Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Trees Review

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Source: Wikipedia
We're all familiar with the popular candy Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  It was one of the confections created by Harry Reese who began his H.B. Reese Candy Company in 1928.  

Reese originally worked at a Hershey dairy farm in Hershey, Pennsylvania. From the very beginning of his candy company he used Hershey's chocolate in his confections. Harry's Peanut Butter Cups became so popular that Reese eventually discontinued his other lines.

Reese died in 1956 and passed the company on to his six sons.  In 1963, the Reese Brothers merged the H.B. Reese Candy Company with the Hershey Chocolate Corporation and by 1969 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups became The Hershey Company's top seller.

Over the years, many variations of these Reese's Peanut Butter Cups have been produced, including different sizes and various chocolates (white, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, etc.).

Holiday editions

I work as a cashier at a retail store and candy is displayed near the cash registers. It wasn't until I noticed the manager opening the latest orders of candy boxes that I discovered that there are holiday-themed candies now on display.  

Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Tree candy
The one that caught my attention was the Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Trees ~ Milk Chocolate and peanut butter in evergreen tree shapes.  These are available mainly in November and December for the Christmas season.

Reese's also offers miniature Reese's cups in a Christmas bell shape and a milk chocolate-covered Reese's Snowman, wrapped in a snowman foil. The peanut butter snowman is three times larger than the peanut butter tree.

After doing a bit of research, I've learned that Christmas isn't the only holiday for which Reese's makes the peanut butter cup treats in holiday shapes. Each holiday shape is available for about two months around each holiday. A partial list is shown below: 

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts for Valentine's Day
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs for Easter
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins and Ghosts for Halloween
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Trees, Bells and Snowman for Christmas
Package of Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Trees candy
Available on Amazon

The Reese's Peanut Butter Trees are perfect for stocking stuffers, and any of the Reese's shapes, including the well-known 'cups', are great for holiday snacking.

So indulge your sweet tooth with a Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Tree treat for the holidays.

(c) Wednesday Elf

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  1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are definitely one of my favorite candies. They are one of the few candies you would find consistently in our home. When our children were little, the peanut butter cups were always in their stockings. The shaped cups are perfect treats for stockings or candy bowls and I love those Christmas tree Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I didn't know the history of the candy and found that very interesting to read. Thanks for sharing the Reese family story.

    1. Thanks, Mouse. I always find the 'story-behind-the-product' interesting and love to include the history. I find it fascinating that so many 'families' have continued a product line after the original owner began it.

  2. I did not know that they made special peanut butter cups for the holidays! Good to know and I'll keep my eyes out for them, I have a whole family that would love those for Christmas stocking stuffers for sure! Thanks Pat for pointing these out to me!

    1. I found it so interesting that the standard peanut butter cup we all know and love is produced in different shapes for various holidays. Thanks for your visit, Olivia.

  3. I love Reese's. Reese's EVERYTHING.

    1. Me too, Dawn Rae. It's one of my favorite candies.

  4. I recently bought a package of the Reese's bell-shaped candy. Delicious fun to try something new. No matter the shape, these candies are always a favorite. Thanks for sharing the interesting history behind these popular treats. Wish I had invented them (and that I owned the company).

    1. I agree, Diana. Having combined with Hershey's, Reese's has got to be a very profitable company. Especially since they make such popular candies.

  5. I never knew these had special holiday editions. Makes sense they would. I'd be interested in trying the regular cup in dark chocolate, since I no longer eat milk chocolate. Nice to know the dark chocolate cups exist.

    1. I like dark chocolate too, Barbara. Have to give those a try myself since I've only eaten the milk chocolate ones. Thanks for stopping by.


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