Chocoholics may want to grab a seat for this news: Hershey's is screwing with your chocolate.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the chocolate maker is one of several food companies looking for "creative ways" to cut costs to combat rising commodities prices.
Which sounds like gibberish, I know. Bottom line? Hershey's is substituting vegetable oil for part of the cocoa butter in its chocolate. (Have they not heard the story of New Coke!) So when you bite into your 4:30 vending machine fix and it tastes like a salad, you know who to call.
Hershey's isn't the only company fudging its formula. Pillsbury is replacing pecans with walnuts in their Turtle cookies. Et tu, Dough Boy?
Now, I know this makes no sense, but I'll pay $9 for a sliver of $180 per pound ham and smile about it, but mess with my 65-cent candy bar and we've got some serious problems.