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Mr. GoodbarEdit

Mr. Goodbar is a Chocolate Bar containing peanuts, whose packaging can be easily found by its easily identifiable yellow background and red text. It is manufactured by The Hershey Company and was introduced in 1925. Hershey's with almonds had been produced since 1908, Milton Hershey initially did not want the Hershey brand name associated with a chocolate bar that contained peanuts, so it was introduced as being produced by the "Chocolate Sales Corporation" (a fictitious company name created by William Murrie).[1] It is currently available both as an individual product and as one of the varieties of Hershey Miniatures.

Ingredient changes to reduce production costsEdit

The formula was modified in 1995 to add more peanuts. The Hershey Company began to change the ingredients of some of its products in 2008, in order to replace some of the relatively expensive Cocoa Butter with cheaper oil substitutes. This was done to cut costs, instead than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter. That would cause a large loss by the consumer. The result of this change was a tremendous reduction in flavor.

Hersheys changed the description of the product and altered the packaging slightly along with the ingredients. Though the new formula contains chocolate, according to United States Food and Drug Administration laws, these modified recipes that do not contain cocoa butter cannot be legally described as Milk Chocolate[2] The product is currently labelled as "MADE WITH CHOCOLATE AND PEANUTS".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What the M’s stand for in “M&Ms”". Vacca Foeda Media. Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  2. ^ Coffey, Laura T. (September 19, 2008). "Chocoholics sour on new Hershey’s formula". Today (NBC News). Retrieved January 16, 2010.

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