:

Dear person,

Reeses are good. I also don't hate the cookies and cream bar. 

-Sheebs

A:

Dear meow, 

Pay no attention to these candy snobs above me and go buy yourself a Take 5. Milk chocolate, peanuts, caramel, peanut butter, and pretzels. Perfection.

Best,

The Man with a Mustache

A:

Dear Symphony Milk Chocolate with Almonds and Toffee Bars,

I'm with The Man with a Mustache.

Fellow writers: there is a time and place for choco-snobbery, but whom among us would not eat a Hershey's item when encountered in a dark alley?

If we seek esoteric, rich chocolates, let us seek them well: Callebaut's exclusive ruby chocolate, Chocolate Naive's Dark Chocolate with Porcini Mushrooms, single-origin 85% cacao bars from Nacional cultivar cacao by a Kichwa cooperative in the Ecuadorian Amazon, entirely new chocolates made with cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum)--a sister species--instead of the familiar Theobroma cacao.
If we seek chocolate, seek these, and be happy.

But don't you shame my Hershey's. I heard you say "candy,"  and therein there lies latitude for more accessible, attainable and affordable pleasure.

There for me when I want it and need it, and often encountered on steep post-holiday discounts, Hershey's fills an unassuming, comforting role, one where I don't always have to consider my candy carefully as I consume it.

To my compatriots, I suggest you take five and reconsider your opinions.

As for TMwaM, El-Ahrairah, and I, we'll just Take 5.

Suerte,

--Ardilla Feroz

A:

Dear cat,

I respected The Man with a Mustache and Ardilla Feroz, but never so much as when they defended the honour of the Take 5 bar. It is missing from far too many stores.

-El-ahrairah

A:

Dear meow ~

The one that was made in Europe instead of the US. 

Let’s take wax out of chocolate!

~Dragon Lady

A:

Dear friend,

I was going to concede that European Kit-Kats are pretty decent, but apparently those aren't even Hershey's. Everywhere else except the U.S., Kit-Kats are made by Nestlé and that's why they taste so much better! Which does go to show how much Hershey's is missing the mark.

Why is our country the only one deprived of delicious tasting Kit-Kats? Why do I have to travel all the way to World Market just to get some Kit-Kats made with decent chocolate? It's not fair.

-Van "Kit-Kat Snob" Goff

A:

Dear you,

Before I even read Van Goff's answer, I too was going to go off on Kit-Kats and how they're better in other countries. Particularly Melon Mascarpone cheese Kit-Kats are wondrously scrumptious. By the way, did you know Japan has over 200 different kinds of Kit-Kats (including, of course the aforementioned melon-mascarpone ones)? 'Tis a truly magical place.

~Anathema