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Review: Hershey Cookies 'N' Creme
Hershey Cookies 'N' Creme
Posted: 21 January 2011
The Chinese have no white chocolate, cookies, or creme culture in their history. This is a nation of moon cakes and soy milk. And yet the newly industrializing Chinese show that they know how to pick up and improve on the technology of their teacher's.
price/gram: USD 0.0241
Cocoa %: 16
girlfriend's son came home the other day telling a joke he'd
heard the other day at school: the Lord took 7 days to
create the Earth, and China made everything else.
And now China is into the
making of Hershey products as well -- in Shanghai under
license. The Chinese-made version of the
was slightly better than
the original. Would
China be able to replicate that success with the Cookies 'N' Creme?
American version of
the Cookies 'N' Creme was white, the Chinese version was
yellowish. Cocoa butter content was at 16.2% and milk powder
at 18.7%. The Chinese version was creamier than
the American version, so I'm assuming the cocoa butter
content was higher. The amount of cookies per bar
was, more or less, the same in both versions.
I, my girlfriend, and her son
snacked on the American and Chinese versions side-by-side.
We unanimously agreed that the Chinese version again trumped
the American one, by a tiny, tiny margin. Neither is a
work of art. The American bar is just less of one.
The Chinese have no white
chocolate, cookies, or creme culture in their history.
This is a nation of moon cakes and soy milk. And yet
the newly industrializing Chinese show that they know how to
integrate and improve on the technology of their teacher's.
With the outsourcing flow
flooding to China, don't be appalled if all
American chocolate manufacturing eventually finds its way to
the Hermit Kingdom.
Hershey has a white chocolate bar known as the Cookies 'N' Creme bar in the China. Do you like white chocolate with cookie and creme? Is Chinese chocolate good, asks Doug of Chocolate Republic at Doug's Republic?