The Hershey Co. is broadening its line of confections by debuting Hershey's Caramels, which feature sea salt, molasses and fresh dairy butter, and are then covered in a layer of either milk or dark chocolate. The products are available in 7.2 oz. packages or in a 1.1 oz. bar.
The latest offering from Krispy Kreme combines dark, milk and white chocolate ingredients to give customers a triple-decadent doughnut. The treat is filled with dark chocolate and covered in milk chocolate icing, then drizzled with white chocolate and topped with small chocolate chips.
Chocolate sales in the U.S. are expected to rise to $18 billion by 2011, and despite a love of dark chocolate, milk chocolate is the real attraction here. Milk chocolate accounts for 80% of all chocolate sales.
Ice cream and milkshake retailers in Bean Town need a special bilingual
talent because an order for a Boston milkshake will get you shaken milk
but a frappe means ice cream added. Elsewhere in the state, the added
ice cream is an assumed ingredient in a milkshake.