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Hershey’s New York Cheesecake Kisses, reviewed

Hershey’s Cheesecake Kisses

Hershey’s is getting more creative with what they put into their signature Kisses. Caramel and peanut butter, two staples of the filled Kisses line, seem downright ordinary compared to their newer offerings, like New York Cheesecake Kisses. Chocolate covered cheesecake sounds good in any situation and it’s no different when it comes in kiss form – after all, it’s what made me pick up the package!

These kisses seem slightly larger than the average kiss and have a slightly rounded top, which seems to indicate that they were molded (due to the filling)  rather than dropped into a kiss/chocolate chip shape. The milk chocolate coating is creamy, and softer than the chocolate found in a regular kiss. It complemented the filling well in taste and texture. The filling itself tasted slightly tangy, slightly sweet, and very much like a classic cheesecake. New York Style Cheesecake is known for being dense, heavy and silky smooth. The kiss filling doesn’t quite fit that mark, but it does have a texture that is much closer to cheesecake than your average cream filling. In short, they’re very tasty and will save you a few calories over a real slice of cheesecake when you’re looking for a fix in a pinch.

The chocolates are being billed as “Limited Edition” but I have a feeling that I’ve seen them once before, so they may be a type of kiss that has been “limited” several times. I didn’t notice any whole bags of these kisses available when I bought these, just small 5-piece packages. Clearly they’re intended to be given as a little valentine and, while I wouldn’t mind having a bigger bag around, this pack really is the perfect size for snacking.

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  • Godiva
    January 20, 2009

    I bought a full sized bag of these about three weeks ago and shared them with a friend, I think I ate 2 and the bag was gone! I think I bought them in Albertsons when they were first putting out the Valentines day candy.

  • Terry
    January 20, 2009

    This is the first I have heard of them. I am going to have to go looking for a bag of these. Thanks fro the tip!

  • Monet
    January 20, 2009

    I remember seeing these before; my mom got a big bag of them at Sam’s Club. I really like the caramel and peanut butter Kisses as well, so I was excited to try these. I know a couple people who really don’t like them, but I happen to like them a lot. The chocolate pairs nicely with the filling, and the creamy texture is nice as well.

  • Jenn's Baking Chamber
    January 20, 2009

    That is the best idea ever! I could probably eat the whole bag! they would be great in brownies of chocolate cupcake recipes! yum!

  • Cupcake
    January 21, 2009

    oh yeah I have had these before (we got them at Sam’s too).. they are so good!!!

  • Anna Liza S.Alfafara
    January 22, 2009

    Just when I thought I’ll be avoiding indulgence this year,lol. Seems to be a slim chance because no one could really resist great tasting cheesecakes and chocolates.

  • kelly
    December 4, 2010

    does anyone know where i can get them now??

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