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#16 dbmamaz

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:27 AM

This makes me so sad! I grew up in PA and went to Hershy Park a few times - Hershey was the home-town chocolate. I always tried to avoid buying Nestles, becuase they had awful practices with a formula-company they owned, giving free samples to third-world moms, who's milk would dry up, and then they couldnt afford the formula, so they'd water it down with unclean water ... . and they didnt stop after it was exposed. So i'm so sad about Hersheys going down hill!
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 06:41 AM

As many have noted, Hershey will NOT disclose the source of their "Natural Flavors" due to it being outsources and they consider that information "Propriety" and not subject to disclosure.

ALL of Hershey products that contain "Natural Flavor" are NOT considered gluten free, as per the company's customer service supervisor.

Pity <_<

Hershey should be removed for the company safe list of those who will clearly disclose.
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#18 debmidge

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:55 AM

et tu Hershey?

I'd pay the 80 cents for a Hershey 's candy bar if it was made in US and I knew it was gluten free.
However, I have to say that their chocolate quality has dipped in the last few years....their product tastes waxy.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:37 AM

et tu Hershey?

I'd pay the 80 cents for a Hershey 's candy bar if it was made in US and I knew it was gluten free.
However, I have to say that their chocolate quality has dipped in the last few years....their product tastes waxy.


The taste has changed a lot in the past few years. What happened to the creamy milk chocolate I used to remember as a child?
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:59 AM

There is a horrible after taste too....
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:58 PM

I have read on here many times that all kinds of hershey's chocolate bars are safe, for example: eat more, oh henry, reese's peanut butter cups, and hte list goes on and on. But i wanted to contact hershey's to make sure and when i phoned she said she could mail me the list of gluten-free hershey products. So i was excited... until i got the list yesturday which lists "chipits - semi sweet baking chocolate, hershey chocolate syryp, hershy kisses chocolate, hershy milk choc. bar and milk choc. bar with almonds, and jolly rancher hard candy." This is great to have some things, but now I am wondering if all those other hershey products are not safe. I am wondering if anyone can shed any light on this from what they know or have researched. Thanks :)


I got the same response last year and i am also from canada....
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:00 PM

As many have noted, Hershey will NOT disclose the source of their "Natural Flavors" due to it being outsources and they consider that information "Propriety" and not subject to disclosure.

ALL of Hershey products that contain "Natural Flavor" are NOT considered gluten free, as per the company's customer service supervisor.

Pity <_<

Hershey should be removed for the company safe list of those who will clearly disclose.


I know i am late to this thread...but just to be clear in my nervous head (I get no gluten reaction whatsoever, it is a silent killer for me, so I have to go by labeling only to know if there is gluten in something):

If we read the label on a Hershey's product and it does not list "natural flavors" or any other gluten derivatives of course, can we consider it safe? In other words the only thing Hershey's is not being held accountable on is the "natural flavors'?

Sorry, but I try to be as specific as possible otherwise I can be a nervous wreck. The Hershey's products I was eating until I read this thread of course, did not have "natural flavors" listed.

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#23 Lisa

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:08 PM

As you know, Hershey US would be required by law to list wheat if an ingredient. Barley, malt and rye can be hidden in "Natural Flavors", or specific . This is not to say that Hershey products that do have "natural flavors" may be gluten free, but they refuse to clarify it's gluten status.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:51 PM

I'm hearing a lot of extranious issues that have nothing to do with gluten-free or not gluten-free.

My take on Hershey's. I will occasionally eat a Reeses peanut butter cup (with some hot buttered microwave popcorn), and I also use a little Hershey's syrup in my chocolate milk. Other than that, they've really got no other products I'm interested in.

I like Snickers, Butterfingers, and Almond Roca.

If there's no gluten listed in the ingredients, I don't worry about it.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 10:06 PM

Hershey - chocolate only an American could love. :P
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:09 PM

has anyone actually had a reaction to hershey kisses? I've been eating them with no prob...but now I'm mad b/c I read this after buying a whole bag..
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:18 PM

I seldom eat chocolate, but I have never had a reaction to Hershey's kisses. I do eat them in small amounts occasionally.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:27 AM

has anyone actually had a reaction to hershey kisses? I've been eating them with no prob...but now I'm mad b/c I read this after buying a whole bag..



My neighbor said he saw Hershey bars at the checkout at the bigY grocery stores, that specifically say GLUTEN FREE on the label.
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:26 PM

My neighbor said he saw Hershey bars at the checkout at the bigY grocery stores, that specifically say GLUTEN FREE on the label.



I have got to see this with my own eyes! <_<
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:59 PM

Sept 8th, 2008

I logged on here, (I usually only do when there is a specific ques or problem) to report that I had a moderate reaction last night to the Hershey semi-sweet chips.

I've been gluten free for over a year and know exactly what I am ingesting when I eat at my house. I got "the reaction" that I know happens only when I eat something tainted, and it happened only after I ate the chips last night.



Just a warning. Not sure if it depends on what region you live in. I'm in SC, USA.
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