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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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Krispy Kreme Remix Their Original Glaze, Reese’s Style

Now that Krispy Kreme has the ability to stuff its classic glaze doughnuts, they’re going to town with possibilities.

As a follow up to their Original Filled, they teamed up with Reese’s for a couple peanut butter cup-inspired flavors: Peanut Butter Lovers and Reese’s Chocolate Lovers.

The Chocolate Lovers is filled with Reese’s peanut butter creme and dipped in chocolate fudge icing and decorated with a Reese’s peanut butter icing drizzle, while the Peanut Butter Lovers is filled with chocolate peanut butter creme, dipped in Reese’s peanut butter icing and decorated with a chocolate icing drizzle.

This isn’t the first time the two have come together for a doughnut, though, as in 2016 they debuted a hole-less Reese’s doughnut in Australia, before making its US debut in 2017.

You can get these by the dozen, by itself, or in a special two-doughnut box.

This Reese’s collab will only be available for a limited time, so if you’re down for the peanut buttery doughnut, get to Krispy Kreme ASAP.

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Hershey’s Just Created XL Candy Bars That Pay Homage To Our Troops

When companies put together promotional campaigns that involve supporting our troops, you’ll often find them specific to Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day or maybe the 4th of July. However, it is important to show appreciation regardless of the occasion. Hershey’s newest campaign is an example of this, at least, for the summer season.

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For the entire season, Hershey’s is offering XL candy bars with special military appreciation-themed packaging. In total, four different candy bars will be sold with the new wrappings: Reese’s, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, KitKats, and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with wafers. You can find them for sale now in Dollar General Stores.

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Each flavor will have a different set of three messages all meant to show gratitude to armed troops. They’re designed as inexpensive but heartwarming ways to say thank you to those you know who’ve served or are currently in the military. Think of it as a “random act of kindness” in the form of a $1.80 giant candy bar.

It would be amazing to find these available year round, but having a brand dedicate an entire season to military appreciation is a rarely performed and heartwarming move.

Hershey’s will also be giving their own “military appreciation gift,” as they have teamed up with Dollar General to give a $10,000 donation to the USO. The money will help the USO provide morale and recreational services, like live entertainment to troops on tour or special airport lounges to armed service members and their families.

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Looks Like OREO’s New Flavor Will Be Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Oreo is back at it with a new flavor, and although it feels like an oldie, it’s still new, if that makes sense.

The famed cookie will be releasing a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie flavor, according to Junk Banter, and it really does feel like it’s going to be a fancy version of their old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

I forgot my glasses at home, but it looks like the package in Junk Banter’s photo says it consists of graham cracker cookies, which I guess is the biggest difference between it and the Reese’s Oreo. Of course, it’s also half peanut butter, half chocolate creme.

Their last flavor experiment was Hot Cocoa Oreos, which released in November, and we’re still waiting to find out what their fruity Mystery flavor will be.

For those who miss the Reese’s Oreo, this might be a nice replacement, although it will probably only be around for a limited time, like most of these flavors.

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Reese’s Announces Outrageous Candy Bar Stuffed With Reese’s Pieces

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups just advanced to a whole new level of innovation. The iconic peanut butter and chocolate candy has debuted an “Outrageous Candy Bar” that is the literal definition of Reese’s-ception.

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The new candy bar features Reese’s Pieces stuffed inside of a chocolate bar that is filled with peanut butter and caramel. Basically, it’s little bits of Reese’s stuck inside of a massive Reese’s candy bar that bring new levels of texture and flavor to the beloved chocolate.

Unfortunately, we’re going to have wait a while longer for the Outrageous candy bar to make it into stores. Reese’s won’t be sending them to retailers nationwide until May of next year. However, in anticipation of the new chocolates arriving, surprise celebrations will be held by the candy purveyor in the months leading up to the launch. Reese’s already had its first such event, distributing over 30,000 bars out to Royal Oak, Michigan, a town known for its Halloween spirit.

We’ll be on the lookout for more events coming to see where people can get a hold of these candy bars before their official release. Until more are revealed, though, we’ll just have to wait until Reese’s launches them in 2018.

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Hershey’s New Halloween Sweets Include Reese’s Eyeballs and White Pumpkins

Now that October has begun, we’ve started our month of daily horror flicks leading up to Halloween. As we sit through 31 days worth of the most terrifying movies in history, we’re going to need something sweet to snack on. To calm those nerves, of course.

Hershey’s has released a variety of Halloween-inspired candies that will delight even the most ghoulish of goblins.

Included in this year’s Halloween innovations are Reese’s Peanut Butter White Pumpkins, Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Skulls, Reese’s Eyeballs, and Kit Kat Halloween King Size Bars.

The chocolates and candies will be available at participating retailers through the end of the month. You can easily spot them with their spooky scary packaging.

Kids, just make sure to brush your teeth after you eat all that candy. The only thing scarier than ghouls and goblins is a fat cavity.

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You Can Now Infuse Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups In Your Coffee

There appears to be a massive trend of peanut butter-laced sweets going around in the dessert world right now. We’ve recently seen Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnuts drop at Krispy Kreme, PB&J Oreos have appeared at Kroger stores around the country, and it now appears that that fad has spread into the beverage section, specifically for coffee creamers.

PopSugar independently confirmed with Walmart that a Reese’s-flavored Coffee Creamer was being sold by International Delight. The coffee creamer brand, which has made creamers out of chocolates like Almond Joy in the past, will also be selling the new peanut butter coffee addition in other stores, as well. While not all of those are known yet, at least one fan of candy-snooping blogger The Impulsive Buy has mentioned purchasing the new creamer at 7-11.

Sadly, early reviews of the new flavor claim that it doesn’t really taste much like Reese’s iconic peanut butter cups at all. Still, it’ll be interesting to see how coffee and peanut butter go together, so we’re still gonna go and try this out for ourselves.