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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hershey's Syrup Recipes

Today's post is going to be what Marjie likes to call a "drive-by" post. Now don't you worry, it isn't going to take very long to tell you that on this day in 1894, the Hershey company was founded by none other than Milton Snavely Hershey. There, I said it!


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You may remember that I am a devoted Hershey's fan especially when it comes to Hershey Kisses:) (yes if you click on the Chocolate Factory, you'll be taken away to the post, be sure and blow us a Kiss before you go:)

Now, my love affair with all things Hershey's did not begin since moving to "The Sweetest Place on Earth," in Hershey Pennsylvania. Although, I have been there once or twice, perhaps even three times. As a matter of fact, when my grandkids come to visit this Summer, chances are we'll be going again:) I actually live on the outskirts anyway:)

And as much as I love a good Black and White Sundae every now and again, that Sundae was not the cause. Blame it on the Syrup. When we were kids, Thursdays may just have been our favorite day of the week. It was the day my father got paid and we got ice cream! No, no, no, we didn't go to the nearest ice cream parlor, we indulged in our ice cream treats right in our kitchen at home. The ice cream was always Neapolitan; Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla and we didn't scoop, we sliced! We didn't really have a lot of money in those days and truth be told, we didn't always have a can of Hershey Syrup in the fridge. However, when we did, I poured it on! My sister didn't like it as much as I did. She still doesn't. It's probably a good thing my mother enjoyed it though or else I'm sure they wouldn't have just bought it for me:) We didn't afford ourselves individual pleasures in those days of yore, unless of course it was one of our birthdays or it was a special occasion.

These days, you won't find Neapolitan ice cream in our freezer, truth be told, I'm not too fond of vanilla or strawberry ice cream. However, you will definitely find a giant size squeeze bottle of Hershey Syrup, which I admit isn't really necessary since most times, I only use it in chocolate milk. I rarely, eat ice cream:) I have a sneaky feeling Marion must be using it every now and again because it sure seems to get replaced on a regular basis:) She LOVES all things chocolate! I won't even tell you about the huge bag of Hershey Kisses she just bought at the store yesterday, lol...If she is using it as compared to drinking it, I have a feeling this cake would be her go to recipe. Not only did she mail order the Hershey's Syrup recipe book, She's all about quick and easy too:)

If I were to indulge, my choice would have to be this Hershey Syrup Pie!

Happy Sunday everyone, Drive safely:) Louise

72 comments:

  1. I gained weight just reading this post! Lovely chocolate recipes today. I love it! Would be pleased to treat you to one of these, my friend :-)

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    1. Lol, Tina...I may just be taking you up on that invite, Tina. although, florida weather is a bit unsettling this year also:)

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  2. Ah, Hershey's syrup....that brings back some memories. I think we only got this at Grandma's house. :)

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    1. That's what my grandchildren will be saying one day, Debra...

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  3. I make my own "Hershey's" syrup (see http://artofnaturalliving.com/2012/01/06/make-your-own-chocolate-syrup-no-high-fructose-corn-syrup/ ), which is really not hard That way I can do it organic and in any case my kids go through it so fast, it would take a second mortgage to buy it in the store. I guess that is testament to the usefulness of it!

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    1. Thank you so much for leaving that link, Inger. Who knew it was so easy to make your own. I will definitely be trying it!

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  4. Who doesn't like Hersey's Chocolate Syrup? We have a big container of it in our refrigerator, too. Such a great topping! Really fun post -- thanks.

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    1. I'd be tempted to give up my Hershey's Syrup for just one taste of that Boca Negra Cake John, OMGoodness!!!

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  5. WOW! Hershey's Syrup Pie! I have never heard of that one before. It would be pointless to make that in my house. My husband "HATES" chocolate. What a weird guy, huh? My 3 year old like the plain chocolate candy bars but wont eat any other chocolate flavored things. SO id be stuck eating the whole thing myself, until our 6 month old gets big enough to hopefully enjoy chocolate with me! :-) Great post! I sure love reading your blog.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, Amanda. I know quite a few people who don't like chocolate. I'll never understand it but hey, more for me! Perhaps you should look into those microwave chocolate desserts for one. They cook up quick and satisfy that decadent chocolate craving. Or, you can wait until the 6 month old is ready for chocolate and cross your fingers:) Thanks for visiting:)

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  6. OMG recetas tradicionales y recuerdos de las abuelas es lo mejor ,todo se ve extraordinario,hugs,hugs.

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    1. Souvenirs delcious, Rosita. Je vais toujours chérir :)

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  7. Ooh, great Hershey's recipes! Our rare desserts growing up were always vanilla ice cream with Hershey's syrup...but we stirred it to make chocolate :)

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    1. Lol, I did that too, Liz when all that was left was vanilla!!! I forgot all about that until you just mentioned it. Thanks!

