May 28, 2008

Review: Hershey's Chocolate Truffle Kisses - "Don't bother"

kissestruffle_thumb.jpgIn a word..."ehhh."

That's the best we can come up with for these very...well...forgettable chocolates.

I got these with the highest of hopes. I like Hershey's Kisses and I love truffles - these should be awesome. But when I unsheathed these chocolates from their foil wrapper, what I saw were what looked like small, brown baby bottle nipples. The tip of the Kiss is much thicker that the normal Hershey's Kiss - totally screws with an iconic brand shape (think Coke's hourglass bottle, Heinz Ketchup bottles, and the Hershey Kiss). Add to that a smell that is reminiscent of canned chocolate icing and you have a pretty unappealing situation.

The taste was VERY milky - which in the case of Hershey's chocolate is to say "sour milky." And there is no taste differential between the coating and the truffle filling. But at least that lack of distinction is consistent, there is virtually no difference in texture either. When you have a great truffle, there is a distinct difference between the harder coating that gives way to a softer, creamier filling. Not so in this case. The outside melts quickly, there is no break between the coating and filling, and the texture of both is nearly identical.

Overall, don't bother. If you want a really good, quality, mass-market truffle, try Lindt instead.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at May 28, 2008 10:08 AM
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