day 13 // hershey kisses

It’s no secret that I’m a big bootcamp addict. You can show up five days a week and work your butt off, but we all know that nutrition plays a major role. I get cranky with myself when I blow my macros for something dumb like Coca Cola on the gun or a chocolate brownie. The answer? Hershey Kisses.

Hershey’s Kisses are that little pop of sweet chocolate you can enjoy without diving into calorie madness. One Hershey Kiss is TWENTY TWO CALORIES. That’s it. Twenty two, folks. That’s hard to beat. I rarely eat more than two because if I pop one in my mouth I like to savor it. I make myself suck on it until it’s almost gone before I bite into it.That way it lasts longer and I appreciate the flavor and don’t need a second.Weirdly enough, I can’t pull that off on a Tootsie Roll pop.

There are a variety of weirdo flavors you can get these days. They’re almost as off the wall as the recent Oreo lineup. Swedish Fish Oreos? Really? Calm down, Oreo. Hershey has gone overboard with the likes of Lemon Creme, Orange Cream, Chocolate Marshmallow and a bunch of other real winners. I’m a season ticket holder to the original milk chocolate. You can’t beat them.

Kisses were originally introduced in 1907. Legend says it was named Kisses because of the sound and the motion the machine made when plopping them out. In the beginning, they were wrapped in foil by hand, but in 1921, a machine was made to do it automatically. Over the years, devices were made to find the misshapen Kisses and position the candies upright on the conveyor belt. Today, over 60 million Hershey Kisses are produced each day between the company’s two factories.

Keep ‘em coming, Hershey and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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