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  8. Hmmm - it is all I can do to keep from heading to the store to buy a container of Heshey's Syrup!

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    1. Don't do it, T.W. It's nasty out there! I'll send you some airmail, lol...

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  9. Snavely? Really? What the heck kind of name is that? Hahaha!
    We used to "slice" as well! The cardboard box....open the ends and sides...and slice!
    I must say ~~Louise~~......I am a butterscotch sauce fan......yum!
    Enjoy the rest of your evening!
    The sun was out in full force today.....yay!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  10. That's your idea of a drive-by?! ;)

    I don't like chocolate milk, but the Knight does. I do want to try that last pie though!

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    1. Why? did I do it wrong, Channon? I must check with Marjie:)

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  11. I don't know why but I haven't had any Hershey's syrup in years. Big mistake!

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  12. Are you sure you didn't grow up next door to me? My mother would buy the same Neapolitan ice cream and slice it (thinly) and then we'd get the teensiest squirt of chocolate syrup. It WAS Hershey's. I bought three large bottles of the stuff from the USA food store here in Australia. I'll be fine for a few weeks I'm sure.

    I've been to Hershey but it was in the 80s. Before most people were born. :)

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    1. There's a USA food store in Australia, Maureen? I took my kids to Hershey's in the 80s Maureen maybe out paths crossed, lol...

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  13. Dear Louise, you are amazing...this really brought back many memories to me. In my family when we had also the money for ice cream, always had (the three flavors) which is what we would call it. It was perfect for our family, My one brother loved the strawberry, my other brother loved the vanilla, and I loved the chocolate. So it worked out very well. Now we used to also make these ice cream delights on a Friday night waiting for my dad to come home from his bowling. My mom used to get out the syrup, and the cream and we would go to town...I have never been to Hershey in PA. And it is provably a good thing too, as I would go crazy being a chocoholic. All the recipes are fantastic looking, but I would have to say that my favorite would be the Black and White Sundae. Definetly "Sweet Memories" from a sweet post!!! Blessings Dottie :)

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    1. If I knew a post like this would bring out so many yummy memories Dottie, I would have done it much sooner! I love hearing everyone's stories. Thanks for sharing yours:)

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  14. Hi Louise,

    Since young, I'm always a Hershey fan... Here we go, kiss kiss... LOL!

    After moving to Australia, we have changed our opinions on chocolates... Having said that, we are still loving Hershey kisses! Many Aussies and including us feel that Hershey chocolates are more sugary and less rich in their milk and cocoa content but we still like the way what Hershey is. Our luggage are typically filled with Hershey and Reese... Otherwise, we have to buy these chocolate from some specialty shops which can be quite expensive.

    Love the Hershey's one bowl syrup cake... need to buy this syrup online at USA food (an Aussie online shop) if I need to bake this. *sign*

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks for those kisses, Zoe! I must admit, this last batch of Kisses Marion bought don't seem to taste like the others. I sure do hope they didn't change the formula to make them more "healthy." You are the second one to mention the USA store. Tell me more, please:) I sure wish we had an Aussie store here. Although, Wegman's does carry some international foods:)

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    2. Hi Louise,

      Even having the USA store, it is never as well equipped enough selling things like biscoff and lance crackers! Oh boy... I missed those treats. If you have any craving for Aussie food, please let me know and I'm happy to send something to you... Kiss kiss!!! ... hee hee.

      Btw, about your comment about Kit, I have checked my email today and have not heard anything from her. Will keep you informed if I receive a reply from her. Cheers!

      Zoe

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    3. Oh that is so sweet of you, Zoe. I think I will be checking online in the near future.

      Thanks for letting me know about Kit. I've heard some people have had their blogs hacked, perhaps it is set up by invite until the mess is cleared up.

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  15. Divine treats! It is very difficult to find Hershey's chocolates here...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Thanks, Rosa! I'd gladly send you some.

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  16. Louise , the first photo makes me salivate ! To think it's 9 degrees here right now :D I've been meaning to buy Hershey's syrup , now that I've copied your black and white sundae recipe , I'm gonna buy it tomorrow . Yeah , not fond of vanilla ice cream as well er before ?! Strawberry's always a fave but never neopolitan , don't know why :P :D

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    1. Sometimes it just doesn't matter how cold it is, Anne. When we need Hershey's then Hershey's it is!!! BTW, we're going back down to single digits too:)

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  17. yummy treats...lovely recipes...

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    1. Thank you Gloria. I'm glad you enjoyed them:)

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  18. I love Hershey's syrup. It brings back wonderful childhood memories.

