Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the perfect candy, and have been since Hershey’s began producing ‘em in 1963. But the good folks at Pennsylvania’s finest chocolate corporation have decided that they want to mess with perfection. In fact, Hershey’s has gone all Marie Kondo on Reese’s by releasing a new snack called Reese’s Thins, which takes its standard peanut butter cup and makes it 40% thinner. They come in old-school milk chocolate and new-school dark. Here's how they stack up among Reese's surprisingly wide-ranging arsenal of candy.
What’s the difference between Reese’s Thins and regular-sized Reese’s?
Great question! Reese’s created a fancy infographic to show you exactly how much smaller a Thin is from a standard cup, but when we did the eye-test of a regular Reese’s next to Thins… it didn’t look too much different. If you look at the nutritional info, a different picture emerges.
The standard serving size for Reese’s is one package -- or two cups -- and that provides you with 210 calories, 12 grams of fat, and 22 grams of sugar. The Thins are purchased in a larger bag that contains 18 little cups. The serving size for the Thins is three cups, but despite the fact that three is more than two, there are only 170 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 18 grams of sugar. If you think this is going to come up again later in the article, you’re right!