View Poll Results: Which Hershey candy?
Milk Chocolate 26 10.12%
Mr. Goodbar 52 20.23%
Krackel 70 27.24%
Special Dark 109 42.41%
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:57 PM
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Milk Chocolate, Mr. Goodbar, Krackel, or Special Dark?

The receptionist has a dish full of the standard Hershey's chocolate assortment: the standard milk chocolate, Mr. Goodbar (chopped roasted peanuts), Krackel (crispy rice), and Special Dark. You may only choose one. Which will it be?

I go for the Mr. Goodbar over half the time, and occasionally the Special Dark or the Krackel, depending on my mood.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:04 PM
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I would go for the Goodbar if Hershey's would change the chocolate back.

So, Special Dark.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:13 PM
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special dark is a favorite of mine.

I like the others in the poll too. Goodbar is my second choice if the the Dark is gone.

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Old 09-06-2011, 11:27 PM
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Krackel. It's not even a contest. If all the Krackel are gone, I'll take a Goodbar but plain chocolate no matter the cacao content will lose every time.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:32 PM
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Krackel > Special Dark > Mr. Goodbar > Regular

Krackel is the closest to a unique product. Although, Goodbar has always tasted off to me.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:41 PM
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I always go for the Goodbar first, even though the Special Dark is actually better. If they made a Special Dark with peanuts, that would be awesome.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:45 PM
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I would go for the Goodbar if Hershey's would change the chocolate back.

So, Special Dark.
When did they change it? And what was the change?
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:59 PM
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Special dark every time.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:00 AM
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In miniatures form, Special Dark above all. If I was getting a full-size bar, probably Krackel (don't think you can get this in full size any more, and it even seems to have disappeared from the Hershey fundraising assortments...) or Mr. Goodbar, then Special Dark, then milk chocolate.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:37 AM
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When did they change it? And what was the change?
From Wiki:

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, rather than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:36 AM
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Special Dark, though I am fond of the Krackels as well.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:47 AM
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Special Dark every time. If they're all gone, Mr. Goodbar would be a perfectly acceptable replacement.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:55 AM
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Special Dark, any time. Followed by Krackel, Mr. Goodbar, and then the plain.

Now I'm going to go get a sack of these.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:00 AM
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For me, it would be Mr. Goodbar followed by Krackel and Milk chocholate. There's something about Mr. Goodbar's taste that I really like. Special Dark is staying in the bowl. It has a really off taste I never liked as a child and still don't.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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None. Hershey's makes horrible chocolate.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:11 PM
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Krackel, then Milk, then Dark. Mr. Goodbar could perhaps be used as a suppository but never taken by mouth.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:16 PM
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Krackel. If those are gone, Special Dark. If those are gone, regular. If there's nothing but Mr. Goodbar left, I'll just skip it and get my chocolate elsewhere.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:31 PM
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It's at work, which means chances are good I haven't eaten since yesterday's dinner; so I go for the Mr. Goodbar because it has nuts in it. Tastewise, I would always choose the Special Dark.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:54 PM
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Krackel, before the oil change. After, I don't bother to buy'em.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:08 PM
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From Wiki:

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, rather than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter.
I knew something had changed in the past few years, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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None, because it is Hershey's.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:14 PM
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All of the above, beginning with the Special Darks. Fortunately, everyone in my office likes something different.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:21 PM
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I agree with pretty much everyone else, Hershey's chocolate (while never particularly good) is now pretty abysmal since the change away from cocoa butter. I used to really like Hershey's miniatures, particularly the Krackel bar, but I don't bother anymore.

I complained about this back when the change happened, and Hershey's response was that people "preferred the new formula." Right.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:21 PM
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Krackel > Mr. Goodbar > Milk > starving to death > Special Dark
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:34 PM
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I guess I know where to send all the Mr. Goodbars that collect at the bottom of our candy bowl, because no one in our family likes them. I'll only eat them if I'm desperate.
Special Dark is the best, then Milk, then Krackel, otherwise.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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Mr. Goodbar | Krackel > Milk Chocolate > "gotta have some chocolate" > Special Dark

I like the less intrusive, slightly sweet taste. Dark is too strong - overpowering. Not a taste but an assault. On the other end is White Chocolate which is too sweet and overpowering.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:40 PM
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Special Dark.

Dark chocolate.....mmmmmmm....
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:36 PM
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Krackel, Mr. Goodbar, hunger. Then maybe the milk chocolate. I will never so much as touch the Special Dark, for fear of contamination.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:56 PM
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Special Dark>Krackel>Hershey Bar>Mr. Goodbar
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:00 PM
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I'm a chocolate snob, and normally turn my nose up at Hershey's products - "Special" Dark? Puh-leeze. Once you've had single-source Costa Rican 72%, that stuff will seem as special as tap water, and about as flavorful.

