Product Type: Hershey's Chocolate
Newest Review: ... a really well known US sweet. I said no and she eventually wasted £2 of her pocket money buying an 143g bag of almond kisses. Inside th... more
I'd rather have a Glasgow kiss!
Member Name: wigglylittleworm
Advantages: the almond
Disadvantages: cheap chocolate
When you think of the great chocolate making countries of the world then Belgium and Switzerland are two nations which may spring to mind. The USA is known for producing bad chocolate and having tried Hershey's utterly disgusting peanut butter cups then I was not in a hurry to sample anything else from the brand. My daughter felt differently and every time we were in Asda she would beg me to buy a bag of Hershey's kisses which is apparently a really well known US sweet. I said no and she eventually wasted £2 of her pocket money buying an 143g bag of almond kisses.
Inside the bag is around 20 individually wrapped sweeties. Each chocolate is around 2cm in diameter around the base and rises to a point, an attractive enough shape but not exactly how I would represent a kiss in chocolate form.
Upon using the little paper tab to open the sweet I was hit by a very odd smell. The chocolate smells exceptionally sweet with a hint of vomit like you get with parmesan thrown in for good measure. When biting into the chocolate you are hit with this incredible sweetness and then a very cloying creaminess which assaults my tastebuds in a really bad way. The chocolate melts nicely but has a bitter tang to it, not in a good way like dark chocolate but it's just a really murky flavour. The texture of the chocolate is slightly gritty and overall it reminds me of cheap cooking chocolate blocks and it leaves an awful aftertaste and my mouth feeling dry.
Inside each kiss is a whole almond, the almond is nice enough but would have been even nicer had it been toasted or caremalised.
Hershey's kisses are the only chocolate which my daughter has ever refused to eat, in fact she described them as tasting like poo. Considering her palate is not exactly sophisticated and she happily munches on any junk food then you know the chocolate has to be truly terrible to turn her nose up at it.
Hershey's kisses are one of the worst sweets I have ever tasted, instead of gritty cheap chocolate I would far rather have some creamy galaxy.
Summary: terrible chocolates