Hershey’s Drops Candy, From A Company That Is A Part of American History and Tradition
The WWII years in West New York saw soldiers, temp barracks, and lots of parades. ?Even with blackout shades, no new cars, and rationing of meat, sugar, butter, gasoline, rubber, and shoes, America supported the war effort. ?Military abroad even had a variety of special food ration kits. ?The most common, the K held packaged food, toilet paper, cigarettes, and Hershey chocolate bars.
Even though that was more than sixty years ago, I remember well the corner candy store with its ?jars of penny candy and big five cent Hershey candy bars. ?I didn’t know about Milton Hershey then (see 4/16/2010 blog) or Hershey, Pennsylvania. ?I only knew that Hershey and chocolate were synonymous. ?It was a world pre-Nestle, Ghiordelli, Barracini, or Godiva. ?It was ?all I knew and all I wanted. ?But then, for me that was well before Reese, York, Mounds, Almond Joy, Whoppers, Twizzlers, and Milkduds.
I found myself thinking about all this when I received a package from the company containing “New” Hershey’s Drops. ?The tag “No candy shell, no mess” is true for both the milk chocolate and cookies ‘n’ creme varieties. ?However, since?lots of their chocolate candies contain almonds, I?wish they would make them with macadamia nuts too. ?Hawaii is a long way away from the continental U. S.
Even though I remain on a diet, I indulge myself moderately with Hershey’s Drops. ?At 15 calories apiece they are a great snack.
I hope to visit Hershey’s Chocolate World someday. ?I’d love to tour and learn about the ingredients, process, milling, pressing, mixing, and refining of chocolate. ?I’d also love to check out Hershey’s Kitchens and try some of the master recipes for cakes, cocoa, bread, cookies, and more. ??To learn more about Milton S. Hershey, the Hershey Chocolate Corporation, the Milton Hershey School, and the Pennsylvania town with a candy factory, and amusement park bearing his name, go to Hershey, PA, The Sweetest Place on Earth.