REVIEW: Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses

With heavy snow currently pummeling parts of the country, there’s no denying that spring is in the air. As everyone is finishing up all the chocolates that they don’t want from their Valentine’s Day Whitman’s Sampler (looking at you, Messenger Boy), it’s officially time for Junk Food Land to turn their attention to Easter candy.

The shelves are filling up with traditional offerings like Cadbury Eggs and Peeps. But Hershey’s… Hershey’s! Hershey’s is putting something much more interesting on the table.

Introducing Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses!

Hershey's Carrot Cake Kisses

Hershey’s Carrot Cake Kisses

Here’s an exhaustive list of all my favorite cakes:

  1. Carrot Cake.
  2. Who Cares.

Carrot cake is my favorite cake, bar none. It’s often associated with spring flavors due to the loose affiliation that carrots have with Easter bunnies. But for me, there’s something much more special about carrot cake. With it’s wonderful blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sugar, it’s basically a giant appetizer for PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON, which will soon return at the beginning of summer to signal the start of fall.  Devotees will recall how obsessed we are with pumpkin spice at Junk Banter, so it should come as no surprise that I am bat-shit pumped for these Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses.

Oh yeah, and carrot cake is really, really, delicious.

Hershey's Carrot Cake Kisses

These Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses offer no description but “carrot cake candy.” Ingredients: Sugar and chemicals, our favorite ingredient.

Neat little orange foil and green font to make these look like carrots. I’ve always enjoyed the built-in self-control mechanism inherent to the unwrapping process with Kisses. You have to really hate yourself to go overboard in one sitting, as a rapidly growing pile of foil wrappers starts to feel shameful after a while. But since these look like carrots, I will feel no shame.

Hershey's Carrot Cake Kisses

Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses have an orange pastel outside and a creamy white filling. The filling is softer than the crispier orange shell; it melts effortlessly in your mouth as you chew. And that chew brings with it some serious frosting flavor.

The spice flavoring is pretty on point for carrot cake; the most prominent two are cinnamon and nutmeg. They work to keep the sweetness in check. And best of all? The Kisses become creamier like a cream cheese frosting with vanilla undertones as they melt on your tongue. They have a tiny bit of tang to them as well. Like all Hershey’s Kisses, they’re very sweet and a touch chemically. But these chemicals taste impressively of carrot cake.

Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses are a damn fine Easter chocolate and I love everything about them. Imagine if they had a little bit of walnut crunch in the center? I would be in total carrot cake heaven.

My favorite Hershey’s Kiss ever released without exception.

How Much I’m Counting This As One Serving of Vegetables Rating: 7.5 out of 10
How Pumped I Am For Pumpkin Spice Season Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10

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2 Responses

  1. Marc P says:

    I appreciate both the heads up and the review with these pictures. I have to get these.
    I did question your sanity in that carrot is your favorite cake but then I thought about it – but outside of plain chocolate or banana bread, I really can’t put up an argument.

    That being said, Quest ought to try this flavor out, would be waaaaay better than their pumpkin pie effort.

    Thanks JM.


    • Junk Male says:

      My man! I think a carrot cake Quest Bar is one of the finest suggestions I’ve heard. Since the actual cake relies so heavily on easy-to-use spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, it could work really well. I recognize I am unique in my love for carrot cake, but I’ve always felt it’s underrated. Happy to do the reviews, Marc!

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