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Click pic to view comments Confirmed sighting: Hershey's Big Kiss
Posted: 16:33 Wed 24-03-2004. Price: 2.99. Location: Asda, Luton. Nutritional unusualness: "Filled with Milk Chocolate Kissses".
"KoolAid" reports: Weighing in at 280g, this is a monster Kiss. It says these are made in Brazil, which is unusual, since the "Made in USA" logo is proudly displayed on most other Hershey International products. In Brazil, they only sell the "extra-creamy" type of Hershey's Chocolate as Big Kisses, which I presume this is. I doubt they would get away with the spew aftertaste of the regular Hershey's Milk Chocolate in the UK. I would taste it to see, but my wife won't let me open it until Easter.

..."KoolAid" here confirms some of the earlier mentions of this not particularly Easterly aberration - and, in doing so, awakens long-supressed memories of "Mike Gray's" "unspeakably huge" 4.5kg Toblerone. The week's other main chocolate news appears to be revelations that the soon due-in-the-UK Mars Delight is Mars' most fattening bar ever (and apparently only "the second 'fattiest' chocolate bar on the market behind the Kinder Bueno"); plus the last of those "Money Programme" specials looks at the war between Cadbury and Nestle (tonight, 7.30pm, BBC2).


Posted: 00:06 Thu 25-03-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: But Nestle are nothing*, I would have thought the war was between Cadbury and Mars.

*read: entirely disgusting

Posted: 10:17 Thu 25-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: good point, though they were trying to play up Nestle's Double Cream bid to become a "Premium" brand - not an accusation you can really level at Mars, unless there's a "KitKat Luxury" to go with the imminent "Mars Delight"
Posted: 05:53 Fri 26-03-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Is Galaxy not considered a luxury type brand then? And owned by Mars?
Posted: 08:33 Fri 26-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: yeah, and what about Minstrels come to think of it...? I think it's all relative - the programme actually implied that Nestle Double Cream was intended as an (unlikely) competitor to the likes of Green And Black organic...
Posted: 08:47 Fri 26-03-2004 by "laurie" # permalink comment
Comment: I cannot possibly imagine dithering over G&B Maya Gold or Double Cream! Although this is partly due to the (usual) high cocoa levels in really premium chocolate, the price differential also helps. I buy one big bar of G&B and it will last a week in my desk drawer, as I eat it small bit by small bit so as to get full value out of my extravagence.
Posted: 09:36 Fri 26-03-2004 by "Nebbish" # permalink comment
Comment: 70% coco chocolate is fantastic, one nibble and your sweet tooth is satisfied and you put the rest away for another day. A godsend for fat bastards everywhere.
Posted: 12:54 Fri 26-03-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Do you think of Galaxy (and its minions like Ripple and Minstrels) as a luxury brand? I've always seen it as being positioned slightly above Dairy Milk and Milka but still below Lindt et al.
Posted: 13:04 Fri 26-03-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well, i didn't - until i tried Woolworth's own brand, described by Choccieman as "just wierd, tastes ok to begin with but the aftertaste is nasty" http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0402281348sbc#20040229165400
Posted: 22:17 Fri 26-03-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Milka's much nicer than Cadbury or Nestle, though. We may say the Americans have weird tastebuds for liking the vile Hershey's but don't eat Dairy Milk for a few months and then see if you like it- I can promise you won't.
Posted: 08:04 Sat 27-03-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: And hey...look what other products the Americans have to compensate for their chocolate.
Posted: 09:58 Sat 27-03-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain doesn't like the dairy milko chocs, he feels it's taste to be harsh and industrial. In fact the Kaptain feels most so called 'premium' chocopie to be dirty hydrogenated mess poo...

The Kaptain likes a good quality chocolate from the likes of Fazer of Finland (http://www.fazermakeiset.fi/user/default.asp?site=4), so creamy, so smooth. In fact, the Kaptain periodically imports a selection of chocolato around the festive yule along with a selection of delicious Rye breads.

Posted: 23:23 Sun 28-03-2004 by "choccieman"
(apparently posting from 81-86-154-129.dsl.pipex.com) # permalink comment
Comment: OK I haven't seen the money programme show yet (I was away, but have it on tape). I'm guessing the real 'battle' is the superbrands - KitKat versus Dairy Milk. Which dairy milk is now winning because of cadburys rather swift name changing (much to my distress as they will probably never bring back caramel double chocolate dream now :-(

As for Mars Delight being 'fatty', I have a packet here (thanks to a collegue of mine as I seem unable to win on get it 1st) - 34.9g fat per 100 which is pretty high as things go (just above Yorkie Nut and just below Dairy Milk Whole Nut). Then again its nowhere near Caramac (36.1) or G&B's Dark (40.5). As for calories its listed as 551kCal per 100g which puts it amongst a whole load of bars at around that mark. Its a 40g bar so its not light, but its nice to get more than one bite for your 30+pennies these days :-)

Whilst I haven't had much Fazer choc. (only Marianne sweets really) I have to agree with the Kaptain that it is particularly smooth.

Posted: 15:37 Mon 29-03-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know when the new KitKats are due out?
Posted: 21:04 Wed 21-04-2004 by "aily" # permalink comment
Comment: anyone know if hersheys can be bought in ireland?
Posted: 21:40 Wed 21-04-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i got cookies and creme hershey bars when i was in dublin in january... so 'yes' i guess. not sure how much of a range though.
Posted: 21:41 Wed 21-04-2004 by "aily " # permalink comment
Comment: hmmmm.......i'll have to enquire!thanks
Posted: 16:54 Thu 22-04-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: try Asda, and Selfridges or Harvey Nicholls.
Posted: 18:22 Thu 22-04-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: In sainsburys they have a new creal partners cereal (nestle) sherek 2 mud and worms it is just like nestquick cereal with yellow worm shaped corn cereal! 84971 2 76
Posted: 23:48 Fri 23-Mar-2007 by "manov" # permalink comment
Comment: anyone after hersheys or reeses try me on ebay :)
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