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  • 2019.1.11
  • Easy Reading
  • 初級

Across America, bakers point out there’s no point on Hershey’s Kisses

ハーシーの「キスチョコ」、先端がなくなり波紋

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Bakers in the United States are complaining that something is amiss with Hershey’s Kisses.
The tips of many of the teardropshaped chocolates are mysteriously missing. Some classic cookie recipes feature Hershey’s Kisses, and bakers say the broken tops are ruining the look of their holiday creations.
One Facebook group, called the Wedding Cookie Table Community, posted photos on their Facebook page showing Kisses with their tops broken off.
The Hershey Company saw the posts and responded.
Company spokesman Jeff Beckman told the Lebanon Daily News the chocolate company is reviewing the issue. Beckman said Hershey has donated baking items to the group as a thank you for pointing out the issue.
“We love our Kisses as much as our consumers,” Beckman said. “We want each of them looking as great as they taste.”
However, he didn’t say why the tips were missing. (Reuters)

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amiss
(形)欠陥がある、間違った
(副)間違って
◆take … amiss(~に気を悪くする、~を悪くとる)
◆Aaron noticed there was something amiss with the new proposal, but couldn’t quite figure out what it was.
(アーロンは新しい提案がどこか変だと気づいたが、どこなのかははっきり分からなかった)

mysteriously
(副)不思議に、神秘的に
◆The cookies I made keep mysteriously disappearing from the plate.
(私の焼いたクッキーが、不思議なことにお皿からどんどん消えている)
☞mysterious(形)謎めいた、神秘的な

ruin
(動)台無しにする、破滅させる
(名)破滅、廃墟
◆ruin the reputation of (~の名を汚す)
◆Unfortunately, her blouse was ruined because Mary couldn’t remove the red wine stain.
(赤ワインのしみを取らなかったので、残念なことにメアリーのブラウスはだめになってしまった)
☞ruinous(形)破壊的な

spokesman
(名)広報担当、代弁者
◆a government spokesman(政府のスポークスマン)
◆A spokesman for the president was unable to comment on the current stock market crisis.
(大統領の広報官は、現在の株式市場の難局についてコメントできなかった)

donate
(動)寄付する、寄金をする
◆donate blood(献血をする)
◆If you have any clothes you would like to donate, please bring them to the collection bin in the break room by Friday.
(衣類を寄付したい方は、金曜日までに休憩室の回収箱に持ってきてください)
☞donation(名)寄付、寄付金

consumer
(名)消費者
◆consumer price index(消費者物価指数)
◆ZYX Mart will hold a series of special sales throughout the summer with the aim to increase consumer spending.
(ZYXマートは夏の間中、個人消費を増やすねらいで特別セールを相次いで行う)
☞consume(動)消費する、使い果たす

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. What do bakers complain is missing from Hershey's Kisses?

  • A) The wrapper.
  • B) The tip.
  • C) The tag.

正解を見る

正解は、B
The tip.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. Bakers in the United States are complaining that something is ( ) with Hershey’s Kisses.

  • A) around
  • B) amiss
  • C) along

正解を見る

正解は、B
amiss

Q2. The tips of many of the teardropshaped chocolates are ( ) missing.

  • A) mysteriously
  • B) seriously
  • C) intensely

正解を見る

正解は、A
mysteriously

Q3. Some classic cookie recipes feature Hershey’s Kisses, and bakers say the broken tops are ( ) the look of their holiday creations.

  • A) running
  • B) reliving
  • C) ruining

正解を見る

正解は、C
ruining

Q4. Company ( ) Jeff Beckman told the Lebanon Daily News the chocolate company is reviewing the issue.

  • A) contributor
  • B) captain
  • C) spokesman

正解を見る

正解は、C
spokesman

Q5. Beckman said Hershey has ( ) baking items to the group as a thank you for pointing out the issue.

  • A) detailed
  • B) donated
  • C) doubted

正解を見る

正解は、B
donated

Q6. “We love our Kisses as much as our ( ),” Beckman said.

  • A) consumers
  • B) sales
  • C) crowds

正解を見る

正解は、A
consumers

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