Hershey’s Chocolate Bars Review – Three Flavors Reviewed

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars Review – Three Flavors Reviewed

We reviewed three flavors of chocolate bars: Hershey’s Chocolate Cookies and Cream, Hershey’s Whole Almonds, and Hershey’s Creamy Milk Chocolate.

Do you fancy Hershey’s Chocolate Bar?

Hershey’s is synonymous with decadent, smooth, and delicious chocolates the world over. Their chocolate bars and candies are loved and enjoyed by people across all age groups and offer a magical world for those who love chocolates.

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars have recently been introduced to the Indian market, and are gaining popularity fast. Internationally, these have been a hot favorite not just amongst kids but even the adults who fancy a bar of creamy, smooth chocolate.

We reviewed three flavors of chocolate bars: Hershey’s Chocolate Cookies and Cream, Hershey’s Whole Almonds, and Hershey’s Creamy Milk Chocolate.

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are available in more than 10 varieties. These offer a mixed bouquet of flavors; from rich chocolate and fruit-flavored chocolates to refreshing minty flavors, nutty almond chocolate bars, milk bars, and dark chocolate bars.

1. Flavors

There is a Hershey’s flavor to suit all palates. And these flavors are available in many different forms – from bars and miniatures to nuggets, exotic fruit-flavored candies, and of course the hugely popular teardrop-shaped Kisses.

These are further available in many flavors and range from milk chocolate, white chocolate to dark chocolate variants.

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are available in the form of white candy bars with cookie bits. Some bars are mildly sweet with almond pieces.

A few of them have a little intense taste, while others have a special dark flavor with more cocoa and less sugar.

Another variety of Hershey’s chocolate bar is the bar containing delicious white cream with whole almonds.

Hershey’s chocolates are also available in intense dark chocolate flavors filled with cranberries, blueberries, and almond chips.

2. Ingredients

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are known to be made of the best quality chocolate. As per the company – Hershey’s sources farm-fresh milk, the best cocoa, adds sugar as a sweetener, and also uses top quality nuts and fruits. Artificial flavors and emulsifiers are also used.

Hershey Chocolate Bars which we reviewed include the ingredients sugar, milk solids, cocoa solids, almonds, cookies, white chocolate, etc which have given a divine taste to these Hershey’s Chocolate Bars.

3. Price

Hershey Chocolate Bars are priced at INR 60/- each for a 40 g of Hershey’s whole almonds and Hershey’s Cookies N Cream

Hershey’s Creamy milk chocolate costs INR 55/- for a 40 g bar.

4. Packaging

Hershey Chocolate Bars are wrapped in a single fine seal wrapper. The pictures of Hershey Chocolate are shown on the wrapper and the flavors are identifiable at a glance.

These chocolates are now available online as well. eCom players like Amazon pack the chocolates and send them along with a freezing gel to avoid melting the chocolate. All chocolates need the correct cool temperature to avoid the bars from melting during transit, and the freezing gel packs used by Amazon come to the rescue.

Your order remains intact, and no chocolate is seen melting or oozing out of the package.

5. Nutrition Facts

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars are calorie-rich, which you can see from the details given below. Like all chocolates, these are good for indulging in occasionally, but not good to have on a regular basis.

Hershey’s Whole Almonds

Kcal per 100 grams. Energy 567 kcal, protein 11.2 g, carbohydrate 46.1 g of which sugar 44.7 g, fat 35.3 g

Approx values – Total saturated fat content not more than 16.6% by weight. Total trans fat content not more than 0.3% by weight.

Hershey’s Cookies N Creme

Energy 526 kcal, protein 8.8 g, carbohydrates 58.1 g of which sugar 49.4 g, fate 28.3 g. Contains added flavour – artificial flavouring substance (Vanillin) Contains vegetable fat in addition to Cocoa Butter.

Allergen – Contains Milk, Soy and wheat.

May contain hazelnuts and almonds.

Hershey’s Creamy Milk

Kcal per 100 gms. Energy 553 kcal, protein 8.8 g, carbohydrate 53.4g of which sugar 51.8g, fat 32.1 g.

