Reese's Cups Stuffed Full of Reese's Pieces Are Coming
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are easily one of the best -- if not the best -- classic candies. Reese's Pieces, while admittedly less serious (and chocolatey), are the fun, candy-coated derivatives. If you've ever agonized over choosing one form of peanut butter inside of chocolate over the other, well, great news: soon you won't have to, thanks to what appear to be Reese's Peanut Butter Cups stuffed full of Reese's Pieces.
Yep, you read that right: Reese's filled with Reese's Pieces, or chocolate-covered peanut butter inside of chocolate-covered peanut butter, are in your future -- a Reese's inception, if you will. Although Hershey's has yet to release any official details on the ridiculous candy mashup, the company has been dropping several not-so-subtle hints all over social media over the last few weeks:
While that's basically evidence enough that -- as Santa once said of M&Ms -- "they do exist!" a Hershey's spokeswoman essentially confirmed the Reese's hybrid is in the works, providing the following statement:
"[L]ooks like you’ve heard about the #Cupfusion. A leaked photo on Facebook of a potential new Reese’s Cup filled with Reese’s Pieces has led to quite a bit of conversation and speculation online," she said. "I’m sure you’ve seen -- our brand’s Facebook and Twitter feeds have been flooded with thousands of comments from the brand’s most loyal fans, begging for the rumors to be true."
The statement continued to tease, saying, "Question is, would Reese’s make dreams come true and bring together two beloved favorites -- Cups and Pieces -- into one mind-blowing, delicious cup of goodness?"
Well, as you've probably put together so far, all signs are pointing to "yes," folks. Hell yes.
Update: It's officially happening. The new Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cups will start hitting candy aisles nationwide in mid-July, a Hersey's spokeswoman said via email on Thursday. The company also posted a short video confirming the #cupfusion is indeed real.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and feels conflicted about this because he loves the mushy texture of a Reese's and feels like Reese's Pieces in there might mess it all up. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.