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Krispy Kreme’s Latest Donut? A Yummy Reese’s Creation! (Video)


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Just when you thought Krispy Kreme couldn’t get much better, they decided to up the ante and join together with Reese’s for an unholy union that I’m already drooling over in anticipation.

For a limited time — such is life, as with all good things — peanut butter fans can pick up a supremely rich, decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter Donut at Krispy Kreme, starting on August 4, notes USA Today.

The creamy delights are “filled with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Kreme filling, dipped in chocolate icing and topped with a chocolate and peanut butter drizzle, and Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter chips and peanuts,” says a press release, according to USA Today.

It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

“The matchmaking of chocolate and peanut butter is a delicious combination that consumers have enjoyed for generations,” Jackie Woodward, chief marketing officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, said in an August 2 announcement. “We’re satisfying an intense desire that Krispy Kreme and Reese’s fans never knew they had.”

No news yet on how long this beautiful treat will be around, so get it while you can.

“I have to try this!!!” one person (whom I agree with) wrote on Krispy Kreme’s Twitter.

“Oh my god,” said another. Short and to the point.

Most people agreed that it looks “amazing” and mind-blowingly delicious, although there were a few “ews” and such from people who don’t have good taste.

“Have I died and gone to donut heaven?” asked one person, correctly.

The donut chain released a similar offering in the U.K. in March 2015; it was filled with peanut butter, topped with dark chocolate and sprinkled with peanut butter chips and caramelized hazelnuts, notes Metro.

It got some great reviews on social media, with people calling it “the best thing [they] have ever tasted,” among other glowing comments.

Sources: USA Today, Metro / Featured Image: mooglet/Flickr

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Let’s Settle The Debate On How To Pronounce Reese’s (Video)


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If you love peanut butter, you’re probably a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

But do you actually know how to pronounce the name of your favorite candy, or have you been getting it wrong this whole time?

If you truly care about your peanut butter snacks, then you should probably learn their name correctly (video below). You should also correct anyone around you who isn’t doing so, and thereby rock their world forever.

The debate between Reese-EES and Rees-IS is a heated one, indeed. But, once and for all, you can finally settle it. 

We’ve all heard the debates on pronunciation for words like “pecan” (PEE-can or PEH-cahn) and “caramel” (KARR-uh-mel or KAR-muhl). 

Isn’t it just so annoying when someone pronounces words that weird way that makes you question whether you’ve been wrong your whole life?

But the Reese’s debate is different, because there is really only one correct way to pronounce it, whether you’re from Long Island, New York, or Los Angeles. 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups get their name from Harry Burnett Reese, who created the now world-famous candy in 1928, according to Business Insider. 

The correct way to pronounce the candy’s name is Rees-IS, because it is the possessive form of his last name. It’s pronounced exactly like the word “geese.” If those waterfowl loved peanut butter as much as we humans, we would perhaps be eating Geese’s Pieces instead of Reese’s Pieces. 

It’s pretty obvious once you think about it, especially since Reese-EES doesn’t rhyme with the word pieces. It rhymes with the word piec-EES, which is just not right. 

If you’re STILL not convinced, or you need more proof to show a friend, just check out this commercial from May 2017. 

Let the facts speak for themselves. Case closed. 

Sources: Delish, Business Insider, Reeses/YouTube / Photo credit: Evan-Amos/Wikimedia Commons

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Wanna Snack On Reese’s And Hershey’s? You Can (Photo)


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Hershey’s is looking to reach into the snacking world in more ways than just candy bars. Can you blame them? Their newest endeavor includes snack foods that look oh-so-tantalizing.

Brand Eating reports that Hershey’s has launched a new Cookies ‘N’ Creme flavor of snacks called Crunchers. There is a new Reese’s flavor of the snack as well.

The Cookies ‘N’ Creme Crunchers are bite-sized clusters of chocolate cookies and graham wafers covered in white creme, and the Reese’s variety is made up of mini peanut butter chips, rice puffs and peanuts, all covered in the 100 percent necessary milk chocolate.

