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18 November, 2005

Hershey's Kissables

Hershey's KissablesImagine taking a Hershey's Kiss, shrinking it down to about the size of an M&M, and then giving it a candy coating. Now you've got a Hershey's Kissable!

The new chocolate confection comes in colors of blue, red, yellow, green, and orange.

While Hershey's doesn't say it specifically, it's clearly designed to go after the M&M market. The smaller size is designed for the people on-the-go, and for placement in convenience stores.

And Hershey's is not holding anything back. They're taking to the track at Daytona
International Speedway on February 18, 2006, as the sponsor of the season opening 2006 NASCAR Busch Series - the "Hershey's Kissables 300". The race will feature a specially painted Hershey's Kissables Chevrolet fielded by Richard Childress Racing and driven by Kevin Harvick.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love them. My daughter cannot eat M&M's because of a Peanut allergy. She loves Kissables, finally she gets this kind of candy!

Margaret
NC

Anonymous said...

They are the bomb! Love em to bits. haha They are a mini version of the Hershey's candy coated Easter egg. 1000% better than M&Ms

Anonymous said...

The Kissables are an amazing product - perhaps the coolest new product offered by Hershey in a long time!
They can be purchased, with just about every imaginable candy item, at www.candyfavorites.com which claims to be the internets largest candy store

Anonymous said...

Absolute junk. I'm ok with regular Kisses but these are a wanna-be M&M's knockoff without the taste. Move on.

Ben on 12/01/2005 04:45:00 PM said...

I love these candies! They are so much better than M&Ms. I just can't get enough of them!

Skidder said...

The new Mega M&M's are better, what happened to the dark chocolate ones?

Anonymous said...

My grandson absolutely loves the Kissables. When I asked him how many I should buy, he said, "fifteen!". I did!!

Soft Touch Nana
TX

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming that these are similar if not identical to the old Hersheyettes. Hershey's version of M&Ms which they discontinued a number of years ago. Except at Christmas

Rachel said...

Do you like m&m's? Well you should try the new candy hersheys kissables! they are delicious! I got about 20 packs at Eckerd so youve got to go get them!

Anonymous said...

The Hershey's Kissables are ok... I prefer the taste of M&Ms though.

Anonymous said...

Hershey's kissables are pretty good, and so cute they look like game pieces! I think the taste of M&Ms is a little better though.

Regarding dark choc M&Ms - if they're gone, great, because they weren't real dark chocolate! Just look at the ingredients, they had milk in them! They were actually the baking pieces ("semi-sweet" not "dark") in a larger size. Very sad attempt to appeal to those of us

Karyn
Philadelphia

Anonymous said...

I spent a long time looking for Hersheyets, even at the company's store in Hershey...they did taste like this, but were M&M shaped. In my opinion, they always were better than M&Ms.

Jacko said...

M&M wanna be, so scores a bit low on originality. They're ok but way too sweet.

Anonymous said...

mark "420" cohen, chocolate conossieur is the ultimate fan of the kissable...he introduced the delectable candies tonight as we watched 'charlie and the chocolate factory' (how appropriate)...and after much debate about the m%m- a-likes, we all agreed that despite the copy-cat concept, the uniquely game-piece-shaped kissable far surpasses the m&m in taste...

Anonymous said...

My son is allergic to peanuts, so we can't buy M&M's. We haven't tried these yet, but I'm so excited that these are safe for him!

Mom to 4 in Maryland

Anonymous said...

Taste exactly like the old Hershey-ettes. These were always much better than M&Ms IMO. It's like an old friend has come back (and settled in my thighs...(*sigh*))

Mike S said...

I just saw Kissables in the vending machine at work for the first time. Figured I'd try them since I'm a big fan of Hershey Kisses. All I can taste is the (tasteless) candy shell. There is too much shell-to-chocolate. I can barely taste the chocolate.

Anonymous said...

I think they're kind of disgusting... I just bought my first package and I couldn't even eat half of it. Like someone else said, they taste too much like a fake-candy shell flavor rather than the chocolate.

Sparkina said...

Oh, I think these colorful little delights have M&Ms beat all hollow! Less coating, more chocolate, and they melt in the mouth better than M&Ms, so you can smush them in your mouth and have them coat your mouth with a tidal wave of chocolate yumminess! I hope these little beauties stick around!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Also have a peanut allergy kid who needed a good m&m substitute - he LOVES them... and so do I!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who finds that kissables taste like vomit...yes, they have the taste of actual vomit, only much sweeter. I will never buy them again.

