Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were created 1923 by Harry B. Reese. A farmer who didn't like farming, he worked for a while on one of Hershey's dairy farms. He was inspired to start his own candy company (his 16 children must have been very happy) and his peanut butter cups soon became his most popular product. He discontinued his other lines, and concentrated on the peanut butter cups.
Harry died in 1956, and in 1963 H.B. Reese Candy Co was sold to Hershey Chocolate Co.
Reese's Pieces, peanut butter candy with a hard shell in yellow, orange or brown, were introduced in 1978 (similar to M&Ms).
In the 1982 movie 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' Reese's Pieces were E.T's favorite candy.
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