Monday, December 4, 2006

Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes

There are a lot of different kind of flavored candy canes out there. I could probably start a blog and post about a different one each and every day. And bore myself and you to tears.


I rather like hard candy and I rather enjoy candy canes. I’m more interested in the minty and spicy flavors as I like that combination during the winter, not the fruity flavors. If I had to give holiday seasons a flavor set it would go something like this:

Halloween = Milk Chocolate and Nuts
Thanksgiving = Caramel
Christmas = Nougat, Mint and Spice
Valentine’s Day = Dark Chocolate and Sweet Fruit Flavors
Easter = White Chocolate and Sour Fruit Flavors

Of course the product above from Hershey’s has very little to do with that list. The Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes are really lovely. A white cane with small green and red bands and a larger brown stripe winding its way around the generous 5 1/2 inch cane. I would guess that some folks would pick these up more often because of the pleasant color scheme than the taste.

Because they’re not that tasty.

The candy is nice and solid without that foamy crunch that some canes have. These have a mild minty taste and an overwhelming cardboard chocolate flavor. The word chocolatey doesn’t do it justice. It’s like someone watered down a Tootsie Roll with sugar and a dab of peppermint. The stale and plain chocolatey taste has no relation to much of what’s great about chocolate itself. It’s not rich, it’s not creamy, it’s not complex, it’s not fulfilling or addictive. I had a lingering aftertaste of packaging material with a minty hint.

So what makes them like this? Here is the list of ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, contains 2% or less of: Natural and Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color and Soy Lecithin. So there you go, there’s no chocolate in there.

If you’re looking for candy canes to decorate with and this fits your color scheme and you’re one of those people who never actually eats them, well, these are definitely for you. Oh, and they’re Kosher!

Name: Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: samples from
Price: $1.89 retail
Size: 6.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 114
Categories: Mint, Hard Candy, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:46 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. “It?s like someone watered down a Tootsie Roll with sugar and a dab of peppermint.”

    That’s about right!  However, when I’m making homemade hot chocolate, I love to put about three of these in the pot.  They dissolve and add a yummy minty flavor.  I just blogged about it yesterday, actually.  smile

    Comment by MusicalMom on 12/04/06 at 8:01 am #
  2. For some reason, the flavor described reminds me of some “chocolate” lip balm I got as a child.  <shivers>

    Comment by April on 12/04/06 at 9:40 am #
  3. Welcome back, Cybele. I read a review on i-mockery of the rest of these brand-flavoured candy canes - Take a look, the Gobstopper ones look fun.

    Comment by GTO on 12/04/06 at 9:43 am #
  4. I guess taste is in the mouth of the beholder, LOL.  I absolutely love these candy canes and used to buy boxes and boxes of them.  They are my absolute favorite candy cane to eat.  But there again, I like tootsie rolls too, lol.

    Actually that is how I came across this site…I was searching to see if they still made them and if I could order any from the internet.  I have moved to Canada and I miss these delicious treats at this time of the year.

    Comment by cajenigs on 12/06/09 at 2:32 am #
  5. I LOVE the Hershey’s candy cane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Julie Payne on 1/18/11 at 8:33 am #
  6. I’m definitely a fan of these candy canes! They’re actually the only kind I like. I happened upon your blog when looking for a picture of these for facebook!

    Comment by Erin on 11/12/12 at 10:59 pm #
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