An end for York Peppermint Patties in Reading

There are 22 comments on the York Dispatch story from Feb 20, 2009, titled An end for York Peppermint Patties in Reading. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

Production of York Peppermint Patties and other candy brands is coming to an end at The Hershey Co.

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choconut

Glen Rock, PA

#1 Feb 20, 2009
I guess they will have to change the name to "MORK MEXICAN PATTY" Oh well another one bites the dust.
SAWITCOMING

Drexel Hill, PA

#2 Feb 20, 2009
Another product that will not be safe to eat anymore.
misstoritx

Mission, TX

#3 Feb 20, 2009
Kiss the kiss & all other products off.
John

Myerstown, PA

#4 Feb 21, 2009
That's a shame for Reading. The last thing that city needs is more job loss. They are already a city in despair.
J-Girl

Pittston, PA

#5 Feb 21, 2009
Milton Hershey is shaking his head at us from above! This is NOT his dream. Shame on our government for not protecting Americans first!
Angie

Reading, PA

#6 Feb 21, 2009
Well, thankfully they're not hard to make, because I won't be buying any imports.
kathy

Reading, PA

#7 Feb 21, 2009
Guess we'll be adding peppermint patties to the list of candy we won't be buying anymore!
deadra

Eatontown, NJ

#8 Feb 21, 2009
well, well, well, what's next. maby we all should move out of the usa then we would get a job. but we would take a pay cut.
Gene

Lady Lake, FL

#9 Feb 22, 2009
Having grown up in York County where Peppermint pattie production began, I think it is a slap in the face of every citizen that another product is moving to a place that you cannot even trust the safety of food products. I definitly will never buy another Hershey product.
Ken

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Feb 22, 2009
You know everyone that wrote here that they are not going to eat Peppermint Patties any longer because they are not made in the USA can blame no one but the Unions. Besides in a global economy it's next to impossible to find a product that isn't in some way shape or form produced overseas. I am going to continue to eat them because they are an American company, they just had to move to stay in business. Blame the Unions.
Dissapointed

United States

#11 Feb 22, 2009
It appears most of the stories on this posted on the web come from the "Associated Press". Yet the the "journalist" who wrote that story possibly failed to report all the truth, specifically, where the Peppermint Patties that will be sold in the USA are made? Are they going to be the 10% of candies that Hershey itself admits won't be made here.

From: http://www.hersheys.com/faqs/faq.asp
"The Hershey Company is making changes to our global manufacturing network to ensure that our company remains competitive in the global marketplace for the long term. When these changes are completed, 90 percent of the items that Hershey sells in the United States and Canada will continue to be made in these countries."

Or, is it possible that since the biased mainstream media hates corporate America so much they only report part of the facts in order to continue their own agenda?

Unfortunately, several minutes spent on the Hershey Foods website failed to find an answer to this question. In my opinion it is an awful website, geared toward hawking their product with glitzy photos. All sizzle and no meat?

I for one and going to STOP buying ALL food products that fail to specifically state "Made in the USA". I've seen a trend lately where the labeling says something like "Made for the xyz corporation, Hershey, PA", but the label fails to state WHO made it and WHERE. Are the big corporations getting around truth in labeling laws by using such tactics?
nosferatu

Willow Street, PA

#12 Feb 23, 2009
I was at the store Saturday and really had a jones for a dark chocolate bar. Then, I remembered this and passed the Hershey's by. No more Hershey purchases. Let them move and let's see them hire Jose and Juan as CEO's and board members.
Interesting

Lancaster, PA

#13 Feb 23, 2009
I wrote to the Hershey company to let them know I would no longer be purchasing their products and let them know why. Perhaps if more people do this and follow through, they'll get the hint.
N_E_S_T_L_E_S

Lancaster, PA

#14 Feb 23, 2009
Milton Hershey is spinning in his grave on all this nonsense.
Watchin U

York, PA

#15 Feb 24, 2009
No more Hershey products for me and my family.

Just M&M Mars.

Sad that an American icon like Hershey can't base its production jobs IN America.

Healthwise, my family has NO need for this type of product anyways.

Follow my lead!!
don

Jarrettsville, MD

#16 Feb 24, 2009
go to mexico but don,t send your peppermint patties here unless you pay duty on them $5.00 for each bar.
don

Jarrettsville, MD

#17 Feb 24, 2009
ceo,s should be hung they still get there millions . they are hogs. no hershey canddies for me./
Jacksson

Moorestown, NJ

#18 Feb 24, 2009
Peppermint Pattie Lovers REJOICE
Pearson Peppermint Patties are made on West 7th Street in St Paul, Minnesota USA by the Pearson Candy Company. This was a family business that got gobbled up by a couple of different comglomerates that almost drove it out of business with their management. Now owned by some former employees, Pearson also makes: Nut Goodie, Salted Nut Rolls and BUN candy bars.(But I wish they would bring back the Seven-Up Bar, Expensive to make and legal issues with the name - SIGH)
C-N-A Vending of NEPA

Nanticoke, PA

#19 Feb 14, 2010
If you are a Peppermint Patty Vending Machine operator and were previously vending the York candy you can now vend the Pearson's Mint Patties in the same machine using our original "Conversion Kit" As of 2/14/2010 they have been sold in 20 of the US states plus Canada. This all occured in less than 3 months. Check out the website

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzetd31p/cnavending...
donald

Carlsbad, CA

#20 Sep 20, 2010
I have bought several of the york patties lately. I was unaware that herchys ahd bought up the company. My big complaint is the wraping not being secure with many of the candies being exposed by torn wrapers

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