Imagine my surprise as I walk to the checkout at Target (arms loaded with goodies since I refused to get a basket thinking that would keep me from over shopping…silly me) and I see a special on Hershey’s Kisses. I approach the display and see the original Milk Chocolate Kisses, Milk Chocolate with Almonds and then I see it…new candy! The heavens opened and angels sang from above. I love new candy flavors and Hershey’s Kisses always seem to have something special surrounding every holiday. But wait, it is August. The last time I checked the First Day of School is no holiday and Labor Day doesn’t deserve a special edition candy. They were…brace yourselves…HALLOWEEN CANDY! Two months early. What is this world coming to? Nonetheless, I take a look at the new flavors. One is Pumpkin Spice and the other is Candy Corn. Intriguing. This mysterious candy hooked me and impulse beat up will-power and common sense with one blow. I bought them.
I love candy corn. I will eat them until I am in a sugar induced coma. A friend in college introduced me to the candy corn and peanut mix. The sweet and salty combination aids in reducing my sugary sickness. Enough about my love for a pretty disgusting candy…more about the Kisses. The wrapping on the Kisses is cute. Silver, orange and yellow just like a candy corn! Ingenious. I proceed to unwrap this little 4.5 gram wonder and the Kiss is also candy corn colored and layered! Adorable.
I am a bit nervous about tasting this candy, so to postpone the inevitable I smell it first and then shove it in Ben’s face so that he can give me his opinion on whether or not to consume it. It smells sickeningly sweet. We agree on that. Ben refused to try the Kiss because he truly hates candy corn. I am a brave woman who enjoys a challenge, so I take a bite. The texture is much different than a true candy corn; much creamier and softer. The taste…definitely not candy corn. Not like white chocolate either. Kind of an artificial honey and butter flavor. Not too great. But, like other weird tasting foods, they draw me back for more. I think this was partially due to the fact that I could not pin down their flavor. It’s just so dang sugary. Too sugary for my liking and not enough like my love, the original candy corn. Are they bad enough to throw out? Probably so. Are they still in my pantry? Yes, they are.