Channing Sargent
April 23, 2017 10:51 am

America’s most iconic chocolate, Hershey’s, is slimming down. Hershey announced earlier this week that half of its candy bars and candy products will drop to 200 calories or less. They expect the shift to be fully in place by the year 2022.

In a press release, the company stated that it expects to meet the goal in two ways. First of all, they will be reformulating their products. Additionally, they will adjust the size of certain items.

The changes will affect standard and king-sized items.

We can’t help but wonder if this means they’ll merely be getting smaller, which at first is like, not cool. We’ll have to buy more candy bars to make it through our eighteenth bingeing of Buffy. But it’s probably a good idea, though.

By the end of 2018, the company aims to apply easy-to-read caloric information to the front of all of its products.

The changes were inspired by customer feedback, according to Hershey.

“We’re calling it informed choice — where I can walk up to the display and if I want a king size, that’s my choice, but I want to know what I’m buying and how many calories are involved,” spokesman Jeff Beckman told USA Today.

We like the sound of choice and freedom of information. As long as our Hershey bars still taste like our childhood dreams, we’re cool.

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