Hershey's Kisses are undeniably cute, but is that enough to earn them a place in your snack cabinet? If you're wondering about the appropriate Hershey's Kisses serving size and how many calories each one has, here's what you need to know.
Hershey's Kisses Serving Size
There are seven Hershey's kisses in one serving (or 32 grams), but specialty flavors (like caramel kisses) might list six pieces as the serving size.
You can adjust your intake to help you meet your dietary goals — so if you’re trying to cut down on added sugar, carbs or saturated fat, enjoy one or two pieces of candy instead of seven.
Hershey's Kisses Calories
Hershey's Kisses come in several different flavors. The company also creates custom flavors and packaging for holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Valentine's Day.
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Hershey's Kisses calorie count can vary slightly depending on the variety you pick. For instance:
- Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses: 22.8 calories per piece
- Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses With Almonds: 22.8 calories per piece
- Hershey's Milk Chocolate Caramel Kisses: 21.6 calories per piece
- Special Dark Hershey's Kisses: 21.4 calories per piece
- Cookies 'n' Creme Hershey's Kisses: 21.4 calories per piece
Hershey's Kisses Nutrition
Here's the breakdown of Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses nutrition information per seven pieces (one serving):
- Calories: 160
- Total fat: 9 g
- Saturated fat: 6 g
- Sodium: 25 mg
- Total carbs: 19 g
- Total sugar: 18 g
- Added sugar: 16 g
- Fiber: <1 g
- Protein: 2 g
While calories are one of the factors you should consider when you're deciding whether to include a certain food in your diet, nutrition is another.
Hershey's Kisses are high in added sugar and saturated fat — containing 31 percent and 28 percent of your daily recommended value, respectively — and they don't contain significant amounts of important nutrients like proteins, vitamins or minerals. That means, if you eat a whole serving of Hershey's Kisses, you might want to watch your sugar and saturated fat intake the rest of the day.
But eating small amounts of chocolate — more specifically, dark chocolate — now and then has its benefits. An October 2013 study in the journal Nutrition Reviews found that chocolate is linked to better mood and cognitive abilities. A May 2013 study in the journal Nutrients notes that chocolate also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
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- Hershey's: “Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate With Almonds, 11 Ounces”
- Hershey's: “Hershey's Kisses Cookies ‘n’ Creme Candy Bag, 10.5 Ounces”
- Hershey's: “Hershey's Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate, 12 Ounces”
- Hershey's: “Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates Filled With Caramel, 11 Ounces”
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- Nutrition Reviews: “Effects of Chocolate on Cognitive Function and Mood: A Systematic Review”
- Nutrients: “Chocolate in History: Food, Medicine, Medi-Food”
- Harvard Health Publishing: “Is Chocolate Really a Health Food?”