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Hershey’s Brand: Master Merchandiser and Chocolatier


January 8, 2020

With the Halloween approaching quickly, a lot of people have one thing on their mind: CANDY. Most stores that sell the sweet stuff have gotten additional stock by the truckload in preparation for October 31st.

Among all the infamous candy brands out there, one of them is pretty recognizable: Hershey’s. Whether your munching on a Hershey bar or unwrapping Hershey’s kiss after Hershey’s kiss, the odds are if you have a sweet tooth, then some form of Hershey’s candy has been in your (literal) system. Reese’s, Jolly Rancher, Twizzlers–pick your poison.

Hershey’s History

Hershey candy was developed by Milton S. Hershey in the early 1900s. A factory devoted to ushering out the popular Hershey food was built in 1905, and the founding of Hershey, Pennsylvania followed soon after. In 1927, the Hershey Hotel and Amusement Parks came to be, delighting people from all over the world with undeniable sweetness and fun!

Today, the company is a hallmark of almost any holiday. Customers can order Hershey’s chocolate bars with customized labels for any occasion, and they even offer customizable gift packages. This is all aside from their exclusive offerings, such as 1 lb Hershey’s kisses and 5 lb Hershey’s chocolate bars.

Because of the popularity of Hershey, Inc., t-shirts both advertising and advocating the candy brand are really far and wide. Let’s take a look at some of the delectable tees that will no doubt bring a chocolatey grin to those that wear them!

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Reese's shirt

Ah, peanut butter and chocolate. Two great things separately, one amazing thing combined. It may seem like blasphemy to start this list off with a non-Hershey-specific shirt, but there’s no denying that Reese’s PB cups, pieces, and whatever else under the banner have had staying power for several decades.

While several other companies have gotten into the PB and chocolate game, there’s no doubt that Reese’s remains king. You can’t deny two (or four) perfect peanut butter cups melting in your mouth. That’s why this shirt is a must–it says it all about why Reese’s are so perfect.

Milk it for all it’s worth.

Hershey's chocolate shirt

Okay, so back to Hershey proper. As stated earlier, the chocolate bar has been a Halloween staple for as long as time can remember. It’s name is plastered on one of the most fun and beautiful theme parks in the U.S.. The Hershey company has taken their ownership of the chocolate bar far and wide.

A Kiss You Shouldn’t Miss

Hershey's Kiss shirt

For those who like Hershey’s chocolate in its smaller form, look no further than the Hershey’s Kiss. A perfect little morsel of sweetness, the Hershey’s Kiss is normally found in candy dishes in a lot of homes. They come in several different flavors so there’s something for everyone! The shirt showcased above dedicates itself to saying, “Hey, have a kiss.” So go for it!

Fo’ Twizzle

Twizzlers t-shirt

Not a chocolate fan? It’s okay–Hershey’s has got you covered. Another popular name in the candy aisle, Twizzlers are pretty much a solid go to if you don’t want to overdo it on chocolate. Just like Hershey’s Kisses, Twizzlers have expanded to a multitude of flavors, but most people stick with the plain red twisted “ropes.” Whatever makes your mouth happy.

Jolly ol’ Soul

Jolly Rancher t-shirt

Love Jolly Ranchers? Do you love them, like…a lot? Well then, this is the shirt for you. The colorful candies that have everyone battling over which flavor is best (Green apple? Watermelon? It’s certainly not grape!) place their importance on the mother of all t-shirts supporting Hershey’s little wrapped treats. Only a true Jolly Rancher fan would sport this tee. Are you up to the challenge?


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