Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hershey Simple Pleasures

I don't know about you, but I have a sweet tooth. Now I'll admit that it's been quite a bit less with this pregnancy, but it is definitely coming back. Chocolate is a big weakness & it's hard to resist good chocolate anywhere...even in the New Year. Now Hershey's has a great tasting chocolate with 30% less fat to help us out.

The product: 
Hershey Announces a Sweet Surprise for Chocolate Lovers with Launch of Hershey's Simple Pleasures Chocolates
Delicious New Crème Filled Chocolates Hit Store Shelves
HERSHEY, Pa., June 5, 2012 – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced the launch of Hershey’s® Simple Pleasures® chocolates – delicious, smooth and creamy chocolates with 30 percent less fat compared to the average of the leading milk chocolates.

“We know people love chocolate and want to live a balanced lifestyle,” said brand spokeswoman, Anna Lingeris.  “With Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates, our goal is to give chocolate lovers a reason to celebrate because they can finally have it all … delicious chocolate they can feel great about loving.”

Made using the highest-quality ingredients, Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates have a smooth chocolate outside with a rich crème-filled center. They are available in three varieties, Milk Chocolate with Chocolate Crème, Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Crème, and Milk Chocolate with Vanilla Crème and are individually wrapped for easy portion control in 24-count 5.6 oz. bags. Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates are now available in mass retailers and drug stores nationwide.

The first new brand from Hershey since 2007, Hershey’s Simple Pleasureschocolates will have strong brand support with dedicated advertising launching in July as well as a strong digital media presence.

Fans can visit the Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates website
(www.hersheyssimplepleasures.comto learn more.

About The Hershey Company 
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 12,000 employees. With revenues of nearly $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 25 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey'sReese'sHershey's KissesHershey'sBlissHershey's Special DarkKit KatTwizzlersJolly Rancher and Ice Breakers.  Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.  The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.

For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.

What I thought: We were excited to try these new chocolates from Hershey's. We had the Chocolate with Chocolate Creme variety. They are chocolaty and filled with a smooth chocolate creme in the middle. My first thought was that the chocolate isn't quite as creamy as most chocolates. Realizing that these are meant to be a low-fat alternative to regular chocolates put it in perspective. While the quality of chocolate may not be quite as good as the ones with all the extra fat, this is good chocolate. When I need a sweet treat and am watching my fat intake, this is definitely a go to chocolate to have. They are individually wrapped, so they are easy to put in a drawer at work or home for that emergency chocolate snack break. I know that you'll enjoy these too. I can't wait to try the other kinds too.

Where to buy: You can find the Hershey's Simple Pleasures in stores and online.

*Disclaimer: I received these from Hershey's to review. All opinions are my own.*


Anonymous said...

I have got to agree, Chocolate is heaven in itself. :)

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