Why They Don't Call Them "CHOCOLATES"

This label is an interesting read:

 

- The first ingredient is something called "SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE", whose first ingredient is "SUGAR"

 

- The second ingredient is, um, "SUGAR"

 

- Reading on we find that the product "CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: ... CHOCOLATE ..."

 

- Elsewhere we see that of the 42 grams per serving, 22 grams are, yes, SUGAR

 

So that clears up why the product isn't called CHOCOLATES.

 

Still unsolved: Why is it called "CHAMPAGNE"?

  • weimin liu 5y

    are they liquor chocolates, i mean, candies?
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  • julian.. 5y

    You think like me :) I'm always reading out loud from labels, with increasing levels of incredulity. I wish they wouldn't put palm oil in my noodles for example. Sugar goes in everything these days, even non sweet products. Utterly bonkers.
  • cogito ergo imago 5y

    wmliu - They are a Hershey's product, resembling Kisses. We were given them a while ago, presumably by someone who doesn't like us. After I read the label I paused only for a photo-op before throwing them out.

    Julian - Ah, "bonkers", I miss that word. Here, the favoured sweetener is High Fructose Corn Syrup, it's ubiquitous. Michael Pollan calls manufactured food products "edible food-like substances". He suggests avoiding them.
  • Sandy Austin 5y

    Oh that's a bit of a worry! I'm not a Hershey fan.

    We're in protest over Cadbury's chocolate eggs. Remember the soft, creamy, runny centres of this Easter special? These are now imported from Britain, not made in NZ and gone is the soft centres, just a blob of mixture coated in chocolate - like hard-boiled eggs! Cadburys - soon to be Kraft - should get the message not to mess with public tastes.
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