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Chocolate conquers new worlds, from Asia to Brazil

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"perfected for the palate by the Europeans"

Chocolate was perfected for the palate by Hershey's.

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Chocolate was perfected for the palate by Hershey's.

One taste of Hershey's makes any other chocolate taste wonderful by comparison.

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The Swiss and Belgians make the best chocolate, in my opinion. I love a good duty-free shopping spree in Western Europe.

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I kinda like Dark Chocolate and Raspberry myself

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"One taste of Hershey's makes any other chocolate taste wonderful by comparison"

This must be why Hershey's had sales of $1.75 billion just in the past 3 months.

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Japanese chocolate is pretty good too for the most part. The last time I had some North American chocolate I was thoroughly disappointed. Most of it barely even tastes like chocolate because the cocoa content is so low. Trash!

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Chocolate ice cream (especially 31 Rocky Road) the best way to get your fix.

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I have started to gain loads of weight eating Japanese chocolate....

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Every second, 95 tons of chocolate are wolfed down around the world, or three million tons a year

Someone didn't "do the math". 95 tons per second is three billion tons a year. Which is unbelievable, as that equates to more than a kilogram per person per day. Maybe true for some people I guess.

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and much of it is still produced using child slave labor to pick the pods.

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Hersheys is not a chocolate, its a cocoa mix... proper chocolate tastes very very differently and soaring sales are only indicator that people like chocolate flavoured sweets

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This must be why Hershey's had sales of $1.75 billion just in the past 3 months.

That proves it's excellent. And macdo is also better than any Michelin restaurant, at that scale.

Japanese chocolate is pretty good too for the most part

98 % is not good enough to be labeled as chocolate in European Union (it's a question of ingredient, if it contains only homeopathic amounts of cocoa and cocoa butter, it's not honest to sell it as chocolate). Sure Morozoff's is great, but the bulk of the market is kombini's Morinaga and co.

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