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DateEvent
July 01, 1907Hershey Chocolate Company begins manufacturing Hershey's Chocolate Kisses.
August 08, 1921Factory begins using mechanical kiss wrapping machine. Kisses are now wrapped with trademarked plume. Prior to this, kisses were handwrapped, with an enclosed square of tissue.
January 01, 1962Hershey's Kisses are first wrapped with red, green and silver foil for the Christmas season. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1962.]
December 23, 1963Streetlights in the shape of wrapped and unwrapped Hershey's Kisses are installed along Chocolate Avenue during the fall and are lit during a special ceremony. They are affectionately referred to as "Hinkle's Twinkles." 
January 01, 1968Hershey's Kisses are wrapped with pastel blue, pink and green foil for the Easter holiday.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1968.]
January 01, 1973Hersheypark begins using strolling bar characters such as: Hershey Bar, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Krackel Bar, and the Hershey's Kiss. Also used are the "Furry Tales", a skunk, a bear, and a chipmunk. Other sponsors used are Coca-Cola, Hersheys Ice Cream, Finnaren & Haley (paint), and Red Rose animal foods.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1973.]
May 18, 1975The Kissing Tower begins operation. The name is suggested by John O. Hershey. The windows are in the shape of Hershey Kisses.
December 01, 19788-ounce Hershey's Giant Kiss introduced. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in December 1978.]
January 01, 1983A 65-foot lighted Christmas tree is erected atop the Hersheypark Kissing Tower for the holiday season. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1983.]
July 01, 1987Hershey's Kisses celebrates 80th Anniversary. Largest "Hershey Kiss", made earlier in 1987, weighs 400 pounds and measured 3 feet in diameter and 30 inches in height.
December 11, 1989Hershey Foods Venture Group introduces its first new product, "Hershey's Chocolate Bar Flavor Puddings" (New England States). Flavors include: Hershey's Chocolate, Hershey's Chocolate and Almond, Hershey's Kisses Chocolate and Vanilla, and York Peppermint Pattie.
September 18, 1990Hershey's Kisses with Almonds introduced nationally. A 6-foot, 500 pound gold colored replica of a Hershey's Kiss with Almonds is dropped from the flagpole atop One Times Square to mark the introduction of the new product.
March 01, 1991The "chocolate" and silver "foil-wrapped" Hershey's Kisses Streetlights on Chocolate Avenue are repainted and fitted with high pressure sodium lights. The project is a joint agreement between Hershey Foods Corporation and Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in March 1991.]
January 01, 1996Hershey's Goodnight Hugs and Kisses Hot Cocoa is introduced.[Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in the year 1996.]
February 14, 1999Hershey Foods Corporation launches Kissmobile II.
March 25, 2002Hershey's Kisses brand chocolates Limited Edition introduced: Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate, Rich Dark Sweet Chocolate
March 01, 2003Hershey's Kisses brand chocolates Limited Edition introduced: Toffee with Almonds. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in March 2003.]
June 01, 2003Hershey's Kisses Rich Dark Chocolate added to permanent Kisses product line. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in June 2003.]
February 01, 2004Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Double Fudge and Limited Edition Strawberry Creme introduced. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in February 2004.]
February 16, 2004Hershey's Kisses filled with Caramel introduced.
March 01, 2004Hershey Foods Corporation introduces Hershey's Kisses filled with caramel. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in March 2004.]
May 01, 2004Hershey's Kisses Assortment bags introduced. These consist of 50% milk chocolate, 25% dark chocolate, and 25% extra creamy. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 2004.]
July 01, 2004Hershey's Carb Alternative Chocolate Candy introduced. Includes: Kisses, Peanut Butter Cups, and KitKats. (Discontinued December 2004.) [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in July 2004.]
September 01, 2004Hershey's Bake Shoppe Baking pieces introduces Unwrapped Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in September 2004.]
May 01, 2005Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Orange Creme Chocolates introduced. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in May 2005.]
October 01, 2005Hershey's Kisses filled with Peanut Butter introduced. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in October 2005.]
December 01, 2005The Hershey Company introduced Hershey's Kissables brand chocolate candies. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in December 2005.]
January 01, 2006Hershey's Hollow Kiss filled with Milk Chocolate Kisses introduced. (No Longer Available.)
January 01, 2006Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Rich Dark Chocolate with Almonds introduced.
May 01, 2006Hershey's Kisses brand Mini Cookies introduced. Includes: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, and Confetti Sprinkles.
June 01, 2006Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Truffle and Kisses Limited Edition Milk Chocolate filled with Coconut Crème introduced.
September 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition White Chocolate Candy Cane introduced.
September 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Special Dark introduced.
October 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Dark Chocolate Macadamia introduced, manufactured for Walgreens stores.
October 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Orange and Dark Chocolate Strawberry introduced, manufactured for CVS stores.
October 01, 2006Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Coffee introduced, manufactured for Kroger stores.
November 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Raspberry introduced.
November 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts introduced.
December 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Orange Crème introduced, manufactured for Target stores.
December 01, 2006 Hershey's Kissables Special Dark introduced.
December 01, 2006 Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate filled with Vanilla Crème introduced.
January 13, 2007The Hershey Company and the United States Postal Service unveiled the 2007 edition of the LOVE Series stamp, entitled "With Love and Kisses."  First Day of Issue ceremony is held in the Giant Center.
January 28, 2007The Hershey Company and Lotte Confectionery Co., LTD., Korea's leading confectionery and ice cream manufacturer, announce a manufacturing joint venture in China that will produce Hershey and Lotte products for the market in China.  The manufacturing facility, located in Jinshan, near Shanghai, will make a variety of Hershey's, Hershey's Kisses and Reese's products.  The manufacturing facility is expected to be in operation by June 2007, with products available in retail locations in China by August 2007.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Caramel introduced.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Espresso introduced.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition White Chocolate Confetti introduced, manufactured for Kroger stores.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Double Fudge layer introduced, manufactured for CVS stores.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Neapolitan [Chocolate/Vanilla/Strawberry] introduced, manufactured for CVS stores.
March 01, 2007Hershey's Kisses Limited Edition Dark Chocolate filled with Cherry Cordial introduced.
March 01, 2007 Hershey's Kisses Extra Creamy Chocolate Truffle, 5 piece introduced.
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