The term “snackfection” was coined by Hershey’s, according to Food Dive. It is meant to be the name of an innovative move to combine snack foods and confections. Basically, it makes snacking on chocolates and sweets more acceptable, which is always all right with me.

Snacks that are part of this integration will likely feature a combination of sweet and salty flavors, and crunchy and smooth textures. Crunchers aren’t the first product line that Hershey’s has launched under the “snackfection” brand. barkTHINS are part of the new chocolate-snack culture, and they are delish. They feature a mix of chocolate with items like coconut, pretzels and almonds.

Then there’s the Hershey’s Kisses Deluxe, which adds crunchy rice crisps and hazelnut centers to the regular Hershey’s Kisses that we’re used to seeing. Those sound much more satisfying.

This innovative idea is expected to stick with audiences, since the demand for snack foods is quickly growing, and the demand for chocolate is pretty much always high. Let’s face it: Crunchy and salty just combines so well with sweet and smooth, especially when we’re talking about chocolate (which, in my mind, goes well with basically everything).

So, check for the new Cookies ‘N’ Creme and Reese’s Crunchers that are newly launched. They’re sure to be a great addition to your snacking portfolio. Grab some barkTHINS and Kisses variations to fully satisfy your snackfection cravings, and keep an eye out for even more items from this line! If the snackfection movement truly sticks like we think it will, there should be plenty more to look forward to!

Sources: Brand Eating, Food Dive / Photo credit: Andy Melton/Flickr, Q/Brand Eating

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We’re Swooning Over Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Eggs!


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Get ready, people, because the holiday season is officially upon us once again, which means that all of your favorite confectionery and sweets companies are about to pump out some major new treats to help celebrate Easter.

If you’re somebody who enjoys a chocolate treat or five each April — in the spirit of the holiday, of course — then you’ll probably be pleased to know that Reese’s is giving its signature chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination an Easter-time facelift.

Reese’s has released its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Egg, which is a three-dimensional egg filled with your favorite Reese’s peanut butter, enrobed in creamy milk chocolate. Basically, if you can’t celebrate Easter without indulging in a bite of the classic Cadbury Egg, but are secretly craving something a little more peanut buttery, this is the treat for you.

The new Reese’s creme eggs are seasonally dressed in Easter packaging and individually wrapped. The reese’s creme egg calories are so moderate having approximately 180 calories per egg, which means you can totally fit one or two into your day with no harm done, so long as you remember to practice healthy habits and indulge in moderation!

The creme eggs are being sold at Walmart, and are about $3.82 for 1.2 ounces, or 5 eggs, according to the Walmart website. Because the Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Eggs are temperature-sensitive, Walmart recommends you spring for Expedited Shipping or Rush Shipping if you don’t pick your goodies up in store, just to make sure they don’t melt in transit to your Easter basket.

Happy snacking!

Source: Walmart / Photo Credit: WalmartTags: cadbury, creme egg, easter, egg, egg calories, reese's, reese's creme egg calories, reese's peanut butter creme egg
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Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Cups Are Coming!


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So many iconic snacks are the recipients of flavor upgrades every now and again.

For example, Oreos seems to unleash new flavor combinations weekly. Along with the classic Oreo iteration, we now have chocolate Oreos, peanut butter, red velvet, golden, lemon and mint ones just to name a few; there are so many more.

Additionally, brands like M&M’s come in an assortment of different flavors, such as the classic milk chocolate, as well as dark chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate and more.

Few candies, in fact, have proven to have a classic enough flavor combination that they would be totally marred if the company changed that flavor profile.

Enter the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

The iconic combo of peanut butter and luxurious milk chocolate just isn’t one that needs any tampering; sure, there are the white chocolate and dark chocolate iterations, but a classic Reese’s Cup is truly the most popular and recognizable of all its products.

Perhaps that’s why rather than unleash a bunch of new flavors of Reese’s, the brand has cleverly just decided to deliver the same delicious taste in a different form.

