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Wrapperless Kisses

No more foil waste!
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Hershey's Kisses without any wrapper on them for use in cooking and for general snacking.
jhomrighaus, Jan 01 2008

Large chocolate chips http://www.candywar...com/largechips.html
What, unless I'm mistaken, you are proposing. [dbmag9, Jan 01 2008]

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies http://www.bettycro...aspx?recipeId=45175
Dont really work with chocolate chips [jhomrighaus, Jan 01 2008]

HERSHEY'S BAKE SHOPPE baking pieces page http://www.hersheys...ls/bakingpieces.asp
Scroll down a bit for Unwrapped HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates. [baconbrain, Jan 02 2008]

Psst, [po]! http://www.cercles....14/eckstut0204R.htm
Over here! [pertinax, Jan 02 2008]

[zen_tom], http://classics.mit...utarch/crassus.html
where's the chocolate? [pertinax, Jan 03 2008]

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       you're a cad sir.   

       oops, sorry jane austin overload
po, Jan 01 2008
  

       So, a packet of large chocolate chips? See linky.
dbmag9, Jan 01 2008
  

       //So, a packet of large chocolate chips?// No, they're Hershey.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 01 2008
  

       Peanut butter kiss cookies are not the same with big chocolate chips. Its a different kind of chocolate.
jhomrighaus, Jan 01 2008
  

       So that was an auto-cad?
pertinax, Jan 02 2008
  

       I may regret writing this, but I now imagine [rcarty] wearing a sort of oral condom for actual kisses. Not necessarily a bad idea, this might do much to limit the spread of the cold-sore virus, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn that it had been at least half-baked. It still looks funny in my head, though.
pertinax, Jan 02 2008
  

       ...melts in your hand, or your pocket with sand on them, yuck, I don't think it'll work.
Maybe change the foil to some other kind of wrapping if you don't want to waste foil. Ecologically speaking, banana leaves make great wrappers.
xandram, Jan 02 2008
  

       I'm not advocating the complete elimination of all foil wrapped Kisses, just that they be made available in a bulk unwrapped for for use in baking etc.
jhomrighaus, Jan 02 2008
  

       Well, apparently Hershey's thinks this is a good idea, and makes them already. "2004 -- Hershey introduces Unwrapped HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates."   

       The official Hershey's site hides them under baking supplies, but they are there. See link.
baconbrain, Jan 02 2008
  

       There is clearly currently an anti-bone vibe these days. Maybe [UB] has had some influence. In months and years past, this many negative annos would translate into several plethorae of bones. I myself am generally not a boner unless the notion is egregious, so this condition fits my sensibility, but it is interesting.
globaltourniquet, Jan 02 2008
  

       //oops, sorry jane austin overload//   

       You know there are no kisses in Jane Austin's books.
nomocrow, Jan 02 2008
  

       See now this is what torques me off. 3 bones that most assuredly have been given simply due to the fact that this has been baked. The very fact that it is baked implies that the idea has merit and so the fish bones would appear to be misguided in my humble opinion.
jhomrighaus, Jan 02 2008
  

       Well, speaking for myself, my bone was given because I didn't think that just not wrapping something that's usually wrapped was a particularly inventive idea. Nothing personal, but nothing to do with it being baked, either.
lostdog, Jan 02 2008
  

       what is *real* chocolate. heathen that I am, Cadbury's does it for me.   

       don't ask - in my mood, you WILL get a slap!
po, Jan 02 2008
  

       yuk. ;)   

       is that right, nomocrow?
po, Jan 02 2008
  

       //You know there are no kisses in Jane Austin's books// That's because she spent her life making cars. I'm not sure if there are any kisses in any of Jane Austen's books either.   

       And yes, Hershey's is disgusting. I guess that is why they tend to call it "candy" rather than "chocolate".
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 02 2008
  

       My only point was that the bones only showed up AFTER it was determined that this was baked.
jhomrighaus, Jan 02 2008
  

       Fair enough. Still, would After Eights minus those sleek black envelopes be a new idea? Would a tub of pre-unwrapped Quality Streets or Roses constitute an inventive notion? Sorry if I sound harsh, but "sell the same thing but with less foil" could open the floodgates to a whole bunch of really boring and derivative ideas.   

       "But ambassador, with these pre-unwrapped Ferrero Roche you are really spoiling us."   

       "Don't get too excited. We're actually guilding the statue of our glorious leader on the cheap..."
lostdog, Jan 02 2008
  

       So why are Cream Cheese rings so popular? Its just an alternative packaging format for an existing product.(not that I am in anyway insinuating that this idea is remotely on the same plane as that idea but the observation is valid)
jhomrighaus, Jan 02 2008
  

       There are a number of ideas here that constitute little more than a repackaging. Some of these ideas are innovative, while others are not. There is no m-f-d for "merely repackaging" because the general category is a valid one. It's a question of innovativeness.   

       Innovation is what drives the packaging industry (I worked for a label applicator manufacturer once). If I am given the job of designing a new way of delivering my morsels of chocolate to the masses, and I come back with "put a bunch of them in a bag without the foil we currently use", I would get ignored.   

       If, however, I came up with a very useful and innovative way of shaping the chocolate that facilitates a popular way of using them that we maybe did not anticipate when we first incorporated in 1887, but that makes said use much more convenient, I might not only get a raise and a corner office, but my company may also get a patent.   

       That's the difference.
globaltourniquet, Jan 02 2008
  

       So the guy at Hersheys who decided to put the kisses in a bag without foil for people who use them to make cookies got ignored?(funny there is a link up there to a place that sells them, somebody was listening)   

       What about the guy who decided to make chocolate chips that were smaller?   

       How do you think the guy who thought up individually wrapped slices of cheese was received?(he was laughed at at first. now think about the last time you saw cheese that wasnt individually wrapped)   

       What is innovative and what is not is a highly subjective determination.
jhomrighaus, Jan 02 2008
  

       You got my bone after I read it, for the same reason [lostdog] outlines.   

       [zen_tom] has said it better previously...   

       //When I read an idea, I want to be enthused, I want to be excited, I want to be educated and entertained. It doesn't have to be fantastic, it doesn't have to be outlandish, silly or full of bees... Whether it's silly, or artistic or not is a function of the idea - the acceptance of it comes from how interesting it is.//   

       And this really isn't very interesting.
theleopard, Jan 02 2008
  

       When I said "given the job of designing a new way", for some reason I left off the word "innovative". So let's change it to "given the job of designing an innovative new way".   

       No one who said "put it in a bag without the foil" got a raise and a new office.   

       The scenario I described was an innovation brainstorming meeting. Yes, the guy who stood up and said that in that meeting made everyone stop and stare in embarassment. The meeting coordinator politely said, "Yes, we can do that. But that's really obvious and not very inventive. We are looking for _real_ innovation here in this meeting."   

       So perhaps he wasn't entirely "ignored", but we're splitting hairs. It isn't innovative.
globaltourniquet, Jan 02 2008
  

       So, you're "siding with" him beacuse the idea is to get rid of a "packaging innovation and brand that has doubtless generated millions of dollars in revenue for its owner".   

       What have you got against the Hershey's millions?
globaltourniquet, Jan 02 2008
  

       Oh, come on guys. Here we are, held by a mysterious force that can warp space and bend light, onto a ball of molten rock and iron with a thin, slightly mobile crust, protected from an infinite vacuum by the thinnest layer of tenuous gas. We're illuminated by a perpetual nuclear reaction that would fizzle out in a fraction of a second if any of the fundamental physical constants of nature were even one percent different from their current values. The temperature here is just at the precise point where icebergs can float in a liquid ocean under a sky rich in water vapour. The laws of chemistry and statistics have made possible the evolution of whales and, indeed, the Welsh.   

       All this, and we can quibble over the relative innovativity of packaging for a crap chocolate product?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 02 2008
  

       // the Welsh. //   

       Why, oh why ? Is there no sense in the Universe ?   

       Apparently not.   

       Come on, [MB], look on the bright side; a 0.1% Change in the value of Planck's constant, Avogadro's number, or the value of G and the Welsh will cease to exist. OK, it will be bad for the rest of the Universe, but think of the benefits ! Come on, look forward to a bight new 2008 without Celts .....
8th of 7, Jan 02 2008
  

       Trouble is that many a fine Scot depends on those very same physical constants to keep his haggis warm.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 02 2008
  

       Anyone here seen a haggis collapse below its Chandrasekhar limit ?
8th of 7, Jan 02 2008
  

       No but once my friend Chandrasekhar collapsed when he reached his Haggis limit
jhomrighaus, Jan 03 2008
  

       Not a pretty sight, I'll grant you.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 03 2008
  

       Actually, I've just done a few calculations. If you reduce Planck's constant by just eleven parts in a million, it turns out that the Welsh will warp spacetime and basically pinch off a bubble that includes Cardiff and the southern half of Ebbw Vale. This bubble will then suck in light (much as Cardiff does now), causing the heat- death of the remainder of the universe and the creation of a supermassive Welsh rarebit. So don't screw around with Plank's constant.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 03 2008
  

       How about a toothpaste tube, filled with the appropriate chocolate stuff, with a heated, squeeze activated nozzle, that you can use to create your own quick-hardening dollops of 'kiss' shaped chocolate? (alternately, have someone squirt it directly into one's mouth in order to re-enact the death of Marcus Licinius Crassus at the hands of the Parthians)
zen_tom, Jan 03 2008
  

       a sensation similar to weaning babies who are developing teeth, I imagine.
po, Jan 03 2008
  

       hey pert, I read that book. I passed it on to a now pregnant halfbaker!
po, Jan 03 2008
  

       W would enquire about possible causal relationships, but it would be toooooo scary.....
8th of 7, Jan 03 2008
  

       W?
po, Jan 03 2008
  

       Don't worry, M has told Q,, and D has it covered.
pertinax, Jan 03 2008
  

       I don't think W even knows what "causal relationships" means.
globaltourniquet, Jan 03 2008
  

       "...idea has merit and so the fish bones would appear to be misguided in my humble opinion."   

       Your opinions are never humble [jhom].   

       I.M.E. (for exalted) O.
dentworth, Jan 03 2008
  

       [pertinax] - after having captured Crassus, knowing of his renowned avarice, the Parthian King is said to have had him executed by pouring molten gold down his throat.   

       Some versions say that this was done to Crassus' body after he'd already been killed at the battle of Carrhae - but I prefer the execution story.
zen_tom, Jan 04 2008
  

       //Anyone here seen a haggis collapse below its Chandrasekhar limit ?//   

       No, but I'm sure that's what it did shortly after I ate it on New Year day.
<aside>Of course, that may well have been a hangover...</aside>
Jinbish, Jan 04 2008
  

       sp: Gasglow, = Èerenkov radiation. When the anticpation of taste exceeds the speed of taste in the medium.
4whom, Jan 05 2008
  
      
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