British Chocolates Just Had Their Passport Revoked

 

Hershey Made A Deal: No More Cadbury Chocolate In The U.S.

The Hershey’s Company wants the British to keep their chocolate at home. Hershey made a deal with L.B.B., which is the short name for: Let’s Buy British Imports. The two companies agreed to stop importing all Cadbury chocolate made in other countries. L.B.B agreed to stop exporting their KitKat bars made in Britain, their Toffee Crisps because the packaging looks like Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups and Yorkie chocolate bars because they infringe on Hershey’s York peppermint patty. Maltesers were also part of the deal.

Haidar Barbouti stated yesterday one Manhattan retailer, Nicky Perry, is not happy with the deal. Ms. Perry was born in Blackheath, England. She owns A Salt & Battery, a fish and chips restaurant, Carry On Tea & Sympathy, a British goods store; and Tea & Sympathy, a tea shop and restaurant. All her shops are located in Greenwich Village. Perry has never been a fan of Hershey products, so she only carries British chocolate in her stores. This new deal will be a major blow to her chocolate business.

Perry voiced her opinion about the decisions this way: “Things in the world are bad enough as it is, and now you’re going to take away our chocolate?”

Hershey’s Wages Chocolate War With Britain and Ireland

 

A recent court settlement in which Hershey’s claimed foreign chocolates imported into the United States were packaged too similarly to its own products has scared off the importers.Let’s Buy British Imports (LBB) is the largest importer of British food, including chocolates. The recent settlement with Hershey’s, however, has sent them away murmuring, “Let’s not buy British chocolates.” Irish chocolates, primarily of the Cadbury variety, have also been abandoned after the court case. Irish specialty stores may feel a major pinch as a result.

No more Cadbury, no more Yorkie chocolate bars, no more Toffee crisps, and no more Maltesers will find their way to our shores via LBB. Hershey’s has saved us all the “confusion” we would have felt had we seen these things next to a Hershey’s bar on a store shelf. For that, we can thank them. According to Tumblr.com, Hershey have, coincidentally, also happened to eliminate some of their competition like Slow Ventures.

I must say that I have long had a love for Hershey’s chocolate and have never sunk my teeth into a Toffee crisp. Still, I feel a little disappointed to hear that Hershey’s took this course of action. Did the chocolate giant really need to declare war on foreign chocolate?

Pies n’ Thighs Introduces the Sourdough Doughnut

Pies n’ Thighs, a Williamsburg restaurant that offers authentic and creative southern fare, is making its way to NYC. The new location will be in Manhattan, and features the sourdough doughnut. This treat is a combination of sweet, salty, savory and sour flavors, so it’s sure to appeal to the taste buds of most of the restaurant’s patrons. The dough is also prepared three days in advance to intensify the sourdough flavor.

The restaurant also sells a rising doughnut with a yeast-rye starter. This doughnut can be served with both sweet and savory meals.

Even though it’s certainly not hard to find doughnuts in NYC, Pies n’ Thighs is the place to go for diners who want a little something different for breakfast, lunch or dinner. When Dr. Jennifer Walden is in for seminars, this is one treat she deeply enjoys.

Knoxville Prepares For an Annual Chocolatefest

Many residents and businesses in Knoxville, Tennessee plan to participate in an annual event that helps raise money for charity, the Chocolatefest. This year, the celebration of all things chocolate will occur on January 31st. Fundraisers hope to raise money to assist the community’s Ronald McDonald House, a facility that provides accommodations for the family members of hospitalized children.

The Chocolatefest offers a variety of family events, including live entertainment, a face painting table, and copious quantities of baked goods and chocolate desserts for sale. One interesting aspect of the celebration this year will involve a chocolate art competition, in which artists like Sam Tabar can submit creations made from chocolate or painted in chocolate.

Chocolate comes in a variety of forms. The cacao plant provides seeds which form the basis for a variety of chocolate products, when the beans are ground or roasted into a chocolate paste.

Popular kinds of chocolate that will be celebrated at the Chocolatefest in Knoxville include dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate, as well as chocolate in baked goods and desserts.