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  1. Profile photo of chode095
    chode095 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    because thats just the chocolate. you mix it into the milk.... really? terrible post
  2. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    less than 1%?
  3. Profile photo of me117
    me117 Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    do i need to be American to understand this?
  4. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    I don`t get it.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    I see nothing wrong ...
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    o_o
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Well, it says "+Calcium" but it also says "0% Calcium"... Maybe it used to negate calcium, but now it doesn`t affect it at all...? WTF!?
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Hershey`s isn`t even real chocolate, I honestly don`t understand how people can eat it.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Who believes in those "nutrition facts" anyways
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Its chocolate and its made with milk so there should be calcium!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Methinks someone is a fibbing
  12. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    That`s a good one there.
  13. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    "Its chocolate and its made with milk so there should be calcium!"

    There`s no listing of chocolate or milk in the ingredients, just Coco.

    @SherbertFizz:

    Because it`s cheap and a well-known brand. Plus when you`re a kid you`ll put anything with sugar in your mouth no matter what it`s made of.
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    Ston Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Keep in mind that`s per serving, and they aren`t allowed to round up on nutrition labels. It likely has enough to say they`ve added calcium, but not enough to put it on the label.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    AHH! AHH! FIRST INGREDIENT! LIQUID SATAN!
    ( O_O)>
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    Xenophonix Female 18-29
    195 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    And yet it says tricalcium phosphate is one of the ingredients... Hmmm...

    Yeah, I`m sad to say it looks like a misprint - the hersheys website says it has 10% of your recommended daily allowance :-)
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    Chaos7 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    I saw what you did there.
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    Its basically chocolate with marketing.
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    zmeace Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    lol nidonemo

    i wouldnt go as far as saying liquid satan

    i think saying liquid cancer would be suffice or just liquid fat
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    I hope you realize HFCS is in everything-even most meat products.
  21. Profile photo of Civas
    Civas Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    The +calcium is what happens when you add milk. Duuhhhh.
  22. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    i think saying liquid cancer would be suffice or just liquid fat

    Liquid fat with no fat in it? The label states "Total fat content: 0g".
  23. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    HFCS is totally liquid satan. it makes you fat soo fast, yet it`s delicious, so it lures you in with awesomeness then slaps you with a fat stick.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    "Liquid fat with no fat in it? The label states "Total fat content: 0g"."

    you are ignorant. educate yourself on hfcs.
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    memoryburner Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    @Angilion its not the fat that makes you fat, its the sugar.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    the issue here is that serving size is 2 tbsp, and in the FDA world, anything under 0 (even if .9) is considered 0. its how they get away with "fatfree", and the 0% calcium is just a problem with that system.
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    Loganp3 Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    The "plus calcium" is when you add the milk.
  28. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm
    "I hope you realize HFCS is in everything-even most meat products."

    Yes, it is and that`s a BAD thing!
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    xDousenx Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    Add the milk, get the calcium.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    "The "plus calcium" is when you add the milk."

    What if you drink straight out the bottle? :)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    you are ignorant. educate yourself on hfcs.

    The irony of your semiliterate demand alleviates my boredom slightly, so you`re in keeping with the purpose of this site.

    Fructose is not a fat. Nor is glucose. You can quickly educate yourself by looking those things up on the net. Educating yourself in the use of English will take longer. Good luck!
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    why add the plus calcium for the milk? we already know milk has calcium, and we already know hershey`s syrup is used for chocolate milk/hot chocolate, if anything it should say `just add milk!`
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    @Angilion its not the fat that makes you fat, its the sugar.

    I was replying to the statement that this product was liquid fat. Not to a statement that it was fattening. So your reply is true but irrelevant.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    Forget Hersheys, when is someone going to sue McDonalds for using stand-in models for their photo shoots which look nothing like the real thing you get when you buy one?

    Left: Advertising Burger
    Right: Actual Burger exactly as unwrapped

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    WeirdMN Male 30-39
    181 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Fe, fi, fo, fum! Add ground up bones - get your calcium!
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    The Melamine qualifies as a Calcium Source.
  37. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    it does contain Tricalcium Phosphate, as you caqn see on the label... it`s an anti-caking agent which is probably used to aid mixing of the dry ingredients so that they are less likely to form lumps. It says "0%" because they have to round to the nearest percentage, which is in this case, 0. The same reason that food items can say they contain no trans fat if they contain less than 0.1g per serving. They`re playing up something very minimal to attract new attention, but heck, that`s advertising for ya.
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    whelshin Male 18-29
    122 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    a lot of products have labels like that, actually it has calcium just under 1% so they dont put .5% they just use 0% instead
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    @LionHart2 Hyperreality
  40. Profile photo of gblak
    gblak Male 13-17
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    April 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    they really should have a red circle at the top as well, where it says "+ CALCIUM"
    it appears most people did not notice that part
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    ---
    whelshin Friday, April 9, 2010 7:14:28 PM
    a lot of products have labels like that, actually it has calcium just under 1% so they dont put .5% they just use 0% instead
    ---
    Ah, wrong, it also says, "Protein < 1g, indicating it has protein just under 1%, so clearly, there is no calcium.
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    pomokey Male 18-29
    95 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    if you go to hershey`s webpage, it clearly states that the syrup + calcium has 10% calcium in it. either this is a missprint, or a photoshop.
  43. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Thetas, your point is correct if 100 grams are required daily. However, for some people that weigh under about 175 pounds, the recommended amount is only 55-75 grams. This would mean that 1 gram of protein = 1.8%-1.3%. They post the protein amount as grams instead of a percentage because the amount actually needed widely varies with body weight.
  44. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    I think what made me smile most is that there aren`t a bunch of ignorant people on the earth.
  45. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    I am aware how recommended daily value works. However, it still says < 1g, meaning something like 0.5g or 0.2g, and it doesn`t say < 1%, it just says 0%.

