The Hershey Company

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: National Food Holidays Are Pointless

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: In the final post about Kim's June weekend with her mom, she writes about their brunch at Down House. They started with Bloody Marys at the bar while they waited for their table, then Kim chose the Gouda sandwich with a fried egg and avocado. Her mom ordered the ever-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 86, S'mores at 13 Celsius

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Beyond Cocoa Puffs: Top Other 5 Chocolate Cereals to Try

    You know, in theory, morning is probably the best time (metabolically speaking) to eat chocolate since your body will have the rest of the day to burn off the calories. So, there's your justification for eating a Hershey bar for breakfast. Or, if you want to disguise (sort of) your indulgence as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Top 5 Foods to Buy at the British Isles Shop

    If you're an Anglophile, you're probably already aware of the cuteness that is the British Isles shop in Rice Village. Filled with trinkets (both high end and touristy), foodstuffs, and housewares reminiscent of Ole Britainnia, this store is a godsend for British expats and a source of fun English f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Chamak Chocolates Takes Edible Art to a New Level

    It's rare that I describe something as "too pretty to eat," and I have to admit, when I do, I'm usually exaggerating, especially if I'm talking about anything sweet. My hunger for chocolate, candy, and baked goods is so rapacious, I really can't be satisfied with merely admiring a dessert. Consumpti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Planning Ahead: Top 5 Special Edition Valentine's Day Candies

    As a control freak proponent for celebratory compartmentalization, I always get annoyed when corporations want to combine holidays for the sake of marketing purposes, or worse yet, glaze over one festive date in favor of promoting another. This tug-of-war happens frequently between Valentine's Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Top 5 Valentine's Day Gifts Available Online for Foodies

    Don't be that guy (or girl) charging through CVS on February 14 in search of a giant heart-shaped chocolate box. If Valentine's Day is important to you, or rather, if Valentine's is important to your partner, act early and order one of these gifts. You'll get extra points for planning ahead, I promi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Hershey's Debuts New Chocolate Spreads; Should Nutella Be Worried?

    Always ready to help you incorporate more chocolate into your life, Hershey's has introduced a new line of spreads in the flavors of Chocolate, Chocolate with Hazelnut, and Chocolate with Almond. Advertisements seem to suggest putting the spreads on toast and fruit slices is the proper thing to do, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    How To Make 5 Different Cookies From A Single Roll of Dough

    Pressed for time this holiday season, yet simultaneously committed to multiple cookie exchanges? Take the shortcut of all shortcuts (Sandra Lee would be so proud) and buy a single roll of pre-made cookie dough (I chose peanut butte,r but plain sugar works, too). Incorporate just a few additional ing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Daddyo's or Daddy 'NO's? Another Adventure in Pizza

    Sometimes my approach to choosing a restaurant is detailed, complicated; I might spend a few days asking around, and searching the internet for information on a place to eat. It can be fun to see what others think, to have time to leisurely peruse a menu and to compare it to others at the same price ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Cadbury Switcharoo: Americans Settle For Second-Best From The Same Chocolate Maker

    Why is a British Cadbury Milk different from an American one.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Top 10 Best Chocolate Candies To Make Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Happy

    Okay, time to get down to business. While it's perfectly acceptable to give out candy devoid of cocoa at Halloween, we all know chocolate is the name of the game on October 31. Whether you're being modest and giving out fun-size or miniature versions, or are going whole hog (probably in a not-so-sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Top 10 Worst Halloween Candies

    Not all candy is created equal. In the candy caste system, some treats are more deserving than others when it comes to securing a place in Halloween treat bags. Here are 10 candies that should almost certainly be excluded: 10. Green Tea Kit Kats. Why did this happen? One word: Japan. Why has this c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Why Brunch Is a Must & a List of the Best Candy Bars

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: 99 cent mimosas at Sorrel Urban Bistro for brunch? Sign us up! Kim used to live in New York City, where, according to her, brunches are required components of weekend activities. Keeping up with this NYC tradition, she and a friend checked out the brunch at Sorrel duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Cereal

    Although I am still mourning the demise of Oreo-O's in the United States (one more reason to visit South Korea), I was somewhat cheered by the appearance of new Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme cereal in my local Randall's. It's been years since I ate a Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme candy bar, but I do r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Apex Iced Brownie Delight: The Hershey "Bar" For Athletes

    First off, I want to thank America's Milk Processors. I really appreciate your "chocolate milk is the perfect recovery drink" campaign for the way in which it's helping to undermine that pesky assumption that chocolate is exclusively for dessert. What nonsense. Next, I would like to tip my hat t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Top 5 Trader Joe's Desserts

