Mix And Mingle: Hershey’s Debuts Holiday-Themed Chocolate Treats

There is nothing like unwrapping the gift of chocolate during the holiday season. It is literally the sweetest present. From white and dark chocolate, to peanut butter cups and dipped pretzels, the options for gifting Hershey’s are as plentiful as they are popular.

The cocoa bean, also known as cacao, is one of the more bitter seeds. It derives from South America, mainly in the area within the Amazon Basin, but there are plenty of chocolate treats that come from Africa, too. About 70 percent of modern-day cocoa beans come from West Africa.

But few companies have created a magical treat like Hershey’s has. The Pennsylvania-based cocoa company, founded in 1894 by Milton Hershey, continues to be an American favorite.

Come holiday season, Hershey’s always unveils festive treats. This year is no different, with five brand new holiday-themed candies, in addition to the perennially favorites (Think red and green wrapped Hershey Kisses and special chocolate bars.)

Take a look at some of Hershey’s newest products, which make the perfect gift for basically anyone.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Holiday Lights

These peanut butter and chocolate festive lights look just like the ones hanging on your tree—only these are delicious. The festive treat makes for a great stocking stuffer for the Reese’s lovers in your life.

Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels White Crème with Nonpareils

These bite size pretzels dipped in white crème and decorated with sprinkles are a delicious little dessert for the holiday season. These treats are wonderful to savor alone or share with family and friends.

Hershey’s Holiday Mix and Mingle Tin

Kick off the gathering season with the holiday mix and mingle tin. You’ll be the hit of the holiday party when bringing this snack mix of Hershey’s Cookies and Crème Drops, candy-coated milk chocolates, Whoppers and mini pretzels. It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Kit Kat Sweet Cinnamon Miniatures

Kit Kat is introducing a brand new flavor just in time for the holiday season. The iconic crispy wafers are now surrounded by sweet cinnamon flavor. These make the perfect winter dessert for all. They have quite the strong taste, and if you like cinnamon, you can’t go wrong with this treat.

Reese’s Mystery Shapes

For the first time in 20 years, Reese’s is rolling out seasonally inspired Mystery Shapes. Unwrap a surprise that has the perfect ratio of peanut butter and chocolate, because let’s be honest, that’s what really matters. Try out all three before the new year.

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Joseph Wolkin
Joseph Wolkin is the editor of the Levittown Tribune, Syosset-Jericho Tribune and Anton Media Group's automotive special section and county news section. A graduate of Stony Brook University, Joseph has been published in dozens of publications. He is the author of Grandma: The Story Of A Boy And His Grandma.

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