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Hershey’s Comes to England! But will the Brits welcome the Kisses?

Dec 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

paulNot likely, according to an article in the Guardian. Our local beloved icon is referred to as “diddy conical filth-bombs” and “tapering terrors.” It is alleged to have “all the flavour notes of regurgitated milk.” And these are some of the kinder comments.

The presumed distribution outlet for the Hershey’s products, Asda, also comes in for vilification. Asda is a British supermarket chain that sells food, clothes and toys–and touts its low prices.

Why, you might ask, would a low-price supermarket chain be reviled? Is it, one suspects, because it is owned by another American giant retailer? Yep, you guessed it–Asda is a subsidiary of none other than Wal-Mart.

The takeover of their beloved Cadbury’s by Kraft’s (yet another wretched American behemoth) left a sour taste in the mouths of many a Brit. Looks like the introduction of Hershey’s Kisses will do nothing to mitigate it.

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