    Houston Trader Joe's may be running low on Speculoos Cookie Butter, but there are plenty of other sweet treats available in abundance. Although desserts are one category of foods that I actually enjoy making myself from scratch, there are some too tempting to pass up at TJ's. Here are my five favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Carbonation & Candy at Rocket Fizz

    It's no secret I'm passionate about potables, especially the adults-only kind. But love of liquids also extends to soda, especially during the summer when I tend to crave the unique sweet burn of a carbonated beverage. So I when first walked into Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop in Rice Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Know What You're Getting in This Box of Chocolates: A 12-Ounce Whitman's Sampler, Analyzed

    Forrest Gump wasn't quite right. Life isn't like a box of chocolates when that box is a twelve-ounce Whitman's Sampler because you pretty much always know what you're gonna get. Although the sampler is billed as a group of "assortment," this confection collection inevitably includes, for better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Christmas season is finally officially here. That means baking cookies just because you feel like it is completely appropriate. The food & beverage section of Pinterest offers an overwhelming amount of sweets and treats for this holiday season. Out of all the delicious and mouthwatering desserts I ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2012

    Pass the Vegenaise

    Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in the East End

    The East End is undergoing some necessary growing pains right now as a new generation of Houstonians rediscover the neighborhoods right next door to downtown. Construction of a METRO light rail to connect the East End with the main line has had Harrisburg torn up for some time, but is nearly complet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Top 5 Ways to Use Halloween Candy

    Let's face it, eating Halloween candy plain can get old really fast. Sure, we all love the variety in miniature chocolate bars, the fun size packs of M&Ms and Skittles or the endless amounts of candy corn, but sometimes we need to spice things up a bit. Here's my top five list of ways to use your H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Great Debate: Hershey Krackel v. Nestle Crunch

    The upcoming presidential election has gotten me into the mood for debate, and rather than argue about shit I know very little about (e.g., the efficacy of the stimulus package), I would like to engage with the American people on an issue very close to my heart: the supremacy of Krackel over Crunch. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Top 5 Halloween Treats of Yesteryear

    Remember Halloween of yesteryear? Those decades when costumes weren't necessarily slutty and Oreo cookies came in one variety? Probably not, unless you're a Baby Boomer. If you've ever wondered what America's favorite October holiday (sorry, Columbus) was like in the 1940s and 1950s, here are five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Revising A Classic: Seven-Layer Bars

    "Seven layer bars," also known as "magic bars," are one of my favorite baked goods, falling just behind chewy chocolate chip cookies. You may wonder why, then, I would ever mess with the traditional recipe, which calls for butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts (usually walnuts), sweeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    When Are Food Knock-offs Distasteful?

    If your Girl Scout Cookie of choice is the Samoa, then you might be happy to know that these goodies are NOT only available through green-uniformed girl children and for $3-4 a pop. Keebler offers a nearly identical version called "Coconut Dreams," which are available year-round and often on sale ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Five Worst Foods to Eat in (or Before) Bed

    Photo by​I recently compiled my list of the best foods to eat in bed, which naturally got me thinking about some of the worst foods to eat in bed. What makes a particular food bad to eat while you're between the sheets? Well, some are messy, and some just mess with your sleep cycle. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Top 5 Simple Foods to Pair with Scotch and Whiskey

    smiling_da_vinci​ I recently started drinking whiskey for the same reason most other people do -- because someone they knew was drinking whiskey. For the past decade, I'd stayed away from the brown stuff, because all the Crown shots from college had left a mental (not to mention liver) scar. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Astros Beg You to Come See Their Games

    This man has not been seen outside Minute Maid.​Remember those good ol' days when a baseball ticket used to cost two bucks? And you'd get change back from your quarter for a Hershey bar and Coke? Well, you can forget about the chocolate-and-soda thing, but the Houston Astros have become so de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Space Shuttles: Ten Ways Los Angeles and New York Can Show Theirs Off, Dammit

    Bi-wing airplanes...pfft. Try this on for size, Kong.​This week, we learned that Houston, essentially the birthplace of the space shuttle program, will not be given one of the four remaining shuttles. Two of the four cities receiving them are both deserving and appropriate: Washington D.C. (fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Sundae Sundays: Marble Slab Creamery, Part Two

