Hershey’s and Reese’s unite for sweet mashup inspired by candy-coated couple

If you’ve ever dreamed of a Hershey’s and Reese’s candy bar mashup, then this one is for you.

The candy giants announced earlier this month that a Hershey’s milk chocolate bar with Reese’s Pieces candy was to be released – and the idea was spawned one couple’s epic engagement.

HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar with REESE’S PIECES candy

“The mashup between Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Reese’s Pieces candy is an ultimate celebration of the top two iconic chocolate franchises that will melt your heart to pieces for a once-in-a-lifetime epic treat,” said Kriston Ohm, Senior Manager, Hershey’s brand.

The candy bar also has the endorsement of a couple who have used the pairing and their last names as a cute way to announce their nuptials. Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey (and yes, pronounced like Reese & Hershey) celebrated their engagement and the launch of the new candy bar, Hirschey and Ries were invited to a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot in Hershey, PA – the home of Hershey’s and Reese’s.

Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey’s engagement announcement in the Patriot-News.

The couple was treated to the ultimate chocolate photo shoot and a full day alongside the iconic Hershey’s and Reese’s mascots. They created picture-perfect moments to announce their upcoming marriage, with iconic shots from renowned Hershey, PA. attractions including, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hersheypark, and The Hotel Hershey.

Craig Hirschey mocks proposing to Jenny Ries with HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar with REESE’S PIECES candy in Hershey, PA long side the HERSHEY’S and REESE’S mascots. Photo Credit: Inspired & Enchanted Photography

“This is a match made in chocolate heaven! We’re excited our favorite brands are helping us celebrate, especially since we all have matching sweet names,” Ries said. “Craig and I can’t thank Hershey’s and Reese’s enough for throwing us the sweetest engagement celebrations.”

Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey’s engagement announcement in the Patriot-News.

The couple showcased their special love story while celebrating with their favorite chocolate and namesake brands. The new candy bar is also featured in the couple’s engagement photos and published in their hometown newspapers.

The candy bar is in late November 2018 and Hirschey and Ries will mary in February 2019.

Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey celebrating their engagement in HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD in Hershey, PA with HERSHEY’S and REESE’S mascots. Photo Credit: Inspired & Enchanted Photography

More stats on the candy bar:

The new mash-up will be available in a standard bar and king-size bar.

  • Official Product NameHershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Reese’s Pieces candy
  • Size: Standard size 1.55 oz. (MSRP starting at $0.99) and king size 2.55-oz. (MSRP starting at $1.69)
  • Availability: The product will be available on shelves nationwide starting in late November 2018

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