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What products does Hershey produce?

For many, the name Hershey has always been associated with chocolate. More than a 100 years later, the Hershey Company has certainly evolved into one of the leading snack manufacturers with over 90 different brands offering chocolate, candy, popcorn, chips and more. However, it doesn’t stop there, expanding their brand, you may find Hershey in other licensed products such as beer, cereal, ice cream, chocolate milk, and syrup to list a few.

What are the different type of chocolates and candies does Hershey make?

While Hershey’s may be well known for their original chocolate bar and chocolate kisses, this cherished household name produces a wide range of candies and even snacks. Depending on what you’re craving, whether it’s satisfying that sweet-tooth or hankering for something savory, Hershey’s has something to offer.

Types of Hershey Chocolate Candy

Chocolate is where it all started with Hershey. Their line of chocolate candies includes but not limited to:

  • barkThins
  • Brookside
  • Hershey’s chocolate bar
  • Hershey’s chocolate Kisses

  • Reese’s
  • Rolo
  • Kit Kat
  • Whoppers
  • Milk Duds

Types of Hershey Candy Bars

If you’re looking for more than chocolate and craving something heartier, consider a candy bar from Hershey such as:

  • Almond Joy
  • 5th Avenue
  • Heath
  • Snickers
  • PayDay
  • Whatchamacallit
  • Take 5
  • Mounds

Types of Hershey Hard and Chewy Candy

For non-chocolate lovers or those who are unable to have chocolate, but want to satisfy a sweet-tooth Hershey offers:

  • Jolly Rancher
  • Good & Plenty
  • Twizzlers

Types of Hershey Breath Mint

If you’re looking to freshen up your breath, Hershey has you cover with:

  • Ice Breakers
  • Breath Savers

What is Hershey’s popular candy?

When it comes to Hershey’s best-selling candy, Reese’s has been No. 1 since 1969. It’s also one of the best-selling candy brands in the United States.

Why is Hershey’s chocolate so good?

What has made Hershey’s chocolate a favorite for so many years, is the fact that they continue to use farm fresh milk. Compared to all the milk chocolate brands in the world, Hershey is the only one that uses fresh milk during production. It’s probably one of the reasons why Hershey’s chocolate taste so good!

Is Hershey’s chocolate vegan?

Since one of the main ingredients in Hershey’s chocolate is fresh milk, many of their favorite brands are not vegan friendly. However, the Hershey company is looking to offer plant-based chocolate and snacks which will hopefully be a part of their permanent product offering soon.

Is Hershey’s real chocolate?

Yes, Hershey’s chocolate is made with real cacao. Within their milk chocolate, they use approximately 30% of pure cacao. The remaining main ingredients are sugar, milk, and cocoa butter.

Is Hershey’s chocolate gluten free?

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar is considered gluten free, however that is not the only gluten free product that Hershey produces. The company believes in offering snack and candy choices to those who have dietary restrictions. Along with the milk chocolate bar, other snacks that are labelled gluten free are:

  • Almond Joy Coconut and Almond Chocolate Candy Bar
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Candy
  • Heath Milk Chocolate English Toffee Candy
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Hershey’s Nuggets
  • Milk Duds
  • Mounds Dark Chocolate and Coconut
  • Payday Chocolatey Covered Peanut and Caramel Candy Bar
  • Reese’s
  • Rolo Creamy Caramel in Rich Chocolate Candy
  • York Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties

Where is Hershey chocolate made?

Hershey’s chocolate that is sold in the United States is also made within the United States. Headquartered in a city that happens to be named after the beloved brand in Pennsylvania, Hershey has two large manufacturing plants that produces the popular Hershey’s Kisses, chocolate bars, and syrup. Every day, over 70 million Hershey’s Kisses are produced at this location!

While their plants in Hershey, PA primarily produces their delicious milk chocolate, the company also has a few other plants within the U.S. dedicated to creating some of the country’s favorite snacks.

  • Lancaster, PA – the manufacturing plant here is home to the popular Twizzlers Candy.
  • Stuarts Draft, VA – this is Hershey’s second largest plant where products with peanuts are produced.
  • Hazleton, PA – at this location, you’ll find favorites such as Cadbury, Caramello and Kit Kat® being developed.
  • Memphis, TN – Home to the Ice Breaker mints, this Hershey’s plant also yields other brands of gum, mints, and licorice.

Who invented Hershey and when was Hershey founded?

Hershey was founded by Milton Snavely Hershey in 1894. However, his love for candy-making developed long before he established The Hershey Chocolate Company. However, the famous Hershey name would not be what it is today without its trials and tribulations.

At the age of 14, Milton Hershey began his four-year long apprenticeship with master confectioner Joseph Royer. He then went to build his first candy business which unfortunately ended in bankruptcy. Thankfully, for us chocolate-lovers, that didn’t stop Milton Hershey from pursuing his dreams. Milton sold his very first Hershey bar by the end of the 18th century. By 1905, factory construction was completed allowing for a mass production of what was once a luxury item into an affordable accessible treat that is Hershey’s milk chocolate today.

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