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Biscoff KitKats Exist, I Repeat, Biscoff KitKats Do Exist

Photo: Nestlé / Lotus Biscoff

Hands down, Biscoff cookies are in my top five best cookies of all time category. Similarly, Kit Kats are pretty classic. Knowing that, picture the droolfest from the news of both brands fusing into the super snack that is BisKats or Kitcoffs. I’m joking of course, because Biscoff KitKats is the official name of this tastiness. Sadly, I wish I could say, “you can find the tastiness here in America,” but you can’t. Biscoff KitKats are only available in the Middle East and a few select UK locations. 

The collaboration features Biscoff’s signature buttery spread paired with KitKat’s crunchy wafer and chocolate. Originally only available in Saudi Arabia and Dubai, the sweet news has spread like wildfire and Biscoff KitKats has begun traveling with it. The UK was just the first stop so there’s only a matter of time before it lands stateside (fingers crossed). This Facebook post about it has over 16k comments alone. The excitement is palpable. I believe the Biscoff KitKat has the potential to be bigger than even Green Tea KitKat. That’s right, I said it.

In the meantime, until North America is blessed with this treat, I suppose the next best thing would be to go grab some Biscoff spread and a pack of KitKats from the store and have a party.

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HIRSCHY’S Chocolate Bar Resume Puts All Other Resumes to Shame

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If designer Matthew Hirsch didn’t get his dream job with his “Hirschy” chocolate bar resume, then the world is a cruel cruel place.

While we’re assuming the chocolate in the Hirschy bar is of the typical milk variety, the packaging is really key. The front plays on the classic Hershey’s logo, and the back boasts Hirsch’s skills, qualifications, and experiences — all in a convenient bite-sized package.

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Hirsch’s skills and abilities are displayed as percentages in the place of nutritional facts, while the ingredients list features his work experience. A personalized Thank You on the back of the wrapper ties everything together. We think this resume is bound to be a sure-win with recruiters and hiring managers. Either way, it’s got us hungry.

Picthx Matthew Hirsch

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Hershey Suing Weed Candy Maker Over Punny Knock-Offs

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Hershey has filed a lawsuit against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Mari`juanka LLC, who make medicinal marijuana laced products in Colorado, because of the alleged likeness to their “Reese’s,” “Almond Joy,” and “York” products.

At first glance, “Hashees,” “Ganja Joy,” and “Dabby Patty” candies might have a fimiliar look, and that’s good enough reason for Hershey to take an edible weed candy company to court.

Although the punny names are cute, Hershey says they’re misleading and thinks the products could be dangerous if people mistake the marijuana chocolates for their own.

The lawsuit states that the “Defendants, who are well aware of the fame and popularity of these Hershey products and marks, are manufacturing and selling cannabis… in order to increase sales and… draw additional attention to their products.”

Not only does Hershey want them to stop selling the marijuana candy, but return any profits made from those candies as well.

Tincture Belle also sells Medicated Rub, Lotions, Soaps and Lip Balms, but they might have to soon change the way they package their candy.

H/T Consumerist

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Hershey’s Brings Back Full-Sized Krackel Bars, Competes with Nestle Crunch

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The long-running monopoly over crisped rice milk chocolate is finally over, it seems. For the first time since 1997, Hershey’s has decided its pint-sized, variety pack, only eaten at Halloween red Krackel bar is no longer enough to satisfy American palates. That’s right, Hershey’s has just unleashed the (full-sized) Krackel.

Already spotted at some Wal-Marts earlier this month, the new standard, XL, and Giant bars also highlight the return of real milk chocolate for the Krackel line. In 2008, Hershey’s changed the formula for several of its products to contain cheaper vegetable oil instead of more expensive cocoa butter, in doing so, sacrificing the strict FDA label “milk chocolate” for more ambiguous alternatives like “chocolate candy,” “made with chocolate,” or “chocolatey.”

For reference, competitor Nestle has continued to make its Crunch bars with milk chocolate, which just means the red and blue might finally be on the same playing field now. Ah, who am I kidding, Krackel’s still got nothing on Dibs.

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Hershey to Launch First New Candy in Three Decades

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For the first time in 30 years, Hershey is set to launch a new candy brand. The soft caramel crèmes, called Lancasters will be released in both the U.S. and China beginning January 2014, another first for the company.

The name Lancaster comes from Milton Hershey’s first candy company, the Lancaster Caramel Co. which was founded in 1886. After two-and-a-half years of research, the company found that the “comforting richness” candy market wasn’t being properly utilizedThis, and the fact that China already has a preference for rich caramel and milk-based candy, led to the birth of the new crèmes.

Lancasters will come in three flavors: vanilla caramel, caramel, and vanilla raspberry. This is all well and good, but I have two important questions. First, who comes up with these candy categories, and is there a niche for salty smoky bacon candy? Second, will these melt into our cookies and in-between our graham crackers with the ooziness we’ve come to expect?

We’re crossing our fingers this new kid on the block doesn’t disappoint.

H/T + PicThx Huffington Post