Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses

Mint Truffle KissesAs I tried to document back in October, there are about 100 different varieties of Hershey’s Kisses, all issued this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Kiss. Some are inventive new flavor combinations, some are rather poor executions of good ideas and still others are just different wrappers.

While it appears that Hershey’s has not reintroduced their seasonal favorite, the Mint Kisses, they did do a wide release of the Mint Truffle Kisses. They’re obviously a winter or holiday item with the snowflakes on the package. While I’ve been looking around for the vexingly hard to find Malt Crunch, I’ve had no trouble finding the Mint Truffle, so I waited to buy them at the best price.

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The Kisses come in either a silver foil with green writing or green foil with silver writing. Inside there’s a minted dark chocolate shell with a light green minted truffle filling.

As with many of the other filled Kisses, these are a little greasy on the outside. (The Coconut Creme were huge offenders on this front.) They feel a bit cool on the tongue, that could be the huge dose of peppermint going on there but they also melt pretty easily as well. The truffle center isn’t super smooth, it’s more like a really soft and creamy mint frosting. It has a bit of a salty note to it, much more noticeable than the chocolate shell, this cuts through what would probably be a super-sweet Kiss. I like the little pop it gives it.

There are no partially hydrogenated oils in here but 40% of your RDA of saturated fats in just 9 Kisses. This bag also seems to be more generous than some. It has 11 ounces in it, most recent bags of limited edition Kisses are 8.5 ounces (of course that could just be the size that the other stores I frequent choose to carry).

Related Candies

  1. Candy Corn Kisses
  2. Kisses Coconut Creme
  3. Kisses Chocolate Truffles
  4. The Mint Kisses: Chocolate Mint & Candy Cane
  5. Peanut Butter Kisses
  6. Cherry Cordial Creme Kisses
  7. Head to Head: Rolo vs Caramel Kisses
  8. Short & Sweet: Caramello /  Mega M&Ms / Orange Kisses
Name: Limited Edition Mint Truffle Kisses
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: KMart (Torrance)
Price: $2.00 (on sale!)
Size: 11 ounces
Calories per ounce: 145
Categories: Chocolate, Mint, United States, Hershey's, Christmas, Limited Edition, Kosher

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Comments
  1. I keep a 4-inch terra cotta pot on my desk (I work for a plant company) full of new and different flavors of kisses.  Basically the stuff that I want to taste, but after 1 or 2 I need to get rid of the rest of the bag.  I could NOT stop eating these when they had their turn as flavor of the week.  When I was down to just a couple I set them next to my computer so I could fill the pot with a different flavor.  Several hours later I picked one up and it was just slightly softened…oh, heaven.  I saw the malt crunch in my local K-mart recently and wondered if you’d found them yet.  Hopefully they’ll turn up!

    Comment by Kimberly on 12/18/07 at 8:09 am #
  2. These were good.  I also thought they were salty, but my brother didn’t agree, so I thought it was just me. 

    I haven’t been able to find the malt either.  The newest flavor I’ve seen is Trio Kisses—milk and dark chocolate with a white drizzle, if memory serves correctly.  I saw them at Target but I don’t need another bag of candy!  But I may just cave and use them in a thumbprint cookie or something.

    Comment by Alicia on 12/18/07 at 11:35 am #
  3. Now, those I would eat.

    Comment by Shannon on 12/18/07 at 2:19 pm #
  4. Yes, I can vouch for what Kimberly said. I found my malt Kisses at Kart too.

    Trio Kisses Alicia? Those are new! The more recent ones I’ve seen have been the Marshmallow.

    Comment by Sera on 12/18/07 at 3:45 pm #
  5. Your review inspired me to reach into my candy stash and have one of these mint truffle kisses.  I really like the dark chocolate truffle ones

    Comment by janet on 12/19/07 at 3:41 am #
  6. These sound fantastic.  I’m on a diet though *sniffle*

    Comment by Karen on 12/19/07 at 7:51 am #
  7. someone put a bowl of these on my desk at work today, and I can’t stop eating them. I think I am going to be sick.

    Comment by Sean S. on 12/19/07 at 8:01 am #
  8. i agree with Sean and Kimberly - i couldn’t stop eating these things. i’m not even a fan of hershey kisses in general. but that bag? i ate it in two days. and it was scrump.

    Comment by Lindsey on 12/20/07 at 4:08 pm #
  9. I just had the hot cocoa ones. They were a little, well, bland, but I certainly wouldn’t spit one out!

    Comment by Marikol on 12/21/07 at 10:56 am #
  10. Oh, these are a dessert delicacy of a candy. Rich, smooth, deliciously melt-in-your-mouth, with a cool mint spark. I would have given them a big fat 10!

    Comment by Sparkina on 12/21/07 at 12:09 pm #
  11. Does anyone know where you can get these mint kisses? I’m not usually a huge fan, but these are to die for!!!!

    Comment by Anita on 1/21/08 at 1:39 pm #
  12. i LOVE these! i ran across them in kmart (and the only place i could find them) right before st. patricks day. I thought i would give them a go. OMG. They have to be one of my favorites chocolate candies. incredible. im so glad to know that they are a winter candy as well.

    Comment by leia on 4/06/08 at 12:14 pm #
  13. I just discovered these little guys in my Christmas stocking this year, and wanted to add that the salty note that people are detecting is probably to emulate the famous (infamous?) Frango mint meltaways from Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s). Frangos are my undeniable all time favorite chocolate, and to be able to get these Kisses without a special trip to Chicago (and $18 for a box!), I think they’re pretty darn passable wink I’ve eaten…well…a lot this evening.

    Comment by Becky on 1/12/09 at 6:43 pm #
  14. I also love these, they really reminded me of Andes Mints, which I love! I found these at my Walgreens, so you might have luck there.

    Comment by Rebecca on 12/13/10 at 12:23 pm #
  15. I keep hoping that hershey’s will come back with the mint chocolate kisses without the truffle. The way they first came out. I never cared for that flavor of mint and the solid mint/chocolate of the original style was a lot better for baking.

    Comment by Arwen on 10/11/13 at 6:19 pm #

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