Some would say the whole point of a Reese’s peanut-butter cup is the peanut butter – it’s right there in the name of the candy. But when Alex Hentges of Dubuque, Iowa opened a peanut-butter cup back in April, he found a truly bizarre sight. His peanut-butter cup was all cup and no peanut butter.
“Yo Reese's what gives? Where's me peanut butter? April Fools was almost 2 weeks ago!” he posted on social media.
Hentges told The Daily Meal in a Facebook message that he works in an insurance office and his boss always keeps a stocked candy jar.
“That is where the disaster happened,” he said. “All in all, there were about six peanut-butter-less peanut-butter cups.”
With so many more mutant cups, he was able to upload a video of one of the cups being unwrapped, to show doubters he hadn’t faked the candy.
The Hershey Company, which owns Reese’s, was quick to respond and promised Hentges some coupons.
But the company ended up delivering a much better apology gift. Hentges was sent a package crammed full of Reese’s products, including everything from dark-chocolate PB cups to NutRageous bars.
The accompanying note read, “"Sometimes we like to remind people that you need both chocolate AND peanut butter, together, to have the perfect candy. This was one of those times and you were the unlucky person. Now that we made our point, here's enough chocolate and peanut butter to make everything cool between us."
It’s cool, Reese’s.
“I was extremely shocked when I got the care package from Hershey as they only told me they would be sending coupons,” Hentges told The Daily Meal. “My wife, my kids, and I only ate a few of the candies as there was over 5 pounds of Reese's. I took the rest into work and my coworkers ate them all within a couple days.”
Five pounds is a lot of chocolate and peanut butter, but if your family’s a fan of this classic combo, don’t feel too bad. Reese’s peanut butter cups are one of the treats included in the list of 9 candies you can let your kids eat.