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suck off Hershey's !
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25-JAN-2015 20150125 IMG_3088

23:365
suck off Hershey's !

Hershey’s lawyers have prevented Yorkie chocolate bars from being sold in the USA as they claim it infringes their ‘York’ mark used on their peppermint patty. The products are completely different in content, shape and wrapping colour.

Both Yorkie bars and York peppermint patty are named after cities where they were manufactured – York, England and York, Pennsylvania. Of course York, England was founded by the Romans in 71AD, but its namesake in Pennsylvania as recent as 1741.

The Yorkie bar was launched by Rowntree’s, a firm founded in 1862, whilst Hershey did not start making chocolate until 1903.

It’s an absolute travesty if ever there was one.


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Bill Miller26-Jan-2015 18:32
Yorkie, not for girls... or Americans.
laine25-Jan-2015 20:44
Tried Hershey's once...never got to try a Yorkie but I'm sure it's yummy
Chris25-Jan-2015 20:41
Are they still advertised as 'not for girls'? Prefer Cadbury's anyway!
Scott Browne25-Jan-2015 19:42
Hershey's sucks! There must be something you want over here in the U.S. that you can't get over there. Maybe we can work out a trade! I don't know what I'm going to do if I can't get my Yorkies anymore!
Dana25-Jan-2015 19:29
What? No!!!!! We can't get Yorkie bars in the USA? But they are SO much better than Hersey's. Hershey's chocolate is terrible. Guess I need to make a run to my local British store and buy as many Yorkie bars as I can.
Phillip Normanton25-Jan-2015 18:52
Typical. Still, never mind, all the more for us - and I know which I'd prefer, any day of the week!