Ok, not really necessary for survival, but it sure brings delight into the bellys(and hearts) of our family. My wife makes this every year close to Christmas, this year I got it early! Already on our second round ! Its a large glass of Hot Chocolate, drop in a Hershey's kiss, top it off with Marshmellows , and stir it with a candy cane. YES. Sorry, I was excited about it as my lovely wife is making us each a glass of wonderful winter cheer tonight and had to share . Now , back to manly things.