siftbot says...

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ponceleon says...

Holy shit... anyone have a complete list of Hershey products so I can never buy that shit again? FFS this is just downright evil.

ponceleon says...

Now for my amusing comment after the outrage-filled one:

Well, I guess they took a hint from the Willy Wonka formula: they went to a foreign land, kidnapped oompaloopas and made them work for peanuts literally...

Jinx says...

Come on, chocolate and exploitation. Why are any of you at all surprised.

Although in fairness Hershy bars can't really be described as chocolate.

dannym3141 says...

>> ^mrsid:

Google for "hershey's tastes like".


Man, when i was a little kid my mum brought me some american chocolate back from holiday, i ate it and thought she'd played a trick on me cos it tasted like sick. I didn't realise for a while that it was actual normal chocolate, not a prank thing or anything. Oh GOD it tastes so much like vomit. Who the hell eats that shit?

Longswd says...

My family and I have been boycotting them since they moved their plant from Oakdale, CA. to Mexico around 3 years ago.

maestro156 says...

After reading this NY Times article, it doesn't sound as bad as they're making it out to be.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/us/18immig.html?pagewanted=all

"eight-hour shift that began at 11 p.m"
"paid $8.35 an hour"
"[charged] $400 a month for rent"

One of the students is from Nigeria ($2300 per capita GDP), going to med school in Ukraine (3900 per capita GDP).

The only part that's wrong here is the J-1 visa and the government rules surrounding it. Visa fees on the order of $3000-6000 is just ridiculous, especially for a "cultural exchange" visa.

There may have been a bait and switch here, but this is certainly not a case of capitalistic exploitation by the Corporation. Bureaucratic exploitation by the government perhaps.

marinara says...

>> ^quantumushroom:

A government program = libertarianism?
You socialist weenies are too much.


You have a point there. The J-1 program is a "regulation" which favors corporate cash; Mom and pop chocolate makers would never pull this crap. Another similar thing are safety regulations that small companies can't comply with (because the regulations are exhaustive)

rottenseed says...

I wanna drink your vomit>> ^dannym3141:

>> ^mrsid:
Google for "hershey's tastes like".

Man, when i was a little kid my mum brought me some american chocolate back from holiday, i ate it and thought she'd played a trick on me cos it tasted like sick. I didn't realise for a while that it was actual normal chocolate, not a prank thing or anything. Oh GOD it tastes so much like vomit. Who the hell eats that shit?

Fantomas says...

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

...Unless of course they're foreign exchange students,
in which case they can suck eggs!

Yogi says...

>> ^Fantomas:

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
...Unless of course they're foreign exchange students,
in which case they can suck eggs!


What he said.

Payback says...

"Staged a sit in".

So where's the video of the jack-booted thugs curbstomping everyone?

Oh wait, this was just people complaining about the legal operations of a morally bankrupt corporation which is required, by law, to maximize the ROI to it's shareholders.

Don't hate the playa...

bmacs27 says...

I think voluntarists need to answer the question: "When do people voluntarily extract less profit than they possibly can?"

quantumushroom says...

There's a story here, somewhere, but I grow weary of lefties randomly throwing the libertarian label on the pile. A much more accurate cause/effect label would be blaming violent crime on liberalism wherever guns are banned for citizens.

blankfist says...

I would've upvoted this video except for the retarded title. This has nothing to do with any form of Libertarianism, American or otherwise.

Libertarianism didn't issue visas. It certainly didn't create corporations. And it doesn't like fucking chocolate!

longde says...

I call it libertarian because of the actions and desires of the company.

I think its irrelevant how the workers got in the country, except that they were made more vulnerable. That said, even in a libertarian utopia, I assume borders would exist. Or would people be able to come and go freely.

I also think its irrelevant how the company came into existance. I am focused on its current actions. My question is how far would the invisible hand push this company without any regulation?

I cannot dispute the affinity (or lack of) of libertarians to chocolate.

That said, I will change the title.

MarineGunrock says...

From Wikipedia:
In 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the United States, whose members include Hershey, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to change the legal definition of chocolate to let them substitute partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for cocoa butter in addition to using artificial sweeteners and milk substitutes.[8] Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients.[9][10]

offsetSammy says...

"Dammit hersheys, why are you forcing me to boycott your good chocolate?"

Are you kidding me? Hershey's chocolate is fucking terrible. It still amazes me how they continue to be successful with their shit product. Have you even TRIED other chocolate? Try the Swiss stuff, you'll never go back!

FlowersInHisHair says...

You should all try different chocolate for all sorts of reasons. That weird acidy aftertaste that reminds one of vomit does not exist in other brands.

longde says...

My favorite is Milka white chocolate.

I won't say Hersheys is the best; but I'm no choco-snob.

blankfist says...

>> ^MarineGunrock:

From Wikipedia:
In 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the United States, whose members include Hershey, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to change the legal definition of chocolate to let them substitute partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for cocoa butter in addition to using artificial sweeteners and milk substitutes.[8] Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients.[9][10]


Oh snap! Thanks wonderful FDA for helping corporate douchebags to make American chocolate the worst in the world. We the people thank you.

MarineGunrock says...

