Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Misprinted Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy

Submitted by Allee Willis June 30th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

This may not excite the average person as much as it excites me but when I bought this piece of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate for a penny on eBay I felt like I hit the Kitsch motherlode. With as much candy as I’ve seen in my lifetime I’ve never come across one made by a major manufacturer, let alone Hershey’s, that had a wrong wrapper. Not only is the graphic not centered on the candy bar but it’s not even the right color. Here is a non-mutant piece pictured with the orphan:


I’ve been popping these things into my mouth for years. I can spot one miles away in the candy terrarium that greets visitors as they walk into my house and which I fill and art direct daily.


Upon acquiring the runt, I now guard it like it’s a gold bar. I have it sitting in a special place on a special shelf so no one mistakes it for an available piece to munch on. Last week when I saw someone pick it up I yelled ‘NOOOOOOO’ so loud you would have thought I was stopping someone from pressing the button to activate a nuclear bomb. This is one freak of candy nature I intend to be able to enjoy the rest of my life.

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2 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Misprinted Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Candy”

  1. MyFunCloset

    This equals the famous postage stamp misprint of the biplane printed upside down. It’s worthy of it’s own display box with a small descriptive plaque. Presentation is everything.