Fun Facts About KISSES Candy

  • A HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy is created by a machine that drops a specific amount of chocolate onto a moving steel belt and quickly cools into the iconic shape.
  • A popular theory on how the candy was named is that the sound it made while dropping onto the steel belt was that of a kiss.Photo Credit: Britannica Kids
  • Every day, more than 80 million KISSES Candies are created by The Hershey Company’s factories in Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.
  • In Hershey, Pennsylvania, the street lamps are shaped like KISSES Candy.
  • Approximately 100 KISSES Candies are equal to one pound of chocolate.
  • To save foil for the war effort in 1942, The Hershey Company halted the production of KISSES Candy.
  • To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the KISSES Candy brand on July 7, 2007, the world’s largest KISSES Candy was created in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Wrapped in silver foil with a proportionally large plume, it weighed 30,540 pounds, more than twice the previous chocolate candy world record of 15,026 pounds.
  • Another record was broken in 2003, when the longest consecutive string of KISSES Candies measured more than 4 miles. The event took place to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital.