For many reasons, Wal-Mart is one shopping destination I avoid. In fact, I hadn't been in a Wal-Mart for several years before last week.
What lured me back? The promise of Bliss Milk Chocolate with Almonds, the fifth variety of Hershey's premium chocolate line. They really DO exist! I found my Bliss close to the front of the store and headed for the checkout line. But another interesting Hershey's package caught my attention before I made it out of the store. Could it be another new Hershey's Kiss variety?!? Oh yeah -- I scored some of the new Hershey's Cookies 'n' Cream Kisses at Wal-Mart, too.
So sometimes it pays to do a quick stop at your local Wal-Mart. It appears to be one of several retailers to carry exclusive Hershey's products. And while that's good for The Hershey Company (Wal-Mart moves an unseemly percentage of the world's confectionery items), it's not enough to draw me into the store on a regular basis.
By the way, although this is decidedly not a food blog, the Bliss Milk Chocolate with Almonds gets a thumbs-up from me. The Cookies 'N' Cream Kisses have a texture not unlike coarse sand.