Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 by H. B. Reese (below), a former
dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey. Reese, was inspired by
Hershey, and left the dairy farm to start his own candy business. The H.B. Reese
Candy Co. was established in the basement of Reese’s home in Hershey, PA. and
used Hershey chocolate in his confections. In 1963, several years after his death,
Reese’s company was sold to Hershey Foods Corporation.