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Miniature-sized Mr. Goodbars

Mr. Goodbar is a chocolate-flavored candy bar containing peanuts, whose packaging can be easily identified by its distinctive yellow background and red text. It is manufactured by The Hershey Company and was introduced in 1925. Hershey initially did not want its name associated with a chocolate bar that contained nuts, so it was introduced as being produced by the Chocolate Sales Corporation.[1] It is currently available both as an individual product and as one of the varieties of Hershey's Miniatures.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar was also the title of a 1975 novel by Judith Rossner, and an Oscar-nominated 1977 movie.

Ingredient changes to reduce production costs

The formula was modified in 1992 to add more peanuts.

The Hershey Company recently began to change the ingredients of some of its products, in order to replace some of the relatively expensive cocoa butter with cheaper oil substitutes. This was done to cut costs, rather than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter.

Hershey's changed the description of the product and altered the packaging slightly along with the ingredients. Though the new formula contains chocolate, according to United States Food and Drug Administration food labeling laws, these modified recipes which do not contain cocoa butter can not be legally described as milk chocolate.[2] The product is currently labelled as "MADE WITH CHOCOLATE AND PEANUTS".

References

  1. ^ "William F. R. Murrie, President of the Hershey Chocolate Corporation 1908-1947". Hershey Community Archives. http://www.hersheyarchives.org/Pub/UserMedia/MURRIE.pdf. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ Coffey, Laura T. (September 19, 2008). "Chocoholics sour on new Hershey’s formula". Today (NBC News). http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26788143/. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 

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