Hershey’s Extra Dark OU Dairy

Hershey’s is a name that we have all come to love and trust. The chocolate is sweet, never-ending, and of course has a hechsher. It is always on the move trying to stay one step ahead by finding the newest mix to add to the chocolate. Amongst the newer chocolates is Hershey’s Extra Dark. These can be purchased in individual bars or in combo pouches. Nothing new there! The combo pouches come with a good spread of the flavours.

Flavours include:

  • Pure Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate Flavoured Pieces,
  • Pure Dark Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts and Cranberries,
  • Pure Dark Chocolate with Cranberries, Blueberries & Almonds,
  • And the classic: Pure Dark Chocolate.

The Chocolate is OU Dairy. It also has an allergy warning for peanut allergies. The bars were manufactured on the same equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.

The health news is not all bad. Cocoa beans contain natural flavanol antioxidants called flavanoids. The darker the chocolate, the more flavanoids there are. So, Hershey’s Extra Dark is a particularly good source for these antioxidant vitamins. For full details and information, see the website at www.hersheys.com/extra-dark/home.asp

The package themselves are fancy and colourful; they are high-end and would make wonderful gifts. Plus for those who love camping, the bite size bars are thin and square and will be perfect for S’mores. The berries and fruits make for wonderful and exotic sounding chocolate and they add a fancy after-taste, but die-hard Dark Chocolate lovers need not worry; the taste is not ruined. It’s still the same Dark chocolate that we have come to love from Hershey’s.

The pouches of individual bite size bars make a wonderful treat for any “sweeties” bowl. That being said, it is chocolate and that would go without saying. This particular flavouring is exciting and new, but it is not about to replace our older favourites. It’s definitely worth a first try, but it is not worth filling the pantry.

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