Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Location: New York-New York
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Daily 9am-11pm
Vegas4Visitors Rating: B+
At a Glance
What is it?
A temple to all things chocolate.
Where is it?
At New York-New York on the South Strip.
What do they sell?
Chocolate – and lots of it – plus baked goods, sweets, Hershey themed merchandise, and more.
What are the prices like?
A little bit more expensive than what you’ll pay for the same chocolate in your grocery store.
What should I be sure to check out?
It’s chocolate – check out everything!
Why should I shop here?
Because you need a sugar rush.
What else do I need to know?
This is not an attraction like in Pennsylvania – it’s pretty much just a big retail store.
What’s the bottom line?
The Strip is a little sweeter now that the flagship Hershey’s Chocolate World at New York-New York is giving people the sugar rushes they have been craving.
It’s hard to miss the place – it’s behind the giant 70-foot-tall Hershey’s chocolate bar and giant Hershey’s kisses attached to the front of the building. At more than 13,000 square feet across two levels it is one of the biggest Hershey’s stores in the country and features pretty much everything having to do with chocolate or the brand. Don’t expect just bags of candy, although they have plenty of that also. There’s also a huge selection of other treats including cupcakes (York Peppermint or Reese’s Pieces flavors by chance?), brownies, dipped fruit, fudge, and so much more that my head started to hurt. I sampled the double chocolate caramel brownie and a chocolate dipped strawberry and was very pleased with my choices.
Oh and of course don’t forget about all of the logo merchandise with Hershey’s or Reese’s or whatever slapped on clothing, gifts, accessories, jewelry, and more.
Those expecting a theme park style experience like the one in Hershey, Pennsylvania will be disappointed; although there are a few opportunities to do things like customize your chocolate bars and a couple of chocolate sculptures (one of the Statue of Liberty and another of the Empire State Building) this is primarily a retail store and not an attraction.
But those bakery items elevate this particular store a notch above the places like M&M World and the World of Coca-Cola right across the street in my opinion. I’ll take another one of those brownies now, please.
Prices are ridiculous – you’ll pay more for the exact same bag of candy here than you will at the supermarket down the street – but they probably don’t have Hershey’s chocolate coffee mugs, so whatever.