November 18, 2009

He hates Hershey's

"Hershey are the US firm responsible for two of the most egregious international crimes against chocolate: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey's Kisses. For those of you fortunate never to have these confections so beloved of American kids, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups look like small chocolate quiches. The filling has a an abidingly awful flavour that only someone brought up entirely on a diet of bubblegum and Dr Pepper's could love. It combines nuttiness with a greasy, cloyingly adhesive quality in a way that calls to mind squirrel vomit. Hershey's Kisses are, if anything, worse. It's illogical to name a confection after osculation but terrifying in a deep, Freudian way to make them resemble individually wrapped poodle turds." - Tim Hayward in The Guardian