Post # 1
Aussie bee here thinking of using Hershey’s Kisses as a wedding favour.
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of the sizes? Are there 2 sizes or just one? I want to put these in organza bags or cute little boxes but just wanted to get an idea of the size before I bought a bulk bag.
I have never tried them, but have heard that they are a nice brand of chocolate. Would you agree?
Post # 2
They have a medium size, in it’s own box. Here’s a sample: http://www.sweetcitycandy.com/hershey-kiss-silver-1-45oz
Of course, it depends on the size of the bag. I put Hershey’s (we live about 1.5 hours away) candies in 3in. x 4in. sized organza bags, for my daughter’s bridal shower, and it seemed to take a lot of the little kisses. Luckily Hershey products were buy 2 get 1 free, at my local grocery store that week. I ended up mixing them with Rollos, small Reese’s cups, and the bite-sized bars.
Post # 3
kaleidoscope: typical kisses are small, the bottom is probably the size between the size of a Canadian nickle and a quarter, you would probably want to give people at least 4. They’re not super high quality chocolate but they’re a good milk chocolate and they’re pretty popular.
Post # 4
I used them as favors. I bought BULK bags of them as Costco and put about 20 in a bag with a bow as a favor. You can also get different colored wrapped if you would like. Silver is plain and purple is dark chocolate. There are others also. Everyone loves kisses and they are cheap!
Post # 5
I would not consider Kisses to be a good-quality chocolate. The flavored ones are better, but I find the chocolate itself pretty dull and chalky. I’ve only ever seen one size — they’re tiny. I’d say at least five per person if you choose to use them.
Post # 6
kaleidoscope: Are you importing them from somewhere? Honestly- if shipping is expensive they are not worth it. It’s not high quality chocolate at all- just the basic brand we have here in the states, similar to cadbury in England. If they aren’t common where you’re from I don’t think people will know they are called “kisses”, so they’ll just be these slightly odd-shaped pieces of ok chocolate.
Post # 7
Cherry kiss with random crap around my apartment for size reference
Post # 8
Cool, thanks for the info guys, much appreciated 🙂
MexiPino: I would buy them from a supplier here in Aus, but they are still pretty cheap.
LittleE3: Awesome photo, that really helps get an idea of the size!
Post # 9
(Fellow Aussie here) To be honest I hate the Kiss chocolate. It is NOTHING like Cadbury – they are very fake-sugar tasting, not creamy. BUT some people love them so if you’ve had them before and do like them, use them. 🙂
Post # 10
Definitely try before you buy, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea! You can get little bags just from lolly shops. I’m from Australia and I like Hershey’s kisses, but my husband doesn’t think they’re that great.
Post # 11
If you are used to “English” tasting chocolate like Cadburys, I’d offer the view that Hershey really isn’t great! Or at least tastes absolutely nothing like it!
Personally, and please don’t kill me US Bees, I cannot abide the stuff and have yet to find more than one friend who likes Hershey chocolate.
Is there not a better brand available that offers similar favour sized chocolate miniatures?
Post # 12
kaleidoscope: Check out the reject shop. They have them in store here in Vic and they are cheaper than what I paid in the USA for them.
If you are in Vic there is also a store called i think the Lolly Shop that is in some shopping centres which basically stock USA lollies. They were fairly cheap in there as well.
Post # 13
So funny, the Reject Shop? I never heard that term, but I’m pretty sure I know what you mean. We have Odd Lots, The Dump, etc.
I love Cadbury milk chocolate – and lived on the bars of it, when I was at the end of a trip to London. (I can get it in our grocery’s here). Dove chocolate is good, too. They have foil covered, kissy lips, but possible only around Valentine’s? You can score good prices on any candy the day after Easter.