Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are a popular American candy consisting of a milk, white, or dark chocolate cup filled with peanut butter, marketed by The Hershey Company. They were created in 1928 by H. B. Reese, a former dairy farmer and shipping foreman for Milton S. Hershey.
Reese was inspired by Hershey and left dairy farming to start his own candy business.
The Harry Burnett Reese Candy Co. was established in the basement of Reese's house in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were his most popular candy, and Reese eventually discontinued his other lines.