Pros: Taste pleasant
Cons: So does the generic brand I purchase, can't tell the difference.
I was next to the tea section when I spotted Hershey's Good Night Kisses Hot Cocoa Mix. I picked up a box while I was grocery shopping. I thought it sounded good, and my family is a huge fan of anything that bares the Hershey's logo.
Your getting a brown cardboard box. Mine looks a bit different than the one listed. Maybe they have a new look now. Mine is brown, with the silver Hershey's logo on the front. There is a dark blue cup of hot cocoa in the front with little stars twinkling on the cup. Under that in print: Goodnight Kisses Milk chocolate. Above the Hershey's label: Hot Cocoa Mix. (I wanted to be sure I had the right product, and it is the same.)
Your getting 4 white foil packages per box and I found mine on sale for $1.35 a box. I have seen it much higher at other stores. Each package has the directions printed on it for the traditional and the microwave directions, also lists options for making your beverage creamier, or mocha flavored. Its basically adding 6 oz of hot water into a mug and mixing one packet in. You can also replace with milk, or with hot coffee.
Hershey's claims this product is 99.9% Caffeine Free, I suppose this is why they thought it would be a great idea to market this as a night time beverage because of the lack of caffeine? Hershey's says that you should, "Give those you love a goodnight kiss with the smooth, rich, milk chocolate flavor of Hershey's "GoodnightKisses"....
It goes on and on.. but in my opinion, if I were to give my kids this hot cocoa before bed, I am going to make sure they brush their teeth afterwards, because there is 26 grams of sugar per cup. That is a lot right before bed time, and especially on the teeth! To be fair, it does say that you can enjoy it at any moment.. and even in the morning..
Honestly, this cocoa tastes pleasant, but then so does the generic version of hot chocolate I purchase and get three times the amount of cocoa for about 35 cents less per box. Hershey's Goodnight Kisses taste like your normal average, ordinary, hot cocoa. It is sweet, easy to mix, chocolate in flavor, and honestly taste like the all the rest. There is a lot of hype on this box, and with only 4 packages per box, eh.. I could do better purchasing another brand, or even a generic.
I can't say that I wouldn't recommend it, because it is tasty, but really it is just ordinary. I am going to give it an average rating. The box is really pretty and might make a nice item in a gift basket or something. This would probably be the only way I might purchase this product again. 3 stars.
Serving size 1 envelope
4 Servings per container
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3g
Sat Fat 1.5
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5mg
Total Carb 27g
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