PLANO, Texas, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cold winter nights just got cozier, thanks to Pizza Hut and its all-new Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie available for a limited-time starting today, November 16. Available while supplies last, the Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie is packed with three types of genuine Hershey's products – Hershey's Cocoa, Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate chips – and topped with real Hershey's Chocolate Syrup and heaps of fluffy mini marshmallows for just $6.99.
"The holidays are already an exciting and special time for families all around the country, and the new Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie from Pizza Hut can make this time of the year even more special," said Jared Drinkwater, vice president of marketing, Pizza Hut. "Whether you just wrapped up a long day of shopping with family, or spent hours playing in the snow with friends, the Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie is the perfect way to bring everyone together."
The eight-inch Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie has approximately 120 mini marshmallows, more than 100 chocolate chips on top and baked inside and is the newest exclusive dessert offering in partnership with Hershey. Other Hershey desserts available only at Pizza Hut include the Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie, Hershey's Chocolate Dunkers and Hershey's Triple Chocolate Brownie.
"Hershey's chocolate has been an iconic staple in American culture for over 100 years. We are proud to continue our partnership with Pizza Hut and deliver new, innovative and delicious ways for consumers to enjoy our chocolate products," says Herb Ring, director foodservice, The Hershey Company.
"They are the chocolate experts, and we felt it was very important to serve genuine Hershey's Chocolate in our desserts," said Drinkwater.
Always the innovator, the Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie is only the latest product news to come from Pizza Hut. Just last week, Pizza Hut launched the three-tier, holiday-themed Triple Treat Box which includes two medium one-topping pizzas (available on Hand Tossed, Thin N' Crispy® or Pan), an order of breadsticks or flavor sticks and a Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie, all for just $19.99.
In addition, earlier this year Pizza Hut announced the removal of artificial flavors and colors from its core pizzas, the first national pizza company to make that commitment. The company also has the busiest website in the pizza category at www.pizzahut.com. Pizza Hut received the first-ever online order and was the first brand in the category to launch a pizza-ordering App. The company has also tested ways for customers to track and follow their delivery driver all the way to their door through proprietary GPS-like tracking built into the driver experience.
"We are maniacally focused on our customers and providing them with the best-tasting, most-flavorful food possible while at the same time demonstrating a world-class experience during each and every visit," said Drinkwater.
Pizza Hut has more than 6,300 locations nationwide. The Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie is available at participating locations beginning November 16. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The company began 57 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.
What started out small has become the biggest pizza company in the world and today operates more than 15,600 restaurants in more than 90 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).
About The Hershey Company The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 22,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.
At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. To learn more, visit: www.thehersheycompany.com
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