REVIEW: Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar

Hershey s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar

Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar

You guessed it! It’s an extra creamy version of a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar.

How is it?

The best Hershey’s bar I’ve ever had came directly from the source. As a kid, my family took a trip to Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. After the factory ride, an attendant (disappointingly NOT Hershey’s version of an Oompa Loompa) handed me the freshest, most delicious Hershey bar I’d ever had or would ever have.

Until now?

This Extra Creamy version gives that fabled chocolate bar a run for its nostalgic money.

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I usually feel like Hershey’s chocolate is a tad plasticky at first, but I literally *SNAPPED* a rectangle piece off, and it melted in my mouth almost instantly.

It reminded me more of Cadbury chocolate or any of the other various “premium” brands than Hershey’s. If regular bars are “milk chocolate,” this tasted like “milkier chocolate” – more on that later.

I really think it’s an improvement on the classic.

Is there anything else you need to know?

I’m sure you’re wondering what’s actually different. I mean, it’s right in the name, but how can it prove it’s “extra creamy.”

My answer to that is, I don’t know.

I compared the ingredients of Extra Creamy and a regular, and there were a few small differences. Extra Creamy uses skim milk, whereas the original has “milk.” Regular also has “lactose, vanillin and emulsifier” listed, whereas Extra Creamy doesn’t. I guess that’s enough to make this one extra creamy?

Whatever tweaks were made, I dig them, and I want them to stick.


Look, ultimately, it’s a Hershey’s bar. How often are you buying them for non-s’ more purposes? There are ten candy bars made by Hershey’s alone that you’d probably buy before this, but I definitely recommend trying one.

I hope Hershey’s makes this the standard moving forward. Hit me with an Extra Creamy Krackel. How about some Extra Creamy Reese’s Cups? Rolos? Mr. BETTER Bars?!

Keep it creamy, Hershey’s.

Purchased Price: 78 cents
Size: 1.58 oz.
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) 220 calories, 13 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 20 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar”

  1. This is what their Symphony plain bar is supposed to be all of the time. I was so impressed when it came out. Since then, its creaminess has tanked to the point I can barely tell the difference. Same thing with their Symphony bar with toffee. The toffee bits have gotten smaller and smaller to the point of being barely discernible.

    1. I used to love Symphony bars, and up until this post I had completely forgotton they existed. That sucks to hear about the toffee bars, those were great.

    2. Really? Aw I’m sorry that you don’t enjoy them any more. Symphony bars are my go-to for a chocolate treat.

  2. “Extra Creamy” is probably achieved through processing (longer conching time) than anything in the ingredients.

  3. sadly, I think they are on their way out. I just discovered them on a clearance rack at Walmart. They were 25 cents. I tried it just now for the first time, and it tastes so expensive! I really like it. I guess I got to try them before they’re gone, we’ll see. Thanks for the great review.

  4. Well i just tried the hersheys extra creamy and i think its absolutely delicious. I hope they keep making them.

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