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Reese’s Gives You the Best of Both Worlds

August 25, 2016 by

Enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Pieces Together!

reeses-pieces-inside-reeses_1_2It’s that time of the summer, when the days are long and hot, and all you want to do is park yourself by the nearest fan or air conditioner. Sound about right? We know how it is!

There’s something about the summer heat that really makes us want to do, well, nothing at all! Staying cool and comfortable is usually our main focus. But sometimes we just aren’t satisfied with staying in the house.

So what’s the best alternative? Well, when the parks and swimming pools are just too hot to be any fun, we turn to the movie theaters! And if you’re anything like us, when you think of movie theaters, you probably think of all of the candy involved!

Sure, you can—and probably are supposed to—buy the candy they sell there, but let’s be honest. That theater selection sometimes just won’t cut it. Luckily, we’re here to help.

If your favorite cinema snack happened to involve peanut butter and chocolate, then we are here for you. Or, should we say, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Reese’s Pieces are here for you. These gems are exactly what they sound like. Think: your favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, filled to the brim with Reese’s Pieces.

These sweets are just about the best thing since, well, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! And since you’ll be eating them inside the theater—which always seems to be just a little bit colder than you wanted—you won’t have to worry about melting chocolate or messy fingers. Sounds like a win-win to us!

This is the perfect snack for people who never can seem to decide between Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and the very adorable Pieces. Because really, who can ever decide these things? Now you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

So go ahead! Be a rebel and bring your own candy to the movie theater this time! We have a feeling it will make your cinema experience much more enjoyable.

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Reese’s Pieces, For You, For Me, and For E.T.

October 9, 2009 by
Reese's Pieces were one of the first examples of modern product placement when they were featured in ET - The Extraterrestrial!

Reese's Pieces were one of the first examples of modern product placement when they were featured in ET - The Extraterrestrial!

Sharability: 5

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 5

Novelty: 8

I would take a Reese’s Pieces over an M&M any day, the way the peanut-flavored penuche filling melts in my mouth is just unbeatable and I’m not the only one who thinks so.

The extra terrestrial, E.T. (from the movie that you all should have watched at least once by now) has a favorite candy, and that my friends is Reese’s pieces. The funny thing is that Mars actually declined Steven Spielberg’s offer to use M&M’s in the movie and instead Hershey’s got the lucky break.

After E.T. was released in 1982, Reese’s Pieces sales increased by 65%. Universal Studios did not allow Hershey’s to see the script, which was a risk that paid off in the end.

The original plan for these candies was to fill the shells with peanut butter, but this failed because the oil leaked into the shell taking away the defining crunch and replacing it with a soft shell. The development was put in the hands of a team of scientists to determine what to put in the shell and what thickness to make the shell.

The result was a peanut-flavored penuche filling. Penuche is made with butter, brown sugar, and milk and is similar to fudge. In 1978 the orange, yellow, and brown, Reese’s Pieces hit the shelves of candy stores ready to stand as a strong competition to Mars’ M&Ms.