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Hershey's new Carrot Cake Kisses provoke serious Easter candy controversy

Justina Huddleston is an editor and the head writer for TDmonthly Magazine. She has been a freelance writer for several years, though her real passion is cooking. You can see the recipes she creates on her vegan food blog, A Life of Litt...

Keep the haters at bay, I'll be over here snacking on Carrot Cake Kisses

People are freaking out over Hershey's new Carrot Cake Kisses, and it's not hard to see why.

Following sightings on Reddit and The Impulsive Buy, NBC News confirms that Hershey's carrot cake-flavored Kisses will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores.

Keep the haters at bay, I'll be over here snacking on Carrot Cake Kisses
Image: theimpulsivebuy/Flickr/Original photo was cropped but not altered for this article.

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Details about the candies are scarce, but it appears they are pastel orange and allegedly have a white chocolate base with some "carrot cake" flavoring added. But much like actual carrot cake (which, spoiler alert, just tastes like sugar and is delicious), I doubt these candies taste anything like actual carrots. M&M'S had a white chocolate-carrot cake flavor a few years ago, and it was the bomb, with nary a hint of vegetable hiding among all that sugar.

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News of the Easter-themed flavor was met by most SheKnows staffers with exclamations of "ew!" But personally, I'm all for it. Easter candy is so boring. There is no candy more disappointing than the hollow milk chocolate bunny; foil-wrapped eggs always have secret foil particles stuck to them, just waiting to destroy your teeth; and Cadbury Creme Eggs are available year-round now, so there's really not much of a wow factor there anymore. And do. Not. Get me started on the culinary atrocity that is Peeps (#ShotsFired).

Besides, we've seen worse novelty Easter candy before:

  • Peeps Milk (please God, no)
  • Easter Grass Twizzlers (choking hazard?)
  • Candy Corn Chicks (waxy and lame)
  • Brach's Chicks & Rabbits, aka Easter Circus Peanuts (truly an abomination)
  • Chocolate-covered cookie dough "bunny poop" (just embarrassing)
  • Black jelly beans (literally Satan's favorite)

Long story short, I'm into it and will be picking up a bag of Carrot Cake Hershey's Kisses as soon as I spy them at my local store. And to all of the carrot cake haters, enjoy your black jelly beans while I continue living the good life over on Team Carrot Cake.

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