Did You Know – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are an American candy by The Hershey Company consisting of a peanut butter cup encased in chocolate. They were created on November 15, 1928, by H. B. Reese, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. Reese left his job with Hershey to start his own candy business.Wikipedia
The original name was inspired by the cost because H.B Reese originally sold the peanut butter cups for a penny and named them “Penny Cups”.
Reese’s Peanut Butter cups begin with roasting fresh peanuts for REESE’S one-of-a-kind peanut butter. The peanut butter and milk chocolate are then dropped and pressed into a mold that gives REESE’S cups their iconic shape.
They sell over 2 billion Peanut Butter Cups every year.
The largest peanut butter cup in the world weighed 441 pounds!
Did you know that Reese’s has a university? An example of the application to enroll is below and the acceptance rate is 99.99% as the website states. However, the small disclaimer at the bottom of the site says that Reese’s lawyers want you to know Reese’s University is not a real university. It is just a means of celebrating your allegiance to the iconic candy brand that boasts tons of different products. You may not be able to live on the Reese’s Campus, but you can still buy the campus merchandise, laugh at the schools fictional course list and Fighting Cuppies sports team.