From the Kiss to a Great American Chocolate Empire: A History of Hershey’s In Under 3 Minutes

See how Hershey’s evolved from small-town caramel maker to one of the largest candy companies in the world.

Did you know the first Hershey’s Kiss was sold way back in 1907, before your grandmother was even born? Hershey was a candy powerhouse even in its previous incarnation as a caramel company, and it’s grown to establish itself as the great American chocolate bar in the past hundred years. Find out why the Kiss is called a Kiss, and why the FDA refuses to define some Hershey products as milk chocolate.