Reese’s confirmed on March 9 that it will be releasing the Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Cup, which is a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup stuffed with a whole bunch of crunchy, chocolate cookie bits, which sounds delicious and rich if you ask me.

“You could say this combination is ‘cuptivating’,” Ryan Riess, senior brand manager of the Reese’s Brand, said in a press release. “Reese’s fanatics are one-of-a-kind. They have a love and devotion to the brand that is unlike anything I have ever seen, and have been buzzing at the potential thought of a new innovation from the brand. We’re excited to finally let the secret out of the bag and end the #Cupspiracy — announcing the new Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Cup. You could say we crushed it!”

You can pick up the new Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Cup on shelves nationwide starting in May 2017. The two standard-cup 1.5-ounce size will sell for $1.09, or the king two-cup Big Cup 2.8-ounce size for $1.79.

Source: Globe Newswire / Photo Credit: Reese's/Facebook

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#Cupfusion: Is Reese’s Launching A New Product This Summer? (Photos)


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Reese’s is preparing to release a new product and leaving hints throughout social media for its excited customers.

Although no official details have been released, it looks like The Hershey Company is planning to debut a new Reese’s product that combines two of their most beloved offerings. Using the social media tag #Cupfusion, the company released a series of social media posts to hint at a possible Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup filled with Reese’s Pieces treat.

Rumors first started with a Facebook post by Marlena Courchain, who posted a picture of the rumored Reese’s fusion on April 28. She said the candy will debut in July, according to what she’s heard.

On May 5 and 10, Reese’s released some social media posts as well. Their most loyal fans went wild.

A cup can dream… #Cupfusion

— REESE’S (@ReesesPBCups) May 5, 2016

When Eater requested comment on the social media posts, Hershey did not offer much information but did hint that this tasty fusion may soon become a reality.

“Guess you’ve heard about the #Cupfusion,” a Hershey spokesman wrote in an email. “Would Reese’s make consumer dreams come true and bring together two beloved favorites — Cups and Pieces — into one mind-blowing delicious cup of goodness? You’ll just have to keep watching as it unfolds!”

Delish received a similar response from the company.

“Would Reese’s make consumer dreams come true and bring together two beloved favorites into one mind-blowing delicious cup of goodness?” wrote a brand representative. “Now you’re #cupfused.”

I must admit, this is a clever strategy to get people excited about this launch. Hopefully the rumors are true, and we’ll be able to enjoy this nostalgic fusion over the summer! 

Sources: Delish, Eater / Photo credit: Marlena Courchain/Facebook

Tags: CupFusion, Launch, peanut butter cups, reese's, Reese's Pieces
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These Chocolate Chip Reese’s Cheesecake Bars Are Everything You’ve Ever Wanted


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For the days when you need to indulge your sweet tooth, we have you covered with Chocolate Chip Reese’s Cheesecake Bars (video below).

This simple, delicious recipe is perfect for those days when you crave a rich, decadent dessert, but don’t feel like putting in hours of work. These Chocolate Chip Reese’s Cheesecake Bars bring together cookie dough, cheesecake filling and Reese’s peanut butter cups in a creamy medley of flavors. All you have to do is mix the cheesecake, layer the ingredients and bake them. They are best when chilled.

We dare you to try and save leftovers.

Here is BuzzFeed’s recipe for the dessert bars, adapted from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody:

2 tubes cookie dough (16 oz each)
2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
12 Reese’s peanut butter cups
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract


Flatten 1 tube of cookie dough onto the bottom of a 9″ x 9″ square baking pan.

Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in separate bowl until smooth.

Lay 3 rows of 4 Reese’s cups each on top of the cookie dough.

Pour and spread the cheesecake filling on top of the Reese’s.

Lay another flattened layer of cookie dough on top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 min.

After chilling, cut into bars and scarf down immediately.

Sources: BuzzFeed FacebookCulinary Concoctions by Peabody / Photo Credit: Screenshot/YouTube

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