Kerr’s Molasses Kisses – The Best or Worst Halloween Tradition?

October 10, 2017


Every year on October 31st, thousands of kids go door-to-door dressed up as ghosts, princesses, or their favourite superheroes, collecting candy in during the annual tradition of trick- or- treating. For as long as most of us can remember, that collection tradition has inevitably included some of Kerr’s famous Molasses Kisses (yes, we’re throwing modesty to the wayside here and celebrating their popularity!).


That being said, sometimes the presence of the distinct black and orange wrapping with the laughing witch hasn’t necessarily been something to celebrate. Their unique, earthy flavour seems to be a little like fine wine – a taste for a more refined palette perhaps? Molasses Kisses are both seriously loved and seriously disliked by Canadians.

Despite rounding out the top five worst Halloween treats every year, Kerr’s Molasses Kisses have many devoted fans united in their love for these sweet treats! Just search for “Molasses Kisses” on Twitter. Here are just a few of the comments over the past few years:








Of course, there are those that are less than enthusiastic about them as well…





Kerr’s own President, Ryan Martic, claims acknowledges that she’s always loved the divisive treat. “Molasses Kisses are a Canadian Halloween tradition,” Ryan said in a recent 2016 CBC interview – but also admits that love of this treat within Kerr’s is only about 50-50!


Regardless of the bad publicity they seem to get, Molasses Kisses still seem to sell out every single year! Even after upping production to meet the demand, every year we still get calls and emails asking for more!


Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Kerr’s Molasses Kisses have been a Canadian Halloween tradition for more than 75 years.

Are you a fan? Follow @KerrsCandy on Twitter with the hashtag #molasseskisses and tell us what you think of this classic Canadian candy.