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    1. It seems it has been sparking a lot of memories, Ladly Lilith. So glad you enjoyed:)

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  19. When I was little and I visited my grandmother, my favorite part was every evening we had vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. I would always smoosh mine around and make a chocolate "soup"

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    1. Oh my, these stories are such fun to read, Pam. Chocolate soup. Isn't it funny how so many of us did the same thing, lol...

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  20. Oh, my! Two recipes here are "must tries!" That cake and that pie! Not good things to have around where I am.:-) Thanks for posting these!

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    1. Not good for us either, Nellie but, it is almost Valentine's Day:)

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  21. Funny, I only like vanilla ice cream and lemon or orange sherbet. But my kids adore chocolate syrup, and if I don't have it in stock, I'm likely to make some up for them using...what else...Hershey's cocoa powder! I'll take my chocolate straight up, thank you, with nuts or not, but not as flavoring in some other food. How's that for different!

    Great Drive-By post!

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    1. Sounds GREAT Marjie except no nuts and no vanilla, lol! Thanks I was wondering whether this post would qualify. I'm glad you liked it!

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  22. Mmmmm don't those just sound magnificent! I think the syrup cake has my name on it :D Yum!

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  23. I remember gleefully squeezing this bottle into milk growing up---ah, the memories!

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  24. I have not bought a hershey's syrup for ages, I believe the last bottle was when my son was a teenager. Reading your post brought me memories of him squeezing the syrup into a milk...
    Thanks for this nice post Louise...have a great week :D

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    1. Hershey's sure does have a way of stirring up those memories, Juliana. I think you should get yourself some real soon! It would be delicious on that gorgeous Brandied Cherry Ice Cream you made!

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  25. We have Hershey's kisses here in Greece! I haven't tried them, but with this post you got me curious Louise and tomorrow I will try to find them and buy them! Thanks for bringing to us all this information, I always leave from here having learned something!

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    1. Oh I'm so excited for you to try the Kisses, Katerina. Some people make cookies and hide the kisses inside. Oh so yummy! Other make cookies and put the Kisses right on top! Please let us know if you like them:)

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  26. Well chocolate is always a good idea. We always had a bottle in our fridge as a kid. A childhood staple. Clarice

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    1. A staple indeed, Clarice. I thought you were on vaca. Thanks so much for visiting:)

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  27. I'm joining other Hershey's fans here, Louise! Coincidentally, I've posted a round-up of Valentine's Day recipes, including a Hershey's dessert one too with their dark chocolates. You mean there's actually a place called Hershey Pennsylvania? Wow!

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    1. I saw that Valentine Round-up of yours Shirley. Oh my goodie goodness! The Baked Cheesy Jumbo River Prawns look awesome!

      Yes, there really is a place called Hershey Pennsylvania. It claims to be "the sweetest place on Earth." When you visit one day, you must go there!!!

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  28. Hi Louise, I love chocolate and thanks for sharing this post with Hershey chocolate. Love everyone of them :)

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    1. Me too, Ann! I think I gained a few pounds just posting them, lol...

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  29. This reminds me how much I love neapolitan ice cream. I haven't had it in ages! It would be great with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

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  30. What a succession of fabulous desserts!! You are never wrong with chocolate. My favourite is the Neapolitan delight. Looks great!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed them, Alida! Thank you so much for visiting...

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  31. i love neapolitan desserts! hershey's syrup has been a life-saving ingredient for me several times. :)

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  32. This actually works perfectly with the research I've been doing for my new book!

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    1. A new book!!!! That makes me so happy, duckie! Let me know If I can be of any help.

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  33. Your post makes me to feel hungry. All looks delicious and tempt me to eat immediately.

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    1. Welcome John Paul...I'm so glad you enjoyed this post:)

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  34. i'd love to have all of those hershey desserts!

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  35. Howdy Louise! Hope you're all well. Life has been extremely busy for the past couple of months. I'm still trying to squeeze in blogging whenever I could. hehe.... Too bad that I hardly have time to bake recently especially on this coming Valentine's day. Hubby & I will be heading back to his parents' place tomorrow , so much I can do. Anyway, glad hearing from you ((hugs)). Enjoy & have a great day dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  36. Hi Louise, Sorry I haven’t been around for a couple weeks…as you know I am traveling. We are now in Fl., got out of Atlanta the day before the big storm. Now I have three weeks to enjoy reading and commenting on my favorite blogs! Of course, yours is one of my favorites to visit!
    This is such a wonderful post…so nostalgic for me! We always had a can of Hersey’s syrup in our fridge. When I was in HS I worked in a luncheonette, were I was behind the counter making ice cream treats. Egg creams were one of my favorites…and you probably know that they consisted of no ice cream…½ milk, ½ seltzer and chocolate syrup! Yum!
    Have a great week and stay warm…I hear you are getting battered again with snow!

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  37. Have a great end of the week!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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