Approx. values – Total saturated fat content not more than 19% by weight. Total trans fat content not more than 0.3% weight.

6. Available Sizes

Hershey’s chocolate bars are available in standard sizes of 40 g and 100 g. The Hershey’s Chocolate Bar is also available in miniature versions for those small cravings. These are available in combo-packs of 3 on Amazon.in.

Some may want to taste this premium chocolate and may not be able to spend on a big pack of Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. A 40gm Hershey’s Chocolate Bar is meant to fit the pockets of many.

7. Hersheyland

The USA has some of the most interesting destinations in the world. From Universal Studios to Disneyland – there are many parks that feel like they have come straight out of a book or a movie! Hersheyland is one of them – yes! This park is dedicated to all the famous Hershey’s chocolates and is a delight for anyone who loves this iconic brand.

You will find different varieties of Hershey’s chocolates at Hershey’s chocolate factory. From Reese’s chocolate bars to hot chocolate and from chocolate-flavored lip balms and creams you will find anything and everything you could ever imagine in this chocolate-themed park!

They sell the cutest Hershey’s chocolate merchandise. The main highlight is the chocolate factory tour which walks you through how the yummiest and silkiest Hersheys is made. The tour starts with the history of Hershey’s and is then followed by how the ingredients are collected and used.

The factory has huge machines that make sure that each chocolate bar is perfect. You get to see each and every step, from melting and processing to the packaging of the chocolate.

The tour ends with free chocolate tasting for all, followed by an adorable photo booth to capture your memories and sweet stories at Hershey’s chocolate factory.

Hershey’s Chocolate Bars Review – Here are the Parameters

When it comes to chocolates, and especially if you are a premium chocolate lover, the bar is set really high. An exceptionally good chocolate bar will have the best of the ingredients. The milky aroma of a good quality bar of chocolate would transport you into another world. Let’s talk about the various other factors which make Hershey’s Chocolate Bars a premium and sought after.

1. Taste

When you think of really good quality chocolate, then the decadent taste of the chocolate comes first to the mind. The sweetness of the chocolate should be just perfect, maintaining a correct balance.

Nuts add a wonderful texture and delicious crunch to any chocolate. They should taste fresh. Cookie pieces in a bar of chocolate should add to the play of textures and should enhance the taste.

Fruitiness will come from good quality fruits used in the chocolate.

2. Flavor

The major chunk of flavor in any chocolate bar comes from the quality of chocolate used. Rich and decadent chocolate and fresh dairy milk lend an impeccable flavor to any chocolate. The rich quality of cocoa used gives a striking character to a bar of premium chocolate.

3. Price

Price is an important factor when buying a bar of chocolate. Picking up a bar of premium chocolate in your grocery basket is only possible when the price bracket suits the pockets of many.

Hershey’s Creamy Milk, Whole Almonds & Cookies n Crème Chocolate Bar – Which is the Best?

We tasted three flavors for this Hershey’s Chocolate Bars review.

We wanted to find out the best-tasting chocolate amongst Hershey’s Chocolate Creme, Hershey’s Chocolate Almond, and Hershey’s Chocolate Milk.

Our review team did the Hershey Chocolate Bar review on the basis of taste, flavor, ingredients used, and the price.

Let’s find out which Hershey Chocolate Bar is the best from all the bars tasted over multiple tasting sessions.

Name Ingredients Net Weight Price
Hershey’s Whole Almonds Sugar, milk solids (23%), cocoa solids, almonds (15%), cocoa butter, sunflower and palm oil 40 g INR 60/-
Hershey’s Cookies N Creme White Chocolate (85%) Sugar, Milk Solids(22%), cocoa butter, cookies (15%) {Maida, Sugar, Rapeseed oil, Cocoa Solids,  Milk solids, corn syrup} sunflower and palm oil 40 g INR 60/-
Hershey’s Creamy Milk Chocolate  Sugar, Milk Solids (28%), cocoa solids (17.7%), cocoa butter, sunflower and palm oil 40 g INR 55/-

1. Hershey’s Whole Almonds

Adding almonds to a bar of chocolate not only gives a crunch but also richness, and makes it a good option to satiate sweet cravings.

