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Simple Ingredients.
Delicious Taste.

THE SIMPLE PROMISE

We’re committed to making HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate with simple ingredients—and never any artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners.

Made with 100% Farm Fresh Milk

Every day, local dairy farms deliver thousands of gallons of milk to our factory in Hershey, PA—it’s what makes HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate so good.

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THE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

Cocoa

We source our cocoa from various growing regions around the world. We have committed to use 100% certified cocoa by 2020.

Almonds

We are a large buyer of almonds in North America, sourcing all of our almonds from California.

Milk

Farm fresh milk from dairy farms within 100 miles of Hershey creates the foundation for our delicious HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate.

Sugar

We source sugar for our HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bars from the finest sugar plantations across the southern US and around the world.

Vanilla

We use a natural vanilla flavor to deliver a smooth, delicious HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate experience.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IF YOU STILL WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR SIMPLE CHOCOLATE, CHECK OUT OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

What does HERSHEY'S Simple Ingredients really mean?

Hershey’s Simple Ingredients means we use colors from natural sources and are made with no artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. Our commitment to Simple Ingredients starts at the source of those ingredients by using farm fresh milk, roasted California almonds, certified cocoa, and cane sugar.

What Hershey’s chocolate products currently use Simple Ingredients?

HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate, HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate with Almonds, HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate, HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate with Almonds, HERSHEY’S Nuggets Milk Chocolate, HERSHEY’S Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds, HERSHEY’S KISSES SPECIAL DARK Chocolate and HERSHEY'S Simply 5 Syrup.

Will all of your products eventually be made with Simple Ingredients?

No. Hershey has made a broad commitment to strive for Simple Ingredients across its entire product portfolio. This will take several years. It is not possible to make all products “simple” because we will not compromise the great tastes, textures and visual appeal consumers expect from our products.

Do you use artificial colors, flavors, high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives in Hershey products made with Simple Ingredients?

No. Hershey’s products made with Simple Ingredients are made with a few simple, familiar ingredients, like cocoa, cane sugar and farm fresh milk.

Does using farm fresh milk change the shelf life of HERSHEY'S Simple products?

No. Our use of farm fresh milk does not change the shelf life of HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate.

Is your farm fresh milk USDA certified organic?

No.

What is soy lecithin and why do you use it?

Lecithin is a naturally occurring oil substance found in plants like soybeans, sunflowers and animal products, like eggs. When added to our milk chocolate, soy lecithin helps the milk chocolate spread evenly in the chocolate mould and allows the trapped air on the mould and in the milk chocolate to escape.

Am I paying more for Hershey products made with Simple Ingredients?

No. As of today, although Simple Ingredients are more expensive, we’ve transitioned to simple ingredients without increasing the price of these products.

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