Hershey-ets Santa bag

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Hershey-ets Santa bag

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Taste test: When I spotted this snack alongside a similarly shaped reindeer-decorated bag of Reese's Pieces, I assumed this was also a bag of Reese's Pieces, and indeed I believed this right up until I was ready to open it up to eat and review.

It turned out that it wasn't Reese's Pieces or Reese's anything, but rather apparently a Hershey's version of M&Ms's called "Hershey-ets." (This was a rookie mistake — I should have realized that Reese's Pieces don't come in red.) The bag had Santa's face on the front and was filled with all red pieces similar in shape and size to M&M's, but with no markings to replace the M's.

I ate a handful to find a good taste, typical of Hershey's milk chocolate, with a light crunch from the candy coating. If I had known that these were chocolate ahead of time, I might have mixed them with that Reese's reindeer bag. However, I had finished off that bag the day before, so the opportunity was lost. The cone-shaped bag had me spilling candy on the floor far more than happens with a regular M&M's bag, so the package itself didn't work so well.

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Smell test: Not much.

From the package: “Partially produced with genetic engineering. For more about GMO ingredients, visit SharingWhatsInside.com”

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Company: Hershey

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Target. Review published .

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