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The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar (commonly called the Hershey's Bar, or more simply the Hershey Bar) is the flagship chocolate bar of the Hershey Company. Hershey refers to it as "The Great American Chocolate Bar." The Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar was first sold in 1900, followed by the Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds variety, which began production in 1908.

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1 Hershey's milk chocolate 2 Other varieties and details 3 References 4 External links

Hershey's milk chocolate[edit] The Hershey Process milk chocolate in these bars uses fresh milk delivered directly from local farms. The process was developed by Milton Hershey and produced the first mass-produced chocolate in the United States. As a result, the Hershey flavor is widely recognized in the United States, but less so internationally, especially in areas where European chocolates are more widely available. The process is a company and trade secret, but experts speculate that the milk is partially lipolyzed, producing butyric acid, which stabilizes the milk from further fermentation. This flavor gives the product a particular sour, "tangy" taste that the US public has come to associate with the taste of chocolate, to the point that other manufacturers often add butyric acid to their milk chocolates.[1] The American bar's taste profile was not as popular with the Canadian public, leading Hershey to introduce a reformulated Canadian bar in 1983.[2] Until 2015, Hershey also added polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) to their chocolate, which contributed to the difference in taste between Hershey chocolates and European chocolates.[3] Artificial vanillin was also removed in 2015.[4] Other varieties and details[edit] In addition to the standard Milk Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Almonds varieties, Hershey's produces several other chocolate bars in various flavors: Special
Special
Dark chocolate, Cookies 'N' Creme, Symphony (both Milk Chocolate and Almond Toffee), Mr. Goodbar
Mr. Goodbar
(with peanuts), and Krackel
Krackel
(with crisped rice). Nine flavors were available for limited periods: Double Chocolate, Nut Lovers, Twosomes Reese's Pieces, Cookies 'N' Chocolate, Cookies 'N' Mint, Strawberries 'n' Creme, Raspberries 'n' Creme, Twosomes Heath, and Twosomes Whoppers. All flavors have between 210 and 230 calories per standard-sized bar. The Kashruth
Kashruth
Division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America approves all flavors for consumption by observant Jews, with OU Kosher status. The largest Hershey's bar commercially available weighs five pounds (2.3 kg) and costs US$44.99 on Hershey's website.[5] References[edit]

^ Moskin, Julia (February 13, 2008). "Dark May Be King, but Milk Chocolate Makes a Move". The New York Times.  ^ "Discover Hershey: Hershey Canada". Hershey Canada Inc. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "Hershey's Remake of 'The Great American Chocolate Bar'".  ^ Zorthian, Julia. "Hershey Makes a Big Change to Chocolate Recipe". TIME. Retrieved 2 August 2017.  ^ "World's Largest Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar". Retrieved August 20, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar product details from Hershey's site Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar product details from Hershey's site

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