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Old 12-07-2010, 01:31 PM   #16
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It gets even more difficult as the qualitity of imported goods has gotten so much better over the last 10 years or so.

I'm really not seeing much quality improvement. Sure, some things have been improved. They are cranking out goods (junk) so fast that they will accept any type of raw materials to creat them with.
If I manufactured a product, it would have an American flag on all 6 sides of the box.
To me ---China is where Japan was 30 or so,years ago. Japan made junk at a cheap price, there products got better, over time, and we were getting a lot of quality items from Japan. Now you hardly ever see Japanese products, other then cars, trucks, tractors, etc.
I have found Nothing from China that I consider quality--How many more years will it take?? Our garbage dumps will be overflowing by then !

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To me ---China is where Japan was 30 or so,years ago. Japan made junk at a cheap price, there products got better, over time, and we were getting a lot of quality items from Japan. Now you hardly ever see Japanese products, other then cars, trucks, tractors, etc.
I have found Nothing from China that I consider quality--How many more years will it take?? Our garbage dumps will be overflowing by then !
High quality manufacturing may never happen in China. THe Chinese view quality as a barrier to profitability. That is why they dump melamine into baby formula and put lead paint on toys. It is a cultural thing - they would rather do it cheaply than right. The Japanese by contrast have an incredible collaborative manufacturing process that makes each person feel like their contribution to the team effort is important. They really, really care/cared about the end product, and as a user you could tell. My Japanese car has 200000 miles on very nearly all of the original components, and it still runs great. My Japanese Sanyo still works 24 years later, while my Chinese IPOD dock is on the way after 3 years of occasional use.
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Hershey's only manufactures some of its stuff in Mexico. Frankly, from personal experience with a former employer, manufacturing ANYTHING there is a bad idea-- but don't get the idea that the US plants aren't still manufacturing most of the candy. If you want to boycott them because SOME of their stuff is made in Mexico, be my guest. I couldn't tell you of any other American companies making even half-decent chocolate.
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Hershey Foods is a fine company; They are good for this country and the state of Pa. Boycotting Hershey Foods would be a self-destructive mistake.
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If you want to boycott them because SOME of their stuff is made in Mexico, be my guest. I couldn't tell you of any other American companies making even half-decent chocolate.
Well, apparently you have never heard of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, sir, which was founded in San Francisco, CA, in the 19th century, and, as many of us know, continues to make fine chocolates to this very day.

(I use the phrase "fine chocolates" very broadly in this context. As we all know, any of the candy boutiques in the Loop, or even the Long Grove Confectionary up in the North Suburbs, beat the pants off of Hershey or Ghirardelli.)

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That's true; Ghirardelli is good stuff.
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Well, apparently you have never heard of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, sir, which was founded in San Francisco, CA, in the 19th century, and, as many of us know, continues to make fine chocolates to this very day.

(I use the phrase "fine chocolates" very broadly in this context. As we all know, any of the candy boutiques in the Loop, or even the Long Grove Confectionary up in the North Suburbs, beat the pants off of Hershey or Ghirardelli.)
If one is too enthusiastic about chocolate, is it possible that someone else will report him to the local chocolate-enthusiasm authorities for a $90 fine? I mean the over enthusiastic can be down right annoying and all their chocolate-jumping-up-and-down celebrations could lead to a chunk of chocolate hitting a chocolate-allergy sufferer in the temple (remember Seinfeld and the Jr. Mint?).


Better yet, let me come back later and edit this post and you can respond at that time.

I've decided to forgo editing, so you more proceed with your response at your leisure.

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If one is too enthusiastic about chocolate, is it possible that someone else will report him to the local chocolate-enthusiasm authorities for a $90 fine? I mean the over enthusiastic can be down right annoying and all their chocolate-jumping-up-and-down celebrations could lead to a chunk of chocolate hitting a chocolate-allergy sufferer in the temple (remember Seinfeld and the Jr. Mint?).


Better yet, let me come back later and edit this post and you can respond at that time.

I've decided to forgo editing, so you more proceed with your response at your leisure.
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You do realize that this thread exists in a forum called "Off Topic"? I think straying off topic should be more acceptable here than anywhere else.
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Lately it's been the real cheap stuff that's made in the USA. A set of drywall knives, molded in plastic and a 2 foot level, Fiberglas. The metal expensive stuff, made in China. Go figure. I'm going to make my kitchen cabinets. Why? The affordable knockdowns are made in China.

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