Skip to comments.Hershey raises candy prices nearly 10 percent
Posted on 03/30/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT by dollarbull
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Chocolate is going to cost a little more green.
The Hershey Co. on Wednesday said it raised wholesale prices by 9.7 percent, because its own costs have risen.
The candy maker says the price increase takes effect immediately. It cited higher costs for raw materials, packaging, fuel, utilities and transportation as driving the hike.
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OK. Good. Sounds like a plan.
I am sending you, via a uniformed representative of the US Government (mailman), 16 bars of vacuum sealed Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate.
I elect to retain, for leisurely consumption, 1 bar of Chirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight, 72% Cacao.
In the meantime, I will hustle my a$$ down to the nearest Walmart and invest heavily in their remaining stock, before they have an opportunity to adjust their prices accordingly...
A clever propagandist could use this to get PMS-ing women to join la revolucion. And then we really have problems....
High cacao bars may result in Hyper-Active Fork Syndrome!
Send those bars to me for safe disposal. It is for your own good!
Or was that “Do it for the children”?
I haven’t eaten any Hershey’s candy in about twenty years. Looks like it has saved me some money.
I won’t miss buying it. It is the most horrific so called chocolate on the market. I mean, we are talking dark wax.
Ping, but not good news.
What is this? Doesn’t Hersey know that there is no inflation? Maybe the Obama administration should investigate this and charge them with price gouging!
Yes, that way we can ensure that there is no inflation, just shortages of goods.
I swear that Obama has modeled his administration exactly like Venezuala’s Chavez.
I bought my first 85% Lindt bar the other day and even I, the bitter chocolate lover, can only handle a square in a sitting. 70% is my favorite.
I used to eat a pound of chocolate a day years ago when I was in the industry, but it wasn’t the crap that Hershey calls chocolate. The commodity prices will always fluctuate and affect the pricing of the manufactured goods. I’d rather the price of gasoline came down.
Just reach in your pocket and pull out one of those silver Mercury dimes you’ve been saving, take it to a coin dealer and trade it for 2 Federal Reserve Notes ($2) and go buy yourself a nice big Hershey bar.
WalMart store brand Reese cups are awful, too. There’s just no substitute for the real Reese cup.
The Bun candy bar factory was located right next door to my Dad's business in Fort Wayne back in the 70's. Got many free samples when we would visit the front desk and boxes of them around the Holidays... good times!
What inflation?. Obama doesn’t say we are having inflation. Things are just costing more according to him.
What is causing inflation? Higher costs for fuel mainly.
Farmers cannot grow things without fuel, the trucks cannot deliver without fuel, people cannot get to work without fuel, my house is cold without fuel.
Fertilizer is almost twice as high as it was last year and so is seed corn, Soy bean seed, wheat seed. all have risen.
My Health Insurance has risen, my electricity has risen,if I could get my sex organs to rise like the prices of things I would be dangerous. LMAO
It really isn’t funny though, an while all of this is going on our skinny Muslim President is vacationing, Playing golf , Basketball ,and starting wars while while sucking up to marxists.
Oh Well I can honestly say that one thing has not risen. My paycheck. I don’t know abpout you, but my safety cushion is vanishing fast, and people who are not as well off as myself are really hurting. Meanwhil we are shooting up 100 million dollars a day to help A;l Quaeda take over Libya.
It’s a great world if you don’t weaken.
Hershey? That’s for amateurs, LOL! :)