3 Responses to “Hershey’s Desert Bar”

  1. Allee Willis

    Holy moly! God only knows the chemically infused witch’s brew that Hershey’s cooked up to keep the chocolate from melting. The concept is fantastic. The medical implications,however, are less than so. Do you know if these were developed for the Army to use in Desert Storm (as sprinkles on top of an agent orange sundae) or as a promotional gimmick once the war was over?

  2. jack

    My understanding is that Hershey developed these for the soldiers serving in Desert Storm, but when it was over they had a lot left over. Rather then let them go to waste they released them to the public as a novelty candy.

    The texture was definitely odd. It tasted like chocolate, but it had a texture similar to Parmesan cheese. It is still solid even after almost two decades.

  3. MeshuggaMel

    Seems in keeping with the S**t on a Shingle rations. Maybe they were sold to the public so that we could have a taste of a wartime experience? Something to eat while watching Bernard Shaw and Wolf Blitzer reporting from Baghdad?