Food: Hershey’s Kisses

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When I worked in an office, I always kept a jar of Hershey’s Kisses on my desk. One day a co-worker brought her little girl to work, and the child wandered to my office. I said, “Hey! Would you like a kiss?” The girl, who had been sternly taught the difference between “good touching” and “bad touching”, made a beeline straight for her mom. Ha! More for me.

These delicious chocolate mouthfuls have been around since 1907. They were initially hand-wrapped until Hershey’s developed a machine to package them. That’s when the little “plume” was added, too.

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Although Kisses now come in a variety of flavors, nothing has surpassed the original milk chocolate variety. But go ahead, give them a try – Milk Chocolate with Almond, White Chocolate Hugs, Caramel Filled, Special Dark. And literally dozens of other varieties Hershey’s rolls out for a limited time.

I expect they have plenty, since Hershey’s makes more than 80 million Kisses each day. I probably couldn’t eat more than a million a year, so you can have the rest.

Here’s the bad part, and there’s no way around it. Nine Kisses have a total of 230 calories. That means if you want a 100-calorie snack of Kisses, you can have four. Four. I’m just getting warmed up at four. While I’m opening the next bag, here’s a Kisses commercial in Spanish featuring singer and soap opera actress Thalia. Yeah, I don’t know who she is either, but she’s easy on the eyes…

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