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Green Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Arrive At Target Ahead Of Halloween

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Now that October is here, we’re eagerly waiting how Halloween plays out in the midst of a global pandemic. If it means staying home and eating store-bought chocolate while watching spooky movies, however, then it’ll be the exact same as my last five Halloweens.

One new treat to keep your eyes out for this spooky season is Reese’s new Franken-Cup.

The latest variation of its iconic peanut butter cup features a sweet green creme that draws inspiration from the iconic creature from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will be able to check out this new flavor exclusively, along with other new Halloween-themed sweets, at Target locations nationwide now.

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Reese’s Is Stuffing Their Peanut Butter Cups With PRETZELS

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Earlier in September, news articles began to pop up letting people know that a Reese’s Potato Chip cup was coming soon.

This appears to have been part of a strategic “leak” by Reese’s, who let people know the wrong cup was coming. They are mixing sweet and salty together, but instead of chips, its pretzels.

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The new variety adds pieces of crunchy, salty pretzels to the peanut butter, creating sweet with a blend of saltiness and nuttiness added to its flavor.

Reese’s with pretzels inside are joining the permanent lineup of flavors for the iconic snack. They’ll be available in a regular and King size variety starting in November 2020 at retailers nationwide.

After the regular cups launch in November, Reese’s will eventually release a pack of miniature pretzel-stuffed cups in January 2021.

For those bummed out that potato chips weren’t the actual flavor being announced, Reese’s is actually going to make that available too. They won’t be launched, however, until March 2021, and it will be a limited-time offering.

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Reese’s Snack Cakes Are Coming To Convenience Stores This Winter

Hostess, Ding Dongs, and all of the other snack cake makers in the world are getting some new competition from legacy chocolate brand Reese’s.

Imagery courtesy of Reese’s, background: Kurt Cotoaga // Unsplash

Starting this winter, Reese’s will begin selling packages that contain Reese’s Snack Cakes.

These aren’t the same as a filled cake like a Twinkie, which may be the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, these cakes consist of a chocolate cake base and a peanut butter creme on top, with the entire thing enrobed in chocolate.

It’s more similar in structure to a Gansito, or if you took the top cake layer off of a Suzy Q, if you’re looking for a more accurate comparison.

The inspiration for these cakes appears to be a morning cake, like coffee cake, that you can eat for breakfast. Reese’s is hoping through marketing tactics that more people will consume this for a morning snack or even breakfast, rather than the snack time we often associate Twinkies and other snack cakes with.

Reese’s new snack cakes are heading to convenience store shelves nationwide this December, with a pack of two cakes selling for $1.99.

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Everyone Relax, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Aren’t Going Anywhere

You probably saw a disgusting story on your Facebook or Twitter feed that claimed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were being discontinued by the end of 2017.

Hopefully you didn’t fall for it, but if you did, I’m here to calm your nerves and confirm that the story was written as a prank gone terribly wrong, or right, depending on how you look at it.

There is a prank site called Breaking News 365 that actually lets you create your own fake stories, and that’s where the Reese’s story originated. You can give your faux story a headline and photo to support it and make it sound legit. It’s basically a blog, but with a somewhat legit sounding url.

If you look at the picture below, you can see that it is really easy to create these fake stories:

The story included a false quote from an alleged press conference. They didn’t bother saying who conducted the so-called press conference, but not all satire sites can be at the caliber of Kayfabe news or the Onion.

You probably also saw it on a satire site called Action News 3, who could have been responsible for the other “report” as well, as it’s the exact same copy and pasted story.

Still, while it was clearly a joke, it didn’t stop people from freaking out over the false news:

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While Reese’s didn’t feel the need to publicly address the fake story, it seems they did respond to a concerned Twitter user, who posted a photo of an interaction with the candy company:

Hopefully everyone can calm down now. Reese’s isn’t going anywhere, and we can still fill childrens’ bags with them this coming Halloween.

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Reese’s Just Stuffed Crunchy Cookies In Their Peanut Butter Cups

Every once in a while, Reese’s will mess around with its world famous peanut butter cups, and this time, they added a Crunchy Cookie Cup to their lineup.

The core of peanut butter and chocolate is staying the same, but the addition of crunchy chocolate cookie bits give it a different element that fans of the smooth chocolate are used to.

Reese’s teased the new candy idea last weekend, giving clues under the #cupspiracy hashtag, as fans tried guessing what the reveal would be, some even fearing that they’d get rid of the cup altogether. Nothing to fear on that end, as the cup remains, just with a bit of a remix.

Reese’s has been playing around with its cups over the years, introducing a Reese’s Pieces stuffed cup last year, and even collaborating with Oreo for a Peanut Butter Cup flavor in 2014.

If they’re going to be stuffing their cups with cookies, they might as well collab with Oreo again and stuff chocolate with cookies and cream this time. Just sayin’.

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Krispy Kreme Is Now Serving A REESE’S Peanut Butter-Filled Doughnut

If you love Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, then you might want to sit down for what’s coming next.

For a limited time, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Australia is serving up the official REESE’S Peanut Butter Doughnut. It’s a Krispy Kreme Doughnut filled with REESE’S Peanut Butter sauce, topped with Krispy Kreme’s Choc Icing and REESE’S Peanut Butter chocolate chips.

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This doughnut is the definition of every peanut butter lovers dream.

The partnership between REESE’S and Krispy Kreme was announced on Aug. 23, via a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Australia live stream on Facebook.

In addition to the REESE’S Peanut Butter Doughnut, there’s also a REESE’S Peanut Butter Milkshake! Made with REESE’S Peanut Butter, fresh milk, chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup, blended in Krispy Kreme’s traditional milkshake mixer.

We were so excited to learn about the REESE’S line-up at Krispy Kreme, that we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a box. However, multiple Southern California stores told us that the REESE’S Peanut Butter products will only be available for a limited time in the ‘land down under.’

In fact, Krispy Kreme Australia’s website claims that this specialty doughnut will only be available until October 3, 2016.

Although, if Krispy Kreme were to change its mind about distributing the REESE’S Peanut Butter Doughnut in the U.S., we’d definitely be the first in line.

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11 Ways to Transform Your Leftover Halloween Candy Into Something Sweeter

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Halloween is finally over and now we’re left with the age old question that hits us all on November 1: “what the hell am I going to do with all this leftover candy?”

Now, all this candy overstock could be because you just didn’t get that many trick-or-treaters, or maybe you decided to buy extra just in case (aka you wanted a stash for yourself), or you swiped some of your kid’s hard-earned sweets. Yes, parents, we’ve been onto your little game for years now. No matter the reason, you still have a grip of candy staring you in the face with nothing to do other than stuff your face with it, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s not the most creative way to use all that sugary gold.

Your buddies here at Foodbeast want to help you out with this candy conundrum by presenting you with some ways to spruce up those sweets into something even better. P.S. We’re totally not responsible if you a) overdo it or b) get a cavity.

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Halloween Candy Bark

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Recipe: Just A Taste

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Snickers Cupcakes

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Recipe: Sugar Hero

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Fried Candy Corn

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Recipe: Oh, Bite It!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

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Recipe: Beki Cook’s Cake Blog

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Halloween Candy Cheesecake

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Recipe: Pineapple and Coconut

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 Movie Theater Popcorn Cake

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Recipe: Foodbeast

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Halloween Candy Cookie Cake

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Recipe: Baker By Nature

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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

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Recipe: Sugar Hero

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Heath Bar Cupcakes

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Recipe: My Baking Addiction 

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Twix Caramel Popcorn

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Milky Way Muddy Buddies

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Recipe: Chef in Training 

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Oreos are Real and Available

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Unlike many people in my life, Oreo seems to never disappoint. Combining two of my favorite go-to binge sweets into one glorious cookie, Oreo is now releasing for a limited time a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup flavor and it’s exactly how I pictured the love child of these two treats.

Listed at at Walmart, the cookies  can only be purchased by walking into stores and interacting with other humans. Sorry folks, no online orders. Though if you’re planning on tackling an entire package like I am, maybe some walking wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

H/T That’s Nerdalicious