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Chocolate wars...Hershey blocks English Cadburys chocolate imports.

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posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 02:09 AM
Wow I could never live in the states now.
As we all know on our side of the pond American chocolate tastes rubbish compared to our better quality chocolate Cadburys and Hersheys have successfully blocked all imports of Cadburys in the USA because it causes brand confusion.
Really? are people so stupid to get the two mixed up?.
Some are going to get their own back though.

Thousands of fans in small shops across the United States and on social media have been urging Hershey to allow them legal access to their favourite British creamy treats. Some have even called for a Boston Tea Party-like protest with plots to throw "inferior" chocolates into the nearest body of water.

A person who moved to the states from Manchester in 59 said.

""Even though Hitler bombed the place up to heck we still got that Cadburys and here we are now, we're not going to get it? That doesn't make sense, does it? Isn't that terrible?"

At the Ye Olde King's Head British Gift Shoppe the owner Ms Madeley says "There will be no real Cadbury chocolates in the Easter baskets," she said. "Children will be crying in the streets."

So looks like I may make my billions being a choclate mule.....If only I could resist just eating our better chocolate

So again brand confusion?...?
edit on 6-2-2015 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 02:30 AM
Only in America because this how they settle minor disputes.

This sort of tactic often backfires because no one likes a bully.

Blow back is a bitch and I hope Hershey finds that out.


posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 02:59 AM
Yeah I can see them protesting. After all it's food and those Yanks love their food. Do worry about all of the important stuff like corrupt politics and your rights being eroded away. Protest chocolate and the WWE wrong doings, far more important.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 03:22 AM
What's it matter anyway ?
Cadburys isn't British anymore and their chocolate recipe has changed (for the worst)
My Grandfather who worked there for 45 years will be turning in his creme egg.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 03:37 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74

All countries should sit up and take notice - this is a serious 1st world problem.

Soon our hands will be too fat to pick up either a Hersheys or Cadbury bar of chocolate to shove in our mouths.

Then you are really gonna see ship go down.

Mark my words.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 04:25 AM
So, if this crap can go down, whats to stop GM blocking Toyota imports because of "brand confusion"? Arghggh, it makes me sick to the teeth the levels lawyers stoop to.

BTW, I used to work in Cadbury's (Australian Division) making the chocolate from scratch with the huge conches. The glass and a half of milk is kind of BS, in reality we used milk whey powder. I also worked in many other areas there, my favourite being chocolate sultanas and nuts. That was a real art to make them. I would control around 10 cement barrels (but bigger and made of copper) and slowly spray on the chocolate whilst tumbling. It was a slow process otherwise you end up with a chocolate goo pile, but eventually you get to the glossy stages and man, was it job satisfaction when you pulled of a perfectly uniform and glossy batch.

I also made the insides of bunties (smarties). That job was boring... Also, don't ask what ends up in Cherry Ripes, you're best not to know.

Not sure if it is standard in all the factories, but we were allowed UNLIMITED CHOCOLATE whilst working. They told me I'd be sick of it after a week. They were so wrong! I ate chocolate for two years. I tell you a freshly made picnic is nothing like what you get in the packet.

Why did I ever leave that job!!

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:26 AM
Makes good business sense for Hershey to block the competition.
I can't eat chocolate anymore but as far as Hersheys goes I
remember it being just fine. It's the 'Great American Chocolate Bar'.
It's Americana. Cadbury is part of English culture.
I don't think it's any better than Hershey. My husband's family
is from Switzerland and they swear by Swiss Chocolate being
the best in the world. I've had it ... and it's no better or
worse than Hershey or Cadbury.

People are being nationalistic with their chocolates.
And that's fine. Nothing wrong with home team pride.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:44 AM
a reply to: FlyersFan

Ok two things. First, this means war. You've never known chocolate until you've had a Flake!
Second, I think it's the worst kind of 'business sense'. The very worse, if they get away with this bulltish what's next? One brand of cereal? One brand of car? One brand of 'GM Monsanto approved corn'?

Dont let your love of Hersheys blind you!

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 06:52 AM
Is this going to get ugly like the "whos beer is better arguments" ?

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 07:05 AM
Both are mass produced crap. Go find a local producer who does it the right way.

Like arguing whose ginger ale is better, Seagram's or Coke's, neither, they both taste like ass.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 08:01 AM
I have to admit that English chocolate is the bomb, compared to anything else I have tasted here int he US. I used to get my family who still live in England, And they would mail me English Chocolate and Crisp "potato chips". I would always ask my mom why they didnt sell these amazing tasting sweets here in the US.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 08:04 AM

originally posted by: Qumulys
Second, I think it's the worst kind of 'business sense'.

From a business point of view it makes perfect sense. They want to crush the competition. That way they have a monopoly on the market and their profits go up. That's the point of business ... profits.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 08:18 AM
This is the kind of thing that sparks revolution in America..

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 08:23 AM
a reply to: boymonkey74

Meanwhile Lindt is waiting for the dust to settle as they rub their hands together in gleefully evil anticipation.

"let them fight" Lindt says. "Let them fight until their hands are covered in their own sticky syrupy creations and then we will rise to prominence just as the Chococron predicted!"

As long as there isn't a caramel embargo I think I'll be fine.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 08:46 AM
You have to look at the linked story to see what "brand confusion" means.
It seems that Hershey have been licensed to produce chocolate and call it "Cadbury's", so any Cadbury imports have got the same name.
At least that shows how it's legally possible to impose the ban.
They'll just have to smuggle it in and consume it in speakeasies.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 09:45 AM
If you can`t corner the market by making a better product just have your lawyers get your competitors banned, isn`t that the American way? no wait, it`s not the American way or the free market way of doing things.
if Hershey`s wants a bigger market share they should make a cheaper better product than their competition, that`s the American way.if they can`t make a profit by selling their sugar flavored plastic that they call chocolate then they should just go out of business.
allowing a monopoly always results in a low quality product so expect to see the quality of Hershey`s chocolate to go even further down hill.

In the United States, where Hershey has the license to make and sell all Cadbury products, the first ingredient is sugar

I hope that`s a renewable license and that it doesn`t get renewed.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 10:37 AM
Cross border shopping coming. Cadbury's big in Canada. The only chocolate I will eat if I have to. Not a sweets fan but being diabetic I keep some on hand. The chocolate is superior.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 10:50 AM
Id rot my back teeth for some more beautiful Belgium chocolate.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 03:21 PM
I'll take dark bitter baking chocolate over Hershey's any day of the week. Hershey's is to chocolate like margarine is to butter.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 04:11 PM
Maybe even UK consumers of the Creme Egg will be looking at Canada for their Easter goodie:

“Companies are just trying to alter their bottom line by making changes to their products and using inferior ingredients or lower-cost ingredients . . . and I guess hoping that people don’t notice that a lot of those changes they make are also going to change the flavour of the products.”

A spokeswoman at the Mondelez Canada office said the Canadian recipe won’t be affected.

“There are no changes to the Cadbury Creme Egg in Canada other than some great new packaging that is being rolled out,” Stephanie Minna Cass wrote in an email.

Although the number of eggs in a package has been decreased from a half-dozen to five in the U.K., the size and number of treats in the Canadian packaging won’t be changed.

There was some talk of changing the chocolate last month. Looks like that's been reconsidered. Is Canada the lone hold out for Cadbury chocolate?

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