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Hershey's Kisses with Caramel
OFFICIAL SNACK REPORT
Sanctioned By WASAW Snack Committee
Reviewed By: Paddy O'Poppycock
Location: BJ's Wholesale Club
OFFICIAL NAME OF SNACK:
DESCRIPTION OF SNACK:
SSI RATING (SNACK SATISFACTION INDEX - 1-10): 5.3
UPSIDE: When experiencing work stress, these do the trick. In large volumes. Decent caramel taste.
DOWNSIDE: The chocolate is not the Hershey's chocolate you've come to know and love. Which doesn't really matter, because the caramel totally overpowers the chocolate once you bite into the outer shell. Caramel lovers will have more patience, but I think everyone will agree the overall quality is more America's Choice than Hershey's.
Images borrowed from Hershey's site.
1ST 4 INGREDIENTS:
High Fructose Corn Syrup
LAST 4 INGREDIENTS:
Sodium Bicarbonate (Isn't this the stuff they froze Han Solo in during the first half-hour of Return of the Jedi?)
Earth tones. Yes, foil featuring earth tones. Which I like, because I wear nothing but earth tones. Problem is, such milky browns and metallic tans feel very autumn-esque. When I first spotted the product, I thought it had been lost in the warehouse for six months and brought out "in case some rube thought it matched his outfit." Guilty as charged.
DO I RECOMMEND YOU TRY THIS YOURSELF? (YES/NO - EXPLAIN):
Yes - you're not going to hate it. And this is really Hershey's first shot at extending their brand by using their most valuable asset as a carrier for caramel. Some folks will like that. You know, the ones who watch "According to Jim." Others, though, will call this the New Coke of chocolate candies.
WHICH SOUTH PARK CHARACTER WOULD LIKE IT BEST?:
We need to lose this question.
HOW CAN THE PRODUCT BE IMPROVED:
Thicker, more cocoa-tasting chocolate shell. Oh, and less (but better quality) caramel center.
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