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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: November 23, 2021 02:38 PM
From: Representative Thomas L. Mehaffie, III
To: All House members
Subject: Hershey Kiss Legislation
Soon I will introduce legislation to name the Hershey Kiss as Pennsylvania’s state candy. Not only is the Hershey Kiss’s symbolic nature and the inviting tone of a candy named “Kiss” fit perfectly with the image of this great state but the impact the Hershey Company, and its production of 70 million Kisses daily, continue to be the backbone of the PA economy. Specifically, the Hershey Company supports Pennsylvania’s proud dairy industry for more than 125 years through their use of fresh dairy milk from Pennsylvania farms that surround their chocolate factory and used to make the milk chocolate in their Hershey’s Kisses chocolates. Additionally, Hershey’s Kisses chocolates are one of the most iconic products ever created by the Hershey’s Company, not only are they so loved by Hershey that they made their street lamps into the likeness of Hershey’s Kisses, but they are also the most recognized and beloved products around the world.
The official symbols of the Commonwealth are important because they help to differentiate our state from others. Most states have an official state dog, tree and flower, etc.; all of which help to show what is important to that state.
I believe that denoting the Hershey Kiss as the state candy will not only bring more attention to our state but also commemorate a company and candy that has forever impacted our state’s economy and values.
We hope you will join us in cosponsoring this legislation, thank you.

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Introduced as HB2150