Hershey’s whole almonds chocolate is made using California almonds and good quality chocolate. If you love the classic combination of chocolates and almonds, this combination will work wonders on your palette.

Hershey’s chocolate almond is a delicious chocolate bar with big chunks of roasted almonds. Chocolate and almonds come together in this chocolate as a super delicious flavour.

Hershey’s whole almonds with chocolate have a perfect sweetness and a delicious crunch. The addition of roasted almonds also does the job of reducing the sweetness of the chocolate.

Hershey’s whole almonds are beautifully sealed in a chocolate-colored wrapper with an attractive picture of almonds and chocolate.

While buying Hershey’s whole almonds just check the manufacturing date for the shelf life. Also, keep in mind the chocolate should not be melted while buying. Always buy a properly sealed pack.

Features

  • Since 1894
  • Vegetarian product
  • Country of Origin – Malaysia
  • Best before 18th months from manufacturing
  • Manufactured on 4th December ‘ 2020
  • Store in a cool, hygienic and dry place (below 22 degrees Centigrade)
  • Keep away from direct sunlight
  • Temperature and humidity changes may cause the product to develop a whitish layer without affecting its fitness for consumption.

Pros

  • Hershey’s chocolate almonds bar is rich in Almonds.
  • Delicious and crunchy and will be enjoyed by those who love almond-flavor, or almond-enhanced chocolates.

Cons

  • We really couldn’t find any cons in Hershey’s chocolate almonds Bar.

Best Suited For

Hershey’s chocolate almond bar is best suited for people who love chocolate, but not the very sugary-sweet kind. For them, a bite of almonds in between will break the sweetness.

People who love to have a crunchy bite in the chocolate bars would like to buy Hershey’s chocolate almond bar.

Once in a while, Hershey’s chocolate almond bar can be an on-the-go snacking option.

2. Hershey’s Cookies n Crème

Hershey’s Cookies n Creme is a white-chocolate based creamy chocolate with chunks of chocolate cookies which render a nice crunch to the chocolate.

The sweetness level is a bit high in Hershey’s Cookies n Creme.

The taste of Hershey’s Cookies n Creme is a Creamy chocolate flavor as it’s a white chocolate bar with crunchy cookies.

The product packaging is creamy white with teal blue edges, which give a nice contrast to the pack making it look nice and attractive.

It is a one-time use pack. So either finish it off in one go or in case if planning to keep the remaining then just put a clip and keep refrigerated.

While purchasing this ensure buying a properly sealed pack and do check the shelf life.

We tasted three variants of Hershey’s Chocolate bars and found out that Hershey’s Cookies n Creme was the sweetest of all. The cookies used in it are crunchy and balance a bit of sweetness, still, the white chocolate sweetness is pretty high.

Features

  • Since 1894
  • Vegetarian product
  • Country of Origin – Malaysia
  • Best before 18th months from manufacturing
  • Manufactured on 4th December ‘ 2020
  • Store in a cool, hygienic, and dry place (below 22 degrees Centigrade)
  • Keep away from direct sunlight
  • Temperature and humidity changes may cause the product to develop a whitish layer without affecting its fitness for consumption

Pros

  • Beautiful packaging
  • Will be liked by those who enjoy Cookies n Creme as a flavor

Cons

  • Too sweet – may not be liked by all.

Best Suited For

Hershey’s Cookies n Creme is for those who appreciate and enjoy white chocolate.

If you are someone with an appetite for extra sweetness, this is the kind of chocolate for you.

3.  Hershey’s Creamy Milk

Our reviewers found Hershey’s Creamy Milk chocolate to be very smooth and also observed that this milk chocolate has a real creamy texture.

Creamy rich chocolatey feel with ample smoothness may want you to keep returning to buy these delicious Hershey’s chocolate bars.

