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Reese’s once again delivers poop-shaped candy for holiday

But let's be real, you'll probably still eat these.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 3, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 6:48 am CDT

They say that once you fail, you just have to dust yourself off and try again. But honestly, Reese’s should probably just stop attempting to make seasonally shaped candies.

During the 2015 holiday season, the candy company attempted to get a little festive and churned out what they called the “Reese’s Peanut Butter Tree.” But people weren’t all that happy with the execution.

And they obviously didn’t learn their lesson. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the confectioners have created “Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts.” Which have ended up looking exactly like the tree-blob-turds.

The thing is, these aren’t totally not heart-shaped. The effort’s there, with the two curves that meet to make the top of the symbol, but it’s definitely not the prettiest. And while you could see a heart, you’d also most definitely see a piece of fecal matter or various other shapes. Meanwhile, some people are pretty confident in Reese’s heart design.

They’re going to taste like Reese’s no matter what they look like. It’s what’s on the inside that matters, right? And the company stands by that.

H/T Cosmo | Photo via inspirefatephotography/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 3, 2016, 1:59 pm CST