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

Allee Willis
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.