One of the most popular Halloween treats, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Millions are given out and consumed every year. But if you haven’t noticed before there is an apostrophe on Reese. Meaning they were named after someone. But who?!
The candy was created back in 1928 by Harry Burnett Reese who was a former employee of the Hershey Chocolate company. The Lizzie Bar and Johnny Bar were the first candy bars he created and named after his daughter and son. But when he came up with this chocolate-covered peanut butter cup creation he decided this one would be named after himself naming it… the now famous “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups”.
Thank you Harry Burnett Reese for your delicious creation.