Anonymous said...

hersheyettes (nw=ew name kissables) are great! i have hunted for hershettes vendors each year after christmas when i have devoured my candy cane. my husband always put one in my christmas stocking. now that i have the kissables i can die a happy person...sl

Anonymous said...

for those of you who have degraded the hersheyettes and kissables... you lack class and taste. hershey chocolate is the only way to go. m&m chocolate is for the feeble minded...sl

Anonymous said...

I sort of agree with the person who said they taste like vomit. I think they could taste better if Hershey wrapped their candy coating around darker more chocolatey chocolate. Then they would be great in cookies as well!

Anonymous said...

i must agree..i prefer the original hersheys kisses..they taste better and the candy coating isn't the best tasteing either

GINAP said...

OMG!!! IF YOUR DAUGHTER HAS A PEANUT ALLERGY DON'T FEED HER THESE(COMMENT UP TOP)!! IF THESE WERE MADE ON THE SAME MANUFACTURING BELTS AS THEIR OTHER CANDIES (MADE W/ PEANUTS) SHE COULD STILL HAVE A SEVERE REACTION IF A MINISCULE PIECE OF PEANUT MAKES IT'S WAY INTO THIS PRODUCT. YOU NEED TO SPECIAL ORDER CHOCOLATE FROM A COMPANY THAT MAKES THEIR CHOCOLATE SPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES. TRY VERMONT NUT FREE CO. OR SOMETHING SIMILAR. IT'S WORTH IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO WATCH YOUR CHILD GO INTO SHOCK BECAUSE SHE ATE A CANDY BAR!

Anonymous said...

Yes!! They are finally back! I've been looking for something approaching the great Hersheyettes and now they've finally re-introduced them, albeit in a new brighter looking shell. The greatest thing about 'em? You hold a bunch in your hand and let them melt a bit.. there is nothing like melted Hershey chocolate exploding between your teeth! For those of you who think the shell has no taste or they taste like vomit.. umm, drugs are bad, mkay?

GINAP said...

OK SO SORRY-- I CONTACTED HERSHEYS ABOUT THIS PRODUCT AND WAS ASSURED THAT UNLESS LABELED OTHERWISE THEIR PRODUCTS ARE NOT CROSS CONTAMINATED. I'M REALLY HAPPY TO KNOW THIS BECAUSE SPECIAL ORDERING CHOCOLATE IS EXPENSIVE!!

Anonymous said...

I just tried these for the first time. Overall, I think they're a fun treat - but I've had a few of the kissables in my bag with a nasty plastic taste. It doesn't seem to be a certain color with this taste. It's nasty - I actually had to spit those ones out. Anyone else experience this?

Anonymous said...

They're really good. They have a better quality to them than M&Ms, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

i love them.. i am allergic to peanuts and i think they are a great treat when im craving chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

i love them. i am allergic to peanuts and i am very happy they made these because until they came out i would always crave m&ms and now i can eat something that tastes like m&ms!

Anonymous said...

i love them.. i am allergic to peanuts and i think they are a great treat when im craving chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

These chocolates taste like vomit, I had to spit them out as they are SO bad. People who buy and eat these must have no taste buds.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think all of Hershey's MILK chocolate products taste like vomit.

Anonymous said...

I always loved Hersheyettes and I am so glad to see these in the store. I just bought some halloween size packs at the drugstore for 75 percent off!

Anonymous said...

VOMIT

Anonymous said...

Taste exactly like the old Hershey-ettes. Back to my childhood - the better memories...

Anonymous said...

I have loved hershey ettes for 20 years and now they have changed them!
They are just OK. I would never go out of my way to get any.

Why would you change a recipe that has worked for years and years?

I am sure this is the result of some marketing department. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

It's true that all hershey products are faintly reminiscent of vomit, they use sour milk in their recipes....gross

Anonymous said...

They are awesome alone or in Rice Krispie bars! I can't believe they are discontinued...I want them back!

Anonymous said...

I believe a lawsuit by M&Ms forced Hershey to discontinue Hershettes. But Hersheyettes was better! Hersheyettes are a smoother - melt in your mouth taste. M&Ms have a grainier chocolate that doesn't taste as good. Too bad. I will try Hershey's Kissables - I hope they're as good!

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