Candy Cane Kisses

Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
photo via moonjuice

Our awesome nanny Tara recently brought over a bag of the most insidious candy I’ve ever encountered: Candy Cane Hershey’s Kisses. They are mint-flavored and have itty bitty bits of candy canes in them. Have you ever had them? I didn’t even know they existed until this year, which is a good thing, because that bag we got on Thursday? Yeah, it’s gone. I’ve been binging on those Kisses for four days and I still can’t say I even like them that much. But they are tricky little buggers and have an addictive quality that causes you to eat 10 of them in rapid succession and still want more.

The funny thing is that when Tara showed up with them I thanked her politely while thinking really snobby thoughts about Hershey’s chocolate and how it’s crappy and I don’t eat it. But of course I had to try one of these seasonal Kisses since they were a gift and I’d never had one. Oh man. These are not a quality treat but they are creamy and minty and the candy cane bits provide the perfect amount of subtle crunchiness. What else can I say? They’re dangerous, stay away unless you like to over-consume poor quality sugary foods that trick you into thinking they taste good.

It should be noted that I had to borrow a photo from flickr because there were no Candy Cane Kisses left in our house for me to photograph. I couldn’t risk buying another bag because they are evil insidious little bastards and I clearly do not have the self-control required to resist their siren song.


  • I’m totally sending you 10 bags of these now!

  • I love this post for so many reasons! Your initial disdain for a Hershey’s product rings true. (Sometimes you just gotta go lowbrow though – I made s’mores the other day and nothing but a bar of the ubiquitous stuff would suffice.) I am also usually too impatient to photograph my food.

    P.S. The perfect chocolate/peppermint combo will always and forever be York patties mixed with chocolate frozen yogurt at Hogi Yogi.

  • I didn’t need to know about these… ;(

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