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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Hershey's Kisses
Posted: 16:45 Tue 26-08-2003. Price: 1.48 for 140g. Location: Asda, Glasgow. Sub-flavours: Milk Chocolate with Roasted Almonds, Cookie (deep red bag), Fudge and Almonds (sickly yellow bag). Possibly. I can't quite remember the last flavour. It had almonds in it anyway. Nutritional unusualness: Milk Chocolate 84% (CONTAINS VANILLIN, AN ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING), Almonds 16%.
Following numerous unconfirmed sightings of this product, "Stephen Craig" reports: Many people will have had these already and they don't seem particularly different from their American counterparts, but for those who haven't, here we go. Coming in a shiny paper bag (proudly proclaiming "NEW" on the front and "MADE IN USA" on the back), about the height of, ooh, a 500ml bottle of water or something and with a flat bottom (so you can stand it up should the desire so take you), these are little, ahem, "kisses" of far too sweet American chocolate wrapped up in irritating twists of foil. With a bit of paper sticking out the top which is supposed to aid in the unwrapping but actually usually just ends up sticking to the chocolate instead. Meaning even more time is spent peeling it off before you can commence eating. The almonds retain a satisfying crunch however and do actually seem to taste roasted. Although I did get one that had NO ALMONDS IN IT AT ALL. Pleasingly. It's like getting a Kit-Kat finger with no wafer. As stated above though, simply far too sickly sweet to make finishing a bag in one sitting a possibility. Unless you're using them to delay the onset of a diabetic coma or something.

...Just a quick further recommendation that American snack fans should check out the McSweeney's New Food Reviews, featuring Strawberry Shortcake Newtons, Almond Snickers, Nabisco Uh-Oh Oreos, and Plums. And "slightly dodgy photo excuse" fans should check out Stephen's addendum in the Comments section below.


Posted: 16:58 Tue 26-08-2003 by "Stephen Craig" # permalink comment
Comment: Also - apologies for the poor quality picture. All three varieties were snapped "in the wild" with a mobile phone on the shelves of Asda (as I don't normally go there so was unsure whether I'd be able to come back for the other two) as the various other customers glowered at me like I was some sort of lunatic or something. I'd have explained to them I was only taking photos for submission to a UK snack info website thing, but I fear that would have only secured me a good kicking.
Posted: 19:24 Tue 26-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: LOL at a plum being on "McSweeny"
Posted: 19:53 Tue 26-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: the blue bag is chcolate and almonds the yellow bag is almond and caramel and the brown bag is cookies and creme (i know this because i have them in my candy jar)

and alex what do you mean?!?!?!?!?

Posted: 22:30 Tue 26-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: no yellow bag is almond and toffee, my mistake
Posted: 08:39 Wed 27-08-2003 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: There's a site for new American food call McSweenys, and at the bottom they have a plum
Posted: 11:10 Wed 27-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: whats there web site alex, please
Posted: 12:04 Wed 27-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Oh for heaven's sake it's the one I stuck at the end of the Hershey's Kissies sighting: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/newfood/
Posted: 13:50 Wed 27-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: i thought you ment you can buy it from them?/?/?
Posted: 14:53 Wed 27-08-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: I would suggest that the flat bottom bag is due to the other snack varities we have seen, packaged this way, such as score balls etc. Just another in a long line of mini versions or repackaging of the same product.
Posted: 19:12 Wed 27-08-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Re: McSweeney's - no, it's just a review site, though word is that Cybercandy may be selling the trans-fat-tastic Uh-Oh Oreos sometime soon...

And you should be able to find plums on sale at most local supermarkets and greengrocers

Posted: 23:04 Wed 27-08-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: oreos are now back in the uk (at sainsburys 59p a box) and beef jerkey is 1.99 fo 200grames
Posted: 17:13 Fri 29-08-2003 by "cokeco" # permalink comment
Comment: Costco have sold oreos for like two years. But where I ask you are the mint oreo's, the double stuffed, the choccie covered oreo's?
Posted: 08:02 Tue 02-09-2003 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: never mind that, where's the hugs?
Posted: 11:59 Fri 28-11-2003 by "Judith Eddington" # permalink comment
Comment: Had heard of hershey's kisses but never tried them .Spotted them in Asda in cookies n creme, almond & butter and one other ( can't remember), not sure if they're just for Christmas or whether it'll be a year round thing. IN a small bag containing about 20 sweets i guess.
Posted: 22:45 Sat 13-12-2003 by "Heather" # permalink comment
Comment: I am an American student and doing a report on Hershey's Food Corporation. I have found that Hershey's candy are not sold internationally too much. Just wondering if there were any favorite Hershey's candies.
Posted: 16:37 Tue 16-12-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: the only hershey candies i like are ones which dont contain the sick tasting chocolate!!
Posted: 17:13 Tue 16-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: Do Reese's products count? I quite like them, though (as I always point out), they do seem a bit salty for the British palette...
Posted: 17:16 Tue 16-12-2003 by "JT" # permalink comment
Comment: i dont like any product containg there chocolate - no one can never beat cadburys (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)
Posted: 17:17 Tue 16-12-2003 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I meant "palate", of course. It's been a long day (though I'm not the only one: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22cleft+palette%22 )
Posted: 23:25 Wed 17-12-2003 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: In Costco, they're selling a tin Hershey's van with the 3 flavours of Kisses in it, it's superb!!
Posted: 21:26 Mon 19-01-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: if hersheys were the last chocolate bar an the earth - i would tell them to sick it were no one would see it again hershey = sick. in the usa wal*mart stores they have a hole stand of uk products - does the wal*mart stores in the uk have us products? there are only a couple of walmarts in the uk the otheres are asda
Posted: 10:24 Tue 20-01-2004 by "Saramond" # permalink comment
Comment: The UK version of Hershey's don't taste of sick, the toffee ones are best, taste like bits of dime bar in chocolate. Would rather starve than eat the American ones though!!
Posted: 00:49 Sun 18-Jun-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: these are nice in bar form 80832 3
Posted: 18:32 Thu 14-Jun-2007 by "DAISY MOO " # permalink comment
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