Let's say you are at the store and decide to pick up a box of malted milk balls. You probably can't wait to dig into that tasty milk chocolate with the crunchy malted center. So, you probably are thinking that the main ingredients of this tasty delicious candy would be chocolate, malt powder, and milk. You would be right UNLESS you pick up a box of WHOPPERS. Here are the first three ingredients of that brand of candy:
Fractionated, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil
Reduced protein whey (milk)
Not the first three I would expect. It only gets worse:
Corn syrup Solids
In addition WHOPPERS also contain 2% or less of carob, sorbitan tristearate, soy lecithin, resinous glaze, natural and artificial flavors, tapioca dextrin, calcium carbonate, and salt.
I am appalled!!!! What I would think would be the first three ingredients are actually the last two. This is exactly why I shop for food where I work. I have never been a conspiracy theorist but these fucking companies (in this case Hershey) are poisoning us!
I bought the WHOPPERS on an impulse because they were right next to the register at a store I was in. I will never ever buy them again. As a matter of fact, I will never ever buy mass market chocolate candy. I am disgusted. I should bring the box of candy box and tell the store that I want to return them because I did not realize the ingredients were what they were. Wonder what their reaction would be. Later.