Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hershey's Special Dark Strawberry Kisses
I am not sure if this is a relaunch of an older Kiss variety or if my local market was just trying to get rid of extra inventory...
But one way or the other my local Albertson's has a huge bin of these. I had never heard of them but some Googling found me that Candy Addict had reviewed them waaay back in 2006! (read that review HERE).
The strawberry smell is so strong that you can get a good whiff of it before you even open the package! I am starting to understand why these might have been in a big old bin. When you do open the package it is like someone lit a strawberry candle- I imagine it would be a big heart shaped strawberry scented candle. The kind 12 year old girls lit nightly on their shrine to Zac Efron anyway...
Once I worked past the smell and actually got to a piece of candy I was pleased to find that the strawberry flavor was actually much more stubtle then the overwelming aroma would have you expect. While it is an improvement from what I was expecting (I guess) it still tasted like a heart shaped, strawberry scented, Zac Efron shrine candle that melted into a random batch of Hershey's chocolate. Oh and BTW the aftertaste is from hell.
I normally like Hershey's Special dark chocolate but I just couldn't enjoy it with the strawberry. If you missed these kisses the first time around consider yourself lucky. If you see that big old bin at the store that I told you about- well my friends there is a reason they are in a big old bin!