Love is in the air and so are KISSES!

The Hershey Food Corporation holds the trademark for “KISSES,” which hit the market in 1907. Don’t ask how they got the name Kisses—Milton Hershey took that secret to his grave. A popular theory is that the candy was named for the sound or motion of the chocolate being deposited during manufacturing.

A few fun facts about KISSES:

  • The streetlamps in Hershey, PA are shaped like Hershey Kisses.

  • 70 million Hershey’s Kisses are produced every day at the factory

  • The machines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Enough Kisses are produced annually to form a line more than 300,000 miles long

  • Kisses were hand wrapped by factory workers until 1921.

  • The tissue paper poking from the top of the Kiss was trademarked in 1924

  • In 1942 production of Hershey Kisses was halted to save foil for the war effort.

  • Red and pink foils were used for the first time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 1986

  • In 1993 Hershey’s introduced Hershey’s Hugs – basically mini-Kisses hugged by white chocolate.

What’s your favorite Hershey’s KISS flavor? Leave your answer in the comments below.



Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate with Almonds


Special Dark Chocolate

Chocolate Lava Cake

Cherry Cordial

Mint Truffle

Candy Cane

White Chocolate Hugs

Hot Cocoa

Cookies and Cream

Pumpkin Spice

 Meltaway Roses




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