Hershey’s Kisses were first introduced in 1907. How they received their name isn’t exactly clear, but a popular theory is that the candy was named for the sound or motion of the chocolate being deposited during manufacturing.
The basic concept of the present-day wrapping machines for Hershey’s Kisses dates back to a single channel wrapper developed in August 1921. The famous plume that extends from the wrapper was added around this time. Before these machines, Kisses were wrapped by hand. Today’s machines can wrap up to 1,300 Hershey’s Kisses per minute!
Eat just one little Kiss to finish off your Valentine’s Day dinner, or give them as a gift to anyone, from a date to a friend to a child. Kisses are beautifully suited to all sorts of dessert recipes, too! Use them to top cupcakes after putting on the icing, or melt them slightly into the center of your blondies as they’re baking. Make your Kisses into art by using them to create Hershey’s Kiss “Flowers.”
Be creative with your own ways to enjoy this candy that’s delighted people of all ages for more than a century!