So, working at your average “on every corner” drugstore, I see many holidays treats enter our store. And I get the discount on’em too. >=) Just last week, once I laid eyes on our HUGE Christmas candy selection, there were two items that immediately I knew I HAD to have.
I give you Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses and Hershey’s Hot Cocoa Kisses. I was craving these things from day one. I like Kisses, but I don’t buy them often, but I am a sucker for any gimmicky holiday candy, especially when it comes to candy cane/peppermint flavored stuff. So the Candy Cane Kisses were a must-have. On top of that, Hot Cocoa Kisses sounded just crazy enough to work, so I wanted those as well. So which is better?
Let me present you with the tale of the tape:
Hot Cocoa Kisses Candy Cane Kisses
Place of Birth: Hershey, PA Place of Birth: Hershey, PA
Nickname: The Marshmallow Melter Nickname: The North Pole Favorite
Physical Attributes: Milk chocolate shell; cocoa creme filling Physical Attributes: White with red stripes; candy bits inside
If It Were a Song: R. Kelly If It Were a Song: Burl Ives
As I said above, the candy cane aspect appealed to me immensely, and it definitely pays off. The candy bits inside are a nice candy cane touch. I don’t think the candy bits themselves are candy canes though, just little red specks with probably no flavor. The packaging doesn’t list them as being flavored, but it’s hard to tell with the mint flavor so strong here. But if you like peppermint bark, these are the Kisses for you.
As for Hot Cocoa, originally I thought it’d just be a hot cocoa twist on the regular milk chocolate (which wouldn’t be that much different anyway), but upon closer inspection before buying I saw that dreaded ‘creme filling’ mention. But I thought, “Okay, I’ll give it a shot”. They aren’t bad. They’re pretty good, in fact. Don’t let the words fool you, it’s not like it’s really creamy or bursting into your mouth. It’s a slightly different color and it DOES taste like cocoa. But still, the holidays are a time for things all kinds of minty nature.
YOUR WINNAH!: CANDY CANE KISSES!!!!
But don’t take my word for it. Do yourself a favor and pick up a couple o’ bags tonight.
It’s like opening a fortune cookie with every Kiss! Except they all either say ‘Hot Cocoa Hot Cocoa Hot Cocoa’ or ‘Candy Cane Candy Cane Candy Cane’. >=(
Uh oh, looks like the Hot Cocoas aren’t happy with the decision! The Hot Cocoas and Candy Canes are at it again! They’re about to brawl!!! Goodnight everybody, we’re out of time, tune in next week for more Nitro!!!!