We don’t have to tell you that chocolate and peanut butter are two flavors that were made for each other. This dream team is so intensely good that Americans have made Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups the second best selling candy in the country after M&Ms. We have to hand it to Harry Burnett Reese, the founder of Reese’s and creator of those beloved cups. Without him, who knows how long it would have been before we got these two ingredients into a mixing bowl together.
That creamy peanut butter encased in a milk chocolate shell has been wooing candy cravers for decades, until our friends at Gelatiamo changed everything. If you’ve never tasted Gelatiamo’s Peanut Butter Cup Gelato, now is the time. Through April 21, order up a pint of this creamy peanut butter gelato marbled with peanut butter cups. Even better, buy a pint and get a second for half-price with this month’s Frequent Pie-er offer.
As you devour those peanut butter cups by the pint-full, enjoy these important dates in peanut butter-chocolate history:
- George A Bayle Jr. created peanut butter in 1890 by as a protein-packed alternative to meat.
- Reese’s inventor was a former dairy employee of Milton S. Hershey. Reese was so inspired by Hershey’s business he decided it was time to launch his own candy company.
- November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month.
- Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
- Daniel Peter invented chocolate in 1887. He went on to work in the Nestle factory in Switzerland well into his 90s.