Hershey’s Kisses: Fun Facts and Recipes

By ABC News

Sep 18, 2012 8:40am
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Hershey’s Kisses are one of the most popular chocolate candies in America.  The bite-sized candies have a tear-drop shape  wrapped in aluminum foil.  Where did the candy get its name?

“There’s a belt the chocolate goes down, it pulls up, makes a little kiss sound, and that’s where legend says the name came from,” said Philomena Krosmico, director of manufacturing for West Hershey (Pa.) and Reese plants.

Here are a few fun facts about Kisses:

  • 70 million Hershey’s Kisses are produced everyday at the factory;
  • The machines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • Enough Kisses are produced annually to form a line more than 300,000 miles long.

Craving a Kiss?  Here are some chocolaty recipes:

Hershey’s Kisses Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses Candies Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s Double Kisses Truffles

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