Hershey chocolate bar and Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes); Major upset

Fans of the show Ace of Cakes will know what I’m talking about when I say that the Hershey bar cake Duff and crew made earlier last year was a bit of a puzzler as the wrapper was right-side up with Hershey, but the bar pieces inside were upside-down. So, the cake was made with the chocolate bar pieces upside down.

Ever since that episode, whenever I bought a Hershey bar (about 3 times a year) I peeled back the label like I was Charlie in Charlie and the Chocalate factory. The chocolate pieces were always upside-down. Until today.

Every year, we attend the NSCAA soccer show and I buy graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey chocolate bars for Tim Lewis from Australia. Apparently, he had not had a s’more until 2006 where we rectified that life omission. So, every year since, he gets a s’more kit. In exchange, he gives me a bag of Minties candies. This year, I forgot to grab the chocolate, marshmallows and crackers. So, they were sitting on my desk when I got back, ready to ship. (Tim, I promise I’ll get to it right after the blizzard blows over, I swear!) and the chocolate bars were calling to me. So, I grabbed one and peeled back the label.

RIGHT SIDE UP!!! Oh, this was too good to be true. So, I had to have another.

Up-side down. Huh. Could have been a fluke and since I didn’t document the event, I had no way of proving it.

In the interest of science, I had to unwrap another bar. Dang! RIGHT SIDE UP! iPhone camera, take a photo. And the lot number as well on the back.

So, we still don’t know why the bars inside are upside-down because it appears they are right-side up as well. Anyone at Hershey have a definitive answer? In the meantime, feel free to speculate amongst yourselves in the comments.

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