So yesterday I went into a local sweets/candy shop (remember, this is in Melbourne, Australia), and decided to treat myself to some American chocolate: a Hershey's bar, some Reece's, a packet of Milk Duds and a few others. Anyway, the Hershey's was beyond awful: the nearest equivalent I can manage is the sour taste you get in your mouth after you've thrown up. Yep, Hershey's tasted like vomit. It also had overtones of plastic.
I'm not the only one who has had this reaction. I wonder, though, is my reaction a typical un-American one? To those of you brought up to Hersheys is its flavour delightful?
I am second to nobody in my passionate love for Reece's peanut butter cups and bars, but Hersheys... that can stay on the other side of the Pacific.