    ​Although I haven't yet tried all the ice cream shops in Houston during my Sundae Sunday adventures, I decided Marble Slab Creamery deserved a premature repeat visit when I saw an advertisement for the new Double Toffee Sundae. Crushed chocolate-covered toffee is my crack cocaine; it was my on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Dark Chocolate Snickers

    ​It seems like dark chocolate versions of mainstream candies popping up everywhere. While shopping for toiletries at CVS a few days ago, for example, I spotted a Dark Chocolate Snickers. The candy's packaging was appropriately black in color and on the back reads "CHOW-IN-THE-DARK" in Snickers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Food Fight: Mounds v. Almond Joy

    ​As I was a child with a sweet tooth of heroic proportions, Halloween was always my favorite holiday. My parents refused to buy store-bought sweets, but this was purely an economic principle: They had no objection to me eating candy, so long as I acquired it myself. I also had to donate a thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Stevens & Pruett Vs. The FCC: Beer Cans And Hershey Kisses

    Rocks Off is in the process of collecting stories about legendary Rock 101 KLOL morning team Stevens & Pruett as a tribute to Mark Stevens, who passed away Tuesday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 76. We're especially interested in hearing from the duo's colleagues at KLOL, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Now Brewing at St. Arnold's: Weedwacker and Divine Reserve 10

    Photos by John Seaborn GrayThe tasting hall at St. Arnold's Brewery​St. Arnolds's Brewery, at 2000 Lyons, is known for its steady release of fine local beer, but it's also known for its exclusive limited-run beers designed to keep Houston's beer lovers titillated. Last Thursday, I went to St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Éclair

    Photos by Ruthie JohnsonThierry André Tellier Café's version on the left, French Riviera Bakery's on the right. ​Someone once said that an éclair is "a cake long in shape, but short in duration," and with him I have to agree. I have always loved this treat, with its pillowy pastry and smoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Food Destination: Hershey's Chocolate World

    ​While visiting central Pennsylvania this past weekend, my sisters and I once again went to Hershey's Chocolate World, an assortment of chocolate-themed attractions primarily designed for children but enjoyable nonetheless for three female twenty-somethings. Save some spiffy renovations and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    The 5 Greatest Discontinued Desserts

    ​For people who have an unhealthy relationship with food, dessert is an extremely important part of the meal. It's the sweet reward for struggling through all the harsh, bitter flavors of entrees like chicken fried steak, pizza, prime rib, hamburgers, stuffed pork chops, and other disgusting s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Leighann Adair, Third-Grader: Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

    A third-grader in a small Fort Bend school district has received a week-long suspension because of a rogue Jolly Rancher consumed at lunch, KHOU reported.The parents are upset, and the incident seems to stem from confusion over state nutrition guidelines. We're sure it will all get settled.But ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Cross-Dressing In The Women's Room? You'll Need These Songs

    ​ God-fearing men of Houston: Mayor Annise Parker wants to banish your micturitions back to the Stone Age: "Houston's first openly gay mayor is now being accused of opening up the women's restroom to cross-dressing men. On Tuesday morning, the Houston Area Pastors Council issued a blistering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where bullet ballistics tests on cantelopes, melons, pineapples, and all manner of fruitstuffs remain inconclusive but really fun. We started the week off with a study into the greatest Easter candies, and of course, the title went to Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Thanksgiving Nightmares

    ​Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for pumpkin pie, good cheer, sweaters...and loved ones swilling booze and going at it. Yes, Thanksgiving family tension -- if not outright violence -- is a tradition as time-honored as postprandial football. Inspired by this recent article in the New York Times, we as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Chocolat du Monde in Rice Village

    Photo by J.C. Reid​When it comes to chocolate, there's the good stuff, and then there's the really good stuff. Once you get past mass-market chocolate like Hershey's, the next step up is Godiva and Ghirardelli, which are both certainly good-quality and widely available in Houston. But the rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Houston Aeros, Now with Boos and Bikinis

    I heard something on Friday night in Toyota Center I don't think I've ever heard before. The fans were booing the Houston Aeros. Of course, the Aeros were playing some piss poor and rather lackluster hockey, but I'm just not used to hearing fans in Toyota Center boo the team. And on Friday night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2008

    Get Lit: The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour, by Andrei Cherny

    World War III almost happened three years after World War II. Germany had been divided into four sections (governed by the US, Soviet Union, British and French), and the capital city of Berlin, deep in the Soviet sector, was itself divided four ways. In 1948 the Soviets blockaded the city, refusin ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 18, 2007

    Craving Chocolate

    Tacos A Go-Go

  • More >>