Reeses Peanut Butter Cups...
These alone are the reason I cannot keep my weight down to a respectable level. Damn you Mr. Hershey! or whomever invented these delights and pushed them onto unsuspecting children.
Interesting Fact #1 (from Hershey.com)
The name REESE'S has a unique heritage established by Harry Burnett (H.B.) Reese, a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey, founder of Hershey Foods Corporation. Reese was so inspired by Mr. Hershey's success that he left the dairy business to make his living in the candy industry. The H.B. Reese Candy Company began manufacturing a product made with specially processed peanut butter and HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate in the 1920s. Introduced as simply peanut butter cups, the popular candy item is known today as REESE'S peanut butter cups.
Interesting fact #2 (me)
It is impossible for me to find and sales facts on Reese's Peanut Putter Cups. I thought they were one of the best selling candies, but it seems that M&M's are #1 and that's all I can say for sure.
From "The Emperors of Chocolate" by Joël Glenn Brenner:"Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are Hershey's biggest seller, but in the1950s, the company tried a chocolate marshmallow cup that showed realpromise. Unfortunately, the product had to be discontinued -- themarshmallow filling had a tendency to explode when shipped over thehigh altitude of the Rocky Mountains."
- Reese's makes enough Peanut Butter Cups in one year for each personin the USA to eat at least 20
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups" is the #1 selling candy brand in the USA
- Reese's makes enough peanut butter cups in one year to feed one cupto every person in the USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, China, Africa,and India
If anybody can find any credible information on Reese's PB Cup sales volume, I would love to see them. Any other information / trivia would also be appreciated.