Hershey’s creamy milk chocolate is very appetizing as it has a touch of cocoa in it which makes the taste really pleasing. Sweetness is just perfect and the hint of cocoa takes the flavor to another level. Just the perfect smooth and creamy chocolate combined with cocoa.

Check the manufacturing date before picking up the Hershey’s creamy milk chocolate bar for your shopping cart. Do ensure the chocolate is kept at the correct temperature to avoid melting of the chocolate.

Features

  • Since 1894
  • Vegetarian
  • Keep away from direct sunlight
  • Temperature and humidity changes may cause the product to develop a whitish layer without affecting its fitness for consumption
  • Country of Origin – Malaysia
  • Best before 18th months from manufacturing
  • Manufactured on 30th November ‘ 2020
  • Store in a cool, hygienic, and dry place (below 22 degrees Centigrade)

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Creamy
  • The perfect hint of Cocoa

Cons

  • We could not find any con in Hershey Creamy Milk.

Best Suited For

Hershey’s premium chocolates have always been great gifting options.

Priced at INR 55/- for a 40gm bar, these make for good options to buy for your loved ones. The overall packaging adds to the premium feel.

Hershey’s chocolate bars are best consumed after a meal and can even be a good replacement for dessert for some.

Hershey’s creamy milk chocolate bars are a very good mood uplifter as cocoa causes your brain to release endorphins. Cocoa also helps in increasing serotonin levels in the brain. So now you know what to reach for, in case you are feeling low.

Hershey’s Chocolate Bar  Flavor – Who Wins?

Time to reveal the winner. Our Top Pick is Hershey’s Whole Almonds as it is perfectly sweet and the nuts add to the crave-worthy crunch factor.

Almonds balance out the sweetness and give it richness and ample bite.

The whole almonds used in Hershey’s chocolate almond are slightly roasted which when combined with chocolate give the chocolate a delicious, decadent experience.

These nutty Hershey’s chocolate almond bars are wholesome, rich with whole almonds, and just too delectable.

Almonds and chocolate make a dynamic duo. The joy of having chocolate with almonds increases manifold because of the inherent quality of almonds. The nut-rich, Hershey’s chocolate almonds also fill you up.

The chocolate eating experience elevates because of the addition of almonds which is helping in balancing the sweetness of the chocolate in Hershey’s Chocolate Almond bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Hershey’s chocolate bars

  1. Hershey’s chocolate almond price in India?

Hershey’s chocolate almond price in India is INR 60 for a 40 gm bar.

  1. Hershey’s milk chocolate price in India?

Hershey’s milk chocolate price in India is INR 55/- for a 40 gm bar.

  1. Hershey’s Cookie & Cream 40 g price?

Hershey’s Cookie & Cream 40 gm price is INR 60/-.

  1. Are Hershey products available in India?

Yes, Hershey products are available in India.

  1. Where can I buy Hershey chocolate?

Hershey Chocolate can be bought online on Amazon or can also be bought from hyper stores in your city.

  1. Is Hershey Chocolate Gluten-free?

Only two Hershey Chocolates – Hershey Milk Chocolate and Hershey chocolate almond are gluten-free.

  1. Can Hershey’s chocolate bar go bad?

Hershey’s chocolate bar if not kept at the correct temperature tends to melt. Hershey’s chocolate bars should be used the best before date.

Final Words

Hershey’s bars look very attractive and the name ‘Hershey’s already brings in expectations with a high benchmark.

Hershey’s is an iconic brand. Milton S. Hershey introduced the Hershey’s milk chocolate bar in the year 1900. The company has a global presence and is available across more than 70 countries worldwide.

Now that Hershey’s chocolates are easily available in India too, have you picked your favorite?

Which is your favorite Hershey Chocolate Bar? Do you fancy having a plain chocolate bar or prefer to have some nuts or cookies for the crunch. Please do leave feedback in the comment section.

If you do agree with our review, please give it a thumbs up! And, tell us which one is your favorite from this list. If you don’t, please tell us why!

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  • Shubra Reply

    This is very detailed. Thank you!

    April 2, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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