- Some users on Tik Tok and Twitter are saying the Reese’s mystery shapes are just repackaged Easter candy.
- The holiday mystery shapes were launched in 2019, and are supposed to be a stocking, snowman, and bell.
- Hershey did not respond to requests for comment.
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One TikTok user is suspicious of the Reese’s mystery shape pack for Christmas.
In a video posted on the platform, user joeyisgay says all the shapes look more similar to the Reese’s chocolate eggs that are sold around Easter every year. While they didn’t unwrap every piece of candy in the bag, the pieces shown on camera suggest the entire bag may contain just one shape.
@joeyisgayChristmas eggs Z ##reeses##weseeyou##eggs##peanutbutter##fyp##DejaTuHuella##Artmas##christmas
According to Delish, the new mystery shapes were launched in 2019, and marked the first new shapes in 20 years. While the shapes are supposed to be a secret, the Hershey website says the shapes are bell, stocking, and snowman shaped.
Users on Twitter shared a similar sentiment to the viral Tik Tok.
We’re just gonna act like they’re not selling Easter Reese’s marketed as “holiday lights” and “mystery shapes” i mean, I’ll still eat them but what the hell? Haha pic.twitter.com/J1gU4HgwZa
— vicki vallenclout (@notsterlingd) December 21, 2020
So does anyone wanna tell me what the fuck this is supposed to be ??? pic.twitter.com/GmmRgZRAYi
— #1 curb clipper (@unfunkyyufo) December 18, 2020
Earlier this year, another Twitter user pointed out that all Reese’s holiday themed shapes are “vaguely oval-shaped.”
Hershey did not respond to requests for comment.
So, @Reeses is the undisputed king of vaguely-oval shaped seasonal candy.
—Then NOTHING. For months. Why? Because in summer, no one can compete with Ice Cream.
I propose: The Reeses vaguely-oval shaped Ice Cream Cone. pic.twitter.com/bb7vjY8O1d
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) February 29, 2020
While there is no way to tell for certain if this is repackaged Easter candy,increased sales by Hershey this year suggest there may not have been any leftover candy from Easter (and other big candy holidays like Halloween) for the candy maker to repackage.