Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate, Almonds, Cookies ‘N’ Creme
Three loved, classic flavors of Hershey’s Kisses are now in India. We reviewed all three flavors – Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate, Almonds, and Cookies ‘n’ Creme, and here is what you need to know.
People who have lived through the 1980s-1990s would understand the joy and excitement that revolved around the ‘foreign returned’ family member with a bag full of chocolates from duty-free shopping arcades. Everyone had specific demands for these imported chocolates, but one brand that was consistently on the list was Hershey’s. The Hershey Company, popularly known as Hershey’s, is one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturing companies, which was founded in 1894. Hershey’s Kisses were first introduced in 1907. While there are many classic and eclectic flavors of Hershey’s Kisses available worldwide, The Hershey Company introduced three flavors of kisses in India recently – Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate, Cookies ‘n’ Creme, and Almonds.
We reviewed all three flavors of Hershey’s Kisses for their flavor, mouthfeel and to see if they are value for money. Here is what we loved about these bite-sized chocolates.
Hershey’s Kisses are perfect bite-sized treats for those little chocolate cravings.
MRP – Rs 50/-* for 33.6 grams
MRP – Rs 140/-* for 108 grams
*Price at the time of review
- Hershey’s Kisses Almonds
- Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
- Hershey’s Kisses Cookies n Creme
*As per information on the pack
- Contains added artificial flavoring substances (Vanilla).
- Best before 12 months from date of packaging.
Hershey’s Kisses – Did You Know?
Did you know that earlier, Hershey’s Kisses were hand wrapped in aluminium foil? These flat bottomed, teardrop-shaped chocolates are known as ‘kisses’ because of the sound the machines made while depositing the chocolate during the manufacturing process.
Not only that, the little paper flag that you can see on all the Hershey’s Kisses is called a plume. Another name for the paper tail or plume is a ‘Niggly Wiggly.’ These Nigglywigglies were actually added to the packaging so that the customers would know that these are the original Hershey’s Kisses.
Quick Review Of Hershey’s Kisses Almonds
Price and packaging – The Hershey’s Kisses Almonds come in an amber-gold pack, which is not resealable. These bite-sized chocolates are wrapped in golden colored foil, which has small slivers of almonds drawn on them. A 33.6-gram pack is priced at Rs 50/-. A 33.6-gram pack contains 8 pieces of Hershey’s Kisses approximately. 100 grams of these Hershey’s Kisses provide 535 Kcal of energy.
Ingredients – Sugar, Milk solids (24%), Cocoa butter, Cocoa solids, Almond bits (11%), and Emulsifier
Taste test – The combination of chocolate and almonds give a roasted-toasted taste that is an all time hit. Hershey’s Kisses Almonds have a lovely milk chocolate base with tiny bits of almonds spread throughout the milk chocolate. The nuttiness that the almonds provide to this tiny piece of milk chocolate is appealing. The crunchiness coming from the almonds in between the chocolate silkiness is fab!
Quick Review Of Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
Price and packaging – The Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate comes in a gold pack, which is not resealable. These bite-sized chocolates are wrapped in plain golden-colored foil. A 108-gram pack is priced at Rs 140/-. A 108-gram pack of Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate contains 24 pieces approximately. 100 grams of these Hershey’s Kisses provide 525 Kcal of energy.
Ingredients – Sugar, Milk solids (27%), Cocoa butter, Cocoa solids and Emulsifier
Contains added artificial flavoring substance (vanilla)
Taste test – Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate is a classic flavor. The creamy richness of the milk chocolate is delicious. Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate has a very smooth mouthfeel. It is rich and creamy, and it coats the palate. This is pure chocolate goodness, nothing else!
Quick Review Of Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Creme
Price and packaging – The Hershey’s Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Creme comes in a metallic blue pack, which is not resealable. These bite-sized chocolates are wrapped in a blue-colored foil. A 33.6-gram pack is priced at Rs 50/-. A 33.6-gram pack contains 8 pieces of Hershey’s Kisses approximately. 100 grams of these Hershey’s Kisses provide 530 Kcal of energy.
Ingredients – White Chocolate (89%): Milk solids (34%), Sugar, Cocoa butter.
Cookies (11%): Refined wheat flour, Sugar, Edible vegetable oil, Cocoa solids (10.3%), Emulsifier, Acidity regulator.
Taste test – The base of this flavor of Hershey’s Kisses is white chocolate. White chocolate, generally, is sweeter than milk chocolate and can get a bit overbearing. White chocolate is sweeter because of the lack of cocoa solids, which give dark chocolate its signature bitterness.
The addition of crunchy chocolate cookies in the Hershey’s Kisses made these chocolates a a bit more balanced sweetness-wise. That being said, these were still the sweetest amongst the three flavors. We could taste hints of vanilla as well.
- What is the cost of Hershey’s Kisses?
In India, a 33.6 gram pack of Hershey’s Kisses is priced at Rs 50/-, while a 108 gram pack is priced at Rs 140/-.
- Why do Hershey kisses have paper?
These paper tails, also known as plume or nigglywiggly, are used by the company which help the consumer identify these chocolates as the original Hershey’s Kisses.
- Is the Nigglywiggly edible?
No, the Nigglywiggly is not edible. It is a regular paper that is not meant for consumption.
Hershey’s Kisses are classic chocolates that have been remarkably popular and loved throughout the world. These chocolates do not fall in the everyday section. They can be bracketed as premium chocolates that most of us got when we were visiting another country, from duty-free or waiting for that NRI cousin to bring our choco-stash! With its recent launch in India, it has become easily accessible to all of us. It is still expensive, no doubt, but the fact that we do not need to wait for someone to return from international waters to eat these is a good change.
Individually, all the flavors of Hershey’s Kisses have takers. Some will love the white chocolate and cookie combination in the Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme. Some will like the crunchy element of the almond kisses, while some might stick to the classic Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolate. All of them deliver on the chocolate richness. If you like dark, bitter chocolates these aren’t for you.
Thumbs up for the Hershey’s Kisses!
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