    And then, assuming of course that it was 0.45% and they decided to just put 0%, there`s still the fact of the matter that normal chocolate syrup bottles say calcium 0% on them anyways, which according to you, could be interpreted as anything between 0% and a hair off 1%, so they may or may not have added 0.1% your daily recommended value of calcium.

    This also means of course you`d have to have ridiculous amounts of this chocolate syrup to benefit at all from the +calcium thing they`re using to sell the product, which is pointless considering most things you would normally put chocolate syrup on are loaded with calcium.
  46. Profile photo of Lauryn
    Lauryn Female 18-29
    437 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:08 am
    does anyone actually care??... i put chocolate syrup... on my drating icecream or in my milk... i know it has no added benifits... it just makes it taste good...,,,,,, moderation is the key... right??
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 1:11 am
    "Forget Hersheys, when is someone going to sue McDonalds for using stand-in models for their photo shoots which look nothing like the real thing you get when you buy one? "

    Oh that crap, my dad was in the whole advertising racket years ago, and they use some pretty sneaky sh*t when it comes to photo shoots.

    Whipped cream is usually shaving cream.
    Condensation is a type of glycerin.

    But those are usually because of the lighting getting so hot and either evaporating or melting the subject after hours of trying to get the right shot.
  48. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 1:17 am
    Lauryn: "does anyone actually care??"

    Well yes, I`d like my chocolate syrup to actually have real ingredients in it. I feel angry when a huge company like Hershey`s that makes millions of dollars off of candy and chocolate, chooses to use artificial ingredients instead of natural ones, when there`s been findings of nasty effects from HFCS and such. And it`s very difficult to find natural food in popular supermarkets that are found everywhere. You have to go to the rarer and less popular natural markets that are few and far apart to get something that has 5 ingredients or less inside it.
  49. Profile photo of LeKata
    LeKata Female 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 2:22 am
    The calcium & vitamins are in the milk you mix the syrup with. o_o It`s not rocket science.
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    Lauryn Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 2:42 am
    Nidonemo
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    7780 Posts Saturday, April 10, 2010 1:17:53 AM
    Lauryn: "does anyone actually care??"

    Well yes, I`d like my chocolate syrup to actually have real ingredients in it. I feel angry when a huge company like Hershey`s that makes millions of dollars off of candy and chocolate, chooses to use artificial ingredients instead of natural ones, when there`s been findings of nasty effects from HFCS and such. And it`s very difficult to find natural food in popular supermarkets that are found everywhere. You have to go to the rarer and less popular natural markets that are few and far apart to get something that has 5 ingredients or less inside it

    Well... Seeing as ur the only person on earth WHO CARES!!! Make it yourself and provide it to those of us who dont!! hows that??
  51. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
    136 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 3:56 am
    Nidonemo is not the only one who cares
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    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:09 am
    >>The calcium & vitamins are in the milk you mix the syrup with. o_o It`s not rocket science.<<

    Um...you`re missing the point. The bottle says it has calcium added, yet the nutritional facts say there isn`t any. That`s what they`re trying to say. :/
  53. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:34 am
    B, E, A, uuutiful.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:19 am
    its a photoshop anyway. Look up the website. theres normal chocolate syrup with 0% calcium. and theres the +calcium chocolate syrup with 10% calcium.
  55. Profile photo of whelshin
    whelshin Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:25 am
    Thetas, putting <1g is different from putting 1%, and actually if you look at the label a couple of vitamins say 0% as well i like how no one else is bringing those up, hersheys can say they but calcium in something if its only fractions or any other vitamins
  56. Profile photo of whelshin
    whelshin Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:27 am
    its probably not a photoshop because i have seen real label do that, so if it actually has 10% in it, its just a miss print, which is probably only thousands of bottles
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:56 am
    It has 3 recipies all telling you to use milk and as we know some kids would rather drink their own urine than a glass of milk i think this is a fair way to get calcium in them
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:23 am
    its fu-cking chocolate, it doesn`t need vitamins in the first place. it needs god damn chocolate.
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 10:22 am
    it`s a chocolate syrup made by Hershey! do you think that it would be good for you!? f*cking idiots.
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    dapaperboy Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 10:53 am
    every box/bottle/carton/things that i missed does this.
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Obviously a misprint on the nutrition label. 6th item on the ingredients list is tricalcium phosphate--which is clearly there as a vitamin supplement.
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    qwertywinns Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm
    I would be far more concerned with the 4% daily value of fiber.
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    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    lmao
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Spammer is a douche... having said that.

    + calcium is when you add the milk.
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    Imadude Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 10:05 am
    treerdfs again? I keep seeing probably that spammers crap all over. Someone ban her/him/they already!

    As for the syrup they are probably saying its a good source of calcium for when you add milk.

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