It’s that time of year again. The holiday cheer, the jovial scent of peppermint wafting in the air and the fun of finding plastic wrapped turd nuggets in your fuzzy stockings. Wait, what?
In a debate almost as heated and timeless as the Starbucks red cup debacle, consumers are raising red and green flags all throughout the snowy wasteland that is social media in order to voice their concerns that once again, and quickly becoming its own Christmas tradition, a certain feces, I mean Reese’s peanut butter Christmas candy bares an alarming resemblance to those all-too-familiar toilet trophies.
Since 1993, the Hershey Company has been making special holiday edition Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups that are supposed to resemble Christmas trees but the company has come under fire for their less-than-spectacular attempts.
— Shelf Life Shop (@shelflife_shop) November 15, 2015
Admins of the official Reese’s Twitter account attempted to do damage control by responding to complaints with the following message and linking to their customer feedback form: “We’re sorry to hear your REESE’S Peanut Butter Pumpkin is less than perfect. Please send us a note.” Then, on Dec. 2 a particularly humorous tweet was posted to the official Resee’s twitter account:
For the seasonal turd burglars Hershey also offers a spring treat in the form of an already suggestive “Easter Egg”…
…as well as a spooky pumpkin. Although this cultivar of a squash plant might bring nightmares of a different ilk.
— MADS (@MadisonBarrow1) November 15, 2015