Dec 22, 2021

Christmas Kisses

Assorted Christmas Hershey's Kisses
Hershey (2021)
I fully realize that I say this every December, but I'm going to start watching what I eat in the new year.  That's probably why I went a little overboard on the seasonal snacks this Christmas.  There are a bunch of different varieties of Hershey's Kisses for the holiday season that I wanted to try before I start cutting back on the sugar.  This isn't even all of them, but it's the ones that I picked up to fill the candy bowls in my house.

The Hot Cocoa Kisses have a milk chocolate shell and a marshmallow flavored cream inside.  They're not terrible, but they're my least favorite of the four.  They didn't really taste to me like cocoa or marshmallow. It sort of just tasted like chocolate with a sweet aftertaste that reminded me a little bit of children's cough syrup.  I wouldn't get these again.

The Sugar Cookie Kisses were a lot better than the Hot Cocoa ones, but the flavor didn't remind me of a sugar cookie.  They could release these in different wrappers at any time of year and call them Crispy White Chocolate Kisses, because that's exactly what they taste like.  They're pretty good, but I'd like to see them reformulated with minced almonds - kind of like the old Nestle Alpine White bar.

I'm not gonna lie, the regular milk chocolate ones are my favorite ones, and that's exactly what you get with the Santa Hat Kisses.  The only difference between those and the ones that you can buy any time of year is that the foil wrappers look like a Santa hat.  They're not fancy, but they're very tasty and they look good in the candy dish.

Like the Santa Hat Kisses, these new How The Grinch Stole Hershey's Kisses are the same milk chocolate ones you can get anytime, but in festive wrappers.  At first glance, they look a lot like the Santa Hat ones, but if you flip 'em upside down, you'll see the face of The Grinch on each wrapper.