When I was small, the one day I sometimes didn’t have to watch my baby sisters was Saturday morning. Sometimes my aunts took them for a few hours so I could have time for myself.
During those instances, I always did the same thing. I went to the movies. I loved them then as much then as I do now.
My grandfather would always give me extra money to buy popcorn and a drink. Sometimes, I managed to make it stretch so that I could also buy a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. There was nothing like letting those tiny little squares melt in your mouth. The chocolate was always creamy and delicious.
I still like Hershey’s chocolate even though my taste buds have become a bit more discerning. Every once in a while, I buy one for the movie just to relive those fond childhood moments.
Recently; however, I noticed that Hershey’s has a new product called Milk Chocolate Drops. While on the package they look a bit like M&M’s, they really aren’t. They contain no candy shell. Oddly enough, they also contain no mess because of a light gum coating.
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops are larger than M&M’s too. One drop is probably about the same size as 2 ½ to 3 M&M’s. They are about 5/8″ in diameter.
A king-size bag is 2.1-oz. One bag equals a single serving.
There are 290 calories in the king-size bag. Of that amount, 150 calories come from fat. That equals about 17 grams in total. Of that amount, 11 grams comes from saturated fat. Luckily, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops contain no trans fat.
They also contain 35 grams of carbohydrates; 33 grams of sugar; 50 milligrams of salt and 15 milligrams of cholesterol. Additionally, they offer 5 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. They also have 10% of the daily-recommended amount of calcium; 4% of the required iron and 2% of the needed Vitamins A and C.
Ingredients include chocolate, milk, soy lecithin, sugar and vanilla. They also include corn syrup, gum acacia, lactose, milk fat, PGPR and titanium dioxide.
This candy is produced on equipment that makes products that contain eggs, nuts and wheat. Therefore, it is possible that the chocolate will contain traces of those items. For that reason, individuals with allergies may wish to steer clear of this product
These chocolate drops are produced by The Hershey Company of Hershey, Pennsylvania. They are actually pretty good once you get beyond the gummy outer shell. The chocolate melts in your mouth and tastes just like a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar.
Here is my summary review:
Taste: 4 stars. I don’t care for the gummy outer shell but it disappears almost instantly so I can tolerate it.
Appearance: 5 stars. These chocolate drops look like super sized M&M’s. They are, however, all chocolate brown in color.
Freshness: 5 stars. The chocolate is fresh, smooth, creamy and delicious.
Packaging: 3 stars. Like a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar, these chocolate drops come in a dark brown package with silver and white lettering predominantly. King Size is printed in red inside a silver banner off to the right side of the package. A small yellow banner states “no candy shell.” It isn’t very colorful or eye-catching but it is typically Hershey’s.
Dietary value: 1 stars. The truth is chocolate isn’t the best thing for you. However, if you are going to occasionally indulge in chocolate, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops just might fit the bill.
Green value: 4 stars. The packaging is biodegradable.
Ease of purchase: 4 stars. Hershey’s candy can be purchased at most grocery and discount department stores as well as many drug and convenience stores. However Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops may not be available everywhere as of yet. They are still relatively new.
Price: 5 stars. The price is about the same as a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar. The cost can range anywhere between $.65 and $.89. That is roughly equivalent to similar chocolate products like M&M’s.
Product purchase probability: 3 stars. I’m not sure if I would purchase this product again. Perhaps.
Final rating: 3.9 stars. I like this product well enough but I don’t love it.
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor