Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hershey's says: We'd Rather See You Skinny Than Us Rich

So as I mentioned before, last night we were in Bryant Park picnicing and Patty had a few choclate bars. One was Hersey's Extra Dark, and we were pretty amused to find the following warning on the back:

"The natural antitoxidants found in tea and certain fruits like berries and grapes can also be found in Hershey's Extra Dark. This is good news; however, like most indulgent treats, Hershey's Extra Dark should be enjoyed in moderation. A serving of Hershey's Extra Dark Macadamia Nut & Cranberry is 3 blocks (37 g)and has 210 calories and 13 g of fat."

Can you freaking believe that this is on the wrapper? Hershey's is actually telling you that you'd better not get fat eating their chocolate. God forbid you actually eat an entire bar! Gluttonous!

So of course, for the rest of the evening, whenever anyone went for the chocolate we shook our heads and clucked our tongues and said "No, no, calories, calories."


Anonymous Eric Carroll said...

Very Timely, just today I was posting about how we have to stop trusting Corporations to look out for us, since they never will in my Post about Who Killed the Electric Car and An Inconvenient Truth and here you have a great example of the opposite! I added a link to this post in my post after reading it!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Eric Carroll said...

Whoops bad link in last post, try this one:

Ahem... I said my Post about Who Killed the Electric Car and An Inconvenient Truth.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Jlyn said...

See, I took offense to it, instead of appreciating the warning, I think it's presumptious to assume that I should only consume a portion of their chocolate because I might get fat.

Dammit! I'll eat all the chocolate I want!

Your post was interesting though. ;-)

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Eric Carroll said...

Don't take offense, just take it as a suggestion... It's like anything else, chocolate, even in large amounts will never be as dangerous as something like smoking, but at least they are not saying, HEY, have lots of CHOCOLATE EVERYDAY, TRUST US, IT'S ALL GOOD. At the same time, despite their warning, they still sell you a whole bar at a time, so in my opinion, they would only truly cross the presumptuous line, if they start rationing what they are willing to sell us. And at the same time, the fact that they warn against eating a whole bar, but sell you a whole bar, demonstrates a lack of real conviction as far as trying to get us to stop eating lots of chocolate... They still hope we will!

10:53 AM  
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