REVIEW: Hershey’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Kisses

What are they?

The package describes these new Valentine’s Day Kisses as “extra creamy milk chocolate with strawberry flavored center.”

How are they?

These Kisses have the same chocolate that the other filled Kisses have. It’s a little different from the solid Kisses, but it’s largely a vehicle for the filling.

The filling in this case is bright red, and I don’t know if I would have pegged the flavor as strawberry if the wrapper and the plume didn’t tell me.

I enjoy this candy, but it’s not one I would miss if it didn’t come back. It’s excessively sweet, and I say that as someone with a tremendous sweet tooth.

Anything else you need to know?

If the description sounds familiar, it should: I’m pretty sure these are exactly the same as Vampire Kisses the company has released for Halloween.

It might seem weird to recycle Halloween candy for Valentine’s Day, but they’re practically the same holiday. You don’t get the day off of work or school, and they both use candy to market age-inappropriate things to children (horror and romance).

The flavor itself might be more appropriate for February, but I prefer the blood-red concept for October. So many other candies use the strawberry chocolate flavor this time of year, and they execute it better.

Conclusion:

Hershey’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Kisses are fine and passable. They would be great in a Valentine’s goody bag. But the seasonal aisle is full of better and more interesting candies.

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 9 oz bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (6 pieces) 120 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 20 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 16 grams of sugar including 13 grams of added sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Hershey’s Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Kisses”

  1. The cherry cordial kisses that were out some years ago were amazing and probably my top “filled” kiss. And I must say that your cross section picture is miiiiiles better and more appealing than the package image! Nice one and thanks for the review. Maybe these would have been better with dark chocolate to balance out the sweet.

  2. In terms of quality, I’m curious as to whether there is any natural strawberry flavoring used in this “chocolate dipped strawberry” product or if it’s pretty much a typical artificial flavoring that a manufacturer would use to make say strawberry lollipops.

  3. These are horrifically flavored IMO. The goop has a metallic tasting twang to it. Agree with the other person who said the cherry filled ones from several years ago were better. I think those were either 2019 or 2020, before the world turned over itself.

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