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I Love Reese’s Day

Get ready to indulge in all things peanut butter and chocolate on I Love Reese's Day - the perfect excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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May 18
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Get ready to indulge in your love for Reese's on May 18 – aka I Love Reese's Day! This delicious holiday celebrates all things related to the iconic chocolate and peanut butter treat that has been satisfying our sweet cravings since it was first created in 1928. Did you know that Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were originally called "Penny Cups" because they only cost a penny? And now, they are one of the most beloved treats around the world. So grab a handful (or two) of your favorite Reese's products and join in on the celebration of this irresistible combination.

History of I Love Reese’s Day

I Love Reese’s Day Dates

I Love Reese’s Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Reese's</div><div class='timeline-text'>H.B. Reese creates the first Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, then known as 'Penny Cups'.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Acquisition by Hershey's</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Hershey Company acquires H.B. Reese Candy Company, securing the future of the Reese's Peanut Butter cup.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Reese's Pieces</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hershey's integrates Reese's Pieces into their product lineup, adding more variety to the Reese's brand.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Reese's Puffs Cereal Introduction</div><div class='timeline-text'>General Mills and Hershey's collaborate to introduce Reese's Puffs Cereal, expanding the brand into breakfast foods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"I Love Reese's Day" Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first "I Love Reese's Day" is celebrated on May 18, anchoring the brand further into popular culture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate I Love Reese’s Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Reese's-inspired dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a twist on your favorite dessert by adding Reese's peanut butter cups. From brownies to cupcakes, the possibilities are endless.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Reese's scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hide Reese's candies around your house or neighborhood and have your friends and family go on a scavenger hunt to find them. The winner gets a year's supply of Reese's!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Reese's-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a party filled with Reese's treats and decorations. You can even have a costume contest with the theme "Dress Like Your Favorite Reese's Candy."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Reese's recipe book</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all your favorite Reese's recipes and compile them into a homemade recipe book. You can even give it as a gift to other Reese's lovers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate Reese's candies to a local charity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the love for Reese's by donating some of your favorite candies to a local charity or food bank. It's a sweet way to celebrate I Love Reese's Day and give back to the community.</p></div></div>

Why We Love I Love Reese’s Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Reese's is a classic treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's the classic peanut butter cup or one of their new flavors, Reese's has been a beloved candy for generations. On I Love Reese's Day, we get to celebrate this timeless and delicious treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It combines two great flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Peanut butter and chocolate - need we say more? The combination of these two flavors in a Reese's cup is simply irresistible. Whether you prefer smooth or crunchy peanut butter, there's a Reese's cup for everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There are endless ways to enjoy it</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sure, you can just eat a Reese's cup on its own - but why not mix things up and try incorporating it into other treats like cookies, brownies, milkshakes or even pancakes? On I Love Reese's Day, let your imagination run wild and create some mouth-watering treats!</p></div></div>

5 Yummy Facts for I Love Reese's Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reese's Pieces did not contain any chocolate upon its debut</h3><p class='facts-content'>Fascinatingly, when they first hit the market in 1978, Reese's Pieces were pure peanut butter candy and did not have any chocolate.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the top-selling candy brand in the United States</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to various market surveys, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups frequently top the list as the most popular candy in America, out-selling other well-known brands.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reese's launched a makeup line in 2021</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2021, the candy company partnered with makeup brand HipDot for a limited edition, Reese's-inspired makeup line, investing the coveted chocolate and peanut butter combo into the beauty industry.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Reese's made the world’s largest peanut butter cup to promote the Reese's Outrageous bar in 2018</h3><p class='facts-content'>Weighing over two tonnes and measuring 5.5 feet wide and 2 feet high, the world record-breaking peanut butter cup was the brand's way of introducing their Reese's Outrageous Bar in 2018.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The 'stuffed with pieces' versions of Reese's are intended to feature the best of both worlds</h3><p class='facts-content'>By blending Reese's Pieces into the interior of Reese's Cups, Reese's attempted to unite the fans of both products into one delicious treat.</p></div></div>

I Love Reese’s Day FAQs

When is I Love Reese’s Day?

I Love Reese's Day is celebrated on May 18th every year. In 2024 I Love Reese's Day will occur on a Saturday.

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