And I truly can't really believe I am writing this about any CHOCOLATE of all things, but "good grief" Hersheys chocolate is just plain nasty!
Y'all have my sympathies having to grow up thinking this was good chocolate, unless you have ever tasted European chocolate, then you have no idea how good it can be. I bought a bag of the Hersheys Nuggets last week and could barely get one down. Today I got in from work and fancied a small chocolate 'hit' and this was all I had in, so I gave it another go. Ewww I actually spat chocolate in the trash can (truly astounding) and gave it up as a bad job!
I have found that the 'Dove' brand tastes somewhat like European chocolate. But if you really want to taste awesome chocolate then buy yourself either some Lindt (Swiss) or Green & Black's Organic - both available in your local Walmart. Otherwise any Belgian chocolate would be a good alternative or Cadburys over here isn't bad, but it's still different to the European version.
My all time fave chocolate is either 'Lindt' or the 'Galaxy' brand, which I haven't found available to buy here yet. So I have to rely on visitors from the UK bringing it for me, as mailing it doesn't do it any good!
All I can say is you are being seriously short changed as a nation in the chocolate department!