Hershey’s really loves their special-editition Kisses. They experiment with flavors and fillings constantly and seem to release another “limited edition” Kiss every month.
When they first started putting out filled Kisses, flavors like caramel and peanut butter were a bit hit, but no they’ve beeen releasing so many so fast (from Truffle to peppermint to coconut creme), that they all seem to be tending towards mediocre. And, unfortunately, the Vanilla Creme Hershey’s Kisses are no exception.
They’re not bad, just uninteresting. These kisses have a good balance of creme to chocolate, but the creme tastes a bit like a less-solid oreo cookie filling. It doesn’t have very much vanilla flavor, even when eaten on its own, and tastes almost too sweet when paired ith the chocolate. If Hershey’s intensified the vanilla, possibly by using real vanilla instead of artificial flavoring, it would definitely help.