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Jul 30, 2007 02:16 PM

Hershey's Special Dark

My office mate had some on her desk. This chocolate is very good as opposed to Hershey's milk chocolate which is so cloyingly sweet. Special Dark is powdery and dense. This is good stuff.

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    1. re: kindofabigdeal

      Textural contrast. Smooth then dense then dusty.

      1. re: Chinon00

        that still sounds as though it's an explanation for grainy.

        in a world of vosges and scharffenberger, i'm not sure why you would choose this. even as far as grocery store offerings i'd rather have lindt, ghirardelli, or even hershey's cacao reserve over this. i'd just rather use my money on other brands. overall, i'd rather just have a bag of baci.

        1. re: tinymango

          I personally wouldn't call it grainy. To me it is definitely powdery (almost like the finish of a really dark chocolate gelati). And of course there are many chocolates superior to HSD but I was surprised at how enjoyable I found it to be. If I had to choose to place this product in either the "good" product category or the "bad" product category if would have to go into "good" for me.

    2. While Hershey's Special Dark is better than their milk chocolate, there seems to be a grainy texture in whatever Hershey's chocolate I eat that mars the experience for me. And I think I remember it tasting like chocolate cake batter. Not as horrid as most I have eaten but it wouldn't be my first option. Actually, if it was Hershey's chocolate or no chocolate, I'd do without.

      1. Tastes like oversugared dark chocolate to me.

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        1. re: MIKELOCK34

          Compared to Hershey's Milk Chocolate it's pretty dry don't ya' think? It does leave a bit of sugar on the tongue but finishes slightly bitter and gives (at least to me) generous naked cocoa flavor which is not as noticeable in their milk chocolate.

        2. Before there was as much good dark chocolate around as there is now, I bought it sometimes, but there's a lot of really amazing dark chocoalte to be had.

          1. I have a soft spot for Hershey's Special Dark. Growing up, it was my preferred candy bar. I still wouldn't turn one down.

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            1. re: manraysky

              Me neither! They used to have these "Big Block" Special Dark candy bars. Oh, my. I used to eat one purtiner every day. Now it'd probably take me three, but I'd still do it.