Hershey’s Kisses can always be counted on to come out with at least one special edition flavor for any given holiday. The kisses are bite sized, which makes them a good vehicle for trying out new flavors without committing to eating (or possibly throwing away) an entire chocolate bar. For Halloween this year, Hershey’s has out Candy Corn Kisses, Pumpkin Spice Kisses and, apparently, Caramel Apple Kisses. I would jump on the caramel apple candies, but I haven’t seen them in stores near me. I have, however, seen the Pumpkin Spice Kisses and picked up a bag to see how my favorite fall spice blend translated into a candy form.
The candies are not chocolate, as they have no cocoa butter in their ingredients, but they do have a distinct flavor of white chocolate. The spice is primarily in the outer orange layer, while the center of the kiss is a cheesecake-like vanilla cream. It’s actually a very good combination for a candy. They got quite soft at room temperature, but I felt that it added to the cheesecake notes that I got from each kiss. They’re sweet, and so I wouldn’t eat more than two at a time, but they are a nice twist for fall and would be great mixed into a bowl with regular chocolate kisses and served at a Halloween party.