English comedian Jo Brand put it best: “Anything is good if it’s made out of chocolate.” The sweet, satisfying, melt-in-your-mouth flavor of chocolate has long been a favorite of candy makers (and candy lovers). Recently, chocolate bar legend Hershey’s announced a rollout of new twists on this delectable treat. Summer just got a lot sweeter.
Called the “Flavors of America,” this limited-edition candy collection draws inspiration from the regional food favorites of six American states. Crafted to transport you to a U.S. summer destination upon first taste, the flavors are currently on the shelves of your local supermarket.
From New York to Hawaii, the collection gives classics like the traditional Hershey’s chocolate bar, Kit Kat, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kisses, and even PayDay and Twizzlers, new flavor profiles. All are inventive, but some seem more appetizing than others.
Take a look at the list of Hersey’s new seasonal and location themed candies below. Easter may have passed, but you may find yourself stockpiling your candy stash again with these new treats.
Georgia Honey Roasted Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Take your taste buds down south and give these new cups a try. This tried-and-true candy is kicked up a notch with an infusion of peach and honey flavors. The result is a sweet twist on the perfect combo of chocolate and peanut butter. We think anyone from Georgia would be proud to claim this treat as her own.
New York Cherry Cheesecake Hershey’s Bar
Looking for a taste of the Big Apple no matter where you are? This mashup bar melds the classic chocolate Hershey’s bar with NYC’s signature dessert. Cherry cheesecake flavoring is accompanied by pink cookie crust pieces, all in a white crème bar. Unwrap the cheesecake bar, and you’ll get your sweet tooth fix in a New York minute.
California Strawberry Kit Kats
These delightful pink Kit Kats celebrate southern California’s Strawberry Festival. This Kit Kat bar remix is made of strawberry crème filling, crispy wafers, and a pink chocolate coating. On your first bite into the crunchy wafer, you’ll be transported to rolling strawberry fields.
Hawaii Coconut Almond Hershey’s Kisses
Hershey has struck the perfect balance of sweet tropical coconut and nutty almond. Each individually wrapped Kiss is made of a whole roasted almond wrapped in white coconut crème. Say “Aloha” to your new favorite bite-sized candy.
Florida Key Lime Pie Twizzlers
What better way to end a hot summer’s day than with a cool piece of key lime pie? Now you can take this taste sensation on your summer road trip. These key lime pie filled twists are a mix of tart and sweet, making a perfect refreshing treat to take with you when you hit the open road.
Texas BBQ Payday
If you’re more into the savory side of life, Hershey’s BBQ Flavored PayDay bar may suit your fancy. Imagine peanuts, caramel, and tangy Texas barbecue sauce all mingling together like a country western jam band. You may be torn here. You’re not alone. A caramel-BBQ candy bar is definitely outside the box. But, maybe the sweetness of the caramel complements the tangy BBQ flavor. You be the judge.
Hungry yet? These six flavors are available now across the country, but stock up soon if you’re feeling the love for any particular flavor. Because these candies are all limited-edition releases, like summer, they won’t last forever.
Images: The Hershey Company