Reese's Peanut Butter 'Trees' Cause Mass Confusion

The attempt at pumpkins had similar results
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Reese's Peanut Butter 'Trees' Cause Mass Confusion
   (April Perry)

It is a tree? Is it a turd? Is it worth getting upset about? Some say yes to the last and are taking to social media to complain about the blob-like shape of the Hershey Company's latest attempt to make holiday-themed Reese's peanut butter cups, reports CNN—this year allegedly in the shape of a Christmas tree. (Their attempt at pumpkins yielded similar results and were met with similar backlash.) "I have questions," writes one Twitter user, while another poses just one: "What part of this looks like a Christmas tree?"

But others argue that taste is all that matters. "If you are complaining about the shape of your Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas Tree then you are not eating it fast enough," tweets one satisfied customer, while another says the trees "taste better than regular Reese's cups." Either way, the complaints about the Christmas tree shape—or lack thereof—have been around since 2013, reports PIX11. For the truly unhappy, the company has linked to its customer feedback form and written, "We're sorry to hear your Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin is less than perfect. Please send us a note." (One man sneakily stole hundreds of dollars of the treats over the course of several months.)

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