Reese's Facts

Twenty Remarkable Facts About Reese’s

Who in the world doesn’t like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?

Whoever they are, they’re either allergic or just never heard of Reese’s!

The peanut butter inside thin cup-shaped shell of milk chocolate is known & loved by many.

Other than the fact that “it tastes good”, what facts do you actually know about the candy?

Well, here’s the only twenty remarkable facts about Reese’s you’ll ever need to know!

The Reese’s candy was introduced in the year 1928.

The man who created the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was a farmer, by the name of Harry Burnett Reese.

Reese was a former shipping foreman and dairy farmer for Milton S. Hershey, the founder of Hershey’s chocolate.

Reese started working for Hershey’s in 1917, however, several years later, Reese left his job to engage in his own candy business.

Harry Reese gained his inspiration to start his business from working in the chocolate factory section of The Hershey Company.

The original name for Reese’s candy was “penny cups” due to their price at the time being only one cent in the early 1930’s.

There have been over 20 variations of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, that had been sold as limited edition cups for various occasions, such as; Christmas, Halloween & Valentine’s Day.

The largest Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup weighs 8oz, and is sold in packs of two on the official Reese’s site for anybody to buy.

The candy has its own special holiday, ‘I Love Reese’s Day’, and is celebrated across the U.S. every year on May 18.

Approximately 40,000 fans joined an online campaign in 2011 to make ‘I Love Reese’s Day’ an official holiday for the candy.

Reese’s makes enough Peanut Butter Cups in one year to feed one cup to every person in the USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, China, Africa & India.

There are over 25,600 people in the United States called Reese – slightly off-topic fact, but still interesting!

When Reese’s was introduced, the population of the U.S was 120,509,000. Today the population is approximately 311,000,000.

Reese’s enterprise started humbly in his basement.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are one of the most popular candies sold in the U.S during Halloween time.

Reese died only a few days before his 77th birthday, without seeing his candy become one of the most popular candies in the U.S.

The fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth is Arachibutytrophobia – try pronouncing that one!

Reese’s only reese-ently started being distributed to other countries such as Australia and the U.K.

E.T’s favorite candy in the 1982 movie were Reese’s Pieces!

In 1963 – seven years after Reese’s death, six (of twelve) of Reese’s sons decided to sell the family business to The Hershey’s Chocolate Company for $23.5 million.

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