But I'm a sucker for crispy (sorry, krispy) rice. So Krackel, then an overwhelming feeling of shame for enjoying something so pedestrian.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:59 PM
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I voted Special Dark. I don't eat much chocolate these days. but I loved Special Dark. I liked to have a little piece of milk chocolate when I was done eating the SD, to cut the bitterness at the end.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:08 PM
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Mr. Goodbar is the food of the gods. All other candies cower before it.


Man, I miss having a Hershey rep living next door. That was a magical time. <sigh>
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:23 PM
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I'm amazed people actually eat Krackel. It's basically Nestle Crunch, maybe slightly less boring. Mr Goodbar all the way, followed by Special Dark.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:00 PM
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From Wiki:

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, rather than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter.
That explains why the chocolate is rather more translucent around the edges.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:38 PM
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Eat Cadbury's chocolate. Everyone's a fruit and nut case.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:29 PM
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limegreen, you can send all your Mr. Goodbars to my house. Those always go first around here. The chocolate isn't the highest quality but the chocolate/peanut combination is our favorite.

The special darks linger, gathering dust, until someone gets desperate enough for chocolate that they are willing to eat one.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:10 AM
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I'm amazed people actually eat Krackel. It's basically Nestle Crunch, maybe slightly less boring. Mr Goodbar all the way, followed by Special Dark.
That's precisely why I like it. The solid chocolate is too boring, and Mr. Goodbar has two different tastes that don't actually combine, to my taste bud. IIRC, the peanuts are too salty.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:28 AM
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I'm amazed people actually eat Krackel. It's basically Nestle Crunch, maybe slightly less boring. Mr Goodbar all the way, followed by Special Dark.
You can send me your Krackels, and I'll send you my Mr. Goodbars. I can't stand Mr. G's--the peanuts have no flavor, so it's like chewing on chocolate with yucky tasteless things that get stuck in your teeth. Krackels to me are much tastier than Nestle's Krunch.

I've been corrupted, though--a friend gave me a Lindt Dark Chocolate with a Touch of Sea Salt bar and I tried it last week (after an initial reaction of "ew--salt and chocolate?") After that it's going to be hard for me to go back to Hersheys.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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Special Dark>Krackel>Hershey Bar>Mr. Goodbar
That's exactly what I would say too. I will fight anyone for the last Special Dark in the bag.

Mr. Goodbars are best used to level uneven table legs...
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:52 AM
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Krackel and Mr. Goodbar. After that, I don't know. I sometimes crave that weird, funky, unique Hershey's chocolate flavor, so I guess I'd go Milk then Special Dark. If I'm in the mood for the type of chocolate that Special Dark is supposed to evoke, I go for Lindt's or Leonidas or something like that.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:09 PM
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Peanuts were made to merged with either chocolate or grape jelly so I'll go for the Mr. Goodbar.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:16 PM
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Krackel, then Herschy Bar.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:30 PM
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Special Dark isn't.

If I eat anything Hersheys it's Krackel.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:22 AM
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Krackel > Special Dark > Mr. Goodbar > Regular

Krackel is the closest to a unique product. Although, Goodbar has always tasted off to me.
For a single mini, this sequence gets my vote, but I can't handle milk chocolate in any large amounts so for the long haul, had to vote for SD
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:08 PM
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Special Dark. I like Krackel OK (or I did), though it's not as OK as the Nestlé version, and pure milk chocolate (or even the oily abortion that is Hershey's milk chocolate) is better than anything with fucking nuts in it.

Special Dark is a sad, rancid reflection of good dark chocolate, but it's better than all the others.

(What the hell is it with you people and the goddamn nuts? Most stores stock Almond Joy but not Mounds, they stock all varieties of Snickers but good luck finding a Milky Way Midnight, and there are THREE different flavors of Rocky Road, but they don't even MAKE the Annabelle bar any more.)
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:43 PM
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I actually found Krakel bars for sale in my local Frye's once in early 2008, and bought three which I threw in the fridge and gnawed on every now and then. That was the first time I've seen them for sale in real bars for years, and the last. Even now, when I wander into a store with a candy rack near the register, my eye searches passively over the selection hoping for a Krakel, but I've never had such luck again.

Then Special Dark, I guess. I usually don't go for the other two.
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:15 PM
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Special Dark, hands down. I'll also eat black jelly beans first.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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Krackel - because my favorite chocolates are Nestle Crunch, and those are the closest equivalent.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:27 PM
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Oh, how wrong you all are. It's milk chocolate all the way.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:40 PM
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I'm not really a chocolate snob but I prefer dark chocolate. I don't care for Hershey's at all and never have, but as a kid I'd always eat the Special Dark. It's very sweet for dark chocolate and fairly waxy but still enjoyable.
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