Actually, the FDA did not make the changes. >> ^blankfist:

>> ^MarineGunrock:
From Wikipedia:
In 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the United States, whose members include Hershey, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to change the legal definition of chocolate to let them substitute partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for cocoa butter in addition to using artificial sweeteners and milk substitutes.[8] Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients.[9][10]

Oh snap! Thanks wonderful FDA for helping corporate douchebags to make American chocolate the worst in the world. We the people thank you.

blankfist says...

>> ^MarineGunrock:

Actually, the FDA did not make the changes. >> ^blankfist:
>> ^MarineGunrock:
From Wikipedia:
In 2007, the Chocolate Manufacturers Association in the United States, whose members include Hershey, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland, lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to change the legal definition of chocolate to let them substitute partially hydrogenated vegetable oils for cocoa butter in addition to using artificial sweeteners and milk substitutes.[8] Currently, the FDA does not allow a product to be referred to as "chocolate" if the product contains any of these ingredients.[9][10]

Oh snap! Thanks wonderful FDA for helping corporate douchebags to make American chocolate the worst in the world. We the people thank you.



Well then thanks American corporations for single-handedly making American chocolate the worst in the world. Hershey's blows.

MarineGunrock says...

Yeah, I'll agree with you there. >> ^blankfist: .


Well then thanks American corporations for single-handedly making American chocolate the worst in the world. Hershey's blows.

quantumushroom says...

The new title isn't much better. If you believe this guy, there are people all over the world slaving with a gun in their back for a bowl of rice a day.

Do you understand why the American left is associated with "hating" America?


>> ^longde:

I call it libertarian because of the actions and desires of the company.
I think its irrelevant how the workers got in the country, except that they were made more vulnerable. That said, even in a libertarian utopia, I assume borders would exist. Or would people be able to come and go freely.
I also think its irrelevant how the company came into existance. I am focused on its current actions. My question is how far would the invisible hand push this company without any regulation?
I cannot dispute the affinity (or lack of) of libertarians to chocolate.
That said, I will change the title.

albrite30 says...

Gonna go out and buy a whole bunch of hershey chocolate bars, eat then till my tummy is upset then shit/vomit into a kraft envelope and send it back to it's source, citing it's defective taste.

dystopianfuturetoday says...

Hershey's Milk Chocolate
Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Hershey's Special Dark
Hershey's Special Dark with Almonds
Hershey's Extra Creamy Chocolate and Caramel
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme
Hershey's Air Delight
Hershey's Symphony
Hershey's Symphony with Almonds
Hershey's Extra Dark
Hershey's Pure Dark Chocolate
Hershey's Pure Dark Chocolate Cranberries, Blueberries, & Almonds
Hershey's Pure Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate
Almond Joy Bar
Almond Joy King Sized Bar
Mounds Bar
York Peppermint Wafer Bars
Reese's Peanut Butter Wafer Bars
Hershey's Pretzel Bars
Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bars
Hershey's Crisp Wafer Bars
Hershey's Whipped Vanilla Bars
Hershey's Bliss Milk Chocolate
Hershey's Bliss Milk Chocolate
Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate
Hershey's Bliss White Chocolate
Hershey's Bliss Cherry
Hershey's Drops Milk Chocolate
Hershey's Drops Cookies and Cream
Hershey's Miniatures
Kit Kat
Milk Chocolate
Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds
Milk Chocolate and Almonds
Double Chocolate
Special Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Hershey's Kisses
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Reese's Pieces
Almond Joy Pieces
Hershey's Special Dark Pieces
York Pieces
Whoppers
York Peppermint Pattie
York Miniatures
York King Size Patties
York 8-pack
York Valentines
York Snowflakes
The Whatchamacallit Bar
Skor
Rolo
The Heath Bar
5th Avenue
Milk Duds
Mr. Goodbar
Take 5,
Reese's Fast Break
Reese's NutRageous
Reese's Sticks Cherry Blossom
Glosette(s)
Oh Henry!
Cadbury Creme Egg
Cadbury Caramel Egg
Cadbury Mini Eggs candy
Cadbury Caramello
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar
Cadbury Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bar
Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate Bar
Cadbury Roast Almond Chocolate Bar
Breath Savers breath mints.
Bubble Yum bubble gum brand.
Ice Breakers chewing gum and mints.
Jolly Rancher hard fruit candy, lollipops, and flavored soda.
PayDay candy bar
ZAGNUT candy bar
Zero candy bar
Hershey's cookies and cream
CareFree sugarless gum
Chipits
Good & Plenty
Hershey's Brownies and Reese's Brownies
Hershey's Cookies
Really Nuts
Snack Barz,
Hershey's S'mores
Snacksters
Sweet 'n Salty Granola Bars
TasteTations
Twizzlers

>> ^ponceleon:

Holy shit... anyone have a complete list of Hershey products so I can never buy that shit again? FFS this is just downright evil.

DerHasisttot says...

>> ^quantumushroom:

The new title isn't much better. If you believe this guy, there are people all over the world slaving with a gun in their back for a bowl of rice a day.
Do you understand why the American left is associated with "hating" America?

>> ^longde:
I call it libertarian because of the actions and desires of the company.
I think its irrelevant how the workers got in the country, except that they were made more vulnerable. That said, even in a libertarian utopia, I assume borders would exist. Or would people be able to come and go freely.
I also think its irrelevant how the company came into existance. I am focused on its current actions. My question is how far would the invisible hand push this company without any regulation?
I cannot dispute the affinity (or lack of) of libertarians to chocolate.
That said, I will change the title.



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