HERSHEY, Pa. – September 15, 2008 – Halloween is the season of ghosts, goblins and best of all, candy. The experts at The Hershey Company are emphasizing the “treat” in trick-or-treat this year by offering an assortment of new and classic candy, certain to delight trick-or-treaters, bolster “boo-ing” gifts and sweeten seasonal candy dishes. From favorites such as Hershey®’s Milk Chocolate Snack Size Bars to new Whoppers® Malted Milk Balls Haunted House Cartons, Hershey’s “spook-tacular” selection offers something for everyone.
Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Party Essentials
Hershey’s has delicious candies for every occasion this season, whether treating trick-or-treaters or filling the office candy dish.
New products this year include:
- Hershey®’s Kisses® Candy Corn Flavored Candies
- Twizzlers® Candy snack-sized Rainbow Twists
- Hershey’s Tombstone-shaped Moulded Bars in Milk Chocolate and Cookies ‘n’ Crème flavors
- Hershey’s and Reese’s® Boo Crew (foil-wrapped milk chocolate or peanut butter-filled milk chocolate candies)
- Demon Treats Assorted Bag (Milk Duds® Candy, Reese’s Pieces® Candy, Whoppers Malted Milk Balls, Kit Kat® Wafer Bars and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate)
- Candy Caldron Assorted Bag (Jolly Rancher® Lollipops, Jolly Rancher Doubles Candy, Twizzlers Strawberry Mini-Bars and Twizzlers® Pull ‘n Peel® Candy with Green Apple and Tropical flavors)
Treat yourself with classic favorites people scream for year after year, such as Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kat Wafer Bars in a snack-size package that’s perfect for the trick-or-treat bag.
Hershey’s Helps Make “Boo-ing” Extra Sweet this Season
Celebrate the spirit of giving this Halloween season by “boo-ing” your friends and family with sweet treats from Hershey. A growing trend that is fast becoming a Halloween tradition in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, “boo-ing” (also known as “ghosting”) is the fun practice of surprising someone by leaving a Halloween goodie-basket of treats at their doorstep.
Among Hershey’s “boo-ing” items this season are Whoppers Malted Milk Balls or Milk Duds Candy “Haunted House” Cartons and Ghost- and Black Cat-themed Boo Gift Bags containing Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates wrapped in black and orange foil. Learn how to create your own “boo-ing” treat bag at www.TrickorTreats.com.
Start the Season with Harvest-Themed Treats
Hershey’s puts a sweet spin on the entire fall season with its festive Harvest collection. This season, Hershey debuts Hershey’s Kisses Candy Corn Flavored Candies, colorful layers that look and taste like candy corn. Also available are Hershey®’s Miniatures Chocolate Bars and Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, adorned in Harvest-themed wrappers. All Hershey Harvest items are perfect for sharing with your family, friends and co-workers and add a warm, festive touch to home or office seasonal décor.
Hershey’s complete seasonal collection can be found at retailers nationwide. For more information on Hershey’s seasonal products, as well as costume ideas, spooky screensavers, desktop wallpapers, delicious Halloween recipes, craft activities and party invitations visit www.TrickorTreats.com.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and sugar confectionery products. With revenues of nearly $5 billion and approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, The Hershey Company markets such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers. Hershey is the leader in the fast-growing dark and premium chocolate segment, with such brands as Hershey’s Bliss, Hershey’s Special Dark, Hershey’s Extra Dark and Cacao Reserve by Hershey’s. Hershey’s Ice Breakers franchise delivers refreshment across a variety of mint and gum flavors and formats. Hershey’s partnership with Starbucks offers a premium chocolate experience that combines the highest-quality chocolate with Starbucks coffee-house flavors, for a range of delicious and distinct chocolate products. In addition, Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hershey Company, markets such premium chocolate offerings as Scharffen Berger, known for its high-cacao dark chocolate products, Joseph Schmidt, recognized for its fine, handcrafted chocolate gifts, and Dagoba, known for its high-quality natural and organic chocolate bars. Visit us at www.hersheynewsroom.com.
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