Hershey's Pot of Gold

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Hershey's Pot of Gold

Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:39 am

December 16, 2005



Public Relations Department
The Hershey Company
PO Box 810
100 Crystal A Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Dear PR Representative,

I recently purchased 2 Hershey’s Pot of Gold boxes of chocolate, one premium assortment and one nut assortment at the CVS Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. I intended to give them as gifts, but decided to keep the nut assortment for myself, so I opened it up to try some chocolate. As soon as I opened it, small bugs began crawling out of the chocolate covered cashew piece and who knows where else, as I didn’t keep the box open long enough to find out. I saw at least 2 of them before hurriedly closing the box so they wouldn’t start crawling all over my desk. I was extremely grossed out, and returned the boxes to CVS promptly. They had been on sale buy one get one free. Anyway, I wanted to inform you of this because I think it is important to know these things about your products. The box was completely sealed in plastic wrap so the bugs HAD to have been in there during production, before the boxes were sealed. Inconceivable.

I’ve always loved Hershey’s Pot of Gold boxed chocolates for gifts and for myself, much more than Russell Stover and second only to Godiva. I’m glad I decided to open the box and not give it away, because I would’ve been thoroughly embarrassed to give such a gift for Christmas! In fact, I'm pretty sure I will not be able to bring myself to purchase Pot of Gold for anyone as a gift, nor for myself, ever again, unless I'm thoroughly reassured by some large monetary compensation. :jax

Sincerely,

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Post by Anna » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:40 am

EEWWWW

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Post by Crystal Meth » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:44 am

Gross!

But where's the anger, the retribution, the demand for justice? :lol
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Post by Bugsy » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:44 am

ICK!!! :sick That is so nasty! I bet they'll send you lots of free chocolate now, though. :jax

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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:45 am

Crystal Meth wrote:Gross!

But where's the anger, the retribution, the demand for justice? :lol
I dunno. :um It's just not coming out in me this morning.

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Have anything juicy I can add? :jax

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Post by Blush » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:47 am

Aly, motherhood has softened your killer company ass-kicking instincts, I think!

This wasn't any soggy Lean Cuisine microwave pizza. THERE WERE BUGS IN THE CHOCOLATE! The only worse thing I can think of being in a box of chocolate would be a dead bird. Or a live one waiting to peck my eyes out.

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Post by Marie » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:47 am

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

No way! That's just gross!!!
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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:49 am

I did take a part out about having nightmares. Does that count? Image

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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:51 am

Blush wrote:Aly, motherhood has softened your killer company ass-kicking instincts, I think!

This wasn't any soggy Lean Cuisine microwave pizza. THERE WERE BUGS IN THE CHOCOLATE! The only worse thing I can think of being in a box of chocolate would be a dead bird. Or a live one waiting to peck my eyes out.
A dead bird? :spit THAT'S the ONLY thing worse? What about a severed penis? What about a pile of poo put in there by some disgruntled Hershey employee? :lol

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Post by Spudd » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:52 am

You should say that the bugs MUST have gotten in there in the factory due to the shrinkwrapping. Don't use that wussy "may".

Say you're seriously doubting whether you will EVER give Pot of Gold as a gift again, unless they can convince you that it is safe.

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Post by Crystal Meth » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:53 am

:rofl
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Post by Blush » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:54 am

Ok. Poo would be pretty bad. A severed penis would probably make me famous! Scarred for life, but famous!

FWIW, I once had a bag of Hershey's chipits that were chalky. I called the 800 number and they sent me $10 worth of coupons for free chocolate chips.

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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:55 am

Updates made!

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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:55 am

Oh yeah, I'm calling the 800 number on my next pumping break.

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Post by LauraLowEnd » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:36 pm

:omfg
THAT'S HORRIBLE. i'd have nightmares too! :shock:

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Post by Malanee » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:57 pm

:faint

Hersheys has been totally ruined for me! *shudder*
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Post by Aly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:13 pm

Don't you just love the little "poke" when I say "second only to Godiva"? :lol Can't let their heads get TOO big while I ream them. :twisted:

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Post by Beverly » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:00 pm

Ewwwwww! Ick, ick, ick!!!

Though I do think this should be our next tagline -- it's cracking me up for some reason! "This wasn't any soggy Lean Cuisine microwave pizza. " :lol

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Post by Sunrunner » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:40 am

OMG!! Aly, when did this happen??? That's awful!!!!

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