Gabriella Petrick: They don't want the other person or the other company to get any slight edge, and so they're extremely competitive from labels to, um, uh, cost price points. It's extremely competitive, and they're always at one another.
(Discussing Hershey's supply of chocolate to the armed forces.)
Mike Vaughn: So all of our soldiers and sailors coming out of World War II had grown to know and love these two chocolate products, Hershey's Bars and M&Ms. So candy played a much bigger role in their lives than prior generations.
Ted Allen: The Hershey's Kiss is an American icon. The experience of pulling that little wrapper thingie and unwrapping the foil, it's like a little present to yourself.
> Joan Steuer President, Chocolate Marketing, LLC
> Jay Cooper VP of Chocolate, the Hershey Company
> Matt Lewis Co-owner, Baked
> Renato Poliafito Co-owner, Baked
> Gabriella Petrick Professor of Food Studies, New York University
> Josh Friedland Editor and Publisher, thefoodsection.com
> Brice Russell Global Chief Procurement Officer, Mars
> Chris Santos Executive Chef and Owner, Stanton Social Restaurant
> Mike Vaughn Former Advertising Executive, Ogilvy & Mather
> Dylan Lauren Chief Executive Officer, Dylan's Candy Bar
> Josh Karant Blogger, porkchop-express.blogspot.com