This delightful confection is the Hershey Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Snowman. It was made in Mississauga for Hershey Canada.
Let me dispense with any illusions you might have that this is tasty. Yes, I ate it all, but mostly because it’s after midnight and I’m drinking wine and sweets tend to look like a great idea. It’s also fairly small. The chocolate is too soft and you can’t hold this confection for more than a few seconds before it starts melting onto your fingers (appropriately, about which more later). The marshmallow is soft and spongy but not in a good way. It’s rather sticky, far, FAR too sweet, and doesn’t seem to have been given any flavour other than corn syrup. It is overpoweringly sweet with no relieving hint of vanilla or any other flavouring.
Now: the appearance. I really don’t have to say anything other than “look at the photos”. This “snowman” manages to look both like a penis and like a poop. It’s mystifying how beautifully it encompasses both shapes, depending on how you look at it. Mystifying and brilliant. Somewhere in Mississauga there’s an industrial candy mold machiner who smiles every time he thinks about the day he managed to make a shape that is both penis and poo and passed it off as a snowman.
Although if you handle this confection for long, you will decide that it’s more fecal than phallic when it starts melting brownish streaks all over your fingers…
Condition upon unwrapping: C