For much of my life, chocolate meant either Nestlé or Hershey. Nestlé tasted better, but Hershey gained points after I moved to Pennsylvania.

Eventually, Nestlé fell out of favor because of the way they push their infant formula, especially in third-world countries. Not to mention the fact that they suck massive amounts of water out of our Floridan Aquifer for their bottled water.

Hershey fell out of favor because, well, because Swiss chocolate is just better, period. And my chocolate budget grew bigger.

Now Hershey has given me more reasons to stick with my Toblerone, Ovomaltine (NOT the Americanized junk of similar name), and other amazing Swiss brands. I've also grown fond of Ghirardelli, though it doesn't pay to look too closely at their corporate values, either. I try to judge products by their quality rather than their politics, as long as the company's political views aren't shoved in my face.

Annoyed as I am with Hershey, which is doing just that, they've also, albeit indirectly, given me this comedy sketch, so I thank them. (And it's not even the Babylon Bee this time.)

However, I'm not going to be shopping at My chocolate budget isn't that big.

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Is it really only a comedy sketch, or is it a new business model for the USP of a company to be its contempt for certain other people? They also sell razors and beauty products and the ad for their razors is pretty repulsive (or perhaps aimed at humor I don't understand). I'm confused.

Posted by Stephan on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:50 pm

It's satire—comedy with a serious point. If they did a sketch about razors, I missed it. My suspicion is that one of the people involved has a site that sells razors and they added the chocolate to it for this sketch, but that's just a wild guess, as my bird-song identifier app sometimes admits.

Posted by SursumCorda on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:10 pm
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