Before I tell you mine, I want to give a big "Thank You" to Soma from "Whims & Fancies" and Madame Samm for all their hard work and to let them both know how much fun it has been for me.
When I first seen your post on "Hugs and Kisses", I knew exactly what I was going to do. I quickly blurted out to my son, and he started laughing. He said he knew what I was thinking. "HERSHEY"!!!
Oh, yeah, I lived there most my life. I sat with the security guard when I was young. My mother worked 2nd shift, and she sat me with them till my father came out. He worked 1st. Most of my aunts, uncles, even my brother worked there. Eventually, so did I.
Well, before I show you my guys....let me tell you I also had a "Love - Hate" relationship with this. I Love doing Applique, that is part of what I was thinking....but as I read on, I seen it was Paper Piecing, Which, I Hate (only cause I am not good at it) That didn't stop me.....
So here is my Kiss......
Hershey Kisses were introduced in 1907 by Milton Hershey.
He dedicated the Plume (paper pull) extending out of the wrapper in 1924.
And here is my Hug......
Hugs were introduced to the Kiss family in 1993.
They are a delectable combination of Hershey's Milk Chocolate hugged by sweet white cream.
Together they make a great combination of sweet treats.
The name Kiss, came from Milton. The machine dropping them on the conveyer belt, makes the sound Kiss. He also said that they taste so sweet...just like a Kiss.
The first Kiss made was 2 inches tall. That didn't last but a month. The Kiss also became the first automated candy made in the factory. As of 1921, no human hands touched the kiss till they were in the bags themselves. Those that were unwrapped, or missed, were melted down and put in Milk Chocolate bars.
1,300 kisses are wrapped in a minute, and there are a total of 90 kisses in a 1 pound bag.
The Large Kiss was discontinued in Hershey, PA and sent to Mexico to be made in 1994.
The rest of the Kisses and Hugs were then transferred to the West Hershey Plant.
All the Main Street lights are Kisses. Every other one is wrapped in Silver.
They especially look good in Winter with snow on them.
I must say that I started my diet the first week of January. So I must give a special thanks for this hop...It also gave me.........
(Well, I had to buy these. I needed them for a picture, LOL)
Sad to say...the original factory was sold 2 years ago, and was torn down. The only thing remaining are the large smoke stacks that say "Hershey".
(but don't listen to the rumors, the candy was not shipped to Mexico, they are still being made in Hershey in a new plant that was built on the West end of town.
I hope I didn't bore you too much. I seem to get long winded.
Here it is, now hanging in my kitchen:
Now, lets grab a handful of the kisses, and hop on over to get more
"Hugs and Kisses"
Fits me to the tee.....LOL....
Till next time,
HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!!
To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com