Taste Of States – This Week – Hershey’s Kissables

Welcome To Taste of States a place where we celebrate the weird and wonderful food of the United States of America. This can be everything from the snacks that are available for a limited time to the foods that are classic traditions at events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each week we will explore the facts and the history surrounding a different food.


Today we are delving into the Hershey archives to look at a product that they used to sell between the years of 2005 and 2009/ It was a product that was on the market with the name Hershey’s Kissables. So, what exactly are the candies?

Well, to describe them in a simple sort of way to is by saying they were sort of like their version of M&Ms. They were shaped like Hershey kisses and then covered in a thick sugary shell.

The Kissables came in a variety of colours in the packet such as red, orange, yellow, green and blue and on holiday seasons such as Easter or Christmas they would alter the colours to be more festive and to create a celebration.

The Kissables had by the looks of it a lot of fans until something happened – the company tried to save money and this came with some cost cutting and they swapped out the cocoa butter for a cheaper product. With this people started to dislike the taste and they were eventually discontinued in 2009.

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