Monday, April 10, 2023

1990 - 1992 Hershey's Pumpkin Kiss Candy Dish

My mom has wanted to visit Hershey, Pennsylvania since forever. We finally were able to visit as a family of 5 in September of 2022. 

Those Hershey Kiss streetlights REALLY are charming to see in person. And the factory is worth it. The tour on the old trolley also totally worth doing. 

Between museums, theme park visits, shooting pool in our Airbnb, and going out to dinner, we hit a thrift store in Hershey. This is late September so they had out their Halloween stuff and I saw this little guy, who in all my years as a Halloween fiend, I'd never seen before. The little orange Hershey's Pumpkin Kiss candy dish! I thought maybe it was a local thing (I was in Hershey) and I knew I had to buy it (because... Hershey) and it was a DOLLAR.

It might be my favorite souvenir from the trip. So stinking cute. Anyway, it doesn't seem like it was local to Pennsylvania. It is stamped copyright 1990 but I didn't see them for sale until 1992. Full of Kisses!

An ad for the pumpkin kiss candy dish in a Panama City, Florida newspaper, October 4, 1992.

In the Ben Franklin Ad, October 7, 1992. Frederick, Maryland.

Assembled the Hershey's Pumpkin Kiss candy dish is about 5" tall, orange plastic with stickers for the eyes and nose.

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