The Laidback Gourmet: Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss

Welcome to another edition of the Laidback Gourmet the only food blog online where Halloween can go into sudden death overtime. As I was walking through Target today looking to see if I could get any good sales on marked down Halloween stuff a candy confection crossed my craving conviction. (How’s that for alliteration?) Today we’ll be taking a look at interesting flavor of Hershey Kiss: Pumpkin Spice.

Now my original thought when looking at this bag is that I don’t know how milk chocolate and pumpkin spices are going to taste together. Yes, Cinnamon and Chocolate are a match made in heaven even though not everyone is aware of this holy union. However, the OTHER pumpkin spices: Ginger, cloves and Nutmeg… well, that sounds more like an unholy union. Well, you don’t know until you try so let’s open the bag and pour some out.

Nice fall/Halloween coloring on these. These are definitely candies that are made to put out on display in some festive candy dish. Interesting note my festive candy dish is a ceramic dish showing Homer Simpson dressed as Frankenstein’s Creature having a light saber battle versus the Chucacabra using Jar Jar Bink‘s decapitated head as a bludgeoning weapon. I’m lying, but how awesome would a bowl like that be? I’d keep it out all year round! Let’s open one up.

Hm, now that’s not what I was expecting. It looks like this is going to be white chocolate, not milk chocolate. Should have guessed that. Well since I have nothing else to ramble about, let’s take a big big.

*Om Nom Nom*

Cool, nice white coloring on the inside. As for the taste, not bad. It doesn’t taste much like chocolate, either white or milk, but it’s quite creamy with a nice pumpkin spice flavor. You know what it reminds me of? If you made a candy out of those flavored creamers. Not bad, but honestly I can’t see eating more than a few of these with a cup of tea. I’ll give them a 6/10. If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice, or pumpkin spice creamers, give these a try. (If you can still find them)

That concludes another edition of the Laidback Gourmet and as always thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed yourself. If you have any comments, suggestions for future laidback gourmets, or if you wish to lavish thy praise upon me (or heck if you just want to shoot the crap with me) email me at Until next time, I’m Ed DiFolco, you’re Laidback Gourmet saying, “Well, if the Simpsons can do their Halloween stuff in November, why can’t I?”

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