One flavor combo I really love is the combination of strawberry and chocolate. That’s why I was particularly excited to find out that Hershey’s has released strawberry flavored dark chocolate Kisses. I knew they had to be mine.
The wrapper is a beautiful berry pink color and the tag proudly announces “strawberry” all over itself. The smell of the Kisses is noticeable right away when the bag is opened, with a very strong, sweet berry aroma. Once unwrapped, I was surprised to see the the shape of the kiss itself suggests it was formed in a mold rather than the press technique that makes kisses so unique. I was confused by this because it’s not of the “filled” Kiss variety, like the Caramel Kisses and Peanut Butter Kisses flavors. The chocolate was dark, shiny, smooth and had a good snap to it.
The taste is the same as the smell, having strong candy-like strawberry/fruity flavor. It’s hard for me to describe since it’s different from any other strawberry flavor I’ve tasted before. The dark chocolate is an “aftertaste”, so to speak. It doesn’t really hit you until the wall of strawberry flavor has subsided and the Kiss itself has somewhat melted on your tongue. The texture is nice and smooth with a little grain to it. Aside from the strange strawberry flavor and the lack of “chocolatey-ness”, I really enjoyed these Kisses. So much so that over half the bag is gone now and I only bought it a couple of days ago. Oops.
This leads me to wonder what the other possibilities that strawberry chocolate could have in the Kisses line. Strawberry and chocolate work so wonderfully together and I can easily see them mixing well with both milk and white chocolate. Why Hershey decided on dark chocolate is a bit perplexing to me. it must be due to the recent popularity of dark chocolate.
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