Hershey moved its production to Mexico years ago so as to pay lower wages and avoid health, safety and environmental regulations. Many US candy corporations exported US jobs there and elsewhere rather than stay here in the USA. Why buy that low wage anti-American stuff when you can buy US made candy? Why not boycott Hershey’s products, as well as the products of other things not made in the USA?
They’re plenty of choices in Halloween candy that are made in the USA.
Tootsie Roll Industries is an American manufacturer of popular candy brands like Tootsie Pops, Tootsie Rolls, Junior Mints, Charms Blow Pops, DOTS, Sugar Daddy, and Charleston Chew. Most of these candies are made in Chicago, Illinois. Junior Mints are made in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Just Born Candy, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, manufactures all of it’s candy in the USA, including brands like Teenee Beanee Jelly Beans, Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales, Peeps, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.
Dum Dums Lollipops are made in Bryan, Ohio by the Spangler company.
Elmer Chocolate has been making chocolate candies in Louisiana since 1855. Look for Elmer Gold Brick Eggs and Heavenly Hash Eggs at Easter time!
Hillside Candy manufactures the Go Naturally candy line in New Jersey. This candy is organic, dairy free, gluten free and made by hand.
Jelly Belly jelly beans are made in Fairfield, California.
Income inequality in the USA is at an all time high and getting bigger. Every time you purchase something foreign made, like Hershey’s candy bars or Apple smart phones, you are redistributing your income straight into the pockets of the super rich. Why not buy American and keep income inequality from getting worse?
Click here for a fairly complete list of US made candy.