Milk Duds are a slightly salty caramel candy, historically enrobed with milk chocolate and currently enrobed with a confectionery coating made from cocoa and vegetable oil. They are currently manufactured by The Hershey Company. Milk Duds are currently merchandised in a yellow box. According to the manufacturer, the word 'Milk' in the name refers to the large amount of milk in the product; the use of 'dud' came about because the original aim of having a perfectly round piece was found to be impossible. Milk Duds were first created in 1926 by S. le Noble. The Hershey Company, in 2008, changed the ingredients of some of its products, in order to replace the relatively expensive cocoa butter with cheaper oil substitutes. This was done to retain a current product price, rather than having to raise prices in the marketplace for products containing cocoa butter. Hershey's changed the description of the product and altered the packaging slightly along with the ingredients.
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