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Facts About Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Updated on June 29, 2014
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are chocolate cups filled with peanut butter.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are chocolate cups filled with peanut butter. | Source

What are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are chocolate cups that are filled with peanut butter. They have a variety of flavors and types.

History of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's were created in 1928 by Harry Burnett Reese. He was a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. He gave up being a dairy farmer to become a candy maker and open up his own candy shop. He established the H.B. Reese Candy Co. in his basement in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Reese had so much success with Reese's, he discontinued his other candies.

Then, in 1963, several years after Reese died, the company was sold to Hershey's for $23.5 million.

Today, the H.B. Reese's Co. is maintained as a subsidiary of Hershey's due to the face that Reese's plant workforce is not unionized.

Ingredients in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are made with Hershey's chocolate and peanut butter.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come in a variety o flavors such as dark chocolate!
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups come in a variety o flavors such as dark chocolate! | Source

Variations of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Variations include miniatures, dark chocolate, white chocolate, big cups, peanut butter lovers, chocolate lovers, inside out, caramel, marshmallow, peanut butter and banana creme, crunchy cookie cup, honey roasted, fudge, hazelnut creme, sugar free, and double crunch.

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