Do these Reese’s peanut butter Christmas trees look like poop or what?

Tis the season to be blobby.

Feb 29, 2020, 3:26 pm*

Internet Culture

Aja Romano 

Aja Romano

Every year heading into the Yuletide season, the holiday purists emerge from their long slumber to complain about the multitude of aesthetic imperfections the season brings with it. You know, like neighbors with too many lights in their yard, obnoxious carolers, and Christmas-tree-shaped candy that doesn’t look sufficiently tree-like.

Reese’s has declared succinctly that public outrage over their seasonal Peanut Butter Tree is “not the perfect experience they’re going for,” leaving us to wonder what the perfect experience of a mass-produced blob of chocolate should be. 

Here’s the official photo of the candy, which doesn’t exactly inspire us to gather around and sing “Welcome Christmas.”

AOL

But as nebulous as the official “peanut butter tree” concept seems to be, the reality is apparently far worse—at least according to these complainers:

https://twitter.com/ATweeterIsMe/status/668573743329906688

https://twitter.com/faithfoush/status/668839820500701184

Then there are the brave souls who are actually coming out and saying that these peanut butter trees look like turds:

It’s true; they clearly look like turds. Then again, so does most chocolate you find in your stocking or your Halloween bucket or any other receptacle of cheap commercial holiday chocolate. Sure, the world is currently going to hell, but feel free to complain that your first-world candy isn’t shaped right.

Fortunately, the candy backlash has provoked its own backlash.

https://twitter.com/theotherBuerman/status/670600181604335616

Seriously, folks. Leave us the inferior blobs of creamy peanut butter goodness. If it’s Reese’s-inspired seasonal decor you’re after, you have plenty of other things to choose from:

https://twitter.com/TheViralTrend/status/669455752717824000

Yummmmm. I could really go for some poo-shaped chocolate right now, couldn’t you?

H/T AOL | Photo via AOL

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2015, 1:00 pm