Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas is a charming and delectable addition to the lovely, pedestrian-friendly extended plaza outside the New York – New York Hotel and Casino.
With 13,000 square feet of shop space spread over two floors, this candy-dream lover’s opened in June of 2014. Even though Hershey’s Chocolate World is a popular destination that may become a little congested in the summer months, it is a big, clean, contemporary, and delicious aroma.
Whether you come from the street or the casino, you’ll be greeted by the New York – New York shop. A gigantic 64-foot Hershey bar sign stands out in front of the business, making it easy to find for tourists on the Las Vegas Strip.
There will be a facsimile of the Statue of Liberty, standing 11 feet high, to welcome guests as they arrive from the gaming floor (made out of chocolate naturally). It’s 800 pounds of chocolate, which is more than I can consume in one sitting. At least three days will be needed to finish Lady Liberty’s chocolate.
It is not uncommon for a Hershey’s bar-costumed persona or an equally towering Hershey kiss to welcome you at this entryway. It doesn’t matter how you feel about the mascot. The number of rude drunks who attempt to lick them must be staggering.
The Hershey’s Las Vegas Shoppes
You won’t be surprised to hear that Hershey’s bars are on sale in the building. In reality, the shop offers so much more.
The enormous bread stand will tempt even the most dedicated dieters.
Cookie sandwiches, chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drenched Rice Krispie treats (on a stick!), large cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and chocolate pastries line the shelves behind the bakery glass. Among the offerings: are a delicious-looking chocolate chip cookie sandwich and a York Peppermint brownie sandwich.
Lower costs may also be available if you’re trying to bargain search. Pretzels dipped in chocolate were our choice.
Other than chocolate bars, you’ll discover Hershey-branded tees and sweaters and coffee cups, and even jewelry emblazoned with the chocolate bar emblem. Giant bottles of Hershey’s chocolate and strawberry syrup (the sort you pour over ice cream or use to create chocolate milk) look to be gigantic piggy banks at first.
You may even upload a picture and add custom text or colors to a Hershey’s chocolate if you so choose.
It’s a self-service dispenser that allows you to buy Hershey’s Kisses in quantity in various colors and tastes. There’s the standard milk chocolate, of course, but there’s also dark chocolate, caramel, almond, cookies’ n’ cream, candy cane, mint truffle, and cherry cordial more unique flavors.
If my memory serves me correctly, all of these kisses cost $10.95 a pound.
Mana Loa Hershey’s Kisses are one of the most unusual chocolates offered. The macadamia nuts in these exotic Hawaiian-themed chocolates provide a tropical touch.
Whooper, Almond Joy, and lesser-known chocolate brands like Lancaster, Cadbury, and Scharffen Berger are also sold by Hershey’s.
This massive five-pound Hershey’s bar, branded as “the world’s biggest Herc bar,” grabbed my attention. It sells for fifty dollars (at the time of my visit) and will be given to trick-or-treaters on Halloween if I win the Powerball.
The second floor, which is dominated by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, may be reached through stairs or an elevator. Items like candy and flip flops that appear like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are available in an orange-hued section under Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-inspired lights.
They also offer a huge bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, which includes two half-pound cups.
The staff will even melt the marshmallows for you at the S’mores station located upstairs.
If you’re sick of chocolate, visit the Jolly Rancher dispensers, where you may customize your bag with up to five different flavors of the popular candy bar. Other non-chocolate options include Twizzlers (including chocolate Twizzlers) and Ice Breaker, and Bubble Yum candies, to name a few.
Branded items are also available for each of the candies. There are items like Bubble Yum cushions and Jolly Rancher scented candles.
On the second story, you’ll also find a chocolate model of the Empire State Building. It’s not edible.
The bar of chocolate
The “Chocolate Bar,” an actual bar on the casino side of the main floor, is just at the entrance (the kind that serves alcohol).
The Hershey’s Kisses Chocolate Signature Martini is one of the $15 chocolate martinis available. This drink includes three olives, Absolut Vanilla vodka, and White Crème de Cacao.
It costs $13 for a “Jolly-Tini” with Skyy Vodka.
Las Vegas’s Hershey’s Chocolate World
Sunday – Thursday: 9 AM to Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM to 1 AM
Location, Contact Information, and Online Catalog of Hershey’s Chocolate World
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Website: Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas
The spacious, easy-to-use NY NY Casino Parking Garage behind the hotel and casino is the best place to park at Hershey’s Chocolate World Las Vegas (although at a cost). Even if the walk to the shop from the parking lot is a little longer, you’ll need to burn some calories first, right?
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