The Hershey Company

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Eat this Now: Capirotada at Taqueria Zamora

    It's Lent right now, which means some of the best food in Orange County is popping up at Mexican restaurants every Friday, when faithful Catholics eschew meat. Out comes the seasonal specials: tortas de camarones (ground shrimp reconstituted as fritters), chile rellenos in a potato soup, potato taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    You Can Order Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Straight From the Factory, But Why Would You?

    So, I learned the other day that you can actually order Reese's Peanut Butter Cups straight "from the factory." Just go to Hershey's website and give them about $30 (plus extra for shipping and even more extra for fancy, schmancy cold shipping if you're in a state not hit by a polar vortex), and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Mark Your Calendars: Free Yogurtland This Monday!

    We didn't know it's National Frozen Yogurt Day next week. We almost don't care, because by the time we get to our nearest Yogurtland, the line won't be worth the wait (or the parking hassle, if we're talking Diamond Jamboree). But we like to share the love. Last year, Phillip Chang's chilly brand se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Five Mayan Dishes To Try Before The Long-Form Calendar Resets

    If you've spent the last several months at home with side-by-side translations of the Popol Vuh and the Chilam Balam, then you know there's no cause to worry about the world ending on Dec. 21, 2012, and you're also probably hungry for Mayan food... except that almost nobody in this country knows wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Dave's Case For Proposition 37!

    Proposition 37, the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Food Act, is one of the more controversial items on this Tuesday's election slate; the whole foods movement and a whole slew of chefs and food industry people support it, and the "no" side is funded by large companies like Monsanto a ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2012

    Where Do Mexican Gardeners Throw Away Their Clippings?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans eat chocolate?

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    A Bite of Chocolate Unwrapped, Awesome Food Exhibit At OC Fair

    If you're taking a break from fried food at the fair, Exhibit Promenade is showcasing a new feature called Chocolate Unwrapped: Beans, Bars & Bon Bons. We dropped in while it was coming together to learn more (and hope for samples). A few of the collectibles they managed to acquire had better st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    On the Line: Renzo Macchiavello of Renzo's A Taste of Peru, Part One

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Trying to sit down with Renzo is a sight to see. Shaking our hand, quipping with a customer, working with a vendor and responding to a text is a post-lunch breather for this social businessman. He runs both a catering company and Peruvian establishment, the latter hidden in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Wacky Snacks: Meiji Black Chocolate

    Name: Meiji Black Chocolate Origin: Japan Found at: Mitsuwa, Costa Mesa Cost: $1.69 Ingredients: Sugar, Cacao Mass, Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Shea Nuts Oil, Illipe Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Caloric Content of an Office Kitchen in December

    coconino @ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0​Peanuts and walnuts and crispy rice crackersCookies and brownies and sugary snackersNut-studded cheeseballs and things just like thatThis is why holidays make you so fat.December is a festive time of year, with parades and songs and decorations... and food. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Stockpile the Snickers! America Might Run Out of Sugar!

    ​That was the dire prediction made this week by a group of major food manufacturers such as Kraft, Hershey, Mars and General Mills, who claim that import restrictions will soon leave us bereft of the sweet stuff. Apparently, domestic sugar supplies are falling dramatically (the Agriculture Departm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Curly Tops

    Name: Curly Tops Origin: Philippines Found at: Pinoy Mart, Tustin Cost: $1.59 Ingredients: Refined Cane Sugar, Milk Powder, Hydrogenated Palm And Palm Kernel Oil, Whey, Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin, Vanillin and Cinnamon Powder, Iodized Salt. Why I Bought It: Apart from the name, which is, ... More >>

  • Food

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Yo Gabba Gabba: Yo Smoka Smoka!

    It has come to our attention that the more than slightly trippy kiddie show Yo Gabba Gabba! has Orange roots. Filmed in Long Beach and produced in our fair county by the folks who brought us The Aquabats, the show is filled with funky techno beats, '70s-inspired costumes, zany characters and meaning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    Thursday's Haul

    Adios, chocolate! The Hershey Company's closing its California plant -cutting 575 jobs- and opening shop in Mexico. It's painful to be pretty: Athlete Allison Stokke of Newport Harbor High has her eye on the pole vaulting state championships. But her unwanted online following would rather she play ... More >>

  • Food

    March 1, 2007
  • Food

    October 27, 2005


    The soggy/succulent Italian beef and Chicago hot dogs of Portillo's arrive in Buena Park

  • Unknown

    December 2, 2004