It seems Hershey's, America's great chocolate maker, is pulling the old bait and switch on their customers by replacing much of the real chocolate in their candy bars with sweetened, chocolate flavored palm oil.
Erin noticed the story in the news recently, and I confirmed it with a trip to Walgreens. In the picture below, you'll notice a pre-switch bag of Kissables (on top) and a post-switch bag (on bottom). There is one difference in the bags. On the top right corner, you'll notice what used to say "candy coated milk chocolate" now says "chocolate candy". Chocolate flavored candy, that is.
In the third picture, you see the ingredients list from the new Kissables bag. The first ingredient is sugar, followed by palm oil. Yum!
In a taste test, Erin and I found the Kissables to be very similar, but taste isn't really the point.
Hershey's should be ashamed of themselves. I know I won't be buying their products without a label check. Other palm oil bars to look out for include: Take 5, Whatchamacallit, and Mr. Goodbar. The classic Hershey's bar is still safe....for now.
Who's up for some fresh baked palm oil chip cookies!!!!