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People Are Losing It Over Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake Candies

Some say yuck. Some say yum.

Hershey’s confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that it has released a brand new Kisses flavor — carrot cake.

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“Easter season, you think about carrots, you think about bunnies,” Hershey’s spokesperson Lauren Aardewijn told BuzzFeed News. “There is nothing more symbolic than carrot cake.”

The Kisses “honestly taste just like carrot cake,” said Aardewjin. They are “smooth” with a “light cream cheese–like filling in the center.”

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Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake candies are available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in 9 oz. bags through the Easter season or while products last, said Aardewijn.

But now that the new Kisses have hit shelves, people are expressing some mixed feelings.

The release of the new product has resurfaced ongoing differences between carrot cake lovers and carrot cake haters.

Because those 8 people who like carrot cake all work for Hershey's? https://t.co/ns2Ldzzdve

— Alexandra Santiago (@AlexSantiago51)

People have gagged over the thought of carrot cake as a Hershey’s Kiss.

Seriously @jillwagnerCBS ... The carrot cake Hershey kisses have put him on another level. 😝 #MoneyWatch

— Kathryn Hauser (@KHauserWBZ)

“OK, I just barfed a little,” said one person.

Okay, I just barfed a little bit. https://t.co/dj1xdjQulq

— Delia Brendan (@deliabrendan)

Family ties have even been fractured.

my mom got mad at me bc i wouldn't try a carrot cake hershey's kiss

— mal (@Malany_Jo)

“I hope they don’t suck,” said one person.

I'm definitely going to try those carrot cake Hershey's kisses. I hope they don't suck, I love carrot cake.

— Hazzrat (@Hazzardwolf)

But the prospect that carrot cake’s sweet, hearty flavor could be packed into a tiny Hershey’s Kiss has some dessert fans losing their shit.

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“I need these in my life!” said one person.

Is "carrot cake" the "pumpkin spice" of spring? I hope so! @Hersheys now has carrot cake flavored Kisses! I need these in my life!

— Deana Ryan (@DeanaRyanRadio)

Some people feel that Hershey’s is speaking to them directly with its new carrot cake–flavored Kiss.

Damn you @Hersheys. I feel like you're targeting me when you release seasonal Kisses. I must buy Carrot Cake now.

— Mike deCourcy (@MikeIsReal)

Other people just have one request for America — stop.

America. STOP THIS RIGHT NOW. >> Carrot Cake Hershey Kisses Are An Actual Thing https://t.co/ENumQ4yKXf

— Kristie Helms (@KristieHelms)

But Hershey’s isn’t fazed by the mixed reaction.

“Whenever you develop a new product you’re going to have people who love it and people who aren’t going to like it,” said Aardewijn. “On a personal note, carrot cake wasn’t something I thought I really wanted to try. But it’s a little bit of a surprising flavor!”

Happy spring!

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Leticia Miranda is a consumer affairs reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Leticia Miranda at leticia.miranda@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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