Hershey's Might Stop Using Corn Syrup

Hershey's Might Stop Using Corn Syrup
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Hershey's Might Stop Using Corn Syrup

Read on to learn why Hershey's might be changing up its products.

According to the Associated Press, Jeff Beckman, a representative for Hershey, says that the company's products like Take 5, Fifth Avenue, York and Almond Joy use both corn syrup and sugar, while the classic Hershey bars use sugar alone.

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"We take into account what consumers want," Will Papa, chief research and development officer at The Hershey Co., told The Associated Press. "And consumers are telling us between the two, they prefer sugar."

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Hershey's is only looking into making the switch to sugar, but wants to be transparent about its ingredients.

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The Associated Press reports that high-fructose corn syrup has received a bad reputation, even though health experts say there isn't enough evidence to suggest that it's any worse than ordinary sugar.

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Hershey's makes many types of chocolates and candy bars that you're probably very familiar with. Now, the well-known chocolate company is looking into replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in its many sweet products with sugar instead. Hershey's typically uses a combination of high fructose corn syrup and sugar, but recently told The Associated Press that they are exploring the option of using just sugar alone.

Check out the slideshow above to learn all about Hershey's potential switch to how they make their products.

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