February 14, 2011 § 2 Comments
I gave in.
I admit that when I first saw the commercials for the new Hershey’s Drops, I was extremely skeptical. Why would Hershey’s try to copy M&M’s? I couldn’t even wrap my mind around the outrageousness of the idea enough to compose further questions.
Then, when I saw the bags of milk chocolate Drops on display at Walmart, I was interested to see that the tagline read, “No candy shell — no mess.” Isn’t that how M&M’s were marketed when they first came out? [Melts in your mouth, not in your hands…] And now Hershey’s is using that against Mars, Inc.
In any case, I scoffed and went on my way.
The second time, however, I had already been tempted twice by Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme chocolate bars by the time I came upon the Drops version, so I simply had to taste and review them — for the sake of enterprising journalism, of course.
Hershey’s Drops are big, about the size of quarters, and have a thin clear coating that seems to prevent the chocolate from melting. It was cold when DP and I tore into them in the parking lot, so we didn’t really have a chance to test the heat resistance of the coating.
The chocolate tastes just like a regular Cookies ‘n’ Creme bar, and the coating dissolves quickly and tastelessly. The Drops make the chocolate easy to share, but portion control is a disaster. DP and I ate half the bag after our midnight Walmart run and finished the rest on the way to church the next morning.
There’s not much more to say other than they’re pretty delicious. I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but it didn’t seem exorbitant for how much product came in the bag. Here’s another picture: