KISSES for the holidays.

Full Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Growing up I remember spending Christmas morning at home with my parents and brothers. After we finished opening up our gifts and having breakfast, we went to church, and then traveled to my grandparents house for Christmas dinner. That's where the real fun began. The great room (a big living room) had a HUGE real Christmas tree and there was always a sea of gifts for the grandchildren. I was lucky enough to have a large group of cousins around my age to run around with. It was crazy, loud, and so much fun! We peeked at presents, ate too much food, and hid in the guest room after dinner to avoid doing the dishes. There were always a lot of desserts too — including my mom's sugar cookies and everyone's favorite peanut butter blossoms. But I always went for the bowl of green and red Christmas Hershey's KISSES first. My grandma had them at every holiday dinner she hosted (pastels at Easter). The little KISSES candies will always remind me of holidays with family.
I was happy to see that my mom is continuing the tradition. While we were home last week I noticed that she had a bowl of holiday and peppermint Hershey's KISSES out for Thanksgiving. I ate my fair share over the visit and I even snagged a few for our plane ride home.

I’m looking forward to starting new traditions with my own little family. Of course I’ll continue some of my favorite traditions — I already have a box of Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe ready for Christmas this year.
Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe are twice the size as normal KISSES. The milk chocolate candy has a layer of thin crisps and there is a hazelnut in the middle! They are sooo delicious. I need to send a box to my grandma to thank her for giving me such sweet childhood memories of Christmas at her home.

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  1. We have a lot of these around the office and anytime I go into a meeting I need to grab one - they are just too good to pass up! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Presents, food, time spent with your family at home ... how could you not love Christmas!

  3. Hazelnut in Hershey's Kisses!? how awesome!!

  4. Hershey's Kisses screammm Christmas to me. My husband and I have also earned the reputation of being the candy addicts of the family, so his aunt always sneaks us an extra bag of kisses following her holiday party each year :P

  5. The last thing I need after Thanksgiving is more sweets but I can't say no to chocolate! I've always loved Kisses too and the peanut butter blossoms are my favorite!
    Ally- Life as I know it

  6. The deluxe kisses sound a little bit like ferreros. Soon delicious!

  7. Love Kisses Omg! Lovely pOST!


  8. What a sweet and delicious Christmas memory. xoxo

  9. it just isn't christmas without a bowl of hershey kisses out--it's always an essential

  10. Kisses are one my favorites! My mom always has a huge bowl full of them in the living room :)

  11. How have I not seen these before? I love Kisses! I need Deluxe Kisses! HA


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