Candy Girls: Hershey's Halloween Candy

Hershey's Candy Corn Kisses

While we generally like candy corn and Hershey's Kisses separately, we really weren't too sure what they would taste like combined. Because when you think about it, candy corn is really just flavored like…. sugar? Maybe slightly caramely sugar? Not a flavor that would hold up to chocolate. We guess that's why these are actually an all white chocolate-type of candy.

First Reaction: The smell is really overwhelming when we open the bag, but at least the silver, yellow and orange wrappers with the little flag reading "Candy Corn" is cute.

Aubrey: Yikes, it smells like fake sugar. Gag. It is really strong. Liz: Yeah, like scratch and sniff stickers. I bet they'll just taste like really sweet white chocolate. Not a good sign.

Taste:

Aubrey: They actually don't taste nearly as strong as they smell. They're not bad. Liz: It's got a flavor similar to candy corn, but with a different texture. Aubrey: Yeah, the chocolate melts nicely. These would probably be awful if you don't like white chocolate, but luckily I do. I'd eat a couple of these, but they are really rich and sweet. Liz: I bet they'd be great stuck on a dark chocolate cookie. They would look really cool and it would help balance the flavor. See if there are any recipes on the bag. Aubrey: Sure enough, there's a recipe for putting them on peanut butter cookies -- that sounds really good, too.

Conclusions: These are cute as a novelty, but they certainly aren't for the faint of heart.

Would we finish the bag? Only if we were using them to bake a batch of cookies. Would be buy again? More for decorative purposes than for actual eating. Rating: 3 out of 5

Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bar

These are novelty "snack size tombstone molded bars" that come with three different "humorous" grave inscriptions on the wrapper -- "Ed Less," "Doug McGrave," and "Barry L. Ive." Each bar is about half an ounce of cookie filled white chocolate.

First Reactions: The wrapping is cute and we imagine these would be a really fun addition to any kids trick or treat bag. Well, any kid that likes white chocolate.

Aubrey: I haven't had these in forever. I'm excited to revisit them. Liz: Yeah, and this size is probably the perfect way to enjoy these, since the white chocolate tends to be really sweet.

Taste:

Liz: Yum. I've always liked these and thought they were a good combination. Aubrey: Yes, the perfect balance -- like eating an oreo cookie with a glass of milk.

Conclusions: While there weren't really any surprises here, since these Cookies 'n' Crème bars have been around forever, the snack size and cute packaging make these a fun treat for Halloween.

Would we finish the bag? Sure -- we'd hand them all out on Halloween night and sneak a few to eat for ourselves. Would be buy again? Maybe. The snack size is perfect, but you only really ever want one small bar every so often. More for sharing, perhaps. Rating: 3.5 out of 5

-- Aubrey and Liz

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