Which Reese's is the best of all time?

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The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup is one of the best candies of all time, hands down. That is not up for debate. Doesn’t matter if you don’t like peanut butter, you’re currently boycotting all things peanut butter related, or your diet claims that peanut butter is bad for you, these are just the simple facts of candy supremacy.

Many publications make the claim that Reese’s is one of the Top Halloween candies ever. Which we couldn’t agree more. Though discussions about best candy ever are forever ongoing, an equal, arguably more pressing debate has arisen amongst both Reese's savants and seculars: Which Reese's is the best kind?

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The Original Reese's Cup

Some would argue that there is no better kind than the original. For regulars, the two-cup traditional Reese's has been a staple of their candy-eating existence. From its humble beginnings as the “penny cup”, the traditional shape of Reese's holds nostalgia for its consumers. There is something to be said for the original Reese's and its ability to take you back to that moment your mom bought you one at the checkout line. You sat in the backseat of the family car, peeling the cups away from their matte finish armor, with such precision as to not leave the disappointing remains of a once whole cup on the bottom of the wrapper. The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup stood out on candy shelves, with the sharp edges of the rounded cup protecting the golden peanut butter that resided in the middle. Its vibrant orange and yellow logo pulled in candy lovers as they browsed the local selections. When it comes to candy, sometimes the original cannot be beaten.

Holiday Shapes

These quite possibly are some of the most notorious Reese's Peanut Butter products on the market. When Reese's released their holiday-themed shapes time stopped, as peanut butter lovers flocked to candy aisles and counter checkouts in search of hearts, Christmas trees, pumpkins and more. The Reese's peanut butter shapes took the candy world by storm, giving consumers more chocolate to peanut butter while showing their appreciation for the holidays. Since their launch, there have been long-winded debates over shapes being better than the original cups and some have resorted to science for the answer. Numbers would indicate that Reese's shapes, most notably hearts and eggs, are over 50% peanut butter, which some would claim deems it “better”. Whether it’s a question of precise proportions or holiday homage, Reese's peanut butter shapes continue to stand as a deity of deliciousness.

Reese's Pieces

Do you remember the boy who befriended an alien from space using candy? We do. Prior to its big screen debut, Reese's Pieces were fairly unknown to candy lovers. It wasn’t until E.T. and Michael started eating Reese's pieces, in Spielberg's movie, that audiences craved the one-bite peanut butter morsels. Reese's Pieces quickly became the competitor to M&Ms, and consumers have been hooked ever since. Reese's Pieces are dynamic in application, they can be consumed on-the-go over time, but also can find their way onto cakes and ice cream toppings as well. Unlike its traditional candy siblings, Reese's pieces present a facade for consumers, encouraging them that “it’s ok to eat 100 of these little bites because they definitely don't have as many calories as the regular cups.” It is a trick of the mind, well executed by Reese's, and at the end of the day, it is still one of the most popular peanut butter delights.  

You Decide

H.B. Reese did not know the cultural wave he had started in his basement in 1928. What began as a test product, quickly evolved into a candy powerhouse, showing consumers the divine combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It started with a simple peanut butter cup and evolved into a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures that keep peanut butter lovers coming back. Whether it’s the traditional peanut butter cup, the holiday shapes, Reese's Pieces, or one of their many other candy confections, stand by your favorite Reese’s and keep the peanut butter party going. 

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