(SPOT.ph) It's one of those things you don't really notice until someone points it out, and then your mind is blown. Ever since Milton Hershey first launched the signature cut-into-tiny-rectangles Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar and Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds in 1900 and 1908 respectively, there have only been two other permanent variants introduced afterward: The Dark Chocolate bar in 1939, and the Cookies n' Creme bar in 1995. That's all about to change though, because Hershey's just launched a new candy bar flavor: the Hershey's Gold.
Note that we say "candy bar" because surprise! This bar contains no chocolate at all. Instead, Hershey's Gold is made by caramelizing white creme (think Oreo cookie filling) then adding crushed peanuts and pretzels into the mix. The result, according to an early taste test by Bon Appetit, is a "brown butter nutty taste, though it wasn't as chunky in texture as it sounds." We're guessing it'll be similar to salted caramel, great for fans of that salty-sweet flavor combo. Hershey's will be launching the candy bar all over the United States on December 1 at the introductory price of USD $0.99 for a standard-sized bar and USD $1.69 for a king-sized bar, although there's no word yet on when it'll be available globally. In the meantime, you know what new pasalubong to ask for now.