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Q. How much caffeine is in one serving of Hershey's Cocoa?
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Hershey's Cocoa has 8mg of caffeine in a 2 tablespoon serving – much less than your average cup of coffee.

Q. What is PGPR and why do you use it?
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Polyglycerol polyricinoleate, more commonly known as PGPR, is an emulsifier and is used in the confectionery industry to improve the consistency of chocolate.

Want to learn more? Here’s the full scoop on PGPR.

Q. Does Hershey use milk without rBST?
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Currently Hershey offers Hershey's Shelf Stable Milk products, in regular (white), chocolate and strawberry flavors (www.hersheysshelfstablemilk.com), and Dagoba Organic Chocolate (www.dagobachocolate.com) made with milk from cows that have not been treated with rBST.

Good news! We're actively having conversations with our suppliers to explore this option in more of our products, but in the meantime, read more about rBST.

Q. I’m concerned about sustainable ingredients, how is your palm oil sourced?
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In 2013, Hershey announced a commitment to sourcing 100% traceable and responsible palm oil to achieve visibility into the sources of palm oil products within our supply chain. We are working closely with suppliers and industry experts as we strive to ensure its palm oil supply comes from fully traceable and responsible sources.

For more information about Hershey’s commitments you can read our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy.

Q. Are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups gluten-free?
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Yes! Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are gluten-free, except the unwrapped Minis and seasonal shaped items. We also have many other gluten-free products to enjoy.

Q. Where do you source your sugar from?
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We source our sugar from the same sugar producers who supply the sugar we all buy in grocery stores. In the United States, where we produce the vast majority of our products, we buy from U.S. sugar refineries that source sugar from both domestic growers and from large sugar-producing countries globally. For plants outside of the United States, we source sugar from refiners within the country in which the plant is located.

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SHOULD DOGS EAT CHOCOLATE?
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WHY DO CANDY-MAKERS NEED SUGAR?
If Hershey candy-makers didn’t have sugar in the kitchen, America’s favorite chocolate bar would be completely different.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DARK AND MILK CHOCOLATE?
At Hershey – like most chocolate lovers – we have a light side and a dark side.

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