If you're looking for interesting new items at Hershey's Chocolate World, it's always a good idea to visit during the first weeks of October. It's Auto Show Time—the AACA Fall Meet draws upwards of 250,000 to our small town—and Chocolate World is always stocked with special items and holiday items for the AACA crowd.
So I wasn't too surprised to see Candy Cane Kisses and Mint Truffle Kisses on the shelves when I walked in to Chocolate World this week. But I also noticed a few other happy finds available for purchase and promptly scooped them up.
The new White Chocolate Meltaway Bliss and the new Hershey's Pieces line were there, a few weeks ahead of their scheduled release date. I've linked to Cybele's excellent reviews of both on Candy Blog for those who want all the juicy details, but I have to say that the new member of the Bliss family is my new favorite—it's positively addictive! And Penn State fans will find the blue-and-white York Pieces make a great decorative touch for tailgating.
I also spotted bags of Cookies & Cream Miniatures that I hadn't noticed before, including the popular white confection version as well as a milk chocolate Cookies & Cream Miniature.
There should be a few more holiday offerings from Hershey this year, including Kisses in "Naughty" (black foil) or "Nice" (silver foil) packaging. I am still holding out hope for the Limited Edition Mint Kisses (a solid chocolate extruded Kiss with mint flavoring, as opposed to the Mint Truffle moulded variety) to return, as well as the flavorful Creme de Menthe Bliss that debuted as a limited edition item last year.