I love limited edition candy (although I rarely find it to be as good as the original). So, when I saw Hershey had a new filled Kiss for Easter, I had to buy it. With all of the Easter candy I've reviewed, I haven't had a chance to review these yet. This isn't a new earth-shattering candy, it's a familiar candy with a twist.
When I opened the bag, I could instantly smell chocolate and frosting. I'm a huge fan of frosting, especially buttercreme frosting. I was really amazed that this Kiss did taste like buttercreme frosting. It's not the best buttercreme flavor I've ever had, but it wasn't terrible. I could taste vanilla, butter and salt as the primary flavors which are more powerful than the chocolate taste. It's amazing how secondary the chocolate flavor is in this candy. I don't think that is a bad thing because I'm never overly impressed with Hershey chocolate anyway. It's not terrible, but it's not great. It's a very sweet chocolate that compliments the creamy sweet buttercreme filling inside this candy. It lies in that big land of mediocrity that is mass-produced American candy from the big three candy companies.
The very sweet chocolate does complement the creamy sweet buttercreme filling inside this candy. Since I mentioned sweet, let me say, this Kiss is overly sweet. If you are not one of those people that hopes you get the corner piece of birthday cake with the frosting roses, then this candy probably is not for you. This is one of the better limited editions of Hershey Kisses that I've had, but as usual, you just can't beat the original.
Other reviews of this candy: The Candy Enthusiast, Gigi-Reviews
Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 9 pieces = 1 serving= 210 calories, 8g fat
Price: $2.75 purchased at Wal-Mart
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