Hershey's first new seasonal flavor in over a decade is a straight-up Christmas miracle

Hershey's first new seasonal flavor in over a decade is a straight-up Christmas miracle

Oh wow, Christmas is pretty much here, isn't it? I'm trying to hold on to the idea that it's late autumn, that Halloween is still a ways away, but it's in two days, guys. We're on the verge of winter, and I just have to accept that.

Luckily, I've got Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas Dinner and Pumpkin Spice Lattes to help me over the winter and into spring, and in the meantime, I've got tons of treats to help to sweeten the deal. We've got M&M's, we've got Oreo, and now, we've got Hershey's wading into the party, and just in time as well.

Hershey's Kisses Credit: Getty

Unlike most of their competitors and contemporaries, Hershey's doesn't often succumb to the near-constant deluge of seasonal products we usually see here on Food Envy. In fact, we don't see many new products from Hershey's at all - just look at the massive fanfare that accompanied the Hershey's Gold Bar last year to understand the extent to which Hershey's news is scarce.

So, rejoice, my chocolate loving friends, because Hershey's Kisses have a new Christmas-themed flavour, just in time for the holidays! So once you're full of turkey at any point during these festive times and you're in need of a little sweet treat, then why not slip a couple of Hershey's Hot Cocoa Kisses into your mouth?

Hot Cocoa Kisses Credit: Hershey's

Be sure to do it all sneaky-like, because any kids'll spot you, and then you'll have to share. No, thank you. Hershey's revealed in a statement that alongside their standard fare and their Candy Cane flavours, they've got these Hot Cocoa Kisses to boot - giving you all the fun of hot chocolate without any of that mouth-burning business.

With a combination of "delectable marshmallow flavored crème and classically delicious Hershey’s milk chocolate", Hershey's hope to completely recreate the warm feeling you get when you take a nice sip of some hot cocoa. It's their first new flavour of holiday Kisses in over 10 years (since the aforementioned Candy Cane), and by golly, we can't wait.

Hershey's are also pretty adamant that even as this new flavour comes to shelves (November 1, for those of you who were wondering), we shouldn't forget about their last flavour of Holiday Kisses: the Candy Cane. The very same press release tells us of "the sweet flavor of white chocolate [combined] with refreshing and crunchy pieces of peppermint candy", and if you'd forgotten what goes into candy canes, I think you'll remember much easier now.

Everybody will be happy to hear news of new Hershey's Kisses, I think... unless you're a massive fan of M&M's. You might have your thunder stolen a bit. Because as Hershey's Kissed the world with their new Hot Cocoa flavour, M&M's came out with their new flavour of candies... Hot Cocoa M&M's. Oh dear. That's awkward.

Yup, if you've got a craving for milk chocolate and marshmallow flavouring this winter, then you might be spoiled for choice: M&M's new candies also have that exact concoction, although their version seems to be quite white chocolate based as well. Ah well - no such thing as too much candy in the winter, right?