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Oct 30, 2017

I made the mistake of researching and writing this episode with my 6-year-old daughter next to me. And at 8:30 in the morning, the pictures of the familiar orange and yellow wrappers on screen proved to be the catalyst for a 20-minute session of her begging to have the subject of today’s episode for breakfast.

And, really, as someone who has made her share of bad breakfast decisions, it seemed hypocritical of me to deny her. Besides, it has 5 grams of protein, so it’s basically healthy, right?

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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VIDEO: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Commercial (1972)

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups To Be Discontinued? - Snopes.Com

Watch Gal Gadot Try A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup For Her Very First Time - Today.Com

The Fascinating Rise Of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - Businessinsider.Com

11 Delicious Facts About Reese’s - Mental Floss

King Kup Candies v. HB Reese Candy Company, 134 F. Supp. 463 (M.D. Pa. 1955) -

Was It Hershey Or Reese That Made Peanut Butter Cups Great? - Atlasobscura.Com

7 Things You Need To Know Before Eating Reese's Pieces -

Officer Reeses - Family Guy Wikia