Former LA Metblog author Cybele May appeared on NBC’s Today Show Friday morning to complain about Hershey’s recent changes on its “chocolate” in some of its product. For example, the use of cocoa butter in Whatchamacallits, Milk Duds, and other favorites, has been replaced by vegetable oil. [watch the clip here]
Cybele, who writes the cavity inducing Candy Blog, suggests that the use of “mockolate” is deceptive. “They’re giving me an inferior product and they’re not even telling me.”
From NBC’s companion article, emphasis mine:
In a statement, Hershey’s told TODAY that consumers love its products and all its candies are clearly labeled. It still offers real milk chocolate in Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and its classic chocolate bar.
Alas, while preparing for the show, Cybele ran across a package of Reeses Sticks that were clearly labeled to have “crispy wafers – peanut butter – milk chocolate” inside… but a closer look at the ingredients indicated that milk chocolate wasn’t in the ingredients.