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How Many Hershey Kisses Fit In A Mason Jar?

There are 129 Hersheys kisses in a quart size mason jar – we counted! You need to know the number of chocolate kisses if you’re trying to win the Guess How Many game, right? We got you!

guess how many in the jar sign with a mason jar of hersheys kisses, pens and cards for making guesses

Factors Affecting the Number of Kisses That Fit in a Mason Jar

The candies being counted

Different candies can come in a variety of sizes. We used the classic chocolate kisses from the Hershy Company. I

What are Hershey’s Kisses?

Hershey’s Kisses are a brand of chocolate candy produced by The Hershey Company. They were first introduced in 1907 and consist of a small, flat-bottomed conical shape with a narrow pointed top.

The milk chocolate kisses come individually wrapped in colorful foils which have become synonymous with the candy. Hershey’s Kisses come in a variety of flavors including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel filled and almond. They are popular as gifts (especially around Valentine’s Day), party favors or simply to enjoy as a sweet treat.

Hershey’s Kisses have become an iconic part of American culture with the phrase “Kiss Me” printed on each wrapper. With their delicious flavor and convenience, Hershey’s Kisses continue to be a popular choice for chocolate lovers everywhere.

The jar used for the Guess How Many? game

Not everyone uses a quart sized mason jar for this game. Some use other sizes, and others use entirely different kinds of jars. There are two kinds of quart sized mason jars: wide mouth and regular mouth jars. We used a wide mouth jar.

We used a classic glass mason jar to arrive at our count of kisses.

Guess How Many In The Jar Formula and Conversion Facts

There will always be some variation depending on how high the jar is filled, but this ought to get you pretty close to the correct number and winning the prize!

Volume of the Jar Formula

The best formula for estimating the volume of a round jar is how to calculate the volume of a cylinder using the formula V = π r2 h .

This means the volume is equal to pi multiplied by the radius squared multiplied by the height of the jar.


  • pi = 3.14
  • the radius of the jar is half of the width.
  • the square of the radius is the same as multiplying the radius times itself.

The volume of a Hershey kiss is approximately .13 cubic inches. You can divide the volume of the jar by the volume of a Hershey’s kiss, but be sure to account for the air space between the chocolates.

Jar Calculator Conversions

You need to know the size of the jar too. We use a 64 oz mason jar (A 64 oz jar is the same as a quart jar.)

If it’s not a quart sized jar then you’ll have to do some calculating:

  • A pint-sized mason jar is 1/2 of a quart, so 129 / 2 = 65
  • There are two quarts in a half gallon, so 129 x 2 = 358
  • There are four quarts in a gallon, so 129 x 4 = 816

Are they describing the jar in terms of ounces? Here are some conversions for you:

  • A pint size jar is also a 16 ounce jar
  • A quart size jar is also a 32 ounce jar
  • A half gallon size jar is a 64 ounce jar
  • A gallon size jar is a 128 ounce jar

These size references for jars are fluid ounces!

More about ounces

  • ‘oz.’ is the abbreviation for ‘ounce’!
guess how many in the jar sign with a mason jar of hershey kisses, pens and cards for making guesses

Let’s Play Guess How Many In The Mason Jar!

Want to play Guess How Many In The Jar at your next party?

Grab a quart sized mason jar, a 64 oz bag or larger of your favorite candy then head on over to Skip to my Lou for step by step instructions plus the awesome free printable signs and cards for the Guess How Many In The Jar Game you see in these photos!

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Tell